Apr 152014


We hear the cries of the undead – and we know that you ready for THE 9TH ANNUAL PHILLY ZOMBIE CRAWL!! If you’ve not done so yet, click thru and RSVP  to our Facebook Event Page, so you can help spread the undead love!

One new element to this year’s Philly Zombie Crawl is the introduction of the PHILLY ZOMBIE EMPORIUM – a truly unique gathering of local artisans who embrace the undead and macabre.

As in years’ past, the TLA opens at 6pm with our army of Zombie Makeup Artists creating their best zombie faces in the TLA balcony. At the same time the Philly Zombie Emporium will be open on the main floor of the TLA – so you can browse and hopefully find the perfect item to warm that cold undead heart!

2014 Philly Zombie Crawl Map

At 8pm we’ll  leave the TLA to crawl up South Street to 6th – then return back down towards 3rd; on the way back down, zombies will be encouraged to stop at any and all the participating zombie watering holes along the Street. Here’s a list of the participating bars and their undead specials during the Philly Zombie Crawl!

  • TLA: $5 PBR and $5 Blood On The Rocks (vodka, cranberry, raspberry liquor) all night long.
  • Tattooed Mom: Half-off all drafts from 5-7pm and again from 10-11pm … plus a mix of zombie punk and metal as a soundtrack to brain seeking partiers.
  • Manny Browns: $2.75 Miller Life & Lager pints all night along with a special zombie shot plus zombie movies on the screens all night long.
  • Lickety Split: $3 Brain Eater Shots all night long along with a request-friendly DJ.
  • Copabanana: $5 nachos, $3 Budwiesers & $5 Jameson all night plus ‘Dawn Of The Dead (2004)’ on the TV!
  • Redwood: $3 Kenzinger, $5 Jameson and $6 steak skewers / Walking Dead 1st Season screening
  • The Legendary Dobbs: drink specials and live zombie music and burlesque all night.

The Zombie Makeup Artists and Philly Zombie Emporium will remain open – so zombies can come/go throughout the night. Wherever you wander, hear the undead call and join us at 10pm as zombies will return to the TLA for the Philly Zombie Crawl Closing Party. Around 10:30pm we’ll award prizes to some of the best zombies of the evening as DJ Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul will spin their best dark, foot-stomping sounds into the wee hours.

*just $5 to enter the TLA – get your wristband at the TLA box office anytime Easter Sunday night – stop in early – check out the Philly Zombie Emporium and come back later for the Closing Party … your wristband will get you in/out privileges to the TLA all night.. (21+ with ID)


Sep 292013
The 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen!  photo by Barry Matt Hunsberger

The 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen; David Bates and Jamie Zapp!
photo by Barry Matt Hunsberger

Thanks to the hundreds of zombies (and a handful of zombie bait!) that joined us to officially kick-off the Halloween Season in Philadelphia, Saturday, September 28 at The Trocadero!

The evening was stellar – complete with two scorching live performances from Live Not On Evil and The Young Werewolves. Live Not On Evil was celebrating the release of their new CD ‘When Everything Goes Down” (check it out here) and put on one of the best shows we’ve ever seen from these local lads!

The Young Werewolves did not disappoint – bringing their unique brand of psycho-billy, rip-roarin’ rock & roll – complete with the lovely shewolf Dana, wearing a one-of-a-kind gown that she created from scratch!

DJ Kiltboy, Dave Ghoul and Mighty Mike Saga filled the night (and both dance floors) with the perfect mix of prom mayhem while zombie guzzled Bubblin’ Brain Juice! (just what WAS that and why was it so damn good!?)

And at 11pm I was honored to crown the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King and Queen; David Bates & Jamie Zapp!

Congratulations – and from us to you ….


Sep 252013

1237836_10151978618445809_2093566804_nMany have asked just what will the Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom win – beyond the admiration from all of the undead in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, as well as a one-of-a-kind crown creation, the Zombie King and Zombie Queen of Philadelphia will each receive:

Two tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical happening Now through October 20 at The Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street

Two tickets to The Peek-A-Boo Halloween Revue happening October 18 at The Trocadero

Two tickets to Mondo Zombie Boogaloo Tour with Southern Culture on the Skids, Los Straitjackets & The Fleshtones at happening October 27 at World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Two tickets to The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow happening November 1/2 at the TD Bank Arts Centre, Sewell NJ – along with exclusive cast recording CD

Two tickets to the Diabolique Ball happening November 23 at The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street

An autographed poster from zombie icon George A. Romero

An autographed copy of ‘Life After: The Arising‘ by local author Bryan Way

A copy of ‘Zombie Catcher’s Handbook‘ by James Doyle

A gift certificate to Masquerade Costume Superstore

A gift certificate to Tattooed Mom – the home of zombies all year long

 - along with a few other little surprises in each winner’s gift bag! 


So – how can YOU be the Zombie King or Zombie Queen of Philadelphia? Just arrive to the Philly Zombie Prom by 10pm to qualify … our gaggle of undead secret judges will be moving throughout the crowd between 8-10pm and will come to a consensus as to who will be this year’s Zombie King and Zombie Queen! We will announce the winners and crown them at 11pm – right after a live performance from Live Not On Evil and right before The Young Werewolves take the stage!

Be sure to get your tickets in advance – to guarantee you’ll be a happy zombie on Saturday, surrounded by hundreds of your fellow undead friends … advance tickets are just $11 (day of tickets are $16)  and available at The Trocadero box office (open afternoons til 6pm), Crash Bang Boom (open nights til 8pm) or you can get them online: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/311663/

Sep 102013

1237131_10151971033465809_1010543139_nThe countdown is on to the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom, Saturday September 28 – and our creative ghouls are hard at work creating the crowns that will go upon the undead heads of the Zombie King and Queen of Philadelphia … it might be you!!

Just be sure to be in The Trocadero by 10pm as our super secret judges will be floating around the venue looking at all the zombies and then reporting back on their favorites! We’ll be crowning the winners on stage at 11pm – and both the King and Queen will win a brain-numbing zombie gift pack, complete with gift certificates, concert tickets and more!

Be sure to get your advance tickets before we sell out – you can get them at The Troc box office Monday-Saturday days and any night there’s a concert on the main floor. You can also get them at Crash Bang Boom (located on South 4th Street, steps from South Street) … and you can get them online: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/311663/

Sep 082013

373080_488681377816334_1192440815_nOur friends at Philly AIDS Thrift are extending a 20% OFF deal on all their Zombie Prom attire! Just mention the ‘Philly Zombie Prom’ to their cashiers when purchasing prom attire and save. Brains…now they’re free for the taking! Philly AIDS Thrift is located on 5th Street, just below Bainbridge (just a block away from 5th & South Streets).

Also – be sure to take advantage of an exclusive offer to all Philly Zombies from Masquerade at Washington Ave & Columbus Blvd – - 15% off your entire purchase – just print out and present this coupon (below) at check-out – … it’s good until October 1st, so do all your 2013 Philly Zombie Prom and Halloween shopping NOW!!



Sep 062013

Help spread the undead love via Twitter!

First be sure to follow us @PhillyZombie  - then tweet the following – we’ll randomly select two tweets next week (on Friday the 13th !!) and award each ghoulish undead tweep TWO TICKETS to this year’s Philly Zombie Prom, Saturday September 28 at The Trocadero!

But like the saying goes, you gotta play to win – so be sure to post this tweet soon!


Don’t be caught dead in an undead world – follow @PhillyZombie & join me @ the #PhillyZombieProm 9/28 @thetrocadero / phillyzombie.com

Aug 222013

2013 Philly Zombie Prom

Kick off the Halloween Season at the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom; THE event of the year!!

Last year’s prom sold out ahead of time – so be sure to get your tickets EARLY – advance tickets are just $10 at The Troc Box Office window, open 11:30am-6pm weekdays and til 5pm Saturday. Prom tickets can also be purchased at the box office during all main stage events; there’s no limit to the number of tickets one can purchase at a time. You can also purchase tickets online.

Doors open at 8pm with DJs DAVE GHOUL and KILTBOY spinnin’ zombie-lovin tunes on the main floor and the MIGHTY MIKE SAGA takes over the Balcony with his unique dark sounds all night long!

Our PHILLY ZOMBIE GIRLS will be on-hand to provide professional makeup creations to get your zombie face on for the night!


Host ROBERT DRAKE will crown the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King and Queen at 11pm – and officially ring in the Halloween Season!

*note: there is an additional $1 venue maintenance fee on all tickets, supporting the general care of the historic Trocadero Theatre. Additional online fees will apply via Ticketfly to those tickets bought online.

May 302013

Once again, zombies from all regions will gather in the heart of Chinatown to welcome Summer 2013, as PhillyZombie.com presents THE PHILLY ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY!

Join us for this 21+ event, starting at 8pm at the historic Trocadero Theatre – where our magical makeup artists will get your zombie face in place for the night (just $10 – artists keep 100% of the fee).

DAVE GHOUL and DJ KILTBOY will be spinnin’ zombie-lovin dance tunes throughout the night and we’ll be scorched with a blistering set of surf-rock sounds from THE SHARKSINS, live on stage!

We’ll have kick-ass prizes for the most creative zombies of the night; so DON’T EAT THAT BRAIN JUST YET! Use it to brainstorm a great outfit!

Advance tickets are available now (just $10) at the Trocadero box office, located at 1003 Arch Street in Philadelphia. Also available online, processing fees apply – https://www.ticketfly.com/event/250765-zombie-beach-party-philadelphia/ Remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of – $15.

Mar 122013


The evening starts at 6:00pm at the TLA (334 South Street) … for the Zombie Pre-Game; featuring DJ Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul along with the official Philly Zombie Crawl makeup artists, who will be on hand to help you get your zombie face on! Admission is just $5 – which will get a wristband allowing you reentry through the night – especially for the official Philly Zombie Crawl Closing Party at the TLA starting at 10pm.

At the TLA (around 7:45pm) we will be awarding prizes to some of the most original zombies of the night – then zombies will be encouraged to follow our Zombie Leader out of the TLA and up South Street to 6th – where he will loop around and then return back to the TLA where we will be showing NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD on the big screen starting at 8pm.

Zombies are also invited to stumble off the crawl at one of several local watering holes that are embracing the undead all night long:

• Tattooed Mom 530 South Street
• Manny Browns 512 South Street
• Lickety Split 4th and South Streets
• Copabanana 4th and South Streets
• The Legendary Dobbs 304 South Street

These bars will welcome zombies with reanimated drink specials and unique atmospheres, perfect for zombie gatherings!

The TLA bar and venue will remain open throughout the evening as we screen the George A. Romero zombie classic while makeup stations work creatively until 10pm.

Whether you stay and enjoy the flick or crawl around South Street to visit your favorite zombie haunts, be sure to be at the TLA at 10pm for the official Philly Zombie Crawl Closing Party at the TLA – featuring DJ Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul along with a gruesomely special living dead performance from Rigor Mortis Revue. Closing Party starts at 10pm and ends at Midnight.

For those still hungry for more – join us for the Zombie After Dark party at Fluid Nightclub. Featuring the dark and dirty sounds by DJ John Stanley of BOTTOMS UP at The Bike Stop and DJ Robert Drake of Sex Dwarf. Doors to Fluid open at 11pm … free for zombies with TLA wristbands – $5 for those without.

(and yes, Fluid will be closing for good in April – so this is our final Philly Zombie Crawl After Dark party – be sure to make it!)

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