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Live In or Near NYC? Plan Your Weekend Around the Brooklyn Zombie Crawl or the Macabre Faire Film Festival





Wake up, East Coast! So what if Memorial Day is over? Another great weekend is ahead with your choice of attending either a Long Island film fest where you can meet the face of Pazuzu or a zombie crawl in Brooklyn... or both!

First on the agenda is the third annual Macabre Faire Film Festival, running May 31st to June 2nd, at the Best Western Mill River Manor, 173 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, New York 11570. It will bring you not only plenty of films but also Eileen Dietz, who played the haunting face of the demon in The Exorcist as well as one of the Manson Girls in the classic 1976 made-for-TV-movie Helter Skelter. Joining her on the bill are Robert Nolan (Familiar, Sick), Grace Powell (Jacob, "More than Human"), Charles Lo Manto, and more.

Official Selections at the fest include Cannibal Diner, Cadence, 100 Tears, 2 Hours, Familiar, and lots more. For more details, a full list of the films and ticket purchasing information, visit the official Macabre Faire Film Festival website and 'like' Macabre Faire Events on Facebook.


Being in the great outdoors more your thing? Then shamble on over to the seventh annual Brooklyn Zombie Crawl on Sunday, June 2nd. Below are all the details:

The Zombie Crawl returns to the Williamsburg area for a full day and night of our usual zombie apocalypse. And we’ve got the dark cabaret musical stylings of special guest Aurelio Voltaire at the after party!

We’re starting at 3pm at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211) with our usual FREE zombie meet-up! It’s an all age event (you must be 21+ to enter the bar area), and for 2 and 1/2 hours crawlers are invited to hang out while our zombie technicians will be providing makeup for civilians who wish to become undead for a small fee (starting at $5). We’ll have drink specials from Pabst Blue Ribbon and Sailor Jerry all afternoon and a photo booth from Snap Yourself NYC.

At 5:30pm, zombies will roam down Bedford Ave. to McCarron Park for our annual photo opportunity as well as some zombie fun and games. At 6:45pm we’ll be making a pit stop for some zombie refueling (location TBA). Then at 8pm we’ll head to Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211) for the NYC Zombie Crawl after party ($13 if you are a zombie, $15 for civilians, 21+ only) featuring tons of bloody good fun including drink specials from Pabst and Sailor Jerry as well as:

- Live musical performances from Skeletal Life, Bikini Carwash, and more TBA!
- A special performance by AURELIO VOLTAIRE, bringing you a mix of ghoulish songs, dirty ditties and satirical ballads about murder, zombies, religion and pop-culture!
- RIGOR MORTIS REVUE – Horror burlesque at its dead sexiest!
- Sideshow performances from DisGraCeLand Family Freakshow!
- Strip for Pain: The WORLD’s Most Dangerous Game Show at Midnight!
- Late night HOT ZOMBIE CONTEST!
- There will be zombie projections throughout the night and so much more!

Just added to the bill is skate/punk solo artist Mark ToxicLife at the Knitting Factory opening party as well as the unique “Hood Metal” musical stylings of Xombie at the after party along with flesh pulls from DisGraCeLand Hook Squad!

For more information visit the official NYC Zombie Crawl website and join the NYC Zombie Crawl group on Facebook.

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