Posts By: Dale in Wired: How To Stay Alive in a Bank Robbery

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Our amazing SWAT Trainers who run our SWAT Training experience aren’t just good for training SWAT. They have a myriad of amazing skills, such as informing people how to survive if they find themselves in the middle of a Dog Day Afternoon style bank heist. Our very own Roy Fitter told the readers of Wired how to be invisible, pay attention and not be a hero in order to get out of there alive. Read all about his tips and treats here.  . And book your own SWAT Training experience HERE

Devin Supertramp at Zombie Shopping Mall

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How did a little old zombie-obsessed group of knuckle-heads like us – still startled by the whole ”internet’ thing – get hooked up with a YouTube MEGASTAR like Devin Supertramp? Crazy as it sounds, it’s true! Devin heard all about our crazy zombie experiences and FLEW all the way from AMERICA to see for himself and document the experience in a filmic way. Here’s the video, called “Zombie Mall One Shot”… As well as an amazing one shot drift around the Zombie Shopping Mall, he popped up to Zombie Manor House in the same day! Two films, one day – no way. Devin had a blast, as the ‘Behind the Scenes’ video below shows. We’ll have more Zombie movie madness from Devin coming soon – so watch this space! Thanks to Devin, the zombies and the whole gang for putting together such an amazing film and be sure to check out more of Devin’s videos at his YouTube channel and his blog. Further Reading Wired profile of Devin Daily Dot interview with Devin

ITV Daybreak’s London Zombie Apocalypse!

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Wow! We were on the telly! A real telly, with lights and cushions and men with headphones and everything. We popped over to ITV’s premier programme-on-before-This-Morning, Daybreak! And after being told repeatedly to stop calling him ‘Adrian’, we got down with Gethin Jones to discuss all things Halloween-y and to big up our fabulous new Zombie Battle Experience. Which they decided to call London Zombie Apocalypse. To which we said, “fine, call it what you want, just keep that free coffee and Danish platter coming”. Here’s a page with our name on it, RIGHT HERE, while the whole show can be seen HERE. Big hot love to the Daybreak gang. And yes, we got your message and we’ll return that weather map later in the day – we really don’t know how it got in the van.

YouTube Superstars go SWAT Training

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Apparently there’s new-fangled thing called the YouTube, which is what everyone does now rather than go to the pictures. It’s all beyond us I’m afraid, I haven’t seen any evidence of it on my Commodore 64. But in a desperate attempt to harness some street cred, we sent along some of these wild YouTube devotees to take part in our exciting SWAT training. There were mixed results… Here is the wondrous Alex Day aka Nerimon aka @thatAlexDay, who had trouble with his helmet: Here’s the fabulous Carrie Fetcher aka ItsWayPastMyBedTime aka @CarrieHFletcher making grown men cry: And last but not least, the sumptuous Danny Hooper aka danmann44 aka @themanofdann having trouser trouble: Thanks to them all for being so awesome and book your own SWAT Training experience RIGHT HERE. in Wired: How to Land a Plane

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Oh dear! You’re aboard a commercial aircraft, when suddenly the pilot has a heart attack, the devastated co-pilot (who was secretly in love with the pilot) leaps from the craft and everyone but you is Amish. What to do? It looks as if you’re going to be called upon fly the plane. Whoopsie! There are a variety of manoeuvres you can employ  save your skin, once the screaming, bawling and bathroom evacuation have ceased. And our pal John Hartill spilled the beans on exactly what to do in Wired magazine. To find out how to manipulate the column, the trim and the brakes read Mr Hartill’s tips RIGHT HERE. And book a plethora of magnificent flying experiences OVER HERE. Turns One!

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Hurrah, they said it couldn’t be done, but we survived out first year! Take that naysayers! As fully fledged one year-olds we now plan to spend our time using the big boy potty, toddling into painful table edges and really getting into competitive baby fighting. There will be loads of great new experiences and other amazing stuff to look out for in the coming months so stare obsessively at our WEBSITE. Never alter your gaze, simply keep staring at the screen. To celebrate this incredible achievement, the team went off for a relaxing spot of SWAT Training. The results were mixed, as you can witness here: So hurrah and congratulations to us!

Zombie Auditions: The Movie!

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It was spooky, kooky and altogether AWESOME! On 28 June, we held zombie auditions at Pineapple Studios in London’s glittering West End. We put out the call and you released a groan. In your hundreds, thanks to a little help from some bloke on Twitter called Stephen Fry who happened to mention it… Want to work as a zombie? Audition this Thursday at Pineapple Studios: — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 26, 2012 Add in the sterling work of our pals at, and we had a unhealthy amount of the undead vying to become the latest additions to our Zombie Manor House experience. Zombie Auditions: The Movie Here’s what happened on the day… (The video’s also available on YouTube, if that’s your thing) Prospective ghouls, caked in what only can be described as gory stuff, came from as far as Hull in an attempt to catch the judges’ eye with their diseased goings-on. And we were stunned by the attention to detail and unattractive smotherings that these dedicated fans of the non-living came up with. We were completely overwhelmed by the excellence and enthusiasm of everyone that took part, especially when 50 or so of the stinking, rotting beasts…

Chris Moyles on Zombie Auditions

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Did you hear Mr Moyles and his crazy gang of miscreants as they turned their collected razor sharp wit onto our Zombie Auditions during the Radio 1 Breakfast Show? We’re hunting for a new member of our zombie task force to zombie it up at Zombie Manor House and have put out the call in various news outlets. Well it tickled Chris good and proper and he discussed at length the whys and wherefores of zombie employment, though we have no idea what all the sanitary towel comments were. And if you fancy a bit yourself, book your own Zombie Manor House adventure OVER HERE.

Zombie Shopping Mall on the BBC

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If there is one thing we love, it’s local BBC news reports using innovative ways to display information and statistics. Here at we are proud that our Zombie Shopping Mall contributed to this fine tradition by having living cadavers holding up relevant facts scrawled onto torn bits of cardboard. Don’t believe us or convinced that the fabulous, much heralded, much imitated but never better experience at a disused shopping centre in Reading is real, then check out this glorious news report.

Nice Day for a (Zombie) Wedding

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Til death do you part! In what we consider the most romantic gesture since Romeo and Juliet (the Leo/Danes version, obvs), professional love puppy Richard Walker plighted his troth to the future Mrs Walker during the Zombie Shopping Mall experience. Rumour has it that the plucky couple got separated from their outfit and were under attack from a phalanx of the vile members of the walking dead. With things looking bad and a painful, munching death almost inevitable Richard blurted out ‘If we survive this, will you marry me?’ His pre-Bride agreed and suggested they work out the seating arrangements later and run away from the face-chewers as quickly as possible. Ahhh! Or should we say: aaarrrggggggghhhhhhh! Above you can see the happy couple once they had survived the thrilling adventure and made the ring exchange completely official proving, as if we didn’t know, that love conquers anything. Even a monster attack. Even the zombies look happy and our zombies are never happy. Congrats to the both of them and if you have a zombie themed wedding, make sure we get an invite.