Posts Categorized: News

We’ve Heard of Slow Moving Zombies, But This is Ridiculous

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Remember about a year ago when we had auditions for zombies at Pineapple Dance Studios? You do? Well these guys didn’t. Uber zombie fan [name redacted] saw the ad and decided to apply. She got decked out in her most hideous undead garb and headed down to London. But there was one small problem. We’ll let them tell the rest of the story… “‘My sister and I saw the advertisement for Zombie Auditions. aesthetic iphone 6 case Greatly excited and knowing that the 28th of June was shortly coming up, we booked our tickets from Manchester to London and did our make-up on the train. “We got to Pineapple studios only to be told we were a year too late! Being Zombie fanatics, we were disappointed with ourselves for making such a big mistake, more so because we couldn’t show off our Zombie make-up, our Zombie moves and weren’t going to work as Zombies!!! “We couldn’t enjoy the rest of our day in London. Just glumly sat on the Thames eating sausage rolls (not peoples fingers) until our train back home. We thought we’re not going to let this be the last of our Zombies, so we decided to get…

Zombie Shopping Mall: Back in Stock… [Limited Availablity]

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Zombie Shopping Mall – the world’s most famous zombie experience – is back on sale. We have a limited number of tickets available as we speak (less than 100), and will have a similar number each month going forwards. Don’t miss out – buy your tickets over here. Last time we had a fresh batch, we sold out in 24 hours. We expect this lot to go pronto too. If you can still see “add to basket”, we’ve still got tickets. Not familiar with the wondeful world of Zombie Shopping Mall? Head over here to see Jamie Oliver at the Mall and over here to see what The Sun said about it. PS. You choose your date *after* you buy yours tickets. We’ve good availability from June onwards!

Mile High Club: The Sun Has The World’s First Review…

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Our ‘Luxury Mile High Club’ gets its wings… We’ve had a flurry of interest in our Luxury Mile High Club when we launched, most recently from ITV’s This Morning. To recap, we’re offering a UK first – the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the Mile High Club in your very own private jet. One booking enquiry came from the UK’s top tabloid (and zombie newspaper of record) The Sun. They asked to get ex-Loaded editor Martin Daubney and his missus booked in pronto to see what all the fuss was about – and, crucially, to answer the question on everybody’s lips: “is it worth five thousand smackers?”. Martin’s verdict? “[It] might not be great for the greens — but by Jove it was great for the groans.” Read the full writeup here and get booked in here. PS. Since you can’t make it out so well in The Sun photos, here’s what their trophy says… Thanks also to Jonathan Pow for the tremendous photographs on the day – take a look at more photos from the shoot here.

New Zombie TV Series: BBC3’s In The Flesh

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BBC3 are screening a new zombie-themed drama this month. It’s called In The Flesh, and they’ve been kind enough to offer us a preview to share with our zombie-loving hoards. Set after the zombie uprising, In The Flesh tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren, and his return to his family and home town after zombie rehab. Yes, you read right – zombie rehab. Zombies now carry the politically-correct tag ‘PDS sufferers’ (Partially Deceased Syndrome, don’t-cha-know), and the government have passed legislation demanding tolerance and acceptance like any minority group (dead or undead). Here’s the trailer… What do you reckon? Let us know in the comments… In The Flesh is on BBC3 on 17 March at 10pm. Look out for more teasers on Twitter at @BBC3.

Just You, Us & 100m+ TV Viewers…

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Want to appear on TV in 100+ countries? We’ve been approached by a SUPER FAMOUS international TV company, who are making a documentary about people with extreme hobbies. They love our Riot Training experience and want to make an episode about it. We’ve a strictly limited number of places still available for the session we’re filming, so we’re looking for people (18+) who are happy to be interviewed for TV. We’re shooting on Sunday 10 March, just outside Birmingham. Tickets will cost £25. Interested? Either drop us an email or leave a comment and tell us why we should pick you…

“Warm Bodies” Launch at Zombie Battle London

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New zombie flick Warm Bodies, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, is released on 8 February… Dubbed a “zombie romance”, the narrator is a zombie inhabiting a post-apocalyptic America destroyed by decades of war and disasters, ending in a mysterious zombie plague. You’ll find the trailer over here. The lovely people behind Warm Bodies thought it’a launch at Zombie Battle London would be a nice idea. And who are we to disgree? Take a look at the photo gallery over on our really-rather-splendid Facebook page. Be sure to give us a “Like” whilst you’re over there.

The Mayan Money Back Guarantee

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The weather’s iffy, the economy continues to tank and Paul McCartney is fronting Nirvana… It can only mean one thing: the Mayans were right! It’s the end of the world. Pesky pre-Colombians predicted that armageddon would occur on or around 21 December 2012, with cataclysmic nasties befalling us due to a number of astrological phenomena and foil-hat type notions. So you’re probably thinking, in the event of total global annihilation, how are my consumer rights affected? Good question. Post-apocalyptic receipts will be singed and torn, while the BBC’s Watchdog may not be airing at all. Worry not, Wish.co.uk customers – we’ve proud to announce the world’s first Mayan Money Back Guarantee. If the Mesoamerican predictions prove accurate and we’re all doomed to fiery, rubble-based annihilation, your wonderful Wish.co.uk experience day won’t be affected. If you can prove that your world has ended (camera phone footage will do), we’ll provide you with a full refund. Simply contact the survivors at Wish.co.uk using any rudimentary communication devices, and we’ll refund you in the appropriate new Earth currency. Ask the elders of your new mutant community for help if your hands have turned into something less practical. The end of the world doesn’t have…

The Truth About Our Riot Training Experience…

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Been living under a tree without access to either the Daily Mail or ITV News? Then you might have missed the fuss about our Riot Training experience, which is – quite literally – all the rage. Now, unlike much of the press coverage would have you believe, you train as a riot cop. You’ll learn the mysteries, intrigues and fundamental steps of basic riot control will be revealed, including who runs at who, good/bad things to wave about and which way up to hold your riot shield. You will not, for the avoidance of doubt, be training on how to riot (obviously). Inciting a riot is a criminal offence in the UK, and people go to jail for jokes on Twitter/Facebook. You’ve been warned. Which didn’t stop the local MP making the following statement… “After last summer’s riots, we should certainly not being helping people to understand how to riot better – but that appears to be exactly what’s happening in Worcestershire right now.” Ho hum. Tickets will set you back a mere £79, and the experience takes part in Droitwich, near Birmingham. We’ve also got our mitts on the brand new promo video… …which is also available on YouTubes….

Zombie Auditions: The Best of YouTube

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It seems an extraordinary amount of people have the desire to slather themselves with make-up, distribute gore liberally over their personages and wander around a manor house scaring the essential essences out of members of the general public. The response to our Zombie auditions announcement can be described in one or possibly two words: overwhelming. (Ah, looks like it’s one). Tons of you shuffled down to the Pineapple Studios in London to try out, stunning the citizens of Soho who were not used to seeing people dressed in an unusual way. But those who were trapped in the outer reaches of the UK and couldn’t attend sent us videos instead. Here’s a smattering of the best ones from our YouTube channel… YouTube Audition #1: Stella Gaynor Stella went the well known ‘bunny shaker’ route… YouTube Audition #2: Sophie Mitchell We liked Sophie’s use of a hedge… YouTube Audition #3: Zombie of the Manor ‘Zombie of the Manor’ certainly has the right name to become a Manor Zombie… YouTube Audition #4: Sarah Van Dyke All we can think is ‘what’s in the box?’ YouTube Audition #5: Chris Eaten We call this one the ‘confused butcher’ YouTube Audition #6: Ian Stewart Ahhh,…

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: bit.ly/KxdoWR — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 26, 2012 Add in the sterling work of our pals at Monster.com, 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…