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…
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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.
The rumours are true… Provided the rumours are that we’re hiring fresh dead zombie talent, natch. We’ve issued a casting call for zombies, with auditions taking place at London’s glittering Pineapple Studios on 28 June 2012. You’ll need to register here, where you’ll also find instructions and a cut-out-and-keep map c/o the Google. See you on 28 June!
It’s not everyday we have a celebrity customer at one of our award-winning zombie experiences. In fact, it’s every Saturday. Just wanted to clear that up. This weekend, it was everybody’s favourite cockney chef, Jamie Oliver, shortly after being eaten (in his estimate) ten times by zombies of various shapes and sizes. Here’s the proof… More showbiz than Elton John? Hate zombies, too? Drop us a line, we’ll get you booked in too.
If there is one thing we love, it’s local BBC news reports using innovative ways to display information and statistics. Here at Wish.co.uk 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.
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.
…on Zombie Shopping Mall, which makes an appearance today in The Sun, the zombie paper-of-record. Check out their Zombie Shopping Mall review to see how journo Lee Price got along. Further Reading Check out our other zombie experiences
We’re offering big, big savings with this once-in-a-lifetime Downing Street deal! Shuffling into the voting booth at some inner-city Primary School causing flashbacks to the time you wet yourself in while dressed as a shepherd is an utterly depressing experience. Surely there has got to be a better way? There is! Cash! Sidestep all that ridiculous talking, petitioning and offering a lucid argument nonsense that completely clogs up our democratic process. Cut out the red tape through the use of white hot dosh. In this very exclusive, limited time offer, for a small *cough* “donation” of – let’s say £250,000 – you can actually get inside 10 Downing Street, and next door to Number 11 for slightly less. ‘That’s too much’ I hear you cry into your Quavers. Don’t worry, packages for all cheapskates are available: £10,000 – The ‘Regional Mayor’ A Polaroid of you and your pleading face will be slipped under the door of a random government official including a four word message stating your case. £50,000 – The ‘Middling CEO’ A junior minister will sit next to you at the event of your choice (rugby match, pantomime, peep show) for a period of eight minutes, nodding sagely…
Update: Zombie Shopping Mall is now sold out. Sorry! 🙁 Once it was the job of the nation’s elderly to shuffle around shopping centres, smelling a bit odd and having bits drop off them. But there’s a new menace that’s littering the mall. Wombles. Sorry, misread that… we mean ZOMBIES! In our mind-blowingly scary new experience – Zombie Shopping Mall – you’ll be dropped into a spooky abandoned shopping centre in Reading. There you will go from floor to floor, battling zombies who have infiltrated the site (don’t mix the zombies up with the lifeless, indolent types who work in nearby Top Shop.). What’ll I Be Up Against? You and your team will receive full training from the assigned police unit, advising you the best way to dispatch your scabby enemies. Then you’ll tackle these groaning deadbeats face to face, in a movie-like experience, unfolding in real time, where your decision affect the outcome. After this, you and your comrades face these shuffling beasts alone, in what is known as a ‘run and gun’ experience. You’ll need nerves of steel, a will of iron and brains of titanium to successfully fend off this legion of gentlemen and ladies who used to be…
Yay, our wondersome Zombies have conquered the Big Apple! As you can see from the cutting above the estimable New York Post (which we are going to assume is the American equivalent of The Times) got quite excited by the thought of our Zombie Shopping Mall. Well, those Yankee Doodles do love malls and malt shops and drive-ins – if the movies are to be believed.