Pittsburgh Zombie Fest & Walk of the Dead

World Zombie Day charity event at Monroeville Mall on October 11.

Pittsburgh, PA, September 27, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Pittsburgh’s first ever outdoor Zombie Fest will set the stage for the fourth annual Walk of the Dead on October 11. The event will take place at the Monroeville Mall, where director George Romero filmed the original Dawn of the Dead in 1977. The festivities are part of World Zombie Day, a charity event designed to generate donations for food bank charities and raise awareness of world hunger.

Zombie Fest will begin at 2 PM in the upper level parking lot near the mall annex and includes:
· Live bands and entertainment
· Celebrity appearances
· Zombie Olympics
· Brain eating contest
· Ugly pageant

From 2 PM to 6 PM, zombies may register for the Guinness World Record attempt. Pittsburgh set the initial record for World’s Largest Zombie Walk and has successfully defended that record for three consecutive years. Registration is free and open to all ages; zombies are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Last year’s walk brought in more than one ton of food donations.

The Walk of the Dead will begin at 6 PM, when walkers enter the mall and begin reenacting scenes from their favorite zombie films. Professor Emcee Square (aka Mark Menold), host of Pittsburgh’s The It’s Alive Show, will lead the crowd to their destination, where the official photo will be taken to submit to Guinness

Following the walk, all zombies age 21 and over are invited to the Zombie Ball at Houlihan’s inside the mall. The undead party will feature a DJ and drink specials with no cover charge.

Actor Ken Foree, who starred as Peter Washington in the original Dawn film, will be on hand to meet and greet zombies and take part in the walk. Mr. Foree serves as Zombie Ambassador for World Zombie Day, assisting with promotion of the charitable event.

For more information on Pittsburgh’s Zombie Fest and the fourth annual Walk of the Dead, please visit www.theitsaliveshow.com/zombiefest09.htm. For information on World Zombie Day, please visit www.myspace.com/worldzombieday.

Zombie Fest, Walk of the Dead and World Zombie Day are produced by Clownhouse Productions, LLC.

Clownhouse Productions, LLC is multimedia production company. Its programs currently on the air include The It’s Alive Show (www.theitsaliveshow.com), a weekly horror host program in the same format as the highly successful Pittsburgh favorite Chiller Theater which airs Saturdays at 10 PM on WBGN-TV and midnight on WMPY; and Pinheads (www.pittsburghpinheads.com), a bowling game show airing Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM on WBGN-TV.

Clownhouse Productions, LLC
Mark Menold