WE LIKE IT SPOOKY!
We are so proud to announce that LINNEA QUIGLEY will be the 2013 Honorary Grand Marshal for The Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade!!!
Linnea Quigley is one of the most iconic scream queens of our era! Linnea thrilled us with her love of the dead and tombstone dance as “Trash” in Return of the Living Dead. Some of her other memorable roles include Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Nightmare Sisters, Creepazoid, Night of the Demons and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.
Linnea will be participating in the throwing of the severed head to start the 2013 TZW and Halloween Parade and will help us judge our annual costume contest. Bring your prized possessions to get signed by Linnea herself, as she will be signing before the walk (starting at 12pm) and after the walk at the Fangoria booth. If you miss her at the walk you can also catch her that night as a special guest at The Retro-Mortis Halloween Party presented by Fangoria!
EVIL DEAD TO JOIN OUR STAGE!
Look who’s evil now! That’s right, Evil Dead-The Musical and its wildly-talent Deadite cast are joining us at this year’s Toronto Zombie Walk, performing a few musical numbers at the pre-walk rally and then adding to the fun with a bloody awesome float in our parade through downtown. And who knows? Some of you lucky Zombies out there might just get the chance to ride on the float and win tickets to see the hilarious show when it plays the Randolph Theatre beginning October 24th! Stay tuned.
Fangoria Magazine called Evil Dead-The Musical “a gut-busting treat, bursting with cleverness and energy” while the normally staid Toronto Star gave it four stars and said it is “Bloody hilarious” and “one hell of a fun night out.”
The record-breaking Canadian musical takes all the elements of Sam Raimi’s cult classic horror films, “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time...and it's also the only musical in the world where audiences can sit right there in the “Splatter Zone!”
You know the story: five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to our hero, Ash, and his trusty chainsaw to save the day.
The original staging, based on the “Evil Dead” film franchise, opened 10 years ago at the Tranzac Club and enjoyed an immensely popular run, eventually leading to more than 150 productions across the world. The show has been performed more than 300 times in Toronto, winning the Audience Choice Dora Award in 2007, with continuously sold-out houses and rave reviews from critics. The new Toronto production will be headlined by Ryan Ward, reprising his original starring role as Ash and will be directed by Christopher Bond who also helmed the original production in addition to Night of the Living Dead Live, returning on October 5-27 at Theatre Passe Muraille.
All costumed up and no where to go?
If you still looking for some undead fun after our final show we've collected a list of spooktacular events and after-parties that are sure to warm your blood.
OFFICIAL TZW AFTER-PARTY
Formed in early 1992 by Evil Presly and Willy B, The Independents was born out of the frustration of music being stereotyped and just plain fucking boring. Willy B and Evil both loved all types of music, from Conway Twitty to Iron Maiden, from the Ramones to Etta James and The Specials. Both loved horror and sci-fi movies and wanted to find some way to include it in their music. Evil started writing lyrics that told horror tales while Willy B kept the guitar in one hand and gave the entire world the finger with the other. Their only goal is playing the music they want, when, where, and how they want.
After a few years the guys had gathered a good following from coast to coast through rough demos. It was during this time that Evil met and befriended the bass player for the legendary Ramones, CJ Ramone. CJ got The Independents on a few opening dates of the Ramones' Acid Eaters tour. While driving to their first show with The Independents, Joey Ramone listened to some of The Independents' demos given to him by CJ. He really dug what he heard and upon arrival at the venue, demanded that CJ introduce him to the band. After the tour, Joey made an offer the guys could not refuse. He told them he wanted to manage the band which he did from 1995 till his passing in 2001.
The Independents have done numerous North American and European tours. They have toured as main support for such bands as the Ramones, Misfits, Rancid, Cheap Trick, Mighty Mighty Bostones, Less Than Jake, Blondie, etc., to headlining their own tours. The Independents have also played many festivals including the Warped Tour, South by Southwest, CMJ, and the Punk & Disorderly Festival in Berlin. They have also played at countless sci-fi/horror conventions and tattoo conventions. These ghouls, who put the 'fun' back in funeral, have been known to tour up to ten months a year with their unique, highly energetic, party-esque, horror-influenced music. Their hard touring schedule only leaves them wanting to destroy more.
The Independents released their first album 'In For The Kill' in 1995 on the indie label Rock Duster Records. It was followed by the 'Stalker' EP CD and 10" picture disc on Elevator Music in 1997. The self-titled, 'The Independents' EP, was released on Hellcat/Epitaph label in 1998. 'The Unholy Living Dead' EP produced by legendary producer Daniel Rey and Joey Ramone was released in 1999. The Independents released 'Back From The Grave', which was also produced by the diabolical duo Daniel Rey and Joey Ramone, in 2001on Suki Records shortly before Joey's untimely passing. The limited edition 'Back From The Grave' picture disc was released by Jump Up Records in 2002. 'Live From Murder Beach', The Independents first live album was released in 2003. Fast Music released the 'Full Moon Arise' EP in 2004. The Independents best selling record to date 'Eternal Bond' was released in 2006 followed by 'The Early Years 1993-97 Demos' in 2007. 'Do It Again', the newest recordings from The Independents was released in October 2008.....
The Independents have many songs on movie soundtracks such as 'Hardcore Logo', 'Babydoll', '100 Tears', 'Anal Paprika', and countless others including some Trauma movies. They have also appeared in the mystery horror spoof film 'Final Rinse' and the soon be released 'Undead on Arrival'. The Independents have been on countless compilations including the 1994 release 'Misfits of Ska' with such bands as Less Than Jake and Sublime, a 2000 Cornerstone Music release including The Cure and Tom Jones,Smashing Pumpkins and “RAMONES THE FAMILY TREE” 2008- compilation with the members of The Ramones, Lux Interior,Lemmy,Cherie Currie,Wayne Kramer, etc."Hymns from the House of Horror" 2010- The latest compilation the Independents are on has been downloaded more then 20,000 times in the past three months. (for a full list please check their discagraphy section of their myspace ).....
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Zombie Appreciation Night!
SAT OCT 19th, 2013
Discounted tickets for zombies in costume!
SHAUN OF THE DEAD meets PHONE BOOTH in this inventive and fun new British Zombie Comedy. A down on his luck maintenance worker finds himself trapped in the washroom during the Zombie apocalypse, forcing him to get creative as he tries to defeat the undead!
THE BATTERY (USA)
In this award-winning, fresh take on a zombie movie, the personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. Boasts an awesome indie rock soundtrack including contributions from Toronto’s own Rock Plaza Central.
$13 general admission
$11 Zombies in Costume
(at venue only from 12pm on the day) , $10 in multipack (online only)
Looking to nourish your rotting corpse?We've found some local haunts that have scared up some special monster menus being offered to zombies.
595 Markham St
WEEKEND ZOMBIE TAPAS SPECIAL
- Blood Pudding with Blackened Tomato Salsa and Quail egg on Toasts = 10
- Black Swamp Shrimp with pig dip = 8
- Blackened livers with lemon beurre on garlic Toasts = 8
- Dirty Rice & candied yams = 6
- Black Poutine with cheese curds,Swamp gravy = 8
- Voodoo pasta with shrimp = 10