Events

Day of the Undead 2010

Posted in Events, News on November 2nd, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

From our friends over at The Zombie Times, we’ve got some information about an upcoming zombie festival :

Day of the Undead 2010: 4th UK Festival of Zombie Culture.
November 13th, 2010. Phoenix Square, Leicester

The UK Festival of Zombie Culture will be even bigger, better and bloodier than last
years, with a celebration of Zombie Films, Book and Games from around the World.
The event is not just an excuse to show some regular horror films, we are showing a
mixture of classic zombie, modern and rare foreign zombie films to cater to all fans
of the genre. This years main theme is British Zombies, so we have a Rupert Everett
Film, an Ian Mckellan short, two awesome British Movies and a Classic Spanish
Zombie Film shot in the Lake District amongst others…

The event features:
• 13 hours of Zombie Feature and Short Films…
• Make Up Artists to turn you into the living dead, so come dressed to
impress…
• Zombie authors chatting and signing
• Horror traders – FAB Press, Forbidden Planet, ‘Shock Horror’ magazine and
Terror4fun
• All day bar serving food…
• Lucky bags for the first 200 guests
• Loads of prizes including the coveted ‘Best Dressed Zombie Award.’
• The ‘3 Minute Zombie Challenge’, Competition Zombie killing for a truly
spectacular prize
• NEW THIS YEAR: The Arcade of the Dead – Retro games machines
and truly retro games such as ‘Zombies ate my Neighbours’ and the truly
strange ‘Typing of the Dead’

The event is being held at the new Digital Media Centre in Leicester, Phoenix
Square and is being held on November 13th, 2010 and tickets are available now.

More details and updates can be found at www.terror4fun.com

Adventures in Sound

Posted in Events, News on October 26th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

HMV PICTURE HOUSE PRESENT: Adventures in Sound Zombie Prom with Lady Killer Andy Wilson / Indie & Alternative

Fri 29th October – 11pm – 3am

Price  £2-£3

Movies screened by Edinburgh Zombie Club (no sound) – Demons + House By The Cemetery

Edinburgh B-Team Presents…

Posted in Events, News on October 16th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

Friends of the Zombie Club, The Edinburgh B-Team, have organised another special night. I’ll hand over to Adam from the B-Team.

Evening all, Francesca Ciardi of the infamous ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ will be visiting the Edinburgh B-team on Monday October 25th. The planned schedule will:
19:00 Crypt doors open
19:30 Screening of Cannibal Holocaust
21:00 Q&A session with Francesca
21:40 Signing session followed by free buffet
22:15 Screening of Cannibal Apocalypse
00:00 Free raffle prize draw
Ticket prices are £2 available from the Jekyll & Hyde now or £3 on the door. All timings are approximate. It’s going to be a great night and we look forward to seeing you all there.
Bloody hell but that sounds good! So there you go folks, I hope to see a lot of the EZC regulars there.

So you want to be a zombie?

Posted in Events, News on August 9th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

Fancy being a zombie in a book trailer? Well, you can!

On the 13th and 14th of August we will be filming a book trailer for Remy Porter’s zombie novel Dead Beat and we need extras. No experience required just enthusiasm.

There are a number of shots over the weekend and we’d be happy to hear from anyone who is interested in taking part.

Take a look at the five different scenes being shot and decide which ones you’d like to take part in. You’re not limited to just one you can take part in any or all.

Want to know more? Head on over to the website and tell them that we sent you.

The all-dayer is sold out!

Posted in Events, News on July 15th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

The Norman J. Warren event is now sold out! Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets, if you’ve paid over PayPal then they’ll be on the door for you on Sunday.

The provisional running times are as follows;

12:45 – 14:20 – Night of the Demon

14:40 – 16:10 – Terror

16:10 – 16:40 – Q&A with Mr Warren

16:40 – 18:20 – Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly

19:30 – 21:00 – Frightmare

21:30 – 23:00 – The Devil Rides Out

And there you have it. I seem to have missed out on putting up more information about the films and so, without further ado, here it is;

Night Of The Demon (1957, dir. Jacques Tourneur)

Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader, Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in Karswell’s power. Nonetheless, he accepts an invitation to stay at Karswell’s estate, along with Joanna Harrington, niece of Holden’s confidant who was electrocuted in a bizarre automobile accident. Karswell secretly slips a parchment into Holden’s papers that might possibly be a death curse. Recurring strange events finally strike fear into Holden, who believes that his only hope is to pass the parchment back to Karswell to break the demonic curse

Based on a MR James short short, Night Of The Demon is a bona fide classic atmospheric horror film.

Terror (1978, dir. Norman J. Warren)

A curse place spewed forth by an executed witch wreaks havoc among the descendants of her killers in 1970s London, who meet their ends in a variety of graphically brutal ways. Infamous for it’s death by celluloid scene, this giallo inspired shocker is generally regarded as one of the director’s best.

Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1970, dir Freddy Francis)

A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

Overshadowed by the director’s better known Hammer & Amicus output, this is a lost gem of black comedy.

Frightmare (1974, dir. Pete Walker)

After spending nearly twenty years in jail for a series of cannibalistic murders, Dorothy Yates and her husband Edmund, who was jailed for his attempted cover-up of his wife’s ghoulish tastes, are apparently cured and released back into society. Their two daughters are haunted by the fiendish deeds of their ghastly parents, and soon the killings begin again. But is it Dorothy this time, or someone else?

A tale of Home Counties cannibalism often compared to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The Devil Rides Out (1968, dir. Terence Fisher)

The Duc de Richeleau and his friend Rex discover their young charge Simon has fallen in with the powers of Darkness and is about to be baptized into the service of evil. The Duc is fortunately versed in such matters and finds himself locked in a duel with the deadly Mocata, disciple of the left-hand path.

What better way to end the day as we approach the witching hour with this classic slice of Satansplotation?

EZC 2nd Birthday – Backwoods Horror Night

Posted in Events, Movie night on June 27th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981, dir Jeff Lieberman)

1981’s Just Before Dawn is one of the best tales of wilderness horror out there. It’s one of the finest-made slashers of the 80’s and it easily blows movies like The Final Terror, Don’t Go in the Woods, or The Prey out of the water.

A group of young adults come to check out the mountain property that one of the group has just bought. However they are not alone in the wild. A hulking in-bred murderer, who seems to be in two places at once, is lurking and apparently hates trespassers.
Director Lieberman, who gave us such great B films as Squirm (1976) and Blue Sunshine (1977), does an excellent job with this smart thriller as well. The movie is nicely atmospheric, with a creeping sense of tension and some strong suspense. This film makes even the open wilderness seem frighteningly claustrophobic. The Oregon locations are beautiful and well captured by the crafty cinematography. The music score is a true original and awesome in contrast with the scenic visuals.

Deborah Benson makes for a great lead, her presence was captivating. Gregg Henry delivers a good performance as Benson’s lover and Chris Lemon provides some occasional charisma. The supporting cast, especially veteran actor Kennedy, also does quite well.
A true gem of the slasher genre, that needs no gore to thrill

NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1980, dir James C Wasson)
An anthropology professer takes his class into the woods to seek the legendary Bigfoot, and boy, do they find him! This is one pissed off mystery primate, who proceeds to off a succession of campers in a variety of gruesome ways.

Not to be confused with the classic 1950s British film with the same name, this is possibly THE greatest killer Bigfoot film ever made, delivering on what The Legend Of Boggy Creek II promised on its cover but failed to deliver on celluoid. Banned in the UK on its inital release, crammed full of all the usual EZC staples; bad acting, over the top gore and a truly bizarre plot twist, plus a creature costume that would shame 1970s Doctor Who.

This film will make you scared to pee in the woods ever again.

WEDNESDAY 30TH JUNE
BANSHEE LABYRINTH
29-35 NIDDRY ST
EDINBURGH
7.00PM, FREE!

This will also be EZC’s second birthday, so I dare say some of us will be hanging back for a drink after the films to celebrate, so feel free to join us.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the all day event as well.

EZC Presents – Norman J. Warren

Posted in Events, News on June 16th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment
Poster for the all day event

EZC Presents - Norman J. Warren

That’s right, folks, if you’ve listened to our latest podcast you’ll have heard that we’re bringing legendary director Norman J. Warren to our little club for an all day events of cult cinema. For your measly five pounds you’ll get the following;

  • Night of the Demon
  • Terror
  • Q&A with Norman J. Warren
  • Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly
  • Frightmare
  • The Devil Rides Out

As the poster says, just email tickets@edinburghzombieclub.com to book yourself a place.

B-Team Presents – David Hess and John Morghen in Edinburgh

Posted in Events on January 26th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

Our friends in trash, the Edinburgh B-Team, have an exciting upcoming event!

Jekyll & Hyde and Cult Fiction Movies would like to invite you all to an evening in the company of Mr David Hess. Star of the infamous video nasty ‘Last House on the Left’. Also in attendance will be Giovanni Lombardo Radice star of ‘Cannibal Ferox’, ‘House on the edge of the park’ (Alongside David), ‘City of the Living Dead’ and many more. The Jekyll will be closed to the non ticket holding public specifically for this icon of the horror genre on March 14th 2010 in an evening packed with everything a budding movie goer could hope for in this fine old gothic venue. There will be movie showings in the crypt bar all evening with intros from David himself, who will be partaking in a Q&A session on the balcony section of the pub along with an opportunity to get your favourite movies signed. The event will be brought to a close with David playing a live set featuring songs from the soundtrack of ‘Last House’ originally composed by himself .

Tickets will be priced at £6/£5 concessions (with an additional small autograph charge). The concessionary price is offered to students, members of the Edinburgh B-Team and The Edinburgh Zombie Club. Tickets are available from the following outlets.

The Jekyll & Hyde, Cult Fiction Movies and Ticket Scotland

We’ll be there, and you should too!