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Time and Space Toys


Are proud to announce the fourth annual

Zombie Fest and Walk of the Dead at Monroeville Mall



Sunday, October 11, 2009


All horror enthusiasts and fans of It's Alive are formally invited to participate in yet another world record attempt for "Largest Gathering of Zombies". This event will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . All zombies are urged to bring donations of non-perishable food items.


The event will take place at The Monroeville Mall, where George Romero filmed the original Dawn of the Dead horror movie in 1977.


The Monroeville Mall is located 13 miles East of Pittsburgh, PA.







Sunday, October 11, 2009


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zombie Fest in The Monroeville Mall  Parking Lot

(behind Boscovs, across from Mall Annex) MAP

 Register and meet the cast of It's Alive. Apply make up if you haven't already. 

The Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be accepting your donations at this time.

Donations are not mandatory but every one must sign in for the Guinness book.

There is no registration fee - this is a free event.



Outdoor Zombie Fest Events

  • Live Bands:

  • Junior the Rockabilly DJ
    Cult of the Psychic Fetus
    Supercharged Suicide
    The Forbidden 5


  • Plus

  • Zombie Olympics

  • Brain Eating Contest

  • The Ugly Pageant

Meet Ken Foree

 aka Peter Washington from the original




6:00 PM - Fourth Annual Walk of the Dead

 Zombies will enter the mall and begin the spectacle of reenacting the scenes from their favorite zombie films.  It is extremely important to stay in character while in the mall. If you are being filmed, please do not smile or wave, stay in zombie mode. If you want to be seen on TV, in the newspaper, etc. please stay in zombie mode

(See Rules of Conduct & "What is a Zombie Walk" below)


7:00 PM - The Zombie Ball at Houlihans in the Mall

 After a hard day of shambling, it's time to party down with the undead.

DJ, drink specials, and the kitchen is open until 9:00 PM.

Custom Guitar Giveaway courtesy of Guitar Center.

No Cover Charge.




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Zombie Rules of Conduct

1. All minors are to be accompanied by an adult.

2. Use the "haunted house" rule in that you are not to touch anyone. Do not attempt to scare anyone who is not a willing participant. If anyone is freaking out, turn and shamble in the opposite direction. Avoid confrontations!

3. Stay on the sidewalk unless crossing the street. When crossing, it's OK to "break character" and cross quickly. Think fast "New Dawn of the Dead" zombies verses the slower "Old Dawn of the Dead" zombies when crossing the street. Blocking traffic is a crime and anyone doing so could be arrested.

4. No drugs.

5. No alcohol.

6. No littering, destruction of property, or any other illegal activity. This is something we would like to do several times a year and we want to leave a positive impression. Remember, the media will be watching us and this event could get world wide news coverage. Let's put on a good show!

What is a Zombie Walk?

A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of two or more people who dress up in zombie costumes and make up. Usually taking place in an urban centre, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping and gnawing their way towards a local cemetery (or movie theater).

During the event participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies and to communicate only in a manner consistent with zombies (such as grunts, groans and slurred moans calling for “brains”.)


Here's a nice article on zombie make up http://www.phillyburbs.com/zombies/costume.shtml

Pittsburgh is a three time Guinness world record holder for "Largest Gathering of Zombies"