June 29, 2016



July 9th the horror industry's new no.1 convention is hitting Hamilton Ontario full force and what would kind of fun would a con be without a little cosplay fun?   

Welcoming the godfather of the zombie genre GEORGE A ROMERO the HAMILTON ZOMBIE WALK will celebrate our 10th year early with a walk full of blood sweat and scares!

Come early to shock the Dark Carnival civilians and walk in honor of the man who started it all. Possibly even get a photo with our horde and the man himself.

This is an undead event so zombie makeup is preferred but anything terrifying should do.

Contact me on FB on my Jesse Gordon account or at capitolred@hotmail.com for more info and HEAVILY DISCOUNTED wristbands.


RSVP and keep up to date with this event on FB as well for more info as the date creeps closer.


June 22, 2016


Slap on your scariest and most creative undead duds and crawl out of grave to GORE PARK(preferably with a non perishable food item for donation)Oct. 29th 2016.

The horde will assemble at 12pm with the walk starting at 1pm. 

Love the idea but don't know how to look?  We've got you covered with our ZOMBIFICATION STATION at Hamilton Public Library from 10am -1230.  There make up will be performed to make you stand out in the streets as a possible warning sign of the apocalypse.  They are running a special zombie movie screening in the week leading up to the event as well in honor of the event.  It looks like its 28 DAYS LATER but stay tuned. 

Kids welcome, rain or shine Oct.29th. show your city some Zombie love with the TENTH ANNUAL HAMILTON ZOMBIE WALK!!! 

Stay tuned for more updates as well here and on the FB group as well as @Horrorholics on Twitter as the date comes closer. 

Volunteers and sponsors are also always needed so feel free to contact me at capitolred@hotmail.com with any inquiries we'd love to have as many undead soldiers as we can out for the cause!

October 15, 2014

Prizes and Fiendish Fun Planned for the Hamilton Zombie Walk After-Party

Following the Hamilton Zombie Walk, all ghouls are invited to the Staircase Cafe for a chance to win spooktacular prizes at our freaky, fun, and free after-party (2:30pm - 4:00pm)!

The festivities kick off at the beautiful and historic Staircase Cafe and Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.) at 2:30pm. After a full day of shambling, you'll definitely want to order a snack or a full-meal from the Staircase's delicious new menu and quench your undead thirst with a full complement of drinks including draft beer and wine. Food and drink orders are cash-only.


Help support Horror in the Hammer's not-for-profit events and film screenings by entering to win some awesome prize packs featuring sinister swag courtesy of Fangoria, Raven Banner Entertainment, MonsterMatt Patterson, Hammer City Records, Prouse Pottery & Soap Co., and more! Winners will be drawn at 4pm.


Get your zombie horde together (4-6 people) and gather your brains to play along with our live zombie trivia contest. The winning team will receive a prize pack filled with goodies from our local sponsors to be hungrily split up among the participants like a fresh victim. Cheaters will be head-shot on sight. In the case of a tie, winner will be decided in a SUDDEN DEATH overtime round.


To enter, you have to sign up and be present at The Staircase (27 Dundurn St. N) between 3:30pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, October 18. Three of our best costumed walkers will win one of these grand prizes.

||FIRST PLACE|| - a $180 value
  • An October subscription to Horror Block! Horror Block is a monthly pop-horror package filled with ghoulish goodies and horror collectibles delivered right to your door! Each Horror Block ships with an exclusive horror t-shirt.For more info: http://www.horrorblock.com

  • A copy of FANGORIA LEGENDS PRESENTS: GEORGE A. ROMERO. Fangoria's tribute to the zombie master contains essays on every one of his horror features, from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD to SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, plus interviews with key collaborators (John Russo, FX wiz Tom Savini, actors John Amplas, Lynn Lowry and Debbie Rochon, etc.), examinations of how his movies were marketed and their impact on popular culture, words from the man himself and more.

||SECOND PLACE|| - a $176 value
  • Two free "Red Zone" passes to CAMP HALLOWEEN on the night of October 31, 2014. Not for the faint at heart, Camp Halloween is a 12-hour, overnight, interactive Horror camping adventure. This experience is designed to be the next level of interactive horror. By choosing to stay in the “Red Zone” tent area you will be sleeping on the hunting ground of an alien head-taking tribe called the Dayaki. If you get caught by the Dayaki and are not freed by dawn, your head will be removed in a ritual of blood to the gods and your head kept as a trophy. All content is strictly for entertainment purposes and at no time will campers ever be in real danger. Lasting 12 hours (8pm-8am), this Camp Halloween Skull Head event is suitable for those 16 and over. http://camphalloween.ca

  • An October subscription to Horror Block!

||THIRD PLACE|| - a $50 value
  • Free admission to FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE's Ontario Premiere of black horror-comedy BAG BOY LOVER BOY. November 22, 2014.

October 7, 2014

8th annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Charity Food Drive

Horror in the Hammer presents the 8th Annual Hamilton Zombie Walk: Saturday, October 18, 2014. Sponsored by Value Village.

For its eight consecutive year, Horror in the Hammer's Hamilton Zombie Walk invites zombies, ghouls, and undead of every age to help us take a bite out of hunger as part of our annual zombie-themed march and food drive in support of the Hamilton Dream Centre. For 2014, we are proud to have the VALUE VILLAGE as our spook-tacular title sponsor with generous support courtesy of the Hamilton Mountain, Stoney Creek, Flamborough, and Burlington retail locations.


PRE-WALK: Zombification Station [FREE]

Kid and adults who need a little help with their zombie makeup are invited to visit our official Zombification Station where our crew of talented makeup volutneers will transform them into the walking dead. 10:30am - 12:30pm at the Central Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd)


*Assemble at GORE PARK between 12pm and 12:30pm. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the beginning of the walk.

WALK BEGINS: 1pm from Gore Park
WALK ENDS: 2:00pm-2:30pm at Victoria Park
POST-WALK: After-Party and Special Events

The Staircase: 27 Dundurn St. N.
*Costume Contests!
*Trivia Contests!
*Food and drinks served (cash-only)!

The Staircase Theatre: 27 Dundurn St. N.
6pm-8pm [$8 in zombie costume / $10 regular]
*World, Canadian, and Ontario film premieres!
*Filmmakers in attendance
*Door Prizes
*L.L.C.B.O licensed
*Viewer discretion is advised: 14-18+

October 30, 2013

Winners Announced from the Hamilton Zombie Short Film Festival

On October 19th, the audience at the first annual Hamilton Zombie Short Film Festival cast their votes in six categories for their favorite shorts. The votes are in, and we're proud to announce the winners of our 2013 Zombie Choice Awards

Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz's hysterically action-packed fusion of the biblical and the gory that pits Jesus Christ against a horde of flesh eating zombies cast a divine spell over the ravenous zombie fans at the first annual Hamilton Zombie Short Film Festival. Wowing the crowd with its over the top splat-stick gore and laughs, Fist of Jesus took home coveted audience awards for BEST FILM, BEST GORE, and BEST KILLS.

Full of hearts and brains, the tale of a girl and her zombie offered by the Pierce Brothers in SMUSH! A DeadHeads Short charmed our festival crowd with is wit and visual style, nabbing awards for both BEST DIRECTOR and BEST MAKEUP

While The Post-Lifers took the top honor at the Little Nightmares Canadian Horror Shorts Film Festival earlier this year, it was Greg Kovacs' companion piece Cookin' The Shit Outta Things With Mike that had the HZSFF audience laughing out loud. Cookin' The Shit Outta Things With Mike hilarious dialogue was a shoe-in for winning BEST SCRIPT.

The Hamilton Zombie Short Film Festival congratulates all this year's winners and all our official selection shorts. See you next year!