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!

October 7, 2013

The Hamilton Zombie Walk (Oct 19) - Take a Bite out of Hunger!

The Hamilton Zombie Walk (Oct 19) - Take a Bite out of Hunger!

The 7th annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Food Drive takes place on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Halloween Alley and Horror in the Hammer present the 7th annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Charity Food Drive. Participants, dressed as zombies, will be gathering at Gore Park beginning at 12:00pm. Each “zombie” is asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items in support of the Hamilton Dream Center.

At approximately 1:00pm, the assembled hoard of zombies will shamble from Gore Park to Victoria Park, along the way winding through James St. N., King St. W., Queen St., and Locke St. S. The walk is a family-friendly Halloween-themed event that draws hundreds of people of all ages.  The Hamilton Zombie Walk is also a big attraction for photographers along the route. Last year, organizer Aaron Allen married his wife Tina Hall in full zombie makeup, attracting both local and international media attention.

This walk is completely free of charge to the public. Following the walk, The Staircase Café and Theatre (27 Dundurn St. North) will be hosting the Official Hamilton Zombie Walk After-Party for a night of raffles, prizes, and live music. Our after-party also includes the first annual HAMILTONZOMBIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL and a screening of the locally-produced zombie comedy DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D, which was shot in Niagara Falls. Both screenings require a separate ticket.

This year, Halloween Alley has stepped up as our exclusive presentation partner. Halloween Alley is Canada’s largest independently-owned retailer of Halloween costumes, accessories, décor, props and more. This year Halloween Alley has 22 locations Canada-wide, including a brand new Hamilton location (847 Barton Street, East).

The Hamilton Zombie Walk has also partnered with the Hamilton Public Library to offer a free Zombification Makeup Station at the central branch of the HPL between 10am and 12:30pm on Saturday, October 19th.

Organizer Aaron Allen is available for phone and email interviews.

For More Information:

Aaron Allen (organizer).
Phone: 289-680-0977
Twitter: @thezedword

Twitter: @HamZombieWalk

October 2, 2013

FREE Zombie Movies @ The Hamilton Public Library

In anticipation of the Hamilton Zombie Walk, the central branch of the Hamilton Public Library is screening FREE zombies movies for the entire month of October!

Check out the amazing selection of free movies for teens and adults.

Central Branch (55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario  L8N4E4)

Oct 3—6:00 PM Warm Bodies (2013) PG

A unique zombie/human romantic comedy that Richard Roeper calls “a bloody fresh twist on the zombie genre.”

Oct 10—6:00 PM World War Z (2013) 14A

Brad Pitt stars in this fast-paced summer thriller, described by one reviewer as “a zombie film for people who don’t like zombie films.”

Oct 17—6:00 PM Fido (2006) 14A

Funny, offbeat, low-key, and probably the only zombie movie with a plot based on Old Yeller. Seriously!

Oct 19—2:00 PM Warm Bodies (2013) PG 
Hamilton Zombie Walk After-Film

A unique zombie/human romantic comedy that Richard Roeper calls “a bloody fresh twist on the zombie genre.”

Oct 31—Undead Creatures Double Feature:

4:00 PM—Zombieland (2009) 14A
The witty script is part comedy, part horror, part romance and part zombie apocalypse survival guide. Starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone & Jesse Eisenberg, and a priceless cameo by Bill Murray.

6:00 PM—Shaun of the Dead (2004) 18A

It is, quite simply, one of the best zombie films ever made, played for laughs but genuinely scary and suspenseful. A must-see for all horror, comedy, and horror/comedy fans.

September 26, 2013

Official Hamilton Zombie Walk Poster

Soon to be hitting lamp posts and finer shops near you: the official Hamilton Zombie Walk poster

Created by horror artist Steve McGinnis, this year's poster features zombies both fast and slow as well as a cameo by the Burlington Skyway. We always knew the infection would come from Burlington.

September 3, 2013


In anticipation of the 2013 Hamilton Zombie Walk, Horror in the Hammer is excited to announce the first annual Hamilton Zombie Beauty Pageant!

Strut your scary stuff and show off your best zombie costumes live on stage at the Staircase Cafe for a family-friendly afternoon of pre-Halloween fun. Compete against other boils and ghouls for your chance to win awesome zombie prizes courtesy of Victoria Dunn and her novel ALICE HEARTS WELSH ZOMBIES!

Saturday, September 21, 2013
12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Staircase Cafe
27 Dundurn St. N.
Hamilton, ON
L8R 3C9

The 2013 Zombie Beauty Pageant is a free, live zombie costume contest open to zombies of all styles and participants of all ages! Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based on creativity, style, and originality. Winners will receive prize packs in the following categories:
  • Best Male Zombie
  • Best Female Zombie
  • Best Zombie Couple
  • Zombie Junior (zombies 12 and under)
  • and the top honour: The Zombie Grand Supreme
Please download the registration form HERE
Walk-in participants welcome!

SUPPORT THE HAMILTON ZOMBIE WALK! Enter our raffle draw and 50/50 draw or stop by our table to make a donation.

Presented by The Hamilton Zombie Walk, Horror in the Hammer, and "Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies"