Calling All Zombie Fans

IheartPGH has the inside scoop on this new documentary that is uniquly Pittsburgh…

Chris Ivey, a film maker who travels the world making documentary films, but lives right here in Pittsburgh has just released some clips for his latest and greatest project – ZombieTown, USA. ZombieTown USA is a documentary film about Zombie movie fans here in Pittsburgh. The documentary features some clips with major film industry people who have visited Pittsburgh to visit the original ZombieTown.

Pittsburgh is considered the birthplace of horror films. In 1968, George Romero, who attended Carneige Mellon University shot his first Zombie film Night of the Living Dead, which has become a cult classic here in Pittsburgh and has continued to film horror films here since then.

Pittsburgh Fun Fact – One of the first film projects that Romero worked on was Mr. Rodger Neighborhood.


Are You A Zombie Fan? Want To Be In ZombieTown USA?

Chris is looking to interview some Zombie fans for the documentary – if you are interested just drop me an email info – at – iheartpgh.com and will put you in touch with Chris.

More clips from the film: www.myspace.com/zombietownusamovie

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Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.

Comments

  1. Dave Swiech says:

    Hi, I am interested in being interviewed for Zombietown USA. I've been a zombie fan all my life.It's an addiction. I am unable to retreive e-mail currently. Call me 412-251-4037 or 412-464-0101 Thanks

  2. I currently live in Coraopolis near the Airport. But I grew up and spent most of my life in Evans City, PA… where Night of the living dead was filmed. I can remember the first time I saw Night of the Living Dead; it scared the living hell out of me. Not only because it's a very frightening movie, but because I knew all the locations in the movie. From the Evans City Cemetery to the bridge where the reporter is holding an interview.

    Another reason this movie is so close to my heart is because my great grandfather is in it, Randy Burr (last name in the credits). He wasn't a Zombie… but he did help burn the Zombies in the end credits. I always get a big smile on my face when someone at the end yells "Ok Randy, Light the fire!" because I know it's being said to him.

    He's in the background in one or two other scenes… But the end credits are where he is featured most prominently (and also why it's my favorite part). It's also my understanding that he helped the filmmakers scout locations.

    I don't know if this would be any help to your documentary, but I would love to be interviewed for it.

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