I’m not really into the horror genre, but in college, I do remember watching the original Dawn of the Dead and laughing at the various scenes shot in Monroeville Mall. I particularly remember watching the heroes drive cars around the lower level and thinking that must have been fun. And, of course, the scene on the ice rink – I grew up in that area and remember skating on that rink. Seeing it used for “zombie hockey” was an odd experience.
For whatever reason, the Twitters dropped a link on me today: it seems a group of fans is putting up a bronze bust of George Romero at the mall.
There’s also a mention of a footbridge from the mall being preserved at the Heinz History Center. I have some vague memories of that bridge. The article includes a link to a story KDKA did in 2015, talking about the bridge’s removal, complete with scenes from the movie and people dressed up as zombies helping to load the bridge pieces into a van. According to the news story, there were plans to put it on exhibit sometime this year.
Photo by flickr user daveynin, used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Oh crap. This news story is from my neck of the woods….
When there’s no room in hell, the dead will walk downtown
If you can’t find me, it’s because I’m hiding somewhere with a baseball bat. (What little brains I have, I’m keeping!!)
I’m personally not really into the Horror genre, but somehow I keep posting about zombies. This evening I stumbled across a fun/interesting question: Will Your Local Police Warn You When Zombies Attack?
The answer seems to depend on where you live.
And once the attack is over, be sure to properly dispose of the zombies.
The Metro Clothing Company store in Seattle hosted a “Zombie Crawl” on Friday with folks show up at the store dressed as Zombies. There was a contest involved with the three best costumes winning passes to this weekend’s Crypticon.
Evidently the guy who won first place was a little too authentic. Someone who didn’t know what was going on called 911 and the police arrested the zombie. (They released him once the misunderstanding became clear.)
(A tip of the hat to Jim Romensko for noticing this story.)