Sunday was my birthday and it also happened to be the yearly Memorial Day weekend Brooklyn Zombie Crawl. My friend Doug runs NYC Zombie Crawl and they do two crawls a year, one in Manhattan near Halloween and the Memorial Day Brooklyn one. I have shot almost all of them over the last few years and despite my planned birthday shenanigans this crawl was no exception.
I met up with Doug and the zombies at the Knitting Factory where the NYC Zombie Crawl team was doing free make up for everyone for several hours before the crawl began. When I showed up they were doing their last few zombies and a huge crowd had gathered both in and out of the club. As we waited zombies began attacking passing cars and things and as the crawl began the zombie hordes attacked more cars, trucks and onlookers. Ice cream trucks and even cop cars met their match on the streets of Williamsburg.
The crawl marched through the streets and ended up at McCarren Park where the zombies attacked people playing baseball, volley ball and kick ball. At the park the zombies were treated to a show of blood when Disgraceland Hook Squad performed a flesh pull tug of war that was not for the faint of heart. There was also fire breathing and other assorted madness.
The whole afternoon was filmed for a scene in Doug’s newest film “Punk Rock Holocaust 3” which will be filmed primarily on the Warped Tour using bands and the crowds as actors in a horror film. He made the first two years ago but with a bigger budget, better cameras and a lot more know how Punk Rock Holocaust 3 should be pretty nuts.
Anyway, after the meet up in McCarren Park the under 21 zombies headed home and the adult zombies headed to Public Assembly for drinks and way more chaos. I personally got blindingly drunk at the after party and took some insane (and very NSFW) photos that you need to come back tomorrow and check out.