Friday, September 11, 2009

Casting Notice: The Fear at Navy Pier Actors/Actresses

Dates: September 18th, 2009.10am to 6pm.
September 24th, 2009. 2pm to 8pm.
Talent must attend make-up and acting workshops in order to work.
Workshops Sept. 24th 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Location: South Gateway Park, Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL

Determined by Position.


Ages: 16+

Time Commitment:
Thursday October 1st thru Sunday November 1st, 2009.
  • Thursday & Sunday 5pm to 11pm.
  • Friday & Saturday 5pm to 1am.
  • Tues. Sept. 27th non-paid training day
  • Weds. Sept. 28th
** Additional Training Day: September 24th, 2009. **

Materials to prepare: Dress comfortably and appropriately. We will be doing acting and make-up workshops. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. There will be a dinner break.

Contact: E-mail questions or concerns to Dan

**This is a Zombie Army Production**

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Open Casting Call: Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead

Casting Notice

Statesville Haunted Prison Featuring City of the Dead Haunted Houses will be casting for the 2009 season on September 19th & September 20th, 2009. (Saturday & Sunday) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Talent must attend make-up and acting workshops both days in order to work:
19th Make-up 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
20th acting 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Casting will take place at Statesville, 17250 S. Weber Rd. in Crest Hill,IL 60441
*Enter the farm and follow the drive to the backand you will see the Statesville fa├žade. Please use discretion when entering the location.

Pay: Determined by Position.

Equity/Non-Equity: NON- EQUITY.

Time Commitment:
  • Thursday October 1st thru Sunday November 1st, 2009
  • Thursday & Sunday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
  • Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm to 1:00 am.
** Additional Training Days: Saturday September 19th & Sunday September 20th, 2009. **

Materials to prepare: Dress comfortably and appropriately. We will be doing acting and make-up workshops. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. There will be a dinner break.

Contact: E-mail questions or concerns to Jillian

*This is a Zombie Army Production**

Monday, July 13, 2009

Robert Englund Joins Cast of Chicago Improvisers in Locally Produced Feature Film

John LaFlamboy & Robert Englund On SetBig Tree Productions, in association with Copper Road LLC and Zombie Army Productions, has begun principal shooting on “The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue,” a comedy/ horror feature shot and produced entirely in the Chicago area.

Big Tree Productions is co-owned by Chicago actors Mike Bradecich and John LaFlamboy, who also wrote and are directing the movie.

The story follows two brothers (Bradecich and LaFlamboy) who have recently inherited a brownstone apartment building from their mother. After two years of running the building into the ground, the brothers must now contend with a monster living in the basement that is threatening the lives of the tenants and their pets.

The ensemble cast is loaded with the icons of the Chicago sketch comedy and improve scene: TJ Jagadowski, David Pasquesi, Susan Messing, and more. In a key role as one of the building’s tenants, the movie also features horror legend Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) as Hezekiah Confab.

The movie began shooting at The Orphanage Performing Arts Center on 31st Street on the south side on June 29th and continues shooting through July 24th.

Mike Bradecich

Thursday, June 4, 2009


The Art of Pain - Inspire an artist. Ruin his life!
@ The Siskel Film Center
Newly re-cut and in HD!
June 5,7,8,10
CAST and CREW Q&A AFTER SCREENINGSNew Video Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman!The Gene Siskel Film Center164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Tel: 312-846-2600

Friday, June 5, 8:15 pm
Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm
Monday, June 8, 8:15 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 8:15 pm

The new cut of our award winning feature dark comedy, The Art of Pain will be screening for the first time in Chicago! We are honored to be included as part of the Christopher Wetzel Comedy Award Series. In light of this occasion, we've ensured that these screenings will be in beautiful Hi Definition.

Writer/director, Matt Brookens, as well as various members of the cast and crew will be in attendance to answer questions and discuss the film. Expect different players on different nights: Anders Erickson, Greg Brookens, John LaFlamboy, Matthew Jones, Arvin Jalandoon, Elliot Fredland, Leena Kurishingal, Joyce Porter and John Turk to name a few.

As a special treat, Lloyd Kaufman, head of Troma Entertainment and the King of Gross Out Comedy has prepared a unique video introduction! Lloyd will also participate in Friday night's Q&A via live conference call.

Make sure you catch one of these very special screenings and see one of the most innovative, hilarious and poignant indie films to hit the fests this year, The Art of Pain.


INSPIRE AN ARTIST, RUIN HIS LIFE -- Jack works an easy job at the movie theater with his pal Nick, a sci-fi geek, and his aspiring actress girlfriend, Sharon. He used to be a pretty good painter, but there isn't much inspiration in this zombie-like existence. All of that is about to change. Enter Marcus, a pissed off ninja-in-training with something to prove. Fueled by disgust for Jack's apathy and a cruel sensei, Marcus takes it upon himself to teach a brutal lesson: Great art comes from great pain. What follows is a bloody trail of seduction, murder and maiming that only a ninja can inflict. Now, painting in a frenzy, Jack must fight not only for his art, but his life.

PS: Did you miss writer/director Matt Brookens' appearance on TLC's hit show L.A. Ink? Check it out on YouTube right here! The phoenix tattoo is to celebrate the completion of The Art of Pain. Be like the phoenix and rise from the ashes!

Starring Lloyd KaufmanlittlePoster
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD-Sunscreen Film Festival, St. Petersburgh FL 2008,  WINNER BEST FEATURE COMEDY-Route 66 Film Festival, Springfield IL 2008  BEST FEATURE COMEDY- Action on Film Fest, Pasadena CA (nominee) 2008  OFFICIAL SELECTION-Delray Beach Film Festival, Delray Beach FL 2008  OFFICIAL SELECTION-Audience Choice Film Festival, IN 2008  OFFICIAL SELECTION- Oak Park Film Festival, Oak Park, IL 2008  OFFICIAL SELECTION- Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, Grand Rapids, MI 2008  OFFICIAL SELECTION- Eerie Horror Film Festival, Eerie, PA 2008  OFFICIAL SELECTION- Arizona Underground Film Festival

What the Critics Say

  • 5 out of 5 STARS - "jam packed with genre geek
    droolworthiness - zombies, ninjas, comic books, Lloyd Kaufman ... nerd
    vengeance and a vicious dark comic streak reminiscent of teen suicide
    comedy "Heathers." "The Art of Pain" has cult classic written all over
    it." - Eric Campos
  • "The Art of Pain is something different
    from the run-of-the-mill genre fare that you're used to. It's an
    imaginative, well-written, extremely well-made slice of cinematic
    entertainment. Check it out." - MJ Simpson (Leading UK Genre Film Journalist)
  • "Gags, slays, and -- above all -- entertains with an alchemized mixture of gore and jest." - Erin Duley
  • "Obviously the result of talent and ingenuity... Brookens' movie and his future are worth watching." Steven Persall, St. Petersburg Times
  • "What I love best about the film ... is how when you subtract the pesky ninjas, the flesh-eating zombies, and the comic book geekery, you still have a fully functioning film. The most satisfying moments of The Art of Pain come in the form of good old-fashioned comedy. The screenplay is loaded with solid, witty banter and flashes of brilliant dialogue... the foundation of The Art Of Pain remains strong" - Adam Arseneau, DVD Verdict

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 25: A Full Day of Zombie Goodness in Chicago!

The First Annual Zombie Army PromOn April 25, 2009, there will be not one, but TWO major zombie-themed events in Chicago!

From 3:00 - 8:00 pm Andersonville will play host to the Second Annual Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl! Full information and details can be found HERE

Then, from 8:00 pm - 2:00 am, the zombie revelry moves south to The Orphanage for the First Annual Zombie Army Prom! The Prom will be a fund-raiser for the next Zombie Army Productions feature film, and will feature music, dancing, beer & wine, fingers (er, finger foods), King & Queen Zombie Costume Contest, Zombie Dance-Off, the Zombie Army Wheel of Pain and more!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Formal attire is not required; however, you HAVE to be zombified! Those still living upon their arrival can get zombified at the door by the Zombie Army's talented makeup artists for a $10 donation!

The Orphanage is located at 643 W 31st St. in Chicago. Get advance tickets HERE.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kitty Zombie Interviewed!

The Zombie Army's Kitty Zombie (and his handler Geoff Graves) have a new interview up over at the Horror Society's website - take a gander.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

TransWorld Haunt Show Videos Posted. Zombie Army Bus! Kitty! Fluffy!

Check out some of the Zombie Army's shenanigans and hijinx at TransWorld's 2009 Haunt & Attractions Show in St. Louis:

Monday, March 16, 2009



On Sunday, May 24, get ready to party like it's 1959 at RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR!, a night of zombie fun set in the tiki wonderland that is The Tiki Terrace in Des Plaines, IL. RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! will feature a Polynesian floor show, Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant, Zombie Costume Contest, raffles, prizes, zombie movies, tiki tunes and, of course, delicious tiki drinks!


Tentative itinerary (subject to change):

  • 6:00 - 10:00 : All ages welcome!
  • 6:00 - 8:00 : Socialize, eat, drink and be scary!
  • 8:00 - 9:00 : Live Polynesian Floor Show
  • 9:00 - 10:00 : Booze & Shmooze
  • 10:00 : Kids, go home - 18+ after 10:00
  • 10:00 : Zombie Costume Contest
    Guys & Dolls, come dressed in your zombie finest and compete to win fabulous prizes!
  • 11:00 : Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
    Ladies, put on your sexiest classic pinup outfit and your most gruesome zombie make up, and compete to win awesome prizes! Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects and costume. All contestants will be photographed for a special gallery at; to get an idea of what we're looking for, visit the gallery at, and start planning your character NOW!


Enjoy fine food, tiki drinks, classic music, zombie movies and other Chicago zombie dudes & dames in between events! Every ticketholder gets a raffle ticket, so you never know when you'll win something spectacular.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Ticket does NOT include food or drinks. The Tiki Terrace has a full menu of Polynesian-themed food.

RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! will take place from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am on Sunday, May 24, at the Tiki Terrace, 1591 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL 60018, approximately 4 minutes north of O'Hare International Airport. Tiki Terrace is located at the NE Corner of Lee/Manheim and Oakton.

RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! is presented and hosted by Kitty Zombie,, and Zombie Army Productions.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Know Your Zombie Army

We've added a bunch of new soldiers to the Zombie Army "About" page. Get to know your Zombie Army!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Zombie Army Bus

Rebel Rouser has been hard at work ZAPping the new Zombie Army Bus - check it out: