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Local Zombies and Specters

Pittsburgh is the setting for a healthy number of very excellent (and some excellently cheesy) horror films:

MARTIN: an excellent George Romero film
INNOCENT BLOOD: An excellent and funny John Landis (you know, director Michael Jackson’s Thriller video?) film
BLOODSUCKING PHAROAHS IN PITTSBURGH: An excellently cheesy film
For more local recommendations, check out these excellent blog posts by the intrepid bloggers of the Eleventh Stack:
Thus, with such a rich cinematic horror history, it should be no surprise that Pittsburgh has a healthy horror fan base.  Here are two local resources that may interest you:
Would you like to know how to survive the Zombie apocalypse?  Zomburgh has a class for that.
If you’re a teen who happens to be part of your local library’s Teen Advisory Group or Council, you could bring up the idea of asking some of the fine people at Zomburgh to come in and make you into zombies. 
If you’re not part of your local library’s TAG or TAC, why not be?  Ask your teen librarian about it.
Specter Studios is located in Sharpsburg.  They are a local costume-making company, and they make a-maaaa-zing masks and full body costumes.  Check out this short ad:
[Vimeo=http://vimeo.com/5988693]
Some of the talented sculptors and artists from Specter will be at Modern Formations gallery in Bloomfield/Lawrenceville on October 29th, for a show called Flesh & Bone.  Support local artists and check it out!
BONUS:
Pittsburgh has so many cool cemeteries.  Read more about it here: Cities of the Dead in Pittsburgh.
Now go out and enjoy that crisp fall air.
And pick up one of these books at the library while you’re at it:
World War Z: an Oral History of the Zombie War / Max Brooks
The Zombie Survival Guide / Max Brooks
The New Dead: a zombie anthology / edited by Christopher Golden
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror / R.L. Stine

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