The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Nightmare on Chicago Street 2013

| October 30, 2013

The Zombie Rights Campaign had a great time at Nightmare on Chicago Street in Elgin last Saturday! We were once again very impressed by the extremely creative, extremely hardworking Elgin crew, who create what is unambiguously the biggest, most elaborate Halloween public celebration and Zombie Walk we have ever seen. (Like being in an action [...]

The Zombie Rights Campaign Store Update

| October 28, 2013

Hello out there, Zombie Allies! Today we have some exciting (well, to us) news about The Zombie Rights Campaign store. First, though, a technical matter. We have now converted the store to run off of the Square Marketplace, who provide us (and thousands of other small businesses/organizations) with credit card processing more generally. We love [...]

Reminder: Zombies Doing Good, Avon Zombie Walk Edition

| August 18, 2013

Just putting a post up reminding our Indiana readers that there will be a fine Zombie walk in Avon this October benefiting a good cause and arranged by an inspiring young Zombie Ally: The Avon Zombie Walk (AVZ) is a first year event which is being coordinated by eleven year old Jon Barker of Avon, [...]

Avon Zombie Walk: Zombies Doing Good, Halloween Adjacent

| May 25, 2013

The Zombie Rights Campaign knows how hard it can be to find a good social outing for a mixed Living/Undead crowd around Halloween. There tend to be a lot of… overly enthusiastic fans of the latest Anti-Zombie media around that time of year, and misunderstandings often result. It can be awkward. So we keep an [...]

Zombies Doing Good: Zombie Day

| April 16, 2013

The ZRC is always delighted to see Zombies and the Living brought together in a good cause, and so we were very pleased to hear about ‘Zombie Day’ this Saturday, April 20th in the Chicago area. I will now shamelessly post the details from their Facebook page to benefit those who have not joined the [...]

George Romero Deserves a Star on the Walk of Fame

| October 5, 2012

As activists working in the field of Zombie Rights, The Zombie Rights Campaign obviously has a lot to say about the work of George Romero. Mr. Romero’s film-making career has for decades helped to define the American, nay, global conception of the Zombie population, for better and for worse. Unlike many post-modern Undead haters like [...]

Zombies Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church

| July 30, 2012

You know, Zombies catch an awful lot of flack from the usual suspects in the press: stereotypes about brain-devouring, Living-slaughtering and a (supposed) lack of intelligence and humanity. But, I’ll have you point out, they don’t go around picketing funerals, like the, ahem, people from the Westboro Baptist Church. Who’ve become justifiably infamous as, well, [...]

Save the Evans City Chapel Fundraiser

| March 8, 2012

The ZRC is not, as an institution, exactly a fan of ‘Night of the Living Dead’, but it’s hard to miss the film’s importance to both the Undead Rights movement and cinematic history. So we recognize the importance of preserving both the film and the institutions and locations that enabled it to be produced (even [...]

In Memoriam: Bill Hinzman

| February 7, 2012

As you have probably heard by now, Zombie Rights allies, noteworthy Zombie film actor and cinematographer Bill Hinzman passed away Sunday evening: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bill Hinzman, who was cast on-the-spot as a zombie in 1968 cult film “Night of the Living Dead” in a role that earned him the longlasting admiration of horror [...]

Fort Myers May Have Seized Zombie Related World Record While Doing Good Work

| January 1, 2012

Stories like this are what makes it all worthwhile for the ZRC: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest gathering of zombies ever was held on October 30, 2010 when 4,093 participants gathered on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. But on October 15 of this year, more than 20,000 zombies [...]