Zombiepalooza 2019

Film Competition Winners

 First Place – Fatal Time

Second Place – The Meat Up

People’s Choice – Foggy Vale

Zombies will once again rise downtown at The Cary Theater. We’re excited to bring you the 4th annual Zombiepalooza featuring local filmmakers’ zombie short films. 


Bring the kids for a family-friendly FREE night of zombie cinema and cosplay. Dress as your favorite horror character, or channel your inner zombie rebel and be a part of our costume contest!  Our neighboring bars and restaurants will be open, and there will be Twinkies for everyone to celebrate our muse of a Zombie film – Zombieland.  And, we’re celebrating the October 2019 release of Zombieland Double Tap! Our screening of the 2019 Zombiepalooza films will be followed by The Dead Don’t Die.


Local filmmakers and hobbyists have been invited to get creative and tell their own Zombie stories in one to five minutes. Filmmakers range in age from teens to older adults, using all types of cameras, including smartphones. The common theme… ZOMBIES. Imaginations run wild! As always, there’s one required element every filmmaker must use. This year it’s the hair dryer, so keep your eyes peeled for at least one visible in every film.


Film Name

Filmmaker / Team Captain

Team Name

Fatal TimeKorey MerrittGorilla Zone Film 
The Carolina CreeperNikolas WilliamsNatrick Productions
Project ResurrectionEric Ayscue  
The March of the DeadGavin Edmonds AFHS Productions
Bustin’ Rhymes: A Zombie SpitacularEvan Catlin  
Foggy ValeMax WilliamsCarolina Strange
KiraErik ReuterShaw University
The Meat UpPatrick Goodwin  
A Zombie CacophonyCameron Bertolini 
Oh, DeerVin DormaniBuried Hatchet Productions 
Lover’s LaneMaria WilliamsGodbox Productions LLC
PulseStephaun Perry Eaze Day Ent


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Zombiepalooza Is Sponsored By Our Downtown Cary Neighbors & Friends:

1st Place Prize: $150.00 – Sponsored by Mosquito Wizard

2nd Place Prize: $75.00 – Sponsored by Crosstown Pub & Grill

People’s Choice Prize: $75.00 – Sponsored by Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage

Zombieland Twinkie Break: Sponsored by Raleigh-Cary Realty


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