Locally Produced Zombie Short Films

The undead will rise! The 6th annual Zombiepalooza, Cary’s locally produced zombie-themed short film screening party, will take place on October 22.

Local Filmmakers

Each year, local filmmakers and hobbyists are 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. Hand sanitizer is this year’s required attraction, so keep your eyes peeled for at least one visible in every film!

Halloween Costume Contest

This year, our annual costume competition will take place live at the event in the theater on October 22. Learn how to participate below and join us for the fun!

You can also share your selfies on the Cary Theater’s Facebook or Instagram between Oct. 22-31 and tag them with: #CaryZombies. All Halloween costumes are welcome.

Congrats to our 2020 Film Competition Winners!

First Place

Night of Terror by Jordan Pollard

Second Place

Paws by Bonnie Webster

Third Place

Who’s The Zombie? by Kenny & Livia Bagley

Zombiepalooza 2019 Films

Film NameFilmmaker/Team CaptainTeam Name
Fatal TimeKorey MerrittGorilla Zone Film
The Carolina CreeperNikolas WilliamsNatrick Productions
Project ResurrectionEric Ayscue
The March of the DeadGavin EdmondsAFHS Production
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 PerryEaze Day Ent

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