Local filmmakers unleash zombie doc Doc of the Dead at SXSW

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Theresa Mercado is just one zombie you may recognize in Doc of the Dead.
The past ten years have made it apparent that there is no more room in hell, because everywhere you look, the dead are walking the earth. Zombies are a genuine pop-cultural phenomenon, starring in cable TV's most popular show, sitting at the center of tentpole film franchises and appearing in more video games than Mario and Master Chief combined. And now, in the brand-new Doc of the Dead, our strange cultural fascination with the undead is getting the thorough post mortem it deserves.

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Five of the goriest zombie movies of all time

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Where you find zombies, you will also find gore. Sure, there are zombie films that aren't particularly bloody, but they are the exception, not the rule. This is, after all, a genre where disembowelments are standard operating procedure. To stand out in this viscera-clotted field, a movie's got to be pretty grotesque, but plenty of filmmakers have risen to that challenge over the years, making some of the goriest films of all time. Films like Re-Animator (showing on Halloween in the VAC basement on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder) pushed the boundaries of good taste, knocked them over, then proceeded to stomp the boundaries' face into mush. For those who love that kind of gruesome mess, we've collated this list of some of zombiedom's most gorific films. Enjoy! (Caution: Clips are NSFW!)

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Zombies: Will our undead obsession ever die?

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Aaron Thackeray
Tired of this yet?
Zombies are everywhere. Zombie movies, zombie TV shows, zombie games, zombie books, zombie walks, zombie runs, zombie fashion shows -- the damn things are impossible to escape. Right here in Denver, there are so many zombie events happening this month that we dedicated a post just to listing them. For some of us -- myself included -- this is not a bad thing. Like Jello, there's always room for zombies. Plenty of other people feel differently. Maybe most people. And it makes me wonder -- is there a zombie backlash coming?

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The Undead Orchestra comes to life for the Bride of Frankenstein Saturday

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Marcin Biegunajtys
The Colorado Symphony has been infected with a virus -- a terrible affliction that compels the group to play classic horror film soundtracks. But that's not all. "Oh, god, it's terrible," says Scott O'Neil, conductor of the Undead Orchestra. "They've been exhibiting these really strange mood swings and food cravings. I've been running for my life for the last two days."

Apparently the orchestra starting exhibiting zombie-like symptoms just a few days ago. "It could be the very first orchestra of all zombies in the history of mankind," says Tony Pierce, vice president of artistic operations.

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Larry Fessenden on Birth of the Living Dead

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Birth of the Living Dead.
The zombification of America got its start in 1968, when George A. Romero and a bunch of his friends and colleagues released Night of the Living Dead, the scrappy little horror movie that could not only serve as patient zero in the ongoing pop-cultural zombie apocalypse, it also revolutionized horror as a genre and marked the birth of a new era in independent filmmaking. Now, 45 years later, Birth of the Living Dead (opening Friday, October 25. at the Sie FilmCenter) shines a light on the film's creation, the turbulent world that it was born into and its enduring influence to this day, both within the zombie genre and in the larger world. We spoke with executive producer Larry Fessenden about what to expect from the doc, how it came to be and why Night of the Living Dead still has such an impact.

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Photos: Denver nightlife, zombie-style

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When the zombies stopped crawling downtown on Saturday, it was only the beginning of a long and living-dead night: The undead could then just march into a Zombie Crawl after-party at Casselman's or the Zombie Prom at the Meadowlark -- or both -- and continue to carry on into the wee hours. Photographers Eric Gruneisen and Philip Poston were on the job, and they brought back these images from both parties.

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Menswear Mondays: Dustin Wilson at Zombie Crawl

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
With all of the zombie-themed events over the weekend, it was easy to get caught up in the undead, especially at the annual Zombie Crawl. While studying the crowd, we spotted a reflective silver outfit worn by Colorado A-Team Productions owner Dustin Wilson. Keep reading to learn his style mantra, 2013 jam and the origins of his special suit.

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Photos: Zombies crawl on the 16th Street Mall

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The zombie craze is here to stay, and that seems doubly true in Denver, where the annual Zombie Crawl turns downtown into a freakin' bloody mess of creeps and crawlers dropping body parts everywhere, as they did this past Saturday. As these photos by Westword's Aaron Thackeray prove, Denver zombies really know how to get into character. Get a taste of their antics below, then follow the link to the full Zombie Crawl slide show.

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A perfect zombie day in Denver -- unlive it up tomorrow!

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Aaron Thackeray
There are a lot of zombie events in Denver this month, but the lineup on Saturday, October 19, takes the cake. If there's a single day to celebrate your love of the living dead, this is the one. From morning to late at night, there's something undead happening pretty much all the time. To help you get the most out of tomorrow, we've worked out an itinerary that will keep you covered in gore and feeding on the living 24/7, making for a perfect zombie day.

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Photos: Zombie Fashion Show at the Shoppe

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Zombie season is just beginning to amp up in Denver, and the Shoppe on East Colfax Avenue dug up a few undead beauties to strut the catwalk -- and drop a few body parts -- under the stars this weekend at the street's monthly Second Saturday Block Party. Photographer Ken Hamblin III brought back these photos from the Shoppe's Zombie Fashion Show. Eyeball these ghoulish gals, and then follow the link to check out the full slide show.

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