To celebrate the release of the zombie apocalyptic film REDCON-1 a Zombie horde will descent onto Manchester on Sunday 30th September. So if you can’t beat them we may as well join them!
A zombie walk is being organised to walk around the city centre, followed by a screening of the film REDCON-1 at VUE with Q&A from the film’s director Chee Keong Cheung and actor/producer Mark Strange. After the film there will be an undead zombie after party at Bierkeller. The zombie walk and afterparty are both free. Redcon-1 Film and Q&A tickets are limited but still available to purchase from £4.99 each.
Photo here and Header photo by Adam Crowther
3:30pm Registration of the zombie walk. Meet inside the Printworks within the Pump Yard
4pm Walk starts. Estimated 1-1.5hrs
6pm Redcon-1 film starts at VUE
8.30pm Q&A with Chee Keong Cheung, Carlos Gallardo and Mark Strange
9pm Zombie After-party at Bierkeller (There will be a signature Redcon cocktail)
This is on limited release so watch it whilst you can. Currently for one week only Friday 28th September to Thursday 4th October 8.30pm daily. You can book tickets here. The Q&A screening at 6pm can also be found on the same link but this is almost sold out at the time of writing.
After a zombie apocalypse spreads from a London prison, the UK is brought to its knees. The spread of the virus is temporarily contained but, without a cure, it’s only a matter of time before it breaks its boundaries and the biggest problem of all… any zombies with combat skills are now enhanced.
With the South East of England quarantined from the rest of the world using fortified borders, intelligence finds that the scientist responsible for the outbreak is alive and well in London. With his recovery being the only hope of a cure, a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers is sent on a suicide mission to the city, now ruled by the undead, with a single task: get him out alive within 72 hours by any means necessary. What emerges is an unlikely pairing on a course to save humanity against ever-rising odds.
Subject to change on the day. We’ll be taking several pictures in front of some iconic Manchester places.
Dressing up in your best/worst zombie look is highly encouraged. Although, be wary that you may need a change of clothes to enter the cinema. We don’t want “blood” all over the seats.
The walk is for fun so please be on best behaviour. Do not go into any shops or centres. Do not smear “blood” on any window/facade/landmark. Scaring is one thing, but as we’ll be passing members of the public if they are genuinely scared please know your limits and do not pursue them. We don’t want to scare them into running onto a road and traffic.
Marshalls will be present to direct the walk and crossings of roads/tram lines. All areas on the route are wheelchair friendly.
Please note the film and after-party is 18+ only. However, the zombie walk is open to everyone!
For more details head to the event page on Facebook.