About the Zombie Encounter

The Zombie Encounter terror begins at 6p with the film Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated,
introduced by curator Mike Schneider. The film will be followed by a Q & A session. This is a rare
NY-area premier! Watch if you dare...

Then, walk with us through a zombie encounter (approx. 8p). We've compiled an expert group of
Tour Guides: -
Dr. Kim Paffenroth (http://www.geocities.com/kpaffenroth,
http://gotld.blogspot.com), Jonathan Maberry (http://jonathanmaberry.com,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Maberry), Peter Gutiérrez
http://firefox.org/news/articlerss/author/14), Rob Hauschild (www.wildeyereleasing.com),
John Joseph Adams www.johnjosephadams.com) and David Barr Kirtley
www.davidbarrkirtley.com) acting as the night's guest moderator. We thought it best to have
zombie experts walk us through the encounter - we want to reach the other end!

Click to see Mike Schneider's
Face The Fiction Zombie Encounter: Animated.
Zombie Encounter & Film Festival -- October 10, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009, 6p
Location: Lutheran Church of the
Redeemer, 55 Wyckoff Avenue,
Ramsey, NJ 07446, 201.327.0148.

Event Recap

Shortly after 6:00 p.m Master Todd officially started the program by telling us that we were being
filmed this evening and to not say anything that our mothers wouldn't want to hear! Then he
Mike Schneider who intro'd his Re-Animated version of the 1968 film Night Of The
Living Dead
. This version was made up of animated scenes matched with stills from the original
picture. The styles of animation used were varied and included claymation, barbie dolls and even
legos!! After the film ended we took a 10-minute break then had a Q and A with
Mike before
starting our panel discussion with the Zombie Experts (
Jonathan Maberry, Dr. Kim Paffenroth,
John Joseph Adams, Rob Hauschild & Peter Gutiérrez). Guest Moderator David Barr Kirtley
introduced the panel then proceeded with his list of questions regarding the zombie experience
for all the panelists. There was time for a few questions from the audience before we closed the
discussion at 10:45 so folks could buy & get books signed from our experts (and clean-up could
begin). By 11:00 everybody was headed for the Stateline Diner to continue the evening, where a
Ann-Marie said "We done good", and Todd replied "We always do". See y'all next month!!!
(Steve S)

The "Zombie" night was indeed special. After watching the reanimated version of Night of the
Living Dead
and the question and answer period with filmmaker Mike Schneider, which were
quite interesting, we then had the Zombie Panel discuss all things zombie! As mentioned, the
speakers were all passionate about the subject, and when prompted by
David as to their various
feelings on the subject, answered with great knowledge on said subject. They all mentioned their
favorite zombie movies (later on I brought up the great
Carnival of Souls which they all agreed
was very influential), what they liked/disliked about where zombies have been/will be taken, even
discussing a topic of zombie sex! The whole evening was extremely entertaining because in
large part by the panelists knowledge and fervor for the subject.
(Chris H)