Pittsburgh East Nissan loves the zombies.

I will never ever ever ever understand this city’s obsession with being the Zombie Capital of the World … ever. I mean, George Romero is cool and all, but Burghers regularly dressing up like zombies? What makes these zombies any different than the furries?

Zombie Burghers are attempting to set the world record for the largest gathering of zombies in one location … in this case, Monroeville Mall.

On the decomposed heels of Pittsburgh’s first official Zombie Walk last month, Mark Menold, producer and host of local horror program The It’s Alive Show (airing Saturdays at 10 PM on WBGN), felt compelled to go one better. Menold is organizing an attempt to set a Guinness record for the world’s largest zombie gathering and cement Pittsburgh’s standing as Zombie Capital of the World. The event, sponsored in part by Pittsburgh East Nissan, will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 10 AM at Monroeville Mall, site of George Romero’s classic film, Dawn of the Dead.

It is extremely important to stay in character while in the mall. If you are being filmed, please do not smile, wave or even look at the camera because this will render the shot useless. If you want to be seen on TV, in the newspaper, etc., please stay in zombie mode.

How much do I love that they secured a corporate sponsor for this event? Oh, THIS MUCH!


  1. Maria
    October 24, 2006 1:32 pm

    “What makes these zombies any different than the furries?”

    Less sex, I’m guessing.

  2. pittgirl
    October 24, 2006 1:53 pm


  3. eems
    October 24, 2006 4:18 pm

    I am sad to say that I have a wicked crush on Mark Menold aka Professor Emcee Square. I actually make sure to get home before ten on Saturdays so that I can watch “It’s Alive”.

    I am A. 30 yrs old B. Married and C. Gainfully employed which makes my crush on a horror movie host even more lame.

  4. Melanie
    October 25, 2006 11:14 am

    Zombies are like Permanni’s Sammiches…Pittsburgh wouldn’t be Pittsburgh without ’em!

  5. Joey
    October 25, 2006 11:43 am

    RE: The corporate sponsorship. Not at all surprising, coming from the company who does those annoying “Nineteen-twentyyyyyyyyyy” commercials. Car dealers who think they’re cute and funny, and try to do their own spots should be mouth shackled.