Zombies tap into humanity's two greatest human fears: wandering aimlessly through life among the equally forsaken masses, and fire. Run away with this GrouponLive deal to the Apocalyptic Rocktober ZombieFest at Ives Concert Park on Saturday, October 6, at 7 p.m. For $17, you get a package for two (up to a $34 total value) that includes:
- Two general admissions (a $20 value)
- Two drink tickets, good for beer or wine (up to a $14 value)
During the first annual Apocalyptic Rocktober Zombie Fest, the undead will overrun Ives Concert Park for an evening of spooky fun. Host Chiller Chucky dons his zombie makeup to emcee the night's proceedings, introducing Bronx-born rockers Pat Horgan & Thunder Road, who thrill audiences with old-school jams honed over their 41-year career of garage concerts and small venue appearances. Next, a screening of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead transports viewers back to the dawn of the zombie-horror genre. Inducted into the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, the iconic film features a darkly nihilistic plot, a creeping sense of dread, and close-ups of squirrels with shifty eyes, all of which have terrified audiences ever since the film's 1968 debut. A "Thriller" dance party gets bodies moving in time with Michael Jackson's iconic music video, and a zombie beauty contest lets macabre ladies and gents show off their reanimated makeup skills. The open air of Ives Concert Park lends a sense of invigoration to the evening’s entertainment, prompting audiences to cheer along or stack themselves taller than nearby trees.
This event may be unsuitable for children 10 or younger.