Go Zombies!

Hockey is a pretty big deal in this town – well, it’s a big deal as long as the Penguins are winning. Ok, maybe it’s a big deal all the time, but people like me (that is, people who don’t like sports) don’t notice it unless the Penguins are winning. So, the Pens are doing well this year, eh? I guess that’s cool, if you’re into it.

Anyway, the Pittsburgh area has a hockey team that interests me way more than the Penguins interest me, except this more interesting team doesn’t exist except in a movie and it’s not spending millions of dollars on a new rink or whatever.

Ladies and gentlemen: the Monroeville Zombies!


Kevin Smith, the director of Zack and Miri Make a Porno, is a bit of a geek, which typically includes being a fan of zombies and zombie movies. Monroeville Mall was the location of the original Dawn of the Dead. Aside from that, Smith’s new movie was filmed in Pittsburgh, creating a perfect little package of Pittsburgh/nerdy/zombie/Kevin Smithy references.

The movie opens on October 31st. Duh.

3 Comments so far

  1. onedamnthing on May 12th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    That’s awesome. I grew up in Monroeville…I totally need one of those jerseys.

  2. Mike (psion) on May 12th, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

    I grew up, and still live in Monroeville, and have kind of gotten into the whole zombie thing as of late…I can’t wait! I knew when they were shooting the movie, but I never looked anything up about it, I figured I would just go see it, now I’m even more excited!

  3. On a Lighter Note « la pomme du ciel (pingback) on May 15th, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

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