Patrons Transformed Into Zombies at Chicago ‘Diary of the Dead’ Screening

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet

CHICAGO – At the Chicago screening on Thursday for “Diary of the Dead” from horror master George A. Romero, willing patrons were transformed into zombies by a makeup and body paint artist. The Chicago publicist for the film has provided us with photos of the transformations.

All photo credits go to Martin McGovern. “Diary of the Dead,” which opened on Friday, is written and directed by George A. Romero of “Land of the Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “Day of the Dead” fame. A “Diary of the Dead” sequel has already been announced for 2009.

“Diary of the Dead” involves a group of young film students who run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

While we feature a few stills from the patron transformations below, continue on to our huge “Diary of the Dead” image gallery where we have more from the event and production stills from the film itself. Click the “original” link within any of the images in our galleries for full-size versions!

Diary of the Dead

Diary of the Dead

Diary of the Dead

Diary of the Dead

Click here to view our entire new “Diary of the Dead” image gallery! editor-in-chief Adam Fendelman


Anonymous's picture

Sweet chicken!

Is it just me or does that dude in the second pic look like Christian Bale?

Anonymous's picture


I dunno about the Christian Bale look-a-like but what’s up with the “sweet chicken”? For some reason that’s hilarious to me.

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to this film. George, you better not disappoint!! I haven’t had a good scare in a loooooong time…..

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing


  • South Side

    CHICAGO – One the brightest comedies set in Chicago is “South Side,” created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The pair moved the show from Comedy Central to HBO Max, and Season Two dropped for streaming on November 11th, 2021, with the same free-wheeling and hilarious misadventures of Simon and Kareme.

  • Colin in Black & White

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on November 4th, 2021, reviewing the new miniseries “Colin in Black & White” – regarding the early years of ex-NFL QB Colin Kaepernick – currently streaming on Netflix.

Advertisement on Twitter

archive Top Ten Discussions