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Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Doc of the Dead will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 10 and on EPIX on Saturday, March 15, at 8PM ET. The feature length EPIX Original Documentary, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, examines the rise and evolution of zombies in film, television and literature and the impact on pop culture. Many of the genre’s most influential figures are featured in the film, including the “Godfather of the zombie genre” George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), actors Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and acclaimed author Max Brooks (bestsellers The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z).
Doc of the Dead premieres on EPIX March 15at 8PM ET as part of an all-day Zombie-thon celebrating the full range of zombie movies from a newly re-mastered HD version of director George Romero’s seminal cult classic Night of the Living Dead, with a special introduction by Max Brooks, to the world television premiere of this summer’s blockbuster addition to the zombie movie cannon, World War Z starring Brad Pitt.
Zombie-thon on EPIX begins at 6AM ET on March 15 and continues through the dead of night. Follow the marathon on Twitter via #Zombiethon and for more information on Doc of the Dead visit http://www.epix.com/doc-of-the-dead.
EPIX Zombie-thon - Saturday, March 15 (all times eastern)
6:00am – Zombies of Mass Destruction
7:35am – Night of the Comet
9:15am – White Zombie
10:30am – House of the Dead 2
12:10pm – Zombies of Mass Destruction
1:45pm – Night of the Comet
3:25pm – White Zombie
4:35pm – House of the Dead 2
6:15pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks
8:00pm – Doc of the Dead (World TV Premiere)
9:30pm – World War Z (World TV Premiere)
11:30pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks
1:15am – Nightmare City
2:45am – Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
4:30am – Zombie Lake
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EPIX.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) systems, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and Windows 8.1 and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
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