Just four days after tickets to the Newport Beach Film Festival went on sale, the oft slow-moving "walking undead" proved to be among the festival's fastest-moving ticket buyers.
A horde of fans dressed as zombies are expected to descend on the Starlight Triangle Square Cinemas on April 29 for the sold-out world premiere of comedy horror film "DeadHeads," said the film's co-director and co-writer Brett Pierce on Wednesday.
"We're setting it up as a kind of a slogan that zombies are people, too," Pierce said of contacting a group in San Diego that organizes mass "zombie walks" to amp up the excitement of the night.
The premiere coincides with showings of documentaries "Becoming Santa" and "Superheroes."
"It actually might be a fun photo opportunity," festival co-founder Todd Quartararo said of the jumble of expected festivalgoers dressed as zombies, caped crusaders or in Santa suits.
"Deadheads" is the only festival movie that has sold out for its premier night as of Wednesday afternoon, confirmed festival spokeswoman Cory Ceizler.