LAZARUS: Day of the Living Dead.


Writer/Director and New Yorker Thomas J. Churchill’s unofficial loose prequel that could easily be for Night of the Living Dead.

A Church Hill Production & Apothecary Entertainment

Genre: Horror/ Thriller

Producer: David M. Parks

Written, Produced & Directed By: Thomas J. Churchill (Emerging Past, Mr Hush, and Syfy’s Monster Man – Episode 2)


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Lazarus: Day of The Living Dead revolves around the character of George A. Lazarus (Ray Capuana, Emerging Past), an insurance investigator who schedules routine interviews with twelve employees and owner Mammon Beelzebub (played by Churchill) of the Deadly Sin Cigarette Company upon the receipt of a rather suspicious insurance claim. In the process, he learns that all twelve had recently been fired for being sick at the job, and then subsequently and without a trace, they disappeared. Two weeks later, with Lazarus now a missing person, his heart-sick fiancée Bethany Loomis (Natalie Victoria, Dead Head) and Chip (Kevin Eugene Franklin) undertake the task of finding him.  While retracing his steps, they learn that what was initially regarded as a simple fraud investigation case may actually be the beginning of the end of the human race in Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead.

Set in Hollywood in 1957, the film also stars Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night, 976-Evil, Emerging Past), Brooke Lewis (iMurders, Sinatra Club),Mike Marino (Emerging Past, Niko The Impaler, Mr Hush), Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers 2, the Tripper), James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Sushi Girl), Brian Andrews (Halloween), Janet Tracy Keijser (House on Haunted Hill), Kenneth J. Hall (The Puppet Master),Krista Grotte (Emerging Past) and Taylor Morgan Lewis (Women of Wrestling). Roy Knyrim’s SOTA FX (SyFy’s Monster Man, 2001 Maniacs, Wish Master 3, The Prophecy 3) provides the special effects.

‘If Hitchcock told a zombie film, this would be it.’ – Thomas J. Churchill

Comparable Films: A Loose Prequel to Night of the Living Dead and other “Zombie themed films”. Twilight Zone meets Hitchcock

Length: 90 minutes

The Director and Cast will be present at this event:


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RAY CAPUANA – plays George A. Lazarus in LAZARUS. A New York Stage/Screen actor. Other credits include: Emerging Past, Escape Under Pressure.

KRISTA GROTTE– plays Marion in LAZARUS. A Florida Stage/Screen/Model actress. Other credits include: Filthy, Emerging Past, The Uh-Oh Show.

MARISA PARKS– plays the lounge singer/as well as performer of “ALL” songs heard in LAZARUS (includes trailer songs)

TAYLOR MORGAN LEWIS– plays Lucinda Beelzebub in Lazarus. A Hollywood Stage/Screen/ Wrestler. Other credits include “Fire” in Woman of Wrestling, Lucky Numbers)

RAVEN LEXY– plays Eve Caine in Lazarus. A Hollywood Actress/Model-Maxim,Playboy,Fitness. Other credits include: (Demon Hunter, Entourage, Sleeping Beauty)

MIKE MARINO– plays Mickey in LAZARUS. A NY-STAGE/SCREEN actor. Other credits include: Emerging Past, LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.

ASHLEE BUCHANAN– plays Harold’s wife in LAZARUS. A Hollywood Stage/Screen actress. Other credits include: Veronica Mars,Death To Snooki, Rake, Professional minds.

THOMAS J. CHURCHILL- Wrote/Produced/Directed & plays Beelzebub in LAZARUS. A NY/CA entertainer. Other credits include: SyFys’ Monster Man, Emerging Past, Mr. Hush