ZombieKillerscopy_zps06961f99Jeff Trainer, one of the owners of Sands Bethlehem Event Center, has always loved movies and always loved zombies — long before, he says, the hit TV show “The Walking Dead.”

Trainer even at one point had a Los Angeles screenwriter pen a script for him. But like characters in zombie movies, the movie died.

Now, also like the walking dead, Trainer’s zombie movie has come back to life, stronger than ever.

“Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard,” a thriller starring “Titanic” alum Billy Zane, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” star Dee Wallace and “The O.C.” star Mischa Barton, was shot in the Poconos this summer and is set for commercial release in February.

Originally conceived as a film that would be offered via the video streaming the event center has developed for boxing and concerts, the film now has been picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay, one of the world’s largest entertainment companies and also distributor of “The Walking Dead.”

The film likely will premiere with a zombie-themed gala showing at the event center, Trainer says.

The film also involves the burgeoning sport of paintball. It’s set in a small post-apocalyptic town defended from the undead by a team of young guns trained by Zane’s anti-hero character through paintball games.

That, Trainer says, not only sets the film apart, but also opens up all kinds of marketing possibilities.

So much buzz has been generated that a sequel already is planned and “Zombie Killers” is likely to become a trilogy, officials say.

“This is not your typical zombie movie,” writer-director B. Harrison Smith says. “An analogy is this is sort of how ‘Star Wars’ was, a smaller film, and the next one, we’re hoping, is our ‘Empire Strikes Back.’”

Rising from the grave

Trainer, a Lehigh Valley developer who also opened Bethlehem’s Steel Ice Center in 2003, says his movie idea got new life with the announcement of the event center’s streaming capabilities and its tie-in to the Internet video streaming service Ustream in 2013, along with a paranormal and horror convention, Parafest, held at the event center around the same time.

Watch the trailer: http://bloody-disgusting.com/videos/3328121/zombie-killers-elephants-graveyard-trailer-hunted-exclusive/

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2015 PSP Schedule – Official Release!

The 2015 Schedule:

pspscheduleLocated just 30 minutes from the airport and downtown Nashville, whether you’re driving in or flying, there’s going to be plenty to do at the second PSP paintball event of the 2015 season.  Nashville has been on our list of hopeful destinations for many years, both for it’s location and it’s culture.  We’ll be competing on pristine soccer fields of grass at a beautiful recreational park this May, an opportunity the PSP staff just couldn’t pass up!

You may have also noticed that Chicago is now the fourth event, while MAO has taken the mid-season spot.  I’m sure we don’t have to remind you about the luck we’ve had with June Chicago weather in years past, so for 2015 we’re bringing our fastest growing event, the Mid Atlantic Open in Chesapeake City Maryland, to take over as our summer tournament venue.

 Hotel deals, flight discounts, entry fees, prizes and many more details regarding the 2015 season will be released in the days ahead.

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Is it March yet?

Event #1
PSP Dallas Open
March 13 – 15, 2015
Cousins Paintball, 8975 FM 740, Forney, TX 75126

Event #2 – NEW VENUE
PSP Nashville

May 1 – 3, 2015
Sharp Springs Natural Area, 1000 Espey Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167

Event #3
PSP Mid Atlantic Open

June 18 – 21, 2015
OXCC, 2941 Old Telegraph Rd, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Event #4
PSP Chicago Open

August 7 – 9, 2015
CPX Sports Park, 2903 Schweitzer Rd, Joliet, IL 60436

Event #5
PSP World Cup
October 15 – 18, 2015
Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd SE, Polk City, FL 33868

Fulda Gap 2015 Generals Announced

fuldagap2010logoThe Generals for Fulda Gap Scenario 2015 have been announced in record time. Eric Engler, of Engler Custom Paintball Guns will be back from his victory at FG14 to lead the smurfs once more into battle. Josh ‘Joker’ Justice of ODX fame will be his XO. The Warsaw Pact will make history by following the first ever female General into battle to bring glory to The Motherland. Violet ‘Domina’ McLellan of WCP Canadian Corps will take the helm of the 8th Guards Soviet Army. Her XO will be none other than The Werewolf.

Justin Rabackoff’s Paintball University

paintbalUPaintball University is a subscription based online classroom built around the key fundamentals of paintball, in-depth drills, and field breakdowns. This site was created to help support the growth of paintball and enhance players around the world. Our vision is simple: Paintball University aims to help you become an all-around better player through film and photography which concentrates on the many important aspects of paintball, taught by Justin Rabackoff. Our goal is to bring paintball to the next level by allowing users to observe paintball at its highest level, adapt to the ever changing field layouts and player styles, and ultimately achieve a superior level of paintball IQ.
Observe. Adapt. Achieve

http://thepaintballuniversity.com/