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'Doc of the Dead' and 'World War Z' highlight Epix's zombie movie marathon

Zombie fever is hitting Epix, as the movie network is having a 24-hour zombie marathon (zombie-thon) that begins on March 15, 2014. The marathon highlights include the Epix premieres of the documentary "Doc of the Dead" and the 2013 Brad Pitt blockbuster "World War Z."

Pictured at left: "Doc of the Dead." Pictured at right: "World War Z."
Pictured at left: "Doc of the Dead." Pictured at right: "World War Z."Photo at left: Epix. Photo at right: Paramount Pictures.

Here is Epix's description of "Doc of the Dead," which premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 10, 2014: "Brought to the screen by the creators of the hit doc 'The People vs. George Lucas,' 'Doc of the Dead' delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in film and literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture, to deliver a comprehensive, fast-paced, highly entertaining look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions."

Her are the details of Epix's zombie-thon on March 15, 2014.

(All times listed are Eastern Standard Time)
6 a.m. – Zombies of Mass Destruction
7:35 a.m. – Night of the Comet
9:15 a.m. – White Zombie
10:30 a.m. – House of the Dead 2
12:10 p.m. – Zombies of Mass Destruction
1:45 p.m. – Night of the Comet
3:25 p.m. – White Zombie
4:35 p.m. – House of the Dead 2
6:15 p.m. – Night of the Living Dead (with introduction by "World War Z" author Max Brooks)
8 p.m. – "Doc of the Dead" (Epix premiere)
9:30 p.m. – "World War Z" (Epix premiere)
11:30 p.m. – "Night of the Living Dead" (with introduction by "World War Z" author Max Brooks)
1:15 a.m. – "Nightmare City"
2:45 a.m. – "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead"
4:30 a.m. – "Zombie Lake"