Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Charlie Higson - Offers fans a one-off opportunity to appear in the trailer for his new book

Calling all Zombies!

A one-off opportunity to appear as an extra in the trailer for
Charlie Higson’s new zombie book – The Sacrifice

Fans of The Enemy series by best-selling author Charlie Higson are being given the chance to be in the trailer for his new book, The Sacrifice.  Filming takes place on Saturday 30 June and a small army of zombie ‘sickos’ is required for filming at a secret location in South London.

This is the fourth in a series of trailers for the cult zombie seriesand is written and directed by Charlie Higson himself. The Sacrifice is the fourth title in the series and will be published later this year on 20 September.

To enter, zombie hopefuls must be over 16 and will need to send a photo of themselves and 50 words (or less) describing why they would make a good zombie topuffin@uk.penguingroup.com by Tuesday 26 June.  Spaces are limited and the lucky ones chosen to take part will be notified the following day. For full details and terms and conditions, go to www.the-enemy.co.uk/extras

Set in and around London, the events in The Enemy series take place in a world where a mystery disease has broken out affecting only grown-ups.  Some survive, but those that do face a more terrifying fate – they turn into hideous zombies with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Children form gangs and attempt to survive in an unrecognisable world where there are dangers around every corner.

Previous trailers for the books in the series have had combined viewings of more than 100,000 on YouTube and have seen Charlie Higson transforming into a decaying zombie; chilling footage of a terrified boy posting a clip online of himself being attacked by diseased adults; and, last year, a rotting zombie (with an uncanny resemblance to Charlie Higson) attempting to break into a room full of terrified children.

The Enemy series has now sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone.

Charlie Higson is a successful author, actor, comedian and writer for television and radio. 

He wrote the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 24 different languages.

The first novel in his bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers, The Enemy, was published by Puffin in 2009 and was followed by The Dead (2010) and The Fear(2011).   Charlie is a huge fan of horror films and books, and even studied gothic literature at university.  With three sons of his own, Charlie knows exactly how to terrify and captivate teenagers in equal measure.

Charlie was in a band, The Higsons, and was a decorator before turning to the world of television and going into partnership Paul Whitehouse.  His television successes have included Saturday Live, the Harry Enfield Television Programme, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, the film Suite 16, Swiss Toni and of course, the Fast Show.

Charlie and Paul co-produced the controversial and award-winning spoof radio series Down the Line for BBC Radio 4, in which they also both performed and which became the television comedy series Bellamy’s People on BBC 2.

Charlie is also a successful adult novelist and has written four thrillers, King of the Ants (1992), Happy Now (1993), Full Whack (1995) and Getting Rid of Mr Kitchen (1996).
Charlie lives in North London.

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