SPZ: Un-Dead Dave

Dave Cuillier

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, SPJ president Dave Cuillier died in New Orleans. By 6:30 p.m., he was undead.


Cuillier was one of 20 re-animated corpses who confronted 75 college journalists at Zombie Stories, the participatory interview program sponsored by SPJ regions 3 and 12 and SPJ Florida.

While Cuillier had (literally) stiff competition – a zombie pirate wench, a zombie monk in flowing robes, a zombie clown in a fright wig smoking a cigar, and a zombie bride in a blood-splattered white dress – he attracted the largest group of creeped-out reporters…
Dave Cuillier

But it ain’t easy becoming undead.


Cuillier sat in the lobby of the New Orleans Marriott while a makeup artist rotted out his presidential face with latex. This being New Orleans on the weekend before Halloween, very few people looked twice at the spectacle.

Later this week, we’ll update you on how the rest of Zombie Stories went. For now, here’s the before-during-after of Dave Cuillier’s zombification…

Dave Cuillier

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