Fans of vampires, zombies and witches, among other supernatural beings, can now more fully appreciate and experience popular shows like “The Originals”, primarily filmed in Conyers, “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Walking Dead” by traveling the newly launched Georgia’s Undead Trail.
The trail takes visitors on a 93-mile journey through urban landscapes and trendy downtowns that have all been the backdrop of television series depicting zombies and vampires. Destinations that are featured in the trail include Atlanta, Conyers, Covington, Senoia and Woodbury.
“Georgia’s film industry is booming, and one of the many benefits of all that filming is that visitors from around the world want to come here to experience the locations made famous by their favorite movies and TV programs. Film tourism is a real money generator that remains long after the project has wrapped,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Georgia’s Undead Trail is the perfect tourism offering that can appeal to fans from all over the world who are wanting to experience the locations of their favorite television shows and films.”
Georgia’s Undead Trail incorporates a variety of film locations, attractions, and restaurants in which fans can get up close and personal to the filming locations that transformed Georgia towns in the locations used in popular shows in the undead genre.
The trail also features a list of “Top 10 Must-See Sites” that include popular film tours, shops, restaurants and even geocache. The must-see sites and new trail brochures debuted October 27-29 at Walker Stalker Con held in Atlanta, where Georgia’s Undead Trail were convention exhibitors.
“Conyers has been home to numerous feature films and television shows over the last 30 years and we bill ourselves as ‘the biggest little filming community in Georgia’,” said Camera- Ready Liaison Gina Hartsell. “The Conyers-Rockdale community is fortunate to have realized a great deal of tourism dollars and economic development from film tourism in recent years and we’re proud to be part of a new avenue to promote what we have to offer through Georgia’s Undead Trail.”
For more information on Georgia’s Undead Trail, contact Teri Haler, tourism specialist for the Conyers Convention and Visitors Bureau and local trail partner contact, at 770-929-4270 or [email protected] or Gina Hartsell at 678-509-0133 or [email protected] The new website for Georgia’s Undead Trail is launching at www.georgiasundeadtrail.com.