Monday, September 15, 2008

THE Definitive Zombie Movie Guide

Purchase from Barnes & Noble
An invaluable reference I picked up a couple of weeks ago is
Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, by Glenn Kay.

As stated on the back cover:

Zombie Movies is an essential purchase for all those who love (or fear) horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creation. This thorough and authorative yet uproarious guide

  • Reviews and rates nearly 300 zombie films - from Bela Lugosi's White Zombie (1932) to George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead (2008)

  • Traces the evolution of the zombie over the decades, from voodoo slave to brain-eating undead to raging infected

  • Lays out what makes a zombie, as opposed to a ghost, ghoul, vampire, mummy, pod person, rabid sicko, or Frankenstein's monster

  • Includes a detailed and chilling journal from the filming of Land of the Dead

  • Lists the oldest and most gruesome things ever seen in undead cinema

  • Covers not only mainstream American movies but also small independent productions, Spanish and Italian exploitation pictures, and bizarre offerings from Japan and Hong Kong

  • Provides a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made

  • Features in-depth interviews with actors, directors, makeup effects wizards, and other zombie experts

For serious fans and casual moviegoers alike, Zombie Movies will provide plenty of informative and entertaining brain food.

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