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Zombie Movies
Zombie Movies

Zombie Movies

The Ultimate Guide

PERFORMING ARTS

432 Pages, 7.5 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9781613744222

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2012)

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Overview

A seriously hilarious look at the living dead that aims to satisfy even the most voracious zombie appetites

Zombie Movies is an essential purchase for all who love (or fear) horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creation. This thorough and authoritative yet uproarious guide reviews and rates nearly 400 zombie films--from Bela Lugosi's White Zombie to the AMC series The Walking Dead. It traces the evolution of the zombie over the decades, from voodoo slave to brain-eating undead to raging infected. Including a detailed and chilling journal from the filming of Land of the Dead, Zombie Movies also lists the oddest and most gruesome things ever seen in undead cinema and covers not only mainstream American movies but also small independent productions, Spanish and Italian exploitation pictures, bizarre offerings from Japan and Hong Kong, and TV-show episodes with zombies in them. In addition, it provides a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made and features in-depth interviews with actors, directors, makeup effects wizards, and other zombie experts. Now revised and expanded to include over 100 new and rediscovered films, this second edition of Zombie Movies provides plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for serious fans and casual moviegoers alike.

Reviews

"Kay's guide is the zombie movie bible for the film student and horror moviegoer . . . . [It] captures the satire, the fear, the politics, and the humor of both classic and modern horror flicks. From Night of the Living Dead (1968) to Cemetery Man (1994) to Wild Zero (2000), you can't go wrong with this guide. Fun for the whole undead family!" —PopMatters

"A near-perfect reference guide for followers of the shambling dead. With extremely up-to-date coverage . . . this volume will be a welcome addition to zombie connoisseurs' coffee tables." —Fangoria

"The definitive guide to zombie movies. Rated and reviewed, decade by decade, for the reader's convenience. A must-read for all zombie scholars!" —Dan O'Bannon, director, The Return of the Living Dead

"...Fans of flesh eaters in film should enjoy the hell out Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide. It’s very complete, often amusing, has a wealth of information, a bunch of pictures, and lots of everything else that an (un)deadhead would want in their book about zombie flicks. If you love zombies like I love zombies then do yourself a favor and pick this one up." — Horror World

"I thought I was done with zombies, but with his book he reminded me that even if the sub-genre is currently a broken record, I still have a nice collection that I can always go back to and enjoy. Well played, sir." —Horror Talk

"Kay's assessments are penned with tons of wit, humor, and playfulness."—Complex Magazine

"The edition, paper quality, images and size of the book are borderline perfection. And the contents will make you smile and enjoy your journey through Zombie history." — Series & TV

"Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide 2nd Edition lives up to its name and is an indispensable guide for any fan of zombie films." —Mania.com

Author Biography

Glenn Kay studied film at Ryerson University and has reviewed films in print and on TV in Canada. He is the coauthor of Disaster Movies and has also worked in the entertainment industry as a voice-over artist. Alejandro Brugués is an independent filmmaker in Cuba best known for Juan of the Dead. He is also the director of Personal Belongings and has been the screenwriter for several films.