A seriously hilarious look at the living dead that aims to satisfy even the most voracious zombie appetitesFeaturing chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films—from 1932's White Zombie to the AMC series The Walking Dead—this thorough, uproarious guide traces the evolution of one of horror cinema’s most popular and terrifying creations. Fans will learn exactly what makes a zombie a zombie, go behind the scenes with a chilling production diary from Land of the Dead, peruse a bizarre list of the oddest things ever seen in undead cinema, and immerse themselves in a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made. Containing an illustrated zombie rating system, ranging from "Highly Recommended" to "Avoid at All Costs" and "So Bad It’s Good," the book also features lengthy interviews with numerous talents from in front of and behind the camera. This updated and expanded second edition contains more than 100 new and rediscovered films, providing plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for movie fans.
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 BiographyGlenn 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. He lives in San Diego. 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.