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Zombies: The Complete Guide to the World of the Living Dead

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Inspired by horror films of the past, such as George Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead, zombies have come lurching back into the forefront of the public imagination with books such as the Jane Austen parody  Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, video games such as Left 4 Dead and blockbuster movies like Zombieland.  The living dead have never been so popular!

We all know that zombies are by no means a modern phenomenon but where did this zombie fascination come from, and where did people like Romero get their inspiration?  This book takes a look at all aspects of this gruesome entity and delves into the less well known mythological and historical side of this fascinating subject.  This hardcover volume is illustrated throughout in ghoulish, garish full color.

This compendium of gore and ghastliness will reveal the complex history of the zombie from its earliest known origins in Haitian Voodoo, through its mysterious mythology to its modern incarnations in graphic novels, film and computer games. In popular culture, readers will find, Zombies have arisen once more. 

About the Author

Zachary Graves is a writer who specializes in the occult. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA where he

Product Details

ISBN:
9780785826545
Author:
Graves, Zachary
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Author:
Montague, Charlette
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
 Zombies, zombie mythology, legends, origin
Subject:
 The undead
Subject:
 Voodoo
Subject:
Horror
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.75 x 7.5 in 1.94 lb

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