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Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guideby Glenn Kay
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Zombie Movies is an essential purchase for all those who love (or fear) horror cinemas most popular and terrifying creation. This thorough and authoritative yet uproarious guide
• reviews and rates nearly 300 zombie films—from Bela Lugosis White Zombie (1932) to George A. Romeros 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 a zombie, as opposed to a ghost, ghoul, vampire, mummy, pod person, rabid sicko, or Frankensteins monster • includes a detailed and chilling journal from the filming of Land of the Dead • lists the oddest 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.
Featuring chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films—from 1932's White Zombie to George A. Romero's 2008 release Diary of the 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.
About the Author
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.
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