Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide

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Chicago Review Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
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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.
  

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I'm a big fan of zombie movies, so it makes sense that I would devour any reference guides for said films. I already have a bunch, and when a new one comes about, or a new-ish one, as this was ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Origins
1
The Zombie Films Beginnings
5
Laughing at the Zombies
13
The DriveIn the Atom Bomb and the Radioactive Zombie
23
The Weird Wild Psychedelic Era and the Reinvention of the Zombie
35
Spanish Zombies Satire and Blaxploitation
59
Italy Reigns and the Horror Boom Explodes
101
The End of the Zombieand a Resurrection in Video Games and on DVD
183
Japan Takes Center Stage and the BigBudget Zombie Arises
217
10 Hope for the Future or the Beginning of the End
299
11 The Greatest Zombie Films Ever Made
301
Zombieless Zombie Movies
323
Bibliography
333
Index of Film Titles
335
Index of Directors
341
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About the author (2008)

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. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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