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Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse
     

Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse

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by Brad Steiger
 

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Featuring 30 chilling stories of reallife zombie encounters, this comprehensive and unsettling study draws upon traditions found throughout the world to dispel common depictions of zombies as lurching, flesheating automatons made popular by countless movies and books. This fascinating collection includes the stories of the Devil Baby of Bourbon Street, a monstrous

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Featuring 30 chilling stories of reallife zombie encounters, this comprehensive and unsettling study draws upon traditions found throughout the world to dispel common depictions of zombies as lurching, flesheating automatons made popular by countless movies and books. This fascinating collection includes the stories of the Devil Baby of Bourbon Street, a monstrous creature complete with horns and tail that still lurks in the shadows of the Big Easy; Black Mama Courteaux and the great zombie war, involving hundreds of zombie soldiers battling for the supremacy of their queen; and the swamp child of Mama Cree, who still roams the bayous of Louisiana. In addition to the stories, a variety of zombierelated facts are explored, including ceremonies and initiations, zombies throughout history, sacred zombie and voodoorelated sites, and zombies and monsters of the Bible.

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"Every paranormal researcher, I'm sure, envies the files that Brad Steiger must have that allow him to be so prolific in delivering these amazing volumes of esoteric information. This book was an eye-opener for me. Top Paranormal Books of 2010"— About.com

"Not recommended for reading just before bedtime."— Alternate Perceptions magazine

"Real Zombies is a superb, and arguably definitive, look at the zombie phenomenon.... The subject is infinitely more complex than many realize. Like a zombie itself, Brad's book grabs you by the jugular and doesn't let go!"— FATE magazine

"Real Zombies, The Living Dead And Creatures Of The Apocalypse. Brilliant!"— Huffington Post

"... refuses to be limited by Shaun of the Dead-style zombie convention. Steiger is known for his encyclopedic exploration of ghosts, vampires and werewolves, and he lends the same exacting scrutiny to this look at reanimated corpses -- and more."— Linda Godfrey's Bloghouse

"The title of the book screams out as something I would want to pick up and it details information about zombies, wendigos, and a lot of other supernatural critters. Also the book's author Brad Steiger obviously took great pains to research."— Pandora's Gate

"The stories in Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse are fascinating and chilling, bloodcurdling even. This comprehensive and unsettling study is an antidote to Hollywood films with their lurching, reanimated dead."— SirReadaLot.org

"The award-winning writer of more than 100 tomes about ghosts, werewolves and other night stalkers, lays to rest the misconceptions regarding the walking dead. He then goes on to tell more than 30 bone-chilling tales."— Sun magazine

Pandoras Gate
The title of the book screams out as something I would want to pick up and it details information about zombies, wendigos, and a lot of other supernatural critters. Also the book's author Brad Steiger obviously took great pains to research.
VOYA - Sherrie Williams
Zombies are all the rage in popular books and movies, but the author of this book seeks to educate readers on "real" zombies—creatures much different from the lumbering ghouls found on screen. The living dead are explored in a myriad of forms, starting with zombies, vampires and mummies, and going far afield into all sorts of mysterious creatures. Each kind of monster is fully explored and a history of each is presented. There is an extensive overview of voodoo and witchcraft worldwide, with a special emphasis on the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The author offers first-hand stories from people who have had encounters with all sorts of mysterious creatures. This book is quite meandering in topic and it lacks focus, with the author discussing CIA studies with LSD and other mind-controlling drugs, Nazi experiments, cannibalism, burial rites, and even an explicit description of the initiation rites of the Charles Manson family. The tone of the book occasionally veers dangerously close to paranoia, with mention of a New World Order and biochips placed by the government to form a nation of zombies. This book will prove quite challenging to reluctant readers who might be drawn in by the title, as it takes an academic (if scattered) slant toward the exploration of zombies. This book may be enjoyed by capable readers with a keen interest in the paranormal, but it lacks wide appeal. Reviewer: Sherrie Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578593439
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
5 MB

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Meet the Author

Brad Steiger is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, including Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside; and The Werewolf Book. He is a regular radio guest on the Allan Handelman Show, Coast to Coast, and Jeff Rense's Sightings. He lives in Forest City, Iowa.

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Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read this book you are truly stupid