Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide [NOOK Book]

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Featuring 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...

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Overview

Featuring 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Biff Bam Pop!
A great book for both longtime zombie fanatics and newcomers alike.
Niagara Gazette
This book is a must-own text written for zombie fans by a zombie fan. If there's such a thing as a zombie scholar, Kay is the dean of the college that annoints them.
bookgasm.com
Single most comprehensive book on undead flicks.
The Toronto Globe & Mail
A fun-filled bible of a never-say-die genre
Mail Tribune
Surprisingly meaningful and well-researched.
popmatters.com
The zombie movie bible.
feoamante.com
I thoroughly enjoyed [it]. . .quite educational . . . Most cool! This truly is the ultimate guide.
blogcritics.org
An obsessively complete guide . . . [author] has certainly done his homework . . . highly recommended.
The Hamilton Spectator
A great reference for the zombie movie fanatic . . . enjoyable.
From the Publisher
"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 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613744253
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,334,042
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet 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. 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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Stuart Gordon Gordon, Stuart

1 Origins 1

2 The 1930s: The Zombie Film's Beginnings 5

3 The 1940s: Laughing at the Zombies ... and an Early End? 13

4 The 1950s: The Drive-In, the Atom Bomb, and the Radioactive Zombie 23

5 The 1960s: The Weird, Wild Psychedelic Era and the Reinvention of the Zombie 35

Know Your Monsters! 50

6 The 1970s: Spanish Zombies, Satire, and Blaxploitation 59

Some of the Weirdest/Funniest/Most Disturbing Things I've Seen in Zombie Films 81

7 The 1980s: Italy Reigns and the Horror Boom Explodes ... and Fizzles 101

Interview: Antonella Fulci 115

Interview: Greg Nicotero 134

8 The 1990s: The End of the Zombie - and a Resurrection in Video Games and on DVD 183

Interview: Tom Savini 189

Interview: Stuart Conran 197

9 The New Millennium: Japan Takes Center Stage, and the Big-Budget Zombie Arises 217

Interview: Colin Geddes 220

Interview: John Migliore 239

Interview: Jennifer Baxter 252

Adventures Undercover as a Zombie on Land of the Dead! 256

Interview: Andrew Currie 269

Interview: Gaslight Studio 284

The Highest-Grossing Zombie Films of All Time 296

10 Hope for the Future, or the Beginning of the End ... Again? 299

11 The Greatest Zombie Films Ever Made 301

App Zombieless Zombie Movies 323

Bibliography 333

Index of Film Titles 335

Index of Directors 341

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Zombie reference guide

    A good book for anyone into Zombie movies wanting to start a collection . Money well spent.

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