Zombie Cinema

Zombie Cinema

by Ian Olney

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It’s official: the zombie apocalypse is here.  The living dead have been lurking in popular culture since the 1930s, but they have never been as ubiquitous or as widely-embraced as they are today.

Zombie Cinema is a lively and accessible introduction to this massively popular genre. Presenting a historical overview of zombie appearances in cinema and on television, Ian Olney also considers why, more than any other horror movie monster, zombies have captured the imagination of twenty-first-century audiences.

Surveying the landmarks of zombie film and TV, from White Zombie to The Walking Dead, the book also offers unique insight into why zombies have gone global, spreading well beyond the borders of American and European cinema to turn up in films from countries as far-flung as Cuba, India, Japan, New Zealand, and Nigeria. Both fun and thought-provoking, Zombie Cinema will give readers a new perspective on our ravenous hunger for the living dead.    


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813579474
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Series: Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 891,119
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

IAN OLNEY is an associate professor of English at York College of Pennsylvania in York. He is the author of Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Our Zombies, Ourselves
1    Black Mask, White Zombies
2    Consumer Culture
3    Boy Eats Girl
Conclusion: Homebodies

Further Reading
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