Saturday, June 29, 2013
Book Review: ZOMBIE MOVIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE (2nd Edition) by Glenn Kay
ZOMBIE MOVIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE (2nd Edition)
by Glenn Kay
Published by Chicago Review Press
Distributed by Independent Publishers Group
If you are a fan of zombie movies (and if you are reading this blog, I assume you are), you will definitely want to check out the book titled ZOMBIE MOVIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE by Glenn Kay. This is the ultimate resource for fans of zombie films. Here is a description of the book from the Chicago Review Press website:
Zombie Movies is an essential purchase for all who love (or fear) horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creation. This thorough and authoritative yet uproarious guide reviews and rates nearly 400 zombie films--from Bela Lugosi's White Zombie to the AMC series The Walking Dead. It traces the evolution of the zombie over the decades, from voodoo slave to brain-eating undead to raging infected.
Including a detailed and chilling journal from the filming of Land of the Dead, Zombie Movies also lists the oddest and most gruesome things ever seen in undead cinema and covers not only mainstream American movies but also small independent productions, Spanish and Italian exploitation pictures, bizarre offerings from Japan and Hong Kong, and TV-show episodes with zombies in them. In addition, it provides a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made and features in-depth interviews with actors, directors, makeup effects wizards, and other zombie experts.
Now revised and expanded to include over 100 new and rediscovered films, this second edition of Zombie Movies provides plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for serious fans and casual moviegoers alike.
This is by far one of my favorite books about zombie films. The book takes you year by year and gives you info on each zombie film from that year. The movie descriptions are usually just a page or two at length, sometimes even less, so it is very easy to pick up and read a few descriptions here and there when you have a few spare minutes to kill. This book is also full of great picks from the films, including screen shots, publicity stills, and movie posters. The book is an over sized paperback containing 432 pages.
Get your hands on a copy of this book as soon as you can. I promise you it will become one of your favorite zombie movie reference books!
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