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When writer/director George A. Romero released his seminal cult classic movie, Night of the Living Dead, in 1968 he had little idea of the vast cultural impact it would have. Over the past 40 years zombie culture has steadily grown in popularity--until the legions of the undead have infected every aspect of pop culture from movies and novels to comic books, television, musWhen writer/director George A. Romero released his seminal cult classic movie, Night of the Living Dead, in 1968 he had little idea of the vast cultural impact it would have. Over the past 40 years zombie culture has steadily grown in popularity--until the legions of the undead have infected every aspect of pop culture from movies and novels to comic books, television, music, toys, and even fashion. What are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead celebrates the living's enduring fascination with the ever popular undead. From its earliest cultural origins in African folklore and the Voodoo religion that emerged in Haiti through its colorful pedigree in cinema, right up to the contemporary mass zombie walks, their prevalence in New York Times bestselling fiction lists, and even the video game market. Zombies! examines and celebrates with fully illustrated text the many manners in which the undead have been portrayed since their inception....

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ISBN : 9780312656508
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead Reviews

  • Jeremy
    2018-09-21 03:04

    Have you ever gone to Wikipedia to search for something then ended up clicking on a dozen different things because shit is really interesting? This book makes me want that streaming Netflix magic everyone keeps talking about.

  • Damon
    2018-08-22 02:23

    Great guide for the fan of all things zombie with tons of pictures and new movies, books, comics that I must seek out.

  • Kirsten
    2018-08-26 22:07

    Just came into the library.. Very interesting book, I enjoyed looking at the evolution of zombies in the media.

  • Catherine
    2018-08-24 02:03

    Loved reading this! I never realised that the movies I saw as a child were zombie movies. I just remembered being scared witless and loving it! Why else would a country girl in the late 70s watch "City of the Living Dead" a million times. It was poorly scripted with the worlds worst English dubbing EVER, but that didn't detract.This book isn't an in depth history of the zombie genre. It clearly and visually describes the history of the myth and it's portrayal in film, tv and books. It describes the growth of the accepted portrayal of a zombie and then the variants. It also gives a good run down of the more famous writers, producers and actors.Each double spread was a chance to see something ghoulishly familiar or something new that you will want to run out and see.If you are not already a zombie fan and just want to know what the fuss is about, or want to ensure you are not totally excluded from the next conversation, or just want to make sure your kid is not into some weird cult - then read this. I dare you

  • D.M.
    2018-09-10 22:29

    By her own admission, Vuckovic set for herself a fairly impossible task: to detail a complete history of the fictional undead. Though she understood her limitations, she still managed to accomplish a reasonably thorough overview of the living dead as presented in popular media. She spends very little time on the real-world roots of the zombie, devoting the majority of the book to their fictional evolution.The book is heavily illustrated and quite readable. If there are any flaws to the work, it's that there are some editing issues and that the structure gets a little repetitive; the chapters seem to be designed to be able to be read independently of each other, so when read sequentially a great deal of information appears over again. A more objective view of the media would have been nice, too.This is a fun read with lots of wonderful zombie pictures, and a thorough look at the phenomenon for the vaguely interested.

  • David
    2018-09-07 23:22

    Comprehensive and covering all media (mostly film), it's a quick and interesting read for even the most casual zombie fan. My complaints are few: The author sometimes overreaches a bit in her definition of a zombie (including mummies and the creatures of "Slither") and on page 8, she incorrectly credits a photo from "Zombi 2" as being from "City of the Living Dead". Okay, so that last one isn't really a valid complaint but "Zombi 2" is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies so I just had to bring it up.

  • Mark
    2018-09-11 23:13

    I met Janvanka a few years ago at Crypticon, held at SeaTac in Washington State. Our tables were next to each other. I'm a huge lover of movies, and a big fan of Zombies from way back. I found her book an extremely complete account of the history of Zombies. Her accuracy on the quality of movies, books, games and more pulled me in. And I hate to admit it, but she found a couple of treasures I overlooked. Naturally I bought her book and I've poured through it repeatedly.

  • Aidan Fortner
    2018-09-15 19:09

    Nothing really new for a hardcore horror geek but still a fun read (especially for fans of the lovely Ms. Vuckovic). Features a nice color layout and some rarer seen images--my favorite is of the trio of sorceresses from Seabrook's The Magic Island, Papa Nebo, Gouede Mazzaca the Midwife and Gouede Oussou the Drunken One.

  • Jim Peterson
    2018-08-26 03:08

    A fun, mix of pop culture, academic treatment and coffee table-style book on our beloved rotten but walking friends. I think we're getting carried away with zombies, but I still have an affinity for them.

  • Blake Petit
    2018-08-26 01:11

    Decent book -- covers lots of zombie films going back to some of the earliest examples. It's very photo-heavy, which is appreciated, but also makes it a quicker read than one would expect from the thickness. I enjoyed it, though, and it gave me some movies to add to the old Netflix queue.

  • Sarah
    2018-09-17 22:31

    Not a bad book on the history of zombies but the author doesn't hide the disdain for the Dawn of the Dead remake.

  • John
    2018-08-27 22:15

    AWESOME! If you love zombies and want to know all about them READ!!

  • Victor Martin
    2018-08-31 20:07

    I enjoy reading the origins of things. This book actually tells a good clear origin of zombies and how it evolved through the years. great book no doubt about it.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-08-25 03:29

    A very concise, though now dated, easy read for zombie enthusiasts. It will illuminate the current generation on the zombie's beginning.