From White Zombie to Land of the Dead … An insightful guide to 80 zombie movies that shaped a horror subgenre and left us all with a mortal fear of flesh-eating ghouls clawing their way out of the cold, dark earth.
Zombiemania takes an in-depth look at one of the most popular horror film categories of all time. What is it that makes us so scared of and yet so attracted to the living dead? Why is it that shambling corpses with a taste for brains, or mindless automatons controlled by a voodoo master still retain such relentless power?
Illustrated with many photographs, some published here for the first time, this is one film guide that will leave you with a restless urge to walk the night in search of living flesh.
497pp. A5 paperback.
ISBN 1-84583-003-2 (pb)
Published 23 November 2006
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr Arnold T Blumberg served as editor of Gemstone Publishing (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Hake’s Price Guide to Character Toys), authored their The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book: An Overstreet Photo-Journal Guide, and co-authored the second and third editions of their Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide. He has written extensively on pop culture and entertainment for The International Journal of Comic Art, Overstreet’s FAN, Comic Book Marketplace, Collector’s Showcase, Dreamwatch, Borderline, Whotopia, EON Magazine, Cinescape and Now Playing – for the last three of which he was senior editor. He also wrote the online guide to collecting science fiction collectibles for eBay. He contributed short fiction to the Doctor Who charity anthologies Missing Pieces, The Cat Who Walked Through Time, and Walking in Eternity. For Telos, he also has co-written Howe’s Transcendental Toybox and its three update volumes, comprising the definitive guide to Doctor Who merchandise, and has designed and typeset many of our other books. He contributed reviews of the Doctor Who Series Two episodes for J Shaun Lyon’s Second Flight: Back to the Vortex II, also from Telos. He holds a Masters in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore, a Doctorate in Communications Design from the same institution, and has undertaken many teaching, lecturing and presenting assignments.
Andrew Hershberger has worked as Registrar for Geppi’s Entertainment Museum and a prolific writer of film and music criticism for numerous print and online publications, including Cinescape, Now Playing, EON, IF Magazine and www.cinejunkie.com. Zombiemania is his first book.