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Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead Paperback – March 15, 2011
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"If you buy just one huge, fantastically gruesome, incredibly informative and lovingly put together book of Zombies this year, then make it this one."Keith B Walters --Books and Writers
"The definitive undead resource book ... a fun, entertaining and very informative breakdown of one of horror's most-loved boogeymen (and boogeywomen)." --Cinesploitation.com
The author's expertise and love for the genre shine through... one of its strengths is the analysis of how the zombie myth has shifted over the years in order to reflect the most prevalent current fears in society. --Blood and Vegetables
Illustrated throughout with great, ghastly photos and other images, Vuckovic's labor of love offers enough to satisfy the appetites of both rabid enthusiasts and casual followers. --Fangoria Magazine
“No one knows horror like Jovanka Vuckovic and no one is better suited to lay out a gory smorgasboard of zombie history. This is going to be bloody delicious!” ―Jonathan Maberry – NY Times Bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author of PATIENT ZERO and ZOMBIE CSU
“Horror to Jovanka Vuckovic is as much about preservation as it is enjoyment. She is the modern equivalent of Forry Ackerman, but her breath is much better.” ―Steve Niles – comic book author, novelist, Creator of 30 Days of Night
From the Back Cover
Written by famed horror expert Jovanka Vuckovic, and featuring an exclusive foreword from Romero himself, ZOMBIES! brings you all this and more, coming right up to date with movies like Zombieland and [Rec], the new wave of zombie novels, The Walking Dead comic book and TV show, and even zombie walks. Despite numerous attempts to assign the rotting corpses permanently to their graves, there is no end in sight to our thirst for the horror and drama that the undead provide. ZOMBIES! is a fascinating and visually arresting roam through a still-vital sub-genre.
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Top Customer Reviews
After a brillant intro in which a interesting connection between voodoo, slavery, and US occupation of Haiti is made; the author spends most of the book going over the basic history of zombies in film from 1932's "White Zombie" to 2009's "Zombieland. Individual films of particular importance or quality are looked at in detail in terms of plot, styles compared to pervious films, and their impact on the course of zombie film history. After that the last few chapters briefly touch on zombies in comics, books, t.v., and video games.
For an person who would like to learn about our friendly neighborhood mindless and/or mind-controlled undead should give this book a look.
Have got some good news for you.
Award-winning Writer,Artist,Critic,Editor,Filmmaker of the upcoming short film
The Captured Bird, and all around BAD A$$,
Jovanka Vukovic,comes to the rescue with ZOMBIES!An Illustrated History of the Undead.
Vukovic is the perfect representative to be our tour guide through this awesome journey of Zombieville(I hear it's nice there in the fall but the over barring locals can sometimes make you want to run for the hills).
This book not only gives the us an interesting history of zombies,with its origins in Haiti,but takes the reader from early literature to it inception on the silver screen in the 1930's -to present day.
It was in the latter part of the 60's when a young filmmaker by the name of George Romero introduced audiences to a new renaissance of zombies. A chapter is dedicated to Romero and his everlasting influence on the zombie culture. Romero is and forever will be "The Godfather of Zombies".
Hell ,you need another reason to get book..The Godfather himself,wrote the forward.
In my opinion Romero's words alone are well worth price of admission here.
Jovanka also delves into how the zombie culture has gone transmedia ...not only infecting novels,comics , movies,television,gaming ,mobile devices,social networks,flash mob/zombie walks ...it's a epidemic that is indeed growing.
This book is written in a fashion that not only informs the reader but entertains us.
Jovanka's vast knowledge in horror truly flexes its meaty muscle here.
If Yale taught a class in Zombism 101...this would be the text book.Read more ›
Worth the price and good reading material.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great and fun resource. I'm teaching a course about monsters, and my students LOVED this bookPublished 3 months ago by Alyssa
Miss Vuckovic truly knew what she was getting herself into when she wrote this book. For zombie fans everywhere who would really love to take a glance at the history of the zombie... Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Corey