- Hardcover: 259 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Company (December 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786408596
- ISBN-13: 978-0786408597
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,930,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Peter Dendle is assistant professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Top customer reviews
And the reviews are lucid. He does not just give them a gloss. It is very clear that he has thought well and hard about each one of the scores of films before putting pen to paper. He examines each film for professional competence without forgetting the enjoyment for the viewer. The volume would be valuable to the fan just for the listing of the cast, production company and director of each movie. As we would expect from the title and from Professor Dendle's background as a scholar the volume has a detailed index. I made the mistake of buying my copy in an e-book version which I regret. I have his second volume in a hard copy and find my ability to easily switch back and forth as the notion takes me to be very useful. I recommend the physical book.
His reviews are notable, entertaining and useful in and of themselves but make no mistake this is a reference book. Both regular fans and professionals will find The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia fascinating as well as essential.
Dendle has some wonderful phrases and one-liners throughout his reviews. My husband is particularly taken with "Spaghetti Zombie" (in reference to Erotic Nights of the Living Dead.) To Dendle's credit, he had trouble seeing a connection between living dead and erotic; I'm glad I'm not alone there.
Zombie movie fans will enjoy Dendle's introduction as he chronicles the evolution of zombies in film around the world and what the trends reflected about fears and anxieties of the times. I consider myself quite the horror movie aficionado, but I found quite a few gems in [The Zombie Move Encyclopedia] that I've missed. I think I'll skip Erotic Nights of the Living Dead, but some of the others are definitely going on my Netflix queue. (Just as a word to the wise: if the quotes from White Zombie tempt you, don't give in. The band was exponentially cooler.)
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What impressed me: I enjoyed that Dendle put his own voice and opinions in the reviews.Read more
Dendle tries to come up with an exhaustive compendium of zombie flicks and review them all.Read more