Zombie Movies

The Ultimate Guide
Author: Glenn Kay
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569766835
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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Featuring chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films--from 1932's "White Zombie" to George A. Romero's 2008 release "Diary of the Dead--"this thorough, uproarious guide traces the evolution of one of horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creations. Fans will learn exactly what makes a zombie a zombie, go behind the scenes with a chilling production diary from "Land of the Dead," peruse a bizarre list of the oddest things ever seen in undead cinema, and immerse themselves in a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made. Containing an illustrated zombie rating system, ranging from "Highly Recommended" to "Avoid at All Costs" and "So Bad It's Good," the book also features lengthy interviews with numerous talents from in front of and behind the camera.

Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth

The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth
Author: June Pulliam,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803897
Category: Social Science
Page: 381
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A fascinating read for anyone from general readers to hardcore fans and scholars, this encyclopedia covers virtually every aspect of the zombie as cultural phenomenon, including film, literature, folklore, music, video games, and events. • Provides comprehensive coverage of topics about or relating to zombies in film, literature, folklore, and popular culture • Features work from contributors who are dedicated scholars, authors, or fans in the zombie genre of work • Supplies dates with all names and works to give readers a sense of the historical context and evolution of zombie lore • Includes concept entries—for example, comedy, free will, and weapons—that place works in a logical, thematic context

Horror Film Aesthetics

Creating the Visual Language of Fear
Author: Thomas M. Sipos
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458348
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
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This richly informed study analyzes how various cinematic tools and techniques have been used to create horror on screen—the aesthetic elements, sometimes not consciously noticed, that help to unnerve, frighten, shock or entertain an audience. The first two chapters define the genre and describe the use of pragmatic aesthetics (when filmmakers put technical and budgetary compromises to artistic effect). Subsequent chapters cover mise-en-scène, framing, photography, lighting, editing and sound, and a final chapter is devoted to the aesthetic appeals of horror cinema. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

American Zombie Gothic

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture
Author: Kyle William Bishop
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786455546
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 247
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Zombie stories are peculiarly American, as the creature was born in the New World and functions as a reminder of the atrocities of colonialism and slavery. The voodoo-based zombie films of the 1930s and ’40s reveal deep-seated racist attitudes and imperialist paranoia, but the contagious, cannibalistic zombie horde invasion narrative established by George A. Romero has even greater singularity. This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition, starting with its origins in Haitian folklore and tracking the development of the subgenre into the twenty-first century. Closely examining such influential works as Victor Halperin’s White Zombie, Jacques Tourneur’s I Walked with a Zombie, Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2, Dan O’Bannon’s The Return of the Living Dead, Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, and, of course, Romero’s entire “Dead” series, it establishes the place of zombies in the Gothic tradition. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center


Author: Edward P. Comentale,Aaron Jaffe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253013925
Category: Art
Page: 544
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They have stalked the horizons of our culture, wreaked havoc on moribund concepts of dead and not dead, threatened our sense of identity, and endangered our personal safety. Now zombies have emerged from the lurking shadows of society’s fringes to wander the sacred halls of the academy, feasting on tender minds and hurling rot across our intellectual landscape. It is time to unite in common cause, to shore up defenses, firm up critical and analytical resources, and fortify crumbling lines of inquiry. Responding to this call, Brain Workers from the Zombie Research Center poke and prod the rotting corpus of zombie culture trying to make sense of cult classics and the unstoppable growth of new and even more disturbing work. They exhume "zombie theory" and decaying historical documents from America, Europe, and the Caribbean in order to unearth the zombie world and arm readers with the brain tools necessary for everyday survival. Readers will see that zombie culture today "lives" in shapes as mutable as a zombie horde—and is often just as violent.

Zombie CSU


Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 0806534613
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. . . And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work--not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor--Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive--not undead. At last you can: • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a "murder book." • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile. • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues. • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more! Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. Special guest stars: Tony Todd, Brian Keene, Patricia Tallman, David Wellington, James Gunn, Robert Kirkman, Dr. Wade Davis, Robert Sacchetto, Zombie Squad, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Paffenroth, Jamie Russell, Michael "CJ" Kelly, Bruce "Andy" Bohne, and dozens more! "Fascinating! An indispensable tool for anyone contemplating tackling a festering corpse onslaught." -- Fearzone.com "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling . . . the existence of zombies may not be so far-fetched after all." --Rue Morgue

Professor Cocktail's Zombie Horde

Recipes for the World's Most Lethal Drink
Author: David Montgomery
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494352806
Category:
Page: 118
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One of the world's most sublime drinking pleasures, the Zombie is the cocktail that launched a thousand Tiki bars. A sweet and sour mélange of citrus, spice, and lots of rum, the Zombie stands as one of the most significant cocktails of the past century. Created by Don the Beachcomber in 1934, the Zombie took the world by storm, and soon became the quintessential Tiki drink. Eventually, it would appear on the menus of thousands of bars and restaurants around the world. In Zombie Horde, David J. Montgomery (aka Professor Cocktail) leads you on a journey through the history of the Zombie, starting with its humble beginnings in Hollywood, and following it as it evolved and spread over the decades. Zombie Horde includes recipes from notable bartenders like Trader Vic, David Embury, Salvatore Calabrese, and Dale DeGroff, as well as the formulas for the Zombies served at famous Tiki joints like the Tonga Room in San Francisco, Frankie's Tiki Room in Las Vegas, and the Luau Room in San Diego. It also includes recent cocktails that were inspired by the Zombie, with offerings from Martin Cate (Smuggler's Cove), Brian Miller (Death & Company), Allan Katz (Caña Rum Bar), Brian Dressel (Midnight Cowboy), and Audrey Saunders (Pegu Club). As a special bonus, Zombie Horde showcases seven new drinks -- from Jim Meehan (PDT), Tom Brown (Hogo), Jeff Kinder (Distil), Joseph Swifka (La Descarga), Craig Lane (Bar Agricole), Jack Fetterman (PKNY), and Frank Cisneros (Bourgeois Pig Brooklyn) -- that are appearing in print for the first time. Also making their print debut are the recipes for the Zombies served at Mahiki in London, Otto's Shrunken Head in New York City, and Founding Farmers in Washington, D.C.

Victim Prime


Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497635187
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
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In 2092 the world’s ecology is in ruins, drought and famine are widespread, and survival is a never-ending challenge. Harold Erdman leaves his dying community with one goal: to make his way to Esmeralda, an island paradise run by the Huntworld Corporation, which has turned public murder among willing competitors into a thriving and lucrative business. Can he survive the journey and the many rounds of deadly competition on his way to the Big Payoff? His neighbors’ lives, as well as his own, hang in the balance. Hilarious, savagely funny, and imaginative, this is Sheckley at his best! From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”

Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy

New Life for the Undead
Author: Richard Greene,K. Silem Mohammad
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812696832
Category: Philosophy
Page: 303
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"A collection of philosophical essays about the undead: beings such as vampires and zombies who are physically or mentally dead yet not at rest. Topics addressed include the metaphysics and ethics of undeath"--Provided by publisher.

Adventures in Funeral Crashing

Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1
Author: Milda Harris
Publisher: Milda Harris
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 209
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Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school, mostly because of her ex-best friend turned mean popular girl, Ariel, but maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her for all the world to see, he asks for her help, and Kait finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Not only is the thrill of the mystery exciting, but more importantly Ethan knows her name! A little sleuthing is well worth that! * young adult romance mystery contemporary romance mystery crime story fiction teen detective girl sleuth veronica mars nancy drew free freebie

Zombie Loyalists

Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans
Author: Peter Shankman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466879378
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Marketing and PR expert Peter Shankman has been working with the biggest companies in the world to create what he calls "Zombie Loyalists," fervent fans that help companies massively increase their customer base, brand awareness, and most importantly, revenue. After all, why should you have to tell the world how amazing you are if you can have your existing customers do it for you? Imagine an army of customers who will do your public relations, marketing and advertising, without being asked, each and every time they give you their money. These are Zombie Loyalists. They are ready to buy what you sell, respond to your email offers and demand that their friends to do the same. So how do you get this rabid following? There's been a lot of lip service given to customer loyalty over the past few years, but most companies still don't realize that a points program or a slew of untargeted emails simply won't do it. With so many products and platforms to choose from, amazing customer service is the only differentiator that will truly put you ahead of your competition. Looking at exceptional companies like the Ritz Carlton, Commerce Bank, and Starwood Hotels, as well as smaller businesses to turn their customers into Zombie Loyalists, he shows how you can create your own customer army.

I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus

A Breathers Christmas Carol
Author: S.G. Browne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476708738
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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“One of America’s best satiric novelists” (Kirkus Reviews), S. G. Browne seamlessly gift wraps this horrific and hilarious sequel to his “extremely strong” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) zombie novel Breathers. He sees you when you’re sleeping . . . he knows when you’re undead. How does the leader of a failed zombie civil rights movement from California rescue a group of his undead brethren and help a lonely Breather girl as he hides from a band of medical researchers while disguised as Santa Claus? If you’ve never believed in Christmas miracles, then you wouldn’t understand. Andy Warner has just escaped from a zombie research facility in Portland, Oregon, where he’s been subjected to experimental testing for the past year. With Christmas just days away, Andy figures that donning a jolly old St. Nick costume to throw off his would-be captors is just the ticket. But he never expects to encounter a sweet, lonesome nine-year-old girl who not only reminds Andy of the family he’s lost but who thinks he’s the real Santa. He also doesn’t count on being recognized as last year’s national quasi-celebrity by a clandestine group of decaying supporters who look to him for leadership. For the living and the undead, this unforgettable holiday tale will truly put on display just who is gnawing and who is nice. . . .

Miles, the autobiography


Author: Miles Davis,Quincy Troupe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 431
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The life story of master jazz artist Miles Davis in his own words & with no punches pulled

Get a Grip!

A Year 'Round Drama-Rama of Scenes and Monologs for Christian Teens
Author: Lawrence Enscoe,Annie Enscoe
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
ISBN: 9780916260828
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 111
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A collection of short contemporary Christian dramas, covering such topics as surviving the teen years, overcoming addictions, and trusting God.

The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse

A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide
Author: Lauren Wilson,Kristian Bauthus
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363365
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to! You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach. When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we know it, it will mean no more take out, no more brightly lit, immaculately organized aisles of food just waiting to be plucked effortlessly off the shelves. No more trips down to the local farmers’ market. No more microwaved meals in front of the TV or intimate dinner parties. No, when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art. The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 80 recipes (from Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast and It’s Not Easy Growing Greens Salad to Down & Out Sauerkraut, Honey & Blackberry Mead, and Twinkie Trifle), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal. The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising. Whether you decide to hole up in your own home or bug out into the wilderness, whether you prefer to scavenge the dregs of society or try your hand at apocalyptic agriculture, and regardless of your level of skill or preparation, The Art of Eating will help you navigate the wasteland and make the most of what you eat.

Zombie Zero


Author: Scot McAtee
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462010024
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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Kyle Williams never concerns himself with anyone or anything that will not improve his life. But when he finds a corpse behind his couch and then his girlfriend wanders away in the middle of a zombie attack, he realizes just how alone he has allowed himself to become. As the world around him unravels, he reconnects with the one group of people he knows he can trust-his family. But can they survive when the outside world presses in, threatening to tear them apart? And what will happen when Kyle finally solves the horrifying mystery that nags at the edges of his brain? Scot McAtee fills his reader with dread and hope in this satirical horror that is sure to satisfy the postmodern nihilist hiding in the deepest recesses of his readers.

Zombies from the Deep


Author: Nick Grey
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1942840004
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Debut author Nick Grey blends the zombie humor of Shaun of the Dead with the satiric irreverence of Fight Club in his tantalizing and terrifying tale, ZOMBIES FROM THE DEEP.They packed for the beach...Mike and Sara Jones never missed their annual beach getaway. Every year, they looked forward to driving down to the Gulf and enjoying the white sandy beaches with those amazing sunsets. This year was no different than the rest. Swimsuits, check. Sunblock, check. Then, the zombies came.They came from the ocean.Out of the depths of the ocean, the walking dead arrived. There was blood in the water, but this ain't no shark attack. When zombies paint the beach red, Mike and Sara's annual getaway is interrupted. They panic. What would you do?Survive at any cost.Covered in blood and short on temper, Mike suggests they cut their vacation short. Sara's not entirely sure Mike knows what he's doing. But does anyone? Like most couples in a stressful situation, Mike and Sara soon resort to petty bickering.Will they crack?As if on cue, Jim and Theresa Banyon appear. They are smart, charismatic, and best of all rich. It's easy to follow their lead. But Mike and Sara soon find that following Jim and Teresa risks their safety, their marriage, and even their sanity.Readers be warned: Zombies From The Deep is a sexually explicit and graphically violent pulp fiction novel detailing the end of the world and survival during a zombie apocalypse.