The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 20002010

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McFarland, Sep 26, 2012 - Performing Arts - 292 pages
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Zombies are cautionary forms of humankind's most universally cherished ideal--life after death. Often ragged, unkempt, ill-spoken, rotting individuals, zombies (or the post-dead) seem socially awkward in comparison to the more popular and more aristocratic, undead, like Count Dracula and his peers. And so, the humble zombie remains, for the most part, unappreciated and unacknowledged--until now. No longer will films devoted to them be buried in the last pages of horror movie guides. The exhumation of zombie films from obscurity is accomplished in terrifying detail in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. The first exhaustive overview of the subject, this book evaluates over 200 movies from 16 countries over a 65-year period starting from the early 1930s. It mostly treats feature-length films, covering everything from large studio productions to backyard videography, but also touches on memorable episodes of television series and miscellaneous shorts. Lengthy entries point out interesting or innovative features of the zombie portrayal in each movie, while an introduction traces the evolution of the genre and interprets the broader significance of the zombie in contemporary Western mythology. Productions credits, a brief plot summary, and alternate titles accompany each entry.

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User Review  - coachtim30 - LibraryThing

Peter Dendle's compendium of zombie movies made between the years 2000 and 2010 is outstanding! Each movie is given a short description (normally a half page or longer) listing cast and crew, plus a ... Read full review

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User Review  - sonyagreen - LibraryThing

It's a comprehensive encyclopedia of zombie movies, with astute observations in the synopses. Better yet, the introduction has a great overview of the movei genre. I'm no stranger to zombie movies ... Read full review

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The Films 20002010
Shorts and Serials
Zombie Movies by Year
Zombie Movies by Country

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Peter Dendle is associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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