Advertising, scepticism and zombies

Tuesday, 15 March 2011



Are you one of those folks who complains that zombies do not speak when the increasing legions of zombie fanatics yell 'Braaaaaiiiins!' during festival screenings? Or perhaps you are one of those higher-on-the-geek-scale types that cites Return of the Living Dead as the origin of that particular trend? (Editors Note: Guilty!) Do you debate with your friends about the nature of running zombies vs. shambling zombies, or whether or not Danny Boyle's 28 Weeks Later even qualifies as a zombie film? Jovanka Vuckovic is here to make sure that we can all just get along by educating expert and novice alike in Z-lore, according to history, legend and the ever increasing swell of popular culture. The horror-subgenre, (i.e. the zombie movie) has had a long and elastic history in literature and folklore, from The Bible to Haitian Voodoo, and in past couple of years was/is at its cultural zenith, particularly in the movies. Thus, Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead arrives with some pretty impressive release timing to bring everyone up-to-speed (so to speak.)

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