“Zombie Nation—from Folklore to Modern Frenzy” (Schiffer Books 2013) by E R Vernor is a must have for all Zombie enthusiasts. It contains everything a zombie lover could possibly want to know about the world of zombies.
Author E R Vernor dedicates the hard cover book to the creators and fans of zombies. In its pages you will learn that the world of zombies has been a part of our culture, folk stories, and the film world longer than most zombie fans might believe. Zombies, or walking corpses, are mentioned in the Bible—as Viking legends—and Voodoo “spirits of the dead.”
As a youngster, this author of this column found the old Hollywood Voodoo/zombie movies of the 50’s and the 60’s very disturbing. Somehow the thought of “living dead” walking the face of the Earth seemed all too real back then.
E R Vernor’ "Zombie Nation" offers both black and white and color photographs—complete with examples of old movie posters. There is even a chapter on how you can become a zombie—using step by step make-up instructions.
Go on a hunt for the facts, folklore, and fiction about zombies from the 1800's to the new popular Zombie culture. Zombie-related research, interviews, themed goods, movie and TV stories, and other mania culture are featured in this unique book.
Books like "Zombie Nation" has inspired zombie walks, proms, and even beauty pageants. Zombie Walk 5 in the Phoenix, Arizona area on October 26, 2013 is going to be legendary. This year, October becomes Zombie month with a month-long Bloody Mary contest starting October 1, a Zombie Homecoming and crowning of a Zombie King and Queen on October 4 and the Zombie Walk to end all Zombie Walks on October 26.
After all, thanks to "Zombie Nation", “it's a good day to be undead.”
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Order a copy today at www.SchifferBooks.com
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