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“They won’t stay dead!” proclaimed the theatrical poster for filmmaker George A. Romero’s cinematic masterpiece Night of the Living Dead (1968).
That banner headline, describing the film’s undead ghouls, has come to define the zombie genre, which continues to reach unprecedented heights of worldwide popularity. Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema (Universe Publishing, $40) takes readers on an illustrative journey through all nine decades of undead cinema, chronicling popular culture’s most terrifyingly enduring and endearing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were created and shaped—at the movies.
I reveal the truth: I was once an "extra," playing a one-eyed golfer taking over the Monroeville Mall in the 1985 George Romero fright flick, Day of the Dead. This was the third installment in Romero's Dead series.I have a photo tucked away . . . it took Tom Savini quitre a while to make me up for reel life, then bring me back to real life.
For nearly a century, the zombie genre has thrived on a creative and cultural transfer of influences from generation to generation of storytellers, filmmakers, and artists. This book chronicles the remarkable true story of how these individuals and their creative works, through time, collectively built a modern legend, covering the most popular, most influential, most overlooked—and of course, the most terrifying—films featuring zombies.
Author Ozzy Inguanzo’s insightful, witty, and informative text is complemented with an illustrated foreword, and contains more than 300 photographs, movie posters, and behind-the-scenes images featuring scores of classic films including Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie (1932), Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie (1979), as well as more recent offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive (1990), Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004), the breakthrough series The Walking Dead (2010), and Brad Pitt’s mega-hit World War Z (2013).
Expertly curated and filled with images spanning the breadth of cinematic history, Zombies on Film The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema is perfect for film fans, students and pop culture junkies.

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