Zombie Cinema

Author: Ian Olney
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081357949X
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It’s official: the zombie apocalypse is here. The living dead have been lurking in popular culture since the 1930s, but they have never been as ubiquitous or as widely-embraced as they are today. Zombie Cinema is a lively and accessible introduction to this massively popular genre. Presenting a historical overview of zombie appearances in cinema and on television, Ian Olney also considers why, more than any other horror movie monster, zombies have captured the imagination of twenty-first-century audiences. Surveying the landmarks of zombie film and TV, from White Zombie to The Walking Dead, the book also offers unique insight into why zombies have gone global, spreading well beyond the borders of American and European cinema to turn up in films from countries as far-flung as Cuba, India, Japan, New Zealand, and Nigeria. Both fun and thought-provoking, Zombie Cinema will give readers a new perspective on our ravenous hunger for the living dead.
Zombie Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Ian Olney
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-17 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

It’s official: the zombie apocalypse is here. The living dead have been lurking in popular culture since the 1930s, but they have never been as ubiquitous or as widely-embraced as they are today. Zombie Cinema is a lively and accessible introduction to this massively popular genre. Presenting a historical overview
Zombie Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Ian Olney
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-17 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

It’s official: the zombie apocalypse is here. The living dead have been lurking in popular culture since the 1930s, but they have never been as ubiquitous or as widely-embraced as they are today. Zombie Cinema is a lively and accessible introduction to this massively popular genre. Presenting a historical overview
Book of the Dead
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Jamie Russell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Fab Press

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The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Peter Dendle
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-18 - Publisher: McFarland

This is a comprehensive overview of zombie movies in the first 11 years of the new millennium, the most dynamic and vital period yet in the history of the zombie genre. It serves not only as a follow-up to its predecessor (The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, McFarland 2001), which covered movies
The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Peter Dendle
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-27 - Publisher: McFarland

Zombies are cautionary forms of humankind’s most universally cherished ideal—life after death. Ragged, ill-spoken, rotting zombies (or the post-dead) seem socially awkward beside the more popular and aristocratic undead, like Count Dracula. The humble zombie remains, for the most part, unappreciated and unacknowledged—until now. The first exhaustive historical overview of