October 9, 2012

The Ultimate Guide to Zombie Movies is BACK!

Glenn Kay's Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide is back in a glorious new revised and expanded second edition with a comprehensive directory of new zombie movies and even more zombie movie mini-reviews! 


For the zombie fanatic, the first Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide published in 2008 was an indispensable resource to tracking down undead cinema. Now, after the explosion in zombie popularity that took off after its publication, Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide (SECOND EDITION) from Chicago Review Press hits book stores with even more zombie goodness will keep you up-to-date on our favorite flesh-eating monsters.

Press Release

Bringing the silver screen’s undead back to uproarious life, Zombie Movies is the authority on horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creation

CHICAGO: In Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, Second Edition (Chicago Review Press, October 2012) film buff Glenn Kay traces the rise, fall and resurrection of zombie movies—from the first frightening flick White Zombie in 1932 to the recent genre-bending thriller Cabin in the Woods in 2012.

Now revised and expanded to include over 100 new spine-tingling films, along with their accompanying posters and stills, this latest edition of Zombie Movies also includes a forward from renowned Cuban director Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead). Regaling zombie movie fans with nearly 400 movie reviews using the author’s own illustrated rating system, this compendium also includes rare interviews with motion picture talents, a countdown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made and a hilarious guide to what differentiates a zombie from other ghouls, ghosts and monsters. Tracing the evolution of the zombie in pop culture over the decades—from voodoo slave to brain-eating undead to raging infected—Zombie Movies provides plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for serious fans and casual moviegoers alike.

Combining in-depth coverage of the genre’s most chilling (and sometimes humorous) films with 16 pages of color poster reproductions and more than 200 black and white movie stills, Zombie Movies is a fun and fascinating overview of a film genre that, like its monsters, just won’t die.

Praise for Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide

“A near-perfect reference guide for followers of the shambling dead. With extremely up-to-date coverage . . . this volume will be a welcome addition to zombie connoisseurs’ coffee tables.” --Fangoria

“The definitive guide to zombie movies. Rated and reviewed, decade by decade, for the reader's convenience. A must-read for all zombie scholars!” --Dan O'Bannon, director, The Return of the Living Dead

About the Authors:

Glenn Kay studied film at Ryerson University and has reviewed films in print and on TV in Canada. He is the coauthor of Disaster Movies and has also worked in the entertainment industry as a voice-over artist. He lives in San Diego.

Alejandro Brugués is an independent filmmaker in Cuba best known for Juan of the Dead. He is also the director of Personal Belongings and has been the screenwriter for several films.