The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia


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About the Book

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 zombie films, this book’s lengthy entries evaluate more than 200 movies from 16 countries over a 65-year period from the early 1930s to the late 1990s. It covers everything from large studio films to backyard videography, and touches on memorable television episodes and miscellaneous shorts. An introduction traces the evolution of the genre and interprets the broader significance of the zombie in contemporary Western mythology.

About the Author(s)

Peter Dendle is an associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto. He lives in Gettysburg.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Dendle
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 259
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2001]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6367-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5520-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Contributions to Zombie Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

THE FILMS      17

Appendix A: Movies Listed by Year      217

Appendix B: Foreign Movies by Country      222

Bibliography      225

Index      231

Book Reviews & Awards

“if you are a zombie fan…get both of these volumes”—Classic Images; “the first scholarly work to evaluate the role of zombies in contemporary culture…a delightful book…recommended…an enjoyable read”—ARBA; “the inclusion of works is admirable…a good book”—Chiller Theatre; “a truly fascinating and entertaining read…a definite winner”—Bite Me; “entertaining…informative”—Film Review; “comprehensive…impressive”—Hitch; “useful information”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “exhaustive…lengthy entries”—Gadflyonline; “exhaustive”—Interzone; “terrifying detail…the first exhaustive overview of the subject”—Cult Movies; “well written…[an] impressive tome”—Brutarian Quarterly; “exhaustively researched…excellent appendices…a huge bibliography…you’d be hard pressed to find a better book…essential reading”—Culture Dose; “very welcome”—Rue Morgue.