They came to get Barbra…then they got us all!
Before 1968, zombies began their pop culture career as living human beings controlled by a Voodoo master. Then, in one of the most tumultuous years in modern American history, a low budget horror film shocked the world with its tale of reanimated corpses shambling forth to feast on the flesh of the living. Night of the Living Dead redefined the concept of the zombie forever and gave us a new and indelible vision of horror: the greatest monster of all – us.
Celebrate a half century of Cemetery Ghouls, and 100 years of cinematic zombies, as Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg analyzes how Night of the Living Dead permanently impacted the media landscape. From the origins of the genre to the arrival of the modern zombie and beyond, this book presents new discoveries and insights while paying tribute to all of the zombies that shuffled and sprinted across our screens.
Board up all the windows and doors, and feast on this guide to the fifty-year journey of the living dead!
Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is the “Doctor of the Dead,” world renowned zombie expert, author of the book Zombiemania, creator of the college course “Zombies in Popular Media,” host of the Doctor of the Dead podcast, and frequent commentator in film, television, print, radio, and online. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.