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Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland (2009)
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Dawn of the Dead (1978) 28 jours plus tard (2002) The Top 20 Zombie Novels of the Last Decade — Barnes & Noble Reads Back in the ‘80s and ’90s—during my time as a bookstore manager—zombies weren’t even on the radar when it came to genre fiction fodder. Sure, there were some well-written and innovative zombie-powered novels on the shelves (like Lansdale’s Dead in the West and Lumley’s Ship of Dreams, to name just a few) but, for the most part, it was all about the vampire: Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Yarbro’s Saint-Germain Cycle, Huff’s Blood saga, McCammon’s They Thirst, GRRM’s Fevre Dream, etc. But a lot has changed since then—so much so that I would say the last decade (2003-2013) has been nothing short of a Golden Age for zombie fiction. Zombies now rule the roost when it comes to supernatural entities in genre fiction. Honestly, I could’ve doubled or tripled this list, but that would have made for an unwieldy blog. And for those of you out there who think that zombie fiction is all the same, I beg to differ. If you want the crème de la crème of zombie fiction, here’s your list! 20. 19. 18. 17. 16.

Closer (2004) [Rec] (2007) Land of the Dead (2005) The 10 Books Every Zombie Fan Must Read Let’s face it, vampires are played out. Sparkles and sexiness vanquished their frightfulness in a way garlic and holy water never could. But the world needs a monster, particularly in tough times, so zombies have spent the last few years shambling in to fill the pop culture void. We play Plants vs. Zombies on our phones, watch The Walking Dead on TV, go on zombie walks, run zombie-themed races, and will almost certainly make World War Z (based on the 2006 book by Max Brooks, released today) one of the highest-grossing films of the summer. According to the Today show, the "zombie economy" is worth more than $5.74 billion in the U.S. alone. There is simply no better time to brush-up on zombie fiction, but with so many undead-related titles to choose from, it's hard to figure out where to start. 10. For fans of: Jonathan Spy thrillers, tough guys, Jack Bauer from 24, The A-Team, zombies Buy Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel from 9. Buy Day by Day Armageddon from 8. 7. 6.

Dogville (2003) World War Z (2013) The Walking Dead (TV Series 2010– ) The Best Zombie Books Out There | Norman Christof So I was checking out the competition the other day, and I finally started to understand why none of you are reading my books. Hey, these other books are really good. So just, to show I’m not a sore sport about it all, I’ve included some links at the bottom here of some lists of pretty good zombie books. Here’s to hoping I end up on some of them at some point. You faithful reader could help in that regard, by checking out my books on the right there. Dead Sea by Brian Keene If you think about zombies anywhere near as much as I do, I’m sure that at some point you think you’ve found a painfully simple solution to the whole zombie apocalypse. Book of the Dead edited by John Skipp & Craig Spector If your a fan of of the George Romero style of zombie fiction, then this short story anthalogy should be right up your alley with plenty of gore and old style zombie hacking. Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess Generation Dead by Daniel Waters Dead of Night: A Zombie Novel by Jonathan Maberry

The Fountain (2006) Brraaiins! How Zombies Overran Pop Culture They moan. They bite. They shuffle. Or sometimes, they sprint, swarm and carry on surprisingly intelligent conversation. Zombies are something of an open-source pop-culture phenomenon. Unlike Dracula or Frankenstein, these Halloween monsters aren't based on a literary resource. "He didn't call them zombies, and he didn't think about them as zombies," said Ozzy Inguanzo, a screenwriter and author of "Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema" (Rizzoli, 2014). "Audiences saw these lumbering dead people, and they called them zombies … therefore, they became zombies," he said. From Haiti to Hollywood Facts about the zombie phenomenon in pop culture, movies and gaming. The true zombie origin story dates back further than 1968, of course. The notion of zombies is still part of Haitian folklore. Zombies made the leap from Haitian religion to American entertainment in 1932, Inguanzo said, with a film starring Bela Lugosi and Madge Bellamy called "White Zombie." The modern zombie