Book of Zombies

Sep. 15, 2008
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
Just in time for Halloween, Glenn Kay’s Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide (published by Chicago Review Press) is a chronological account of every zombie picture the author could locate. He found many, beginning with Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie (1932) and running through Will Smith’s I Am Legend (2007). Although Kay uses the word “classic” a little too liberally, a few specimens of the horror subgenre might rise to the level of importance, especially Val Lewton’s atmospheric I Walked With the Zombie (1943), George Romero’s grizzly Night of the Living Dead (1943) and Danny Boyle’s viral update, 28 Days Later (2002). Even the author, clearly a fan if a discriminating one, admits that many of his selections are junk. A few interesting surprises do crop up. Who knew that Michael Curtiz, who went on to direct Casablanca, made a movie called The WalkingDead (1936).

Poll

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case to determine if Wisconsin Republicans’ redistricting maps are too partisan. Do you believe the U.S. Supreme Court will order Wisconsin to redraw our legislative maps so the majority of legislative districts are competitive and voters will actually have a real choice between a Democrat and Republican?

Getting poll results. Please wait...