Included are a visual feast of wide-ranging and often shocking films from the monochrome epics of the 1930's & 1940's, the science-fiction orientated zombie films of the 1950's, the graphic splatter films & so-called "video nasties" of the 1980's before coming bang up to date to reflect the re-emergence of the zombie genre again, only now racing rather than shuffling towards box office domination anew.
The Dead Walk provides a fascinating insight into films from across the globe as well as devoting proper attention to individual filmmakers such as George A. Romero & Lucio Fulci who have made the zombie genre their own. As well as detailing the historical origins of zombie lore rooted within Haitian voodoo rites, films as diverse as Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead series to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange are featured, together with a separate chapter on Mummy films including Universal's latest trilogy.
The zombie genre phenomenon is newly resurrected thanks to Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake plus George A. Romero's 'rebirth' with Land of the Dead & Diary of the Dead. With recent entries including the Resident Evil trilogy, Shaun of the Dead, Planet Terror, Doomsday and [REC], the zombie genre is enjoying a Lazarus-like renaissance - it's never been a better time to be undead!