eBook Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1440803897
  • ISBN-13: 9781440803895
  • DDC: 398.21
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

The proliferation of zombie-related fiction, film, games, events, and other media in the last decade would seem to indicate that zombies are "the new vampires" in popular culture. The editors and contributors of Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth took on the prodigious task of covering all aspects of the phenomenon, from the less-known historical and cultural origins of the zombie myth to the significant works of film and literature as well as video games in the modern day that feature the insatiable, relentless zombie character. The encyclopedia examines a wide range of significant topics pertaining to zombies, such as zombies in the pulp magazines; the creation of the figure of the zuvembie to subvert decades of censorship by the Comics Code of Authority; Humans vs. Zombies, a popular zombie-themed game played on college campuses across the country; and annual Halloween zombie walks. Organized alphabetically to facilitate use of the encyclopedia as a research tool, it also includes entries on important scholarly works in the expanding field of zombie studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies.
2: Africa.
3: Angel, Joanna.
4: Apocalypse.
5: Army of Darkness (Comic).
6: Asian Cinema.
7: Astro-Zombies, the.
8: Autumn Series.
9: Barker, Clive.
10: Baron Samedi.
11: Bierce, Ambrose.
12: Blind Dead Tetralogy.
13: Blood Crazy.
14: Blood Creek.
15: Bokur/Caplata.
16: Bombie the Zombie.
17: Boneman.
18: Boneshaker.
19: Book of the Dead.
20: Bowery at Midnight.
21: Boy who Couldn’t Die, the.
22: Bradbury, Ray.
23: Brooks, Max.
24: Bubba Ho-Tep (Film).
25: “Bubba Ho-Tep” (Short Story).
26: C.H.U.D. Series.
27: Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the.
28: Campbell, Bruce.
29: Cannibalism.
30: Carnival of Souls.
31: Cell.
32: Cellar, the.
33: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things.
34: Children’s Books.
35: Clark, Bob.
36: Class.
37: Colin.
38: Comedy.
39: Coscarelli, Don.
40: “Country of Comers-Back, the”.
41: Craven, Wes.
42: Crazies, the.
43: Creepshow.
44: Cronenberg, David.
45: Cult Film.
46: Davis, Wade.
47: Dawn of the Dead.
48: Day of the Dead.
49: Dead Alive.
50: Dead and Buried.
51: Dead Island.
52: Dead Rising.
53: Dead Set.
54: Dead Snow.
55: Dead Walk, the.
56: Dead World Series.
57: Dementia.
58: Draugar.
59: Ed and His Dead Mother.
60: Epidemics.
61: Evil Dead, the (Films).
62: Evil Dead: The Musical.
63: Evil Dead, the (Video Game).
64: Existentialism.
65: “Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, the”.
66: Fido.
67: Fog, the.
68: Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy, the.
69: Franco, Jess.
70: Free will.
71: Fulci, Lucio.
72: Gates of Hell Trilogy.
73: Gender.
74: Ghosts.
75: Ghoul.
76: Gil’s All Fright Diner.
77: “Gilgamesh”.
78: Golem.
79: Goon, the.
80: Gordon, Stuart.
81: Grant, Mira.
82: Graphic Novels and Comics.
83: Greatshell, Walter.
84: Grindhouse.
85: Haiti.
86: Hammer Film Productions.
87: Handling the Undead.
88: “Herbert West—Reanimator”.
89: “History of Gherib and His Brother Agib, the”.
90: Homecoming.
91: House of the Dead Series.
92: How to be a Zombie.
93: Humans vs. Zombies.
94: Hurston, Zora Neale.
95: I Am Legend (Films).
96: I Am Legend (Novel).
97: I Walked with a Zombie.
98: In the Flesh.
99: Inferi and the Imperiused.
100: Ishtar.
101: Italian Cinema.
102: Jackson, Peter.
103: Jiang Shi.
104: Juan of the Dead.
105: Keene, Brian.
106: King, Stephen.
107: Labruce, Bruce.
108: Lansdale, Joe R..
109: Lazarus.
110: Left 4 Dead.
111: Lifeforce.
112: Live and Let Die.
113: Lovecraft, H. P..
114: Lugosi, Bela.
115: Maberry, Jonathan.
116: Magic Island, the.
117: “Malthusian’s Zombie”.
118: Marvel Zombies.
119: Mash-Ups, Literary.
120: Matheson, Richard.
121: Mattei, Bruno.
122: Mockumentaries.
123: Monster Island Trilogy.
124: “Mr. Garrity and the Graves”.
125: Mummies.
126: Mummy, the.
127: My Boyfriend’s Back.
128: Narcisse, Clairvius.
129: Nazi Zombies.
130: Necropolis.
131: Night of the Comet.
132: Night of the Living Dead (1990).
133: Night of the Living Dead Series.
134: Paffenroth, Kim.
135: Passage of Darkness.
136: Permuted Press.
137: Pet Sematary (Film).
138: Pet Sematary (Novel).
139: Phantasm Series.
140: Plague of the Zombies, the.
141: Plan 9 from Outer Space.
142: Plants vs. Zombies.
143: Poe, Edgar Allan.
144: Poetry, Haitian Creole.
145: Pontypool.
146: Pontypool Changes Everything.
147: Pornography.
148: Post-Human Zombies.
149: Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.
150: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
151: Quarantine.
152: Race.
153: Raimi, Sam.
154: Raising Stony Mayhall.
155: Reanimation.
156: Re-Animator Series.
157: [Rec] Series.
158: Reference Books.
159: Resident Evil (Video Game).
160: Return of the Living Dead, the.
161: Return of the Living Dead Series.
162: Road, the (Film).
163: Road, the (Novel).
164: Rom Zom Com.
165: Romero, George.
166: Romero’s Rules.
167: Rose, Timo.
168: Savini, Tom.
169: Science Fiction.
170: Seabrook, W. B..
171: Sentience.
172: Serpent and the Rainbow, the (Book).
173: Serpent and the Rainbow, the (Film).
174: Shaun of the Dead.
175: Solomon Grundy.
176: Stake Land.
177: Stupidest Angel, the.
178: Tales from the Crypt (Comic).
179: Tales from the Crypt (Film).
180: Tales from the Hood.
181: Talking Dead, the.
182: Television.
183: Tell My Horse.
184: Tenney, Del.
185: Tetrodotoxin.
186: Thriller.
187: 28 Days Later Series.
188: Undead Evil.
189: Universal Studios.
190: Vampires and Werewolves.
191: Video Games.
192: Voodoo.
193: Voodoo Man.