Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000-2010 by Peter Dendle

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000-2010 by Peter Dendle
2012, McFarland & Company


Synopsis: This is a comprehensive overview of zombie movies in the first 11 years of the new millennium, the most dynamic and vital period yet in the history of the zombie genre. The compendium serves not only as a follow-up to its predecessor volume (The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia McFarland 2011 [2001]), which covered movies from 1932 up until the late 1990s, but also as a fresh exploration of what uniquely defines the genre in the 2000s. In-depth entries provide critical analysis of the zombie as creature in more than 270 feature-length movies, from 28 countries and filmed on six continents. An appendix offers shorter entries for more than 100 shorts and serials.

The Good: I enjoyed Dendle's 2nd volume of the Zombie Movie Encyclopedia much more than the first. Probably because it contained, almost totally, movies I'd already seen and for the most part, I agreed with his opinions on said movies. The book even included certain episodes from "Masters of Horror" that included zombies, in its shorts section.

The Bad: Hardcore zombie fans may find themselves lacking on new content, but this book would be perfect for anyone just getting into the genre.

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