The dead have risen.
They have always lurked in the
shadows, soulless and terrifying, but now zombies have come
lurching back into our hearts.
They walk among us. Their origins are shrouded in
mystery, but some believe they lie in the shadowy world of Voodoo.
Raised from the dead through black arts, Voodoo zombies were
stripped of their souls and forced into an eternity of slave
labour. And like every successful predator, zombies have evolved
over the ages. From Mary Shelley's tortured monster in
Frankenstein to George A. Romero's hungry for brains ghouls in
Night of the Living Dead, to the modern zombie - a vicious
and unrelenting predator, always hungry for blood. The legend has
transformed throughout the ages, but one thing remains constant: it
is a gruesome reflection of our worst nightmares.
They are coming for you. This compendium of gore and
ghastliness will reveal the complex history of the zombie from its
earliest known origins in Haitian Voodoo, through its mysterious
mythology to its modern incarnations in graphic novels, film and
computer games. Zombies have arisen noce more.