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.