For research purposes, I am going to drastically increase my zombie culture consumption.
Thus far I’ve been reading and loving The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman. (I read the trades not the skinnies—so no spoilers for the latest issues!)
I also plan to read World War Z, An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks. So no spoilers, people!
Update: Forgot to mention I have read the entire and very excellent Kelly Link zombie oeuvre.
What other zombie books and graphic novels should I be reading?
And there’s the movies—because really the whole zombie thing is very movie driven.
Obviously I’ve seen and loved all the George Romero zombie films. Yum. My faves. Yes, even the recent Land of the Dead that I’ve heard quite a few people bagging. The only one of his I think is a bit sub-par is Day of the Dead and even it is totally worth watching.
I’ve seen The Dawn of the Dead remake. Very disappointing.
And obv. there’s 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks.
Not to mention Shaun of the Dead. Very droll.
There’s also Jacques Tourneur’s I Walked with a Zombie. Yes, that’s right I’m open to non-Romero voudun-style zombies.
Update: Also forgot to mention that, yes, I have seen the Resident Evil films. I love ’em.
So what are the best zombie movies that I haven’t seen? And if you could sell ’em to me and not just list titles. I’m trusting youse lot to be my zombie entertainment quality control.