With the UK release of World War Z imminent, and the US Encyclopedia of the Zombie forthcoming (that I’ve written some essays for, namely on Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce, Hammer’s Plague of the Zombies and the Phantasm series of films), I’ve been on a bit of a zombie movie re-watch recently. The zombie has always been a part of horror movie history, first as a staple of Hollywood ‘B’ pictures, then touched on briefly by Hammer, before George Romero popularised the concept of the flesh-eating ghoul where you didn’t need voodoo to get you up and about again – all you had to do was be dead in the first place.
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