Saturday, June 9, 2012

Undead, (Cemetery Dance), by John Russo

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead spawned legions of movies and books about the animated, lurching, flesh-eating dead. Hailed as a classic by horror fans, cited as foundational by many writers and directors, it could be argued that it changed the landscape of horror cinema dramatically.

John Russo, acclaimed screenwriter, co-wrote the screenplay and also produced two novel versions, Night of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead - the latter being the original version, not the version based on Dan O'Bannon's horror comedy.  

And now, for the first time in thirty years, both these works are available again in Cemetery Dance's new limited edition collection, Undead. There's nothing overly special about the prose or the stories themselves - they're straight zombie stories: violent, bloody, stripped down and fast-paced, executed adequately - but the addition of the original version of ROTLD makes this a collector's item for lovers of all things zombie, and definitely the right gift for that zombie fan in your life that already has everything.  

Pre-order today.

Kevin Lucia is a Contributing Editor for Shroud Magazine and a blogger for The Midnight Diner. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. He's currently finishing his Creative Writing Masters Degree at Binghamton University, he teaches high school English and lives in Castle Creek, New York with his wife and children. He is the author of Hiram Grange & The Chosen One, Book Four of The Hiram Grange Chronicles, and he's currently working on his first novel. Visit him on the web at

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