If Channel 4’s French supernatural thriller series, The Returned, launching tonight at 9pm, whets your appetite for all things zombies, then you should check out Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide.

Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition By Glenn Kay, Alejandro Brugués

Revised and expanded to include 100 new entries, this weighty tome traces the evolution of screen zombies from 1932’s Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie to TV’s  The Walking Dead by way of voodoo, the atom bomb, psychedelic drugs, blaxploitation, viral epidemics and video games.

Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition By Glenn Kay, Alejandro Brugués

With over 400 films and TV shows reviewed, including 2004’s Les Revenants (They Came Back), which The Returned is based on, this is brain food for serious fans and casual moviegoers alike. The guide also includes a list of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made, giving top honors to 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, interviews, and a section on zombie-less zombie movies (that includes Will Smith’s awful I Am Legend, but somehow fails to mention the film it was based on, The Last Man on Earth).

If the guide isn’t ‘Ultimate’ enough for you, then why check out Pete’s top zombie DVD and Blu-ray releases.
The Beyond
Dellamorte Dellamore
City of the Living Dead
Cockneys vs Zombies
Colin
Day of the Dead
Evil Dead (2013)
Evil Dead II
The Ghoul
House by the Cemetery
Juan of the Dead
La Horde
Plague of the Zombies
Return of the Living Dead
Zombie Flesh Eaters

Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition By Glenn Kay, Alejandro Brugués
Gazelle Books, ISBN: 9781613744222  
Price: £20.99