The Dead Walk

Bought this book by Andy Black on zombie films with high hopes. Mostly, those hopes were dashed. It’s poorly edited (though he has the audacity to thank his proofreader in the credits — he should flog the proofreader). Too much plot summary, not enough analysis. His read on Romero is generally on target but superficial. Though I do think he hits Argento right on, and he does include plenty of detail on Cemetery Man (Dellamorte, Dellamore). Nice to see the greatest zombie movie ever made get some credit. Rent this film if for no other reason than to marvel at the beauty of Anna Falci. Wow. He also mentions Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, another of my favorites.

My main complaint is that he spends too much time on stuff that really isn’t “zombie.” Plan Nine from Outer Space, etc. If it doesn’t eat flesh, it ain’t a zombie, dude.

Instead of buying The Dead Walk, go out and rent Cemetery Man and Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things. Buy a six pack of beer. Walk with the dead …