Thursday, December 24, 2009

George Romero's Original Zombie Novel!

Years ago, George Romero offered the first chapter of a zombie novel, The Death of Death, as an online exclusive PDF. It was expected that periodically new chapters would be released, but alas that never came to fruition. That beginning was just as rich as Romero's zombie films, and I'm pleased to announce that after far too long a wait, Romero has finally written a zombie novel, The Living Dead, which is now available for pre-order on

From the publisher's website:

In San Diego, an autopsy seems routine until the corpse sits up and begins to walk--after all of his organs have been removed. Suddenly, the rules of this world have been rewritten and the dead now walk the earth. In Atlanta, a reporter covers the epidemic, showing viewers glimpses of increasing chaos from across the globe. Nowhere, it seems, is safe. The captain of an aircraft carrier hopes to save his crew from the disease by remaining at sea, but seemingly within moments zombies are wreaking havoc on the ship. THE LIVING DEAD follows different groups of people as they react to the crisis, working together or, for some, using their limited knowledge of zombies to try to survive. But is survival even possible? Or desirable?

I've already pre-ordered copies of both the domestic and UK editions!

I do hope they'll be sending George around on a tour to promote the book when it's released next June, and that it will be his first of many novels. I've always been a fan of his only published piece of prose fiction, the short story Clay, and have long hoped he would write more. One more thing to look forward to in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Return of the Psychotronix Film Festival

It's back!

The Psychotronix Film Festival returns this Saturday night to its original venue at the Foothill Campus.

When: Saturday Night December 12 2009, 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Where: Room 5015 on the Foothill Campus
Price: $5 admission + $2 in quarters for parking

We've been to the last three events, and there's been something unique to enjoy at each one...

Any takers?