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Ed Return Of The Living Dead Not long after the first zombie outbreak a bus crashes in a small American town Local churchgoers rush to the scene to save the living and destroy the dead But they're too late A terrifying new plague of undead has been unleashed A new horde of victims has been infected And this time they are ravenous Two great gruesome zombie thrillers in one volume John Russo wants everyone to know he's a really nice guy even though he loves to scare people He started it by co scripting the horror classic Night of the Living Dead one of the greatest fright flicks of all time ranked on the Internet Movie Database's top Scariest Movies In a fine example of showmanship and multi tasking Russo also played a zombie in the film He also wrote the screenplays andor stories for Midnight Santa Claws The Majorettes Retu. I have always loved the Night of the Living dead series and the genre that it helped create Reading this collection took me back to the time I discovered a dog eared copy of Dawn of the dead by Romero on my father s bookshelf I dove right in and finished it in one intense sitting shaking the whole time The first of the two stories Night is the better IMHO of the two but Return does still stand to give some chills

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Rn of the Living Dead Bloodsisters and Inhuman Mr Russo has authored fifteen terror suspense novels including Living Things The Awakening Voodoo Dawn and Inhuman His nonfiction books Scare Tactics and Making Movies are considered bibles of independent filmmaking by film students and horror fans Those who are not faint of heart will enjoy digging into this presentation of Night of the Living Dead and the original stark and dark version of Return of the Living Dead Look for John Russo's upcoming cinematic shockfest Escape of the Living Dead which is now in preproduction for a release Mr Russo resides in a suburb of Pittsburgh PA To his knowledge none of his neighbors are zombies though there is that one guy around the corner who is rud to have devoured the mailman a few years ago Truly harrowing Roger Ebert Chicago Sun Times. This book is difficult to rate honestly because there are two sides to it but here it goesNight of the Living Dead reads exactly like the movie If you enjoyed the movie then you will enjoy the book for the sheer nostalgic feel to it Return of the Living Dead is written like a rough draft to try and get a screenplay There are holes in the storyline and there isn t enough of anything given to any of the characters There are moments that definitely make you say well why or what or even flipping back a few pages thinking you missed something because of the holes in the plotHowever to give this book a real review I do what I usually do and try to mentally think what was available at the time the book was written These were both written well before things like Resident Evil and The Walking Dead were common knowledge Well before zombies were the flavor of the month These books excel in laying the foundation for what we have nowNight of the Living Dead sets the tone for the undead coming back to life and causing sheer panic and terror amongst the survivors We are obviously desensitized to zombies and the idea of zombies but one could see how terrifying this could be at the time it was writtenReturn of the Living Dead is actually ahead of its time in that it shows the horror that can come from a disaster which are the people taking advantage of the situation The Walking Dead has transformed this idea and has made its money on the drama between the living This book literally set the foundation for such a thing With all of this being said I gave it 4 stars I feel like it is a great nostalgic throwback and a uick easy read I would recommend this to a friend but I would remind them when the books were written They are not perfect or masterpieces to say the least but are uite enjoyable overall

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Zombie of the Living DeadReturn PDFEPUBDouble Bill of the PDF #198 George A Romero's classic film Night of the Living Dead launched a new era of gut munching mayhem relentelessly Undead Night PDFEPUBterrorizing the hearts of moviegoers and launching the zombie movie phenomenon Screenwriter John A Russo turned the flesh eating frenzy into two horrific blood Night of the PDFEPUB #195 drenched novels Night Of The Living Dead A cemetery in rural Pennsylvania A brother and sister putting flowers on their father's grave A strange Night of the Living DeadReturn eBook #9734 figure shambling toward them eyes dead and teeth gnashing So begins a night of endless terror that would live on in infamy Seven strangers locked inside a small farmhouse fight off an army of walking corpses Who will survive And who will have their flesh devour. Initially I was tempted to give this book 5 stars for the cover alone Wonderfully creepy to say the least Undead is a two story collection the written version of the movie Night of the Living Dead and a seual of sorts The Return of the Living Dead Both are written by John Russo who along with George A Romero wrote the screen play for the movie Night of the Living Dead The Return of the Living Dead is not a product of George Romero it is all John Russo s creation Since two separate stories are presented in this book they will get two separate reviewsNight of the Living Dead is awesome It s hard for me to write an objective review because I know the movie by heart and love it so much The novella here follows the movie exactly Although it s not and never will be a product of fantastic literature it does manage to convey the intense psychological horror and unease expected of a zombie apocalypse In fact the events in written form are slightly powerful than the movie But again I m biased Another reviewer on here stated that reading this story is like visiting an old friend and I couldn t agree Loved it The Return of the Living Dead is unfortunately not so awesome There are so many bad horror movie clich s such as axe wielding bad hillbillies gone amuck rape old farm communities I could go on and on This is not a written adaptation of the film The Return of the Living Dead In fact it is a different story altogether However it still reads as if it is the written adaptation of a 1980 s slasher flick Had this been a movie the movie would have been fantastically gory and campy or incredibly scary depending on the whim and skill of the director and of course the talent of the actors But as a written story this is a total fail It has none of the subtle emotional terror presented in Night of the Living Dead Blood and guts are meant to be seen not read aboutFinal verdict HorrorzombieLiving Dead fans should give this a try I can t help but recommend Night of the Living Dead As far as The Return of the Living Dead horror enthusiasts may be interested in skimming through it Everyone else should probably pass it up


10 thoughts on “Undead Night of the Living DeadReturn of the Living Dead

  1. says:

    Initially I was tempted to give this book 5 stars for the cover alone Wonderfully creepy to say the least Undead is a two story collection the written version of the movie Night of the Living Dead and a seual of sorts The Return of the Living Dead Both are written by John Russo who along with George A Romero wrote the screen play for the movie Night of the Living Dead The Return of the Living Dead is not a product of George Rom

  2. says:

    I'd never read an author who plagiarized himself so much More than half of Return of the Living Dead was lifted word for word from Night of the Living Dead which is funny because Return of the Living Dead is the better story Still it was an in

  3. says:

    Night of the Living Dead ☆☆☆☆½ Ben stood up He had to use his foot against the dead thing's head to gain

  4. says:

    I have always loved the Night of the Living dead series and the genre that it helped create Reading this collection took me back to the time I discovered a dog eared copy of Dawn of the dead by Romero on my father's bookshelf I dove right in and finished it in one intense sitting; shaking the whole time The first of the two stories Night is the better IMHO of the two but Return does still stand to give some chills

  5. says:

    Two zombie novellas by a screenwriter who worked on Night of the Living Dead how could I not love this? Read onThe Introduction John Russo could be the Jack Kirby to George A Romero's Stan Lee but his introduction comes off

  6. says:

    A thrilling uick to read novelisation of the zombie movies I enjoyed Night if the Living Dead than its seuel Worth a read for fans of zombie stories

  7. says:

    This signed limited edition from Cemetery Dance collects Night Of The Living Dead and Return Of The Living DeadMost horror fans are likely familiar with the classic low budget shocker Night Of The Living Dead The novelization sticks very closely to the film so no real surprises I dig the story Return Of The Living Dead however is nothing like the awesome movie of the same title and while it borrows heavily from NOTLD I think it's a pretty d

  8. says:

    This book is difficult to rate honestly because there are two sides to it but here it goesNight of the Living Dead reads exactly like the movie If you enjoyed the movie then you will enjoy the book for the sheer nostalgic feel to i

  9. says:

    Night of the Living Dead is a classic Romero is the father of zombies I love his work It's B horror at its best

  10. says:

    I'm going to hurry and review this before I go to bed lol XD So this is a bind up of Night of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead which are novelizations of the movies Each is separated by ten years and the recently dead have come alive again and are starving for human flesh People must take it into their own hands to eradicate them and hopefully make society whole again or as whole as it can be I liked this book this i