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Questions of life and death, right and wrong, good and evil – the Ultimate Guide to The Walking Dead is the perfect way to explore this 1936 journey into the afterlife. The combination of stunning imagery, engaging journalism and top-end production values offers a new window on a lesser-known Boris Karloff gem.
Witness the uncanny reanimating of Karloff as John Ellman, wrongly executed in the electric chair when he gets framed for murder by a gang of racketeers. The Ultimate Guide to 1936’s The Walking Dead captures the mood of metaphysical wonder and scientific speculation that makes the movie so powerful, making this informative magazine guide an essential for any horror or sci-fi fan.
The Ultimate Guide to The Walking Dead captures the movie’s strange melancholy, with each page showcasing carefully restored stills to draw you into the atmosphere woven so artfully by director Michael Curtiz. This unique publication is printed in full colour, so even black and white stills display a depth and richness that monochrome print can’t provide; the design, meanwhile, is as clean and stylish as the movie itself.
This luxurious limited edition magazine guide to The Walking Dead explores the film’s origins, production and themes. A range of fact-packed articles dives deep into the way the movie took shape and the changes that were made to it along the way. We discuss the reasons it still has such power today, and the concepts that keep it fresh, with the engaging writing that makes Classic Monsters publications so compelling. This is a world where science and mysticism meet – if someone comes back from the dead, what might they have experienced, and what might come with them?
At the heart of the movie is Karloff’s eerily restrained performance, mixing confusion at Ellman’s changed circumstances with a righteous yet sinister knowledge that leaves us unsure of whether he is a monster, a victim, or both. This guide to The Walking Dead includes richly informative biographies of the stars, offering an insight into the lives and careers of the talented cast. Starring alongside Karloff in Warner Bros’ ethereal thirties classic are Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn and Marguerite Churchill. It’s a fascinating way to discover more about the movie, making this Walking Dead guide an essential for any fan of this singular blend of film noir, zombie horror and science fiction.
Although derided by critics at the time of its release in 1936, The Walking Dead has stood the test of time well, and endures today as a moody sojourn into the murky scientific world of resurrection. With sympathetic camera work by Hal Mohr and Hugh Reticker’s beautifully designed sets, it is a movie which has the power to haunt its audience some 86 years after its production, and has earned its place as a classic of the golden age of Hollywood horror. As well as exploring the lives of the cast, this luxurious guide to The Walking Dead also introduces the skilled crew who worked behind the camera to bring the tale of Ellman’s resurrection – and the mysterious cosmic vengeance that accompanies it – to the screen.
It’s been a busy day in the lab, and those nefarious racketeers won’t give up all their criminal shenanigans. We could head to a piano recital to relax, but the pianist looks a little worse for wear, so it’s best to just curl up in a chair with the Ultimate Guide to The Walking Dead. It sounds like there’s all manner of havoc going on outside, but with this limited edition magazine, you won’t want to be going anywhere…
- 36 pages
- Full colour throughout
- Luxury gloss laminated cover