Afterdays Media focuses on archaeological views of our contemporary culture. Artifacts, art, or cultural phenomena that picture us in the past tense.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Book Release: Zombie 1979

Several years in the making, Afterdays Media is proud to announce the release of our first book publication.

Zombie 1979: Life at the Dawn of the Dead is a cultural history of the early years of the now oh-so-familiar pop-culture zombie phenomena. Back in the day, in the weird years at the end of the Cold War, zombies weren’t nearly so hip. They were an obscure, acquired taste – consumed at the local drive-in, on very expensive VHS tapes, or in hard-to-find fantasy movie magazines.

This full color, heavily-illustrated volume combines personal narrative, film history, and cultural commentary, and is strewn with vintage images of abandoned places and homemade corpses. This is where the walking dead-thing began, in all of its corn-syrup-bloodied and mildewed concession stand glory.

So, if you have even a passing interest in the American zombie, dead malls, old drive-ins, fake corpses, or the homemade Super 8mm apocalypse, have a look at this one. An archaeology of a strange time in American history. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other on-line retailers.

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