How To Make A Zombie — Lois Gresh


by Lois H. Gresh (author of BLOOD AND ICE, a futuristic vampire thriller — January 2011)


Our traditional notion of zombies originated with Haitian Voodoo culture. In fact, the word, zombie, comes from the Haitian word, zombi, which means spirit of the dead. […]

ESP Spotlight: The Ravening

From the first page, The Ravening pounds the reader with unrelenting suspense and throat tightening horror as a family, caught in the middle of a sweeping plague, fights to stay together and maintain their humanity. With the dead rising and the remnants of society falling to corruption how will they survive?

The Ravening is […]

Gone Zombie: Interview with Web Comic Creator Stephen Thor

In the comic world, people like zombies. That is, people like zombies eating people. I talked with Stephen Thor about his web comic Gone Zombie, an independent comic with a storyline revolving around a religious cult seeking spiritual fulfillment by becoming undead themselves. As the story begins, Kurt is on a search to find his […]

The Power of Zombie Literature

Heading into the last days of Survival Horror Month, allow me a comment on a topic that has dominated these pages the last couple weeks—zombies.

Why do we so enjoy the undead reanimating and chomping the hell out of us? Where’s the attraction? Vampires are charming. Werewolves are powerful and savage. And Zombies? Well…they sort […]

Will You Survive?

We don’t usually think of zombies and massive multi-player online games. However, for fans of the that venue, there is now Dead Frontier, set in a world where a zombie plague has destroyed society and you and other poor players are fighting against the inevitable tide of animated corpses.

Is it perfect? No, but […]

How Many Ways Can You Write About Zombies? by Theresa Lucas

I never knew I was a fan of zombie literature until I started reading it as the current wave of zombie-themed fiction started landing on my doorstep. Two of the best books I’ve read in the last two years (Boneshaker by Cherie Priest and The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell) have featured […]

Review: Last Man On Earth

Fans of survival fiction are quick to note the influence of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead on the survival fiction genre, both in film and literature, since its 1969 release. However, too often, many fans of the that release have not seen its predecessor, The Last Man On Earth (1964), starring Vincent Price and […]

Movie Review: ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

REVIEW: ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) (available on DVD as part of the After Dark HorrorFest series)

After 9/11, people from the Mideast often found themselves being given a suspicious eye . That prejudice is still with us, and if anything, heightened, almost ten years later. Zombies of Mass Destruction (ZMD) takes this paranoia […]

ESP-Spotlight: Pallid Light

Collaborators Christine Purcell and Stewart Sternberg sat down to share impressions of William Jones’ Pallid Light. Strange things are happening in Temperance, Illinois. Randall Clay, an ex-convict relocated from Chicago, is alone in his apartment when the power shuts down. Outside the sky glows an odd bluish-green as heavy rain and lightning saturate the sky. […]

ESP Reviewed: The Best of All Flesh

James Lowder’s zombie anthology The Best of All Flesh was reviewed by Glenn Dallas in the Sacremento Book Review:

“Easily the most popular literary apocalypse, at least these days, is the rise of the zombie plague. There is a desperate finality to it that eludes many other end-of-the-world scenarios.

In The Best of All Flesh, […]