Roadtrip! May we suggest an awesome adventure? On Saturday, September 19th, from 7 PM until just before dawn, you can attend the Dusk-to-Dawn HORRORFEST at the Midway Drive-in in Sterling, IL. The first movie they are showing as part of the all-night festival is George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Bestselling author Daniel Kraus completed George A. Romero's brand-new masterpiece of zombie horror, The Living Dead, the massive novel left unfinished at Romero's death, and Daniel will be on hand to autograph copies at a socially distanced signing. You can pre-order your copy, as well as buy tickets to the HORRORFEST here. Take the family to the movies in a retro, pandemic-proof, and completely fun way, and start the Halloween season off right! It's a little over two hours from our store to the Midway Drive-In.
About the book: George A. Romero invented the modern zombie with Night of the Living Dead, creating a monster that has become a key part of pop culture. Romero often felt hemmed in by the constraints of film-making. To tell the story of the rise of the zombies and the fall of humanity the way it should be told, Romero turned to fiction. Unfortunately, when he died, the story was incomplete.
Enter Daniel Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water (based on the Academy Award-winning movie) and Trollhunters (which became an Emmy Award-winning series), and author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch (an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year). A lifelong Romero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked, by Romero's widow, to complete The Living Dead.
Set in the present day, The Living Dead is an entirely new tale, the story of the zombie plague as George A. Romero wanted to tell it.
It begins with one body. A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won't stay dead. It spreads quickly. In a Midwestern trailer park, a Black teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic makes a new religion out of death. At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting while his undead colleagues try to devour him. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come.
Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead. We think we know how this story ends. We. Are. Wrong.
"The Living Dead is a sprawling, timely, scary epic that honors the zombie tradition but also goes in new directions and takes risks that pay off."--Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song
"If Night of the Living Dead was the first word in the dead rising field, The Living Dead is the last word. A monumental achievement."--Adam Nevill, author of The Ritual
"Like a lost Romero classic, which will play out on the inside of your skull long after you've finished it."--Clive Barker
"A work of gory genius marked by all of Romero's trademark wit, humanity, and merciless social observations. How lucky are we to have this final act of Grand Guignol from the man who made the dead walk?"--Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman
About the Author: Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. He recently co-authored The Living Dead, a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also, with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books of the Year, and he has won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist and more. Connect with Daniel Online Website: DanielKraus.com Facebook: /Daniel-Kraus Twitter: @DanielDKraus Instagram: @kraus_author
“A horror landmark and a work of gory genius.”—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman
New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus completes George A. Romero's brand-new masterpiece of zombie horror, the massive novel left unfinished at Romero's death!