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UnCategorized Stories of the living dead have been around since the earliest printed fiction. From the tales of Arabian Nights and through Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula a pantheon of the un-dead have marched through the pages of pulp magazines to thrill readers of all ages. Undead creatures may very well be the most frightening characters from the golden age of pulp fiction. A zombie, however, differs somewhat from the intelligent and conniving Frankenstein monster or the aristocratic and calculating Count Dracula. A zombie is a mindless resurrected corpse, a shambling and evil ghoul. During the golden age of pulp fiction zombies were popular as characters in the many pulp magazines of the era. In fact, the word zombie became a slang term for an unattractive person during this period. Today zombies continue to entertain us. George R. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead has be.e a cult horror film favorite since its initial release in 1968. So influential is Night of the Living Dead that it has spawned both sequels and imitators. And Hollywood hasn’t neglected zombies since. In fact, Zombieland (2009) starring Woody Harrelson, offered a humorous view of a world populated by zombies. On television The Walking Dead has be.e one of the hottest shows and the World War Z, an apocalyptic zombie adventure starring Brad Pitt, is an eagerly awaited addition to the growing list of zombie entertainments. For fans of pulp fiction, L. Ron Hubbard’s Dead Men Kill is a zombie story with a clever twist that could only have been dreamed up by the Master Storyteller himself. In this riveting tale Detective Terry Lane is trying to solve a series of murders .mitted by zombies – but nothing is at it appears in this classic story originally published in the July 1934 issue of Thrilling Detective. Chock full of Haitian voodoo, sinister happenings, and action-packed scenes Dead Men Kill crackles with energy as Detective Terry Lane encounters one mysterious zombie after another. Hubbard’s writing exemplifies the grand tradition of hard-boiled pulp fiction: "The killer’s eyes were glassy. His hands reached out before him, grasping, talonlike. The pallor of the dead was on his wasted face. He was clothed in the garments of the grave! Silently, relentlessly, he walked forward." With its breathless pacing, Dead Men Kill is a zombie tale unlike any other. With the immense popularity of zombies in films like World War Z, Zombieland, Night of the Living Dead, and The Walking Dead on television it’s obvious that zombies are here to stay. Dead Men Kill has joined that long list of zombie stories that captured the imagination of a generation during the golden age of pulp fiction. L. Ron Hubbard’s clean and masculine prose and his brilliant evocation of character have all .bined to make him one of America’s literary stars and popular success stories. Detective Terry Lane may have his hands full with zombies in Dead Men Kill but readers are encouraged to enjoy the satisfying conclusion to this quintessential story from the .fort and safety of an easy arm-chair. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: