Horror legend George A. Romero taught the world to fear the zombies back in 1968 when he released his classic film, Night of the Living Dead. On June 9, 2020, three years after his death, a new zombie tale will be released in a novel he began years ago.
Titled The Living Dead, the manuscript was left unfinished when Romero died, but his widow reportedly personally chose author and filmmaker Daniel Kraus to finish the work.
The official synopsis from Amazon reads:
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.