DOC OF THE DEAD (2014) Reviews and overview

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Doc of the Dead is a 2014 American documentary film directed by Alexandre O. Philippe from a script co-written with Chad Herschberger.

The film had its world premiere on March 10, 2014 at the South by Southwest festival, followed by a television premiere on Epix on March 15.

Altitude Film Distribution will be releasing Doc of the Dead in the UK on February 23, 2015 via DVD and VOD.



The documentary film delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in film, television and literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks, Tom Savini and many others.



“If you wanted to capture the entire zombie phenomenon in some sort of film so it could be put away in a time capsule for people in the future to better understand our society, this is the film you would want to be there. It’s incredibly thorough and amazingly informative with guests who are talented and full of experience and information on the subject. It’s also really funny at times, creative and amusing. This is a wonderful documentary for anyone who’s ever had the slightest inkling of an interest in zombies.” Dread Central


“The most enjoyable and fascinating segments of Doc of the Dead deal with the origins of the term zombie and the uniqueness of the monster in terms of Hollywood source material. Zombies are one of the few creatures to be plucked directly from folklore without much inspiration from literary tradition (as opposed to say, vampires or werewolves).” Twitch

“Overall, Doc of the Dead could end up being a gateway for someone who started watching a zombie TV show and wanted to know more about zombie movies into the history of the genre, and the more people interested in zombies, the better.” The Wolfman Cometh

Book of the Dead Zombie Cinema Jamie Russell



Simon Pegg, George A. Romero, Bruce Campbell, Fran Kranz, Tom Savini, S.G. Browne, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Max Brooks, Stuart Gordon, Alex Cox, Judith O’Dea, Russell Streiner, John Harrison, John A. Russo, Joanna Angel and Arnold T. Blumberg

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