Today the zombie runs rampant through our popular culture.  I am honored that I am considered to be the “godfather”of the zombie genre.                                                                  -from George A. Romero’s Introduction.

Skyboat Media is honored to be part of Blackstone’s audiobook production of NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD: AN ANTHOLOGY.  Edited by Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero. We have produced all of Jonathan’s V-WARS Series, and were delighted when we got the call to help create this delicious zombie anthology. Unfortunately, he wildly original George A. Romero passed away recently. If you don’t know who he was, or what he was about, this video will catch you up to date on this remarkable and enthusiastic filmmaker, the Father of the Zombie:

The audiobook sessions were cast and directed by Gabrielle de Cuir. Joe Lansdale’s daughter, Kasey, came in to record her father’s story. TV celeb Rex Linn came into create a scary Wild West tale for us. The amazing Ken Barton at PhaseShiftAV assembled the final edit. We even had some fun with multi-voice and sound FX  treatments on some of the stories.

Jonathan himself joined us here at Skyboat to record his spine-tingling intro:

You’ll want to put this one in the pipeline for your Halloween listens. The original zombie outbreak that began in that remote farmhouse in 1968 continues in this collection of all-new tales by some of today’s most legendary authors. Set within 48 hours of that famous outbreak, these stories are brought to life (get it?) by a top-notch group of narrators.

Lock those doors, turn off those lights, and start listening. Purchase your copy today!

STORY LIST WITH SKYCAST

Nights of the Living Dead:  An Introduction by George A. Romero.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.

Reflections of a Weird Little Kid in a Condemned Movie House:  An Introduction. Written and read by Jonathan Maberry.

Dead Man’s Curve by Joe R. Lansdale.  Read by Kasey Lansdale.

A Dead Girl Named Sue by Craig E. Engler.  Read by Rex Linn.

Fast Entry by Jay Bonansinga.  Read by Adenrele Ojo.

In That Quiet Earth by Mike Carey.  Read by Nicholas Guy Smith.

Jimmy Jay Baxter’s Last Best Day on Earth by John Skipp.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.

John Doe by George A. Romero.  Read by Richard Gilliland.

Mercy Kill by Ryan Brown.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.

Orbital Decay by David Wellington.  Read by Richard Gilliland, Stefan Rudnicki, Kristoffer Tabori, and Gabrielle de Cuir.

Snaggletooth by Max Brallier.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.

The Burning Days by Carrie Ryan.  Read by Gabrielle de Cuir.

The Day After by John A. Russo.  Read by Richard Gilliland.

The Girl on the Table by Isaac Marion.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.

Williamson’s Folly by David J. Schow.  Read by Kristoffer Tabori.

You Can Stay All Day by Mira Grant.  Read by Gabrielle de Cuir.

Pages From a Notebook Found Inside a House in the Woods by Brian Keene.  Read by Kristoffer Tabori.

Dead Run by Chuck Wendig.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.

Lone Gunman by Jonathan Maberry.  Read by Ray Porter.

Live and On the Scene by Keith R. A. DeCandido.  Read by Ray Porter, Gabrielle de Cuir, Kristoffer Tabori, Rex Linn, Adenrele Ojo, and Richard Gilliland.

Deadliner by Neal and Brendan Shusterman.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki. 

 

About the editors:

Photo by Sara Jo West

Jonathan Maberry is a best-selling author, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, editor, content creator, playwright, and writing teacher/lecturer.  Named one of the Top Ten Horror Writers Alive Today, his books have been sold in more than two dozen countries. He has been the recipient of several Bram Stoker Awards and was even inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, largely because of his extensive writings in that field.  He currently resides in Southern California.

 

Photo courtesy of IMDB.

George A. Romero is best known for his work on the 1968 horror classic, “Night of the Living Dead.”  Written with John A. Russo and directed by Romero himself, the film was produced on a shoestring budget and went on to gross over $30 million worldwide.  In 1999, “Night of the Living Dead” was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the United States.

Romero went on to write and direct “Dawn of the Dead” and direct “Creepshow,” among other Stephen King adaptations.  He passed away on July 16, 2017 at the age of 77.

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