Read A “Gory” Adaptation Of ‘Night Of The Living Dead’

It’s always a welcome sight when a true horror classic is reinvented in a new and imaginative way.

Such is the case with Witter Entertainment’s first Gory Book adaptation of one of cinema’s iconic horror properties, Night of the Living Dead, into a format that resembles a children’s book in format and style, as reported by comicbook.com.

Fans of George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic will get a preview of this first book by eyeballing the covers and interior art on this page. Gory Books’ Night of the Living Dead–due on comic shop shelves Dec. 23–will be available for pre-order Oct. 9. Go to witterentertainment.com for details.

The main cover and interior art for this Gory Book was rendered by Will Perkins, with two variant covers drawn by Giles Crawford and Travis Falligant. The accompanying prose was written by Mike D. Perkins. As explained, the Gory Book series will “explore the foundations of fright through poetic prose and intriguing illustrations inspired by the children’s classics of yesteryear.”

This book will adapt Romero’s Night of the Living Dead–familiar to all horror fans–as it follows seven people who are trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse that is under assault by a horde of undead corpses. The black-and-white film–which gave birth to five sequels and several remakes–was a box office phenomenon, grossing $30 million worldwide on a budget of just $114,000.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the Gory Book series and all other tricks and treats on tap for this scary season.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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