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

by Thomas Tuna

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.

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