Nights of the Living Dead
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Later: I've enjoyed many zombie-stories, including zombie-themed anthologies, but I'm always ready for more. Some great entries here, from authors whose work I love. Among my favorites:
Joe R. Lansdale's "Dead Man's Curve": street racers fall foul of the walking dead, in Lansdale's classic violent/dark/funny style.
Mike Carey's "In That Quiet Earth" has a grief-stricken scientist seeking a way to rejoin his zombified beloved; surprisingly sweet, given the context!
"Mercy Kill" by Ryan Brown, a gritty tale of survivors and the price they pay.
Max Brallier's "Snaggletooth," in which a not-very-nice individual takes advantage of the zombie apocalypse - and gets his comeuppance. (Brallier wrote the amusing choose-your-own-path book Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?, for more undead fun!)
"The Day After" by John A. Russo is something of a sequel to the movie, picking up just after the burning of the bodies outside the farmhouse - and following some of the surviving zombies, including Barbara, Johnny, and Karen; I found it entertaining, though having names attached to the shambling corpses was a bit of a waste, as they had no resemblance to their original personalities.
Mira Grant's "You Can Stay All Day" focuses on the effects of the plague on a zookeeper at an amusement park, as she gradually realizes what's happening - and worries about her big-cat charges more than about herself. (Grant's the author of the marvelous "Newsflesh" series, starting with Feed, an excellent addition to the zombie-apocalypse genre.)
Other tales include clever ways to use the walking dead to provide appropriate vengeance, accounts of the infection from the viewpoint of the victims, and some ill-omened attempts to capitalize on the rise of the dead for entertainment purposes. And more!