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The G.O.R.E. Score: A Review Guide to All Things Zombie, Volume 1

The G.O.R.E. Score: A Review Guide to All Things Zombie, Volume 1 [Kindle Edition]

Tony Schaab

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Your all-in-one guide to all things zombie has arrived! The G.O.R.E. Score reviews zombie movies, books, television shows, graphic novels, video games, music, and more, and the reviews rate each item in four distinct categories so you'll know exactly what you'll be sinking your teeth into! Comprehensive, informative, witty, and conversational, author Tony Schaab has written each review in a manner that ensures every reader, from a person who has never experienced a zombie before to even the most die-hard undead fanatic, will enjoy the commentary and trivia in each review. With 60,000 words in over 50 reviews, including five never-before-seen reviews written specifically for this volume, The G.O.R.E. Score makes a perfect addition to any zombie fan's collection and a great starting point for those curious to learn more about the media of the walking dead!


"The best place to get the low-down on horrific pop culture. I'm addicted." -New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry

"Clever and playful, with plenty of brains." - S.G. Browne, author of "Breathers: A Zombie's Lament"

"Tony knows his stuff!" - Dr. Pus, founder of The Library of the Living Dead

"Schaab's dissections of zombie media always give the reader something to munch on!" -David Dunwoody, author of "EMPIRE"

"Tony has created a very unique review system...this is one of my favorite stops." -Timothy W. Long, author of "Among the Living, A Zombie Novel"

About the Author

Tony Schaab is a best-selling author and award-winning review critic. He is the creator of the horror and sci-fi review sites and, as well as the books “The G.O.R.E. Score: A Review Guide to All Things Zombie, Volumes 1 and 2.” His writings, ranging from general-fiction to comedy to horror and everything in between, have been nominated for Nebula and Lambda Awards; Tony was named 2010’s Dead Letter “Fresh Meat Award” winner for most promising newcomer to the horror genre. Tony is currently hard at work on multiple projects: the next volumes in “The G.O.R.E. Score” and “The G.A.S.P. Factor” book series; writing the novelized adaptation of Ed Wood’s classic film Plan 9 from Outer Space; and writing the story and scripts for Night of the Living Dead, Parts 2 and 3 to be world-premiered onstage in 2012 and 2013. When not writing, Tony enjoys working as the Entertainment Director for Indianapolis’ premiere DJ service, Event One, and spending time with his daughter Amelia and his dog Izzy. Learn more about Tony at

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  • Publisher: Ludicrous Speed Designs (29 Dec 2011)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You want zombies?! I got your zombies right here! 26 July 2010
By Patrick S. Dorazio - Published on
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I have written quite a few reviews on Amazon. Most of those reviews have been of zombie related books. I have tried my best to be both detailed and honest, giving the reader an honest overview of the content of a book without (hopefully) giving away too much of the plot or providing spoilers that would take away from their enjoyment of the book. I have done all this because I love the zombie genre and appreciate both the good and the bad when it comes to zombie fiction. Originally, I just started pounding away on my keyboard without any consideration for a larger zombie "community" out there, some of which can be found here on Amazon in the Community section-people who are like minded, sharing their thoughts on books, movies, games, and any other zombie related...stuff. Naive as it may sound, I hadn't popped around the web looking for websites created for and by people who have this addiction to the rotting buggers. As time went on and I got to know some of the authors and other folks in the community, I started to discover a group of folks who actually have websites dedicated to zombie...stuff, and in particular, reviewing zombie stuff. That is how I stumbled upon Tony Schaab's website and his very unique and creative scoring system for all things zombie.
Tony has done a bang up job with creating a system (G.O.R.E. stands for General Entertainment, Original Content, Realism, and Effects and editing) that gives you a thoroughly detailed guide when it comes to zombie...stuff.
Now I will admit that I am happy to receive a few favorable votes here on Amazon for my reviews. When I get a comment now and again about someone saying they appreciate my effort to give them a fair overview of a book. So I say this with all sincerity: The GORE Score puts my reviews to shame, hands down. Tony not only gives his opinions, which are based on a strong appreciate of zombie lore, but does his research so that he can provide little tidbits and details on a particular book/movie/etc, that he is reviewing. It's not only about the score, but about what the product has to offer, and what it will mean to the zombie aficionado. Now understand that his reviews are straight from the perspective of someone who is in love with the undead (and not in pervy sort of way), so while most of the reviews are of zombie-centric products, he does take a swipe at a few things where zombies are not the central figures.
I think the bottom line with any book that claims to be a source for review material of a particular topic is whether or not you find the reviews intriguing enough to take a look at a product you either had no intention of acquiring or gives you some more hesitation on a product that you were certain that you would like, but after reading the review you realize it may have been a waste of money. I think the GORE Score does this quite well, as there are several books, movies and even a piece of music that I am going to be checking out after reading this compilation that would have never crossed my mind before. Tony Schaab is articulate, funny, and gives you the lowdown in an easy to read and understand format. Good stuff for all the zombie lovers out there.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The G.O.R.E.'s Score 29 July 2010
By Katgirl2 - Published on
I thoroughly enjoy Tony Schaab's writing style in The G.O.R.E. Score - Vol. 1. Tony writes and organizes his reviews in an easy to read, witty way that makes me want more. I especially like the multiple appendices that are listed by the author's original rating system. Most excellent work, Mr. Schaab.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G.O.R.E. Scores! 11 Aug 2010
By Reviewin' You - Published on
This book has features that every Zombie lover can appreciate. The Scoring, the Verdict, the Spoilers...all make this book a must have. I will be telling everyone within earshot to add this to their favorites!
Nice Work Schaab!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good one for any Zombiholic 30 July 2010
By Calman - Published on
If you ever find yourself wondering "What Zombie <movie or book> should I <watch or read> tonight?", and who doesn't, this guide is a good book to have. True, the internet is full of book and movie review sites, including The G.O.R.E. Score website, but the author has added quite a bit of content to this book not found on the site. And the "G.O.R.E. Score" methodology the book uses for reviews is very unique.

Ratings are based on an average of scores in four categories: "G"eneral Entertainment, "O"riginal Content, "R"ealism, and "E"ffects and Editing. "G.O.R.E.". Clever huh? At first I wondered about other categories like "Action", for instance, but the author usually finds a way to cover every aspect of a story or film in one of the four categories. It may seem like forcing a score into a category would take away from the organic nature of a review, but it doesn't seem to.

You can tell Tony is a true fan of the genre, and that is what makes this book a fun read and nice to have around. He has a "Realism" category for Zombie books and movies. I love that. If you are a hardcore zombie fan and want to know before you read or watch, you should give The G.O.R.E. Score a try.

-Cal Miller
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The undead has never been so sexy. 16 Sep 2010
By Johnson, Navin R. - Published on
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Being a novice follower of Zombie culture, I was at first skeptical of Schaab's opinions and book. After reading only two reviews I had to admit that I was wrong. Schaab's methodical evaluations of Zombie fictions is informational and on point. Schaab is more than a zombie lover, he's a zombie loving writer.

Schaab is able to share poignant and honest insights into what makes the work great... and sometimes not so great. As I continued reading through the book I found myself either strongly agreeing with the reviews I was familiar with, or strongly convinced one way or the other what was worth reading, viewing or listening to. Regardless of the quality of reviewed material, I always found myself entertained.

Schaab's references range from Bill Shatner to Adam Douglas, not to mention the plethora that I'm sure missed me completely. These sporadic interjections pulled me in and helped me relate to this zombie sect of pop cultural I would otherwise be naive to.

Perhaps Schaab has family among the infected or maybe its a simple case of necrophilia, but his writings easily convey his passion and compassion for the undead.
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