Sunday, February 16, 2014

Armies of the Hungry Ones

No, this is not the VHS box cover art for a forgotten Italian zombie flick! Gloriously depraved and aglow with the green-grey hue of putrescence, this cover for the horror novel Disembodied (St. Martin's Press, 1988) is one of the most graphic I've seen. I snatched it up on that basis alone! But one glance at the back cover to see what's the haps and we're in trouble:

"Psychic adventurer"? "Astral self"? Ugh. My least favorite horror fiction involves these dopey old hippy tropes. Is the cover a bait and switch, promising extreme zombie mayhem but not delivering? Anyone know? Alas, Disembodied joins the ever-growing legion of the unread. 

2 comments:

Jacob Long said...

I swear I'm seeing Darth Vader on that book cover. XD

Elizabeth Twist said...

I would totally read it. I dig dopey old hippy tropes.

Also, it took me a good long while to decide whether I was seeing boobs or moobs being ripped apart by undead claws.