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“SHAUN OF THE DEAD” making-of book “YOU’VE GOT RED ON YOU” coming in softcover

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | Books, News


The definitive chronicle of the horror/comedy classic hits paperback this fall with new cover art.

1984 Publishing has announced that YOU’VE GOT RED ON YOU, first issued last year in hardcover, will be released in a softcover edition Thursday, September 22 in the UK and Tuesday, September 27 in the U.S. and Canada, featuring new cover art by HagCult (Mayra Fersner). In the book, Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis recounts the full history of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, the 2004 “rom-zom-com” that became an instant fan favorite and established writer/director Edgar Wright, writer/star Simon Pegg and star Nick Frost as bright new talents on the movie scene. Collis interviewed the trio and dozens of other cast and crewmembers from the film, as well as horror-industry fans such as Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth and Greg Nicotero. The tome also features more than 70 storyboards, candid photographs and handwritten notes, many coming directly from the SHAUN team.

“I had an incredible time writing the book and speaking to all the people involved in making SHAUN OF THE DEAD, which is both a classic horror/comedy and one of my favorite films,” Collis says. “But the fact that the hardcover was so well-received and became a best-seller thanks to the support of the SHAUN crew and the devotion of its fans really was a slice of fried gold. I am thrilled that 1984 Publishing is putting out a softcover version with another amazing piece of artwork by HagCult.” Says Fersner, who also created the hardcover art for YOU’VE GOT RED, “For the softcover edition design, I leaned more towards an illustrative style which speaks to my love of comics, pulp and, of course, the wonderful film and book.”

The softcover edition of YOU’VE GOT RED ON YOU is already available for pre-order at Amazon and other on-line booksellers. You can find out more about 1984’s other offerings at its official website.