2015 began the journey of Mark Cusco Ailes in the zombie horror genre. When he came up with the concept of taking the book Jurassic Park and replacing the dinosaurs with zombies, he had no idea how much the fan reaction would be. Zombie Park was an instant success and he began writing the sequel "Z-Day: The Day of the Zombies". His editor, along with the first couple of beta readers, instantly fell in horror (I hate to say in love) with Zombie Park and its take on the zombie apocalypse. A lot of times a sequel can't match the momentum and popularity of the original, but fans have stated that Z-Day: Day of the Zombies blows Zombie Park away with its intense action and storytelling.
Plague of the Living Dead, the third adventure in the Z-Day Trilogy, takes the zombie apocalypse beyond Zombie Park as the zombie plague takes over the whole United States.
Mark grew up a fan of John Russo and George Romero. With the inspiration of all the zombie films he watched since his teenage years, he created his vision of the ultimate zombie experience with Zombie Park.
I recently sat down and talked with Mark about the popularity of his zombie series.
Mark: "The Walking Dead brought life back into the zombie genre, and I always thought Jurassic Park made a great premise for the start of a zombie apocalypse. Not even in my wildest fantasies could I ever imagine that my zombie series, originally a trilogy, would have such an impact with my fans. I just finished writing the prequel "Creation of the Living Dead" and am writing Zombie World. Yes, the zombie plague has now gone global. Just as the Walking Dead's popularity will continue on for decades to come, so will Zombie Park."
After "Zombie World", Mark and I will write "AVZ: Aliens vs. Zombies" which will be released later this year.
Mark: "I started my career writing fantasy. I began writing horror short stories with my brother and now I am one the main writers in the zombie genre. I have no immediate plans to return to the fantasy genre. I have over twenty outlines for horror novels sitting on my desk; four of them about zombies. 2016 will be the greatest year for the Ailes Brothers of Terror. Each passing week, our sales and popularity continue to climb. One day, Zombie Park will be one of the most successful fiction and motion picture franchises of all time."
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