John Ajvide Lindqvist should be a familiar name to most horror fans, but if the Swedish author's name doesn't ring a bell, the title Let The Right One In probably will. Lindqvist penned LTROI (hell of a first novel, by the way) back in 2004 and then followed it up a year later with a zombie novel called Handling the Undead. Thing is, while his vampire novel became the talk of the international town, due in no small part to the superb film adaptation done by Tomas Alfredson, his zombie novel never made it to American shores.

Now Fangoria tells us that Thomas Dunne Books has seen fit to change that. They will be publishing Handling the Undead this September 28th, less than 30 days after they republish Let the Right One In under its new Let Me In title. Yes, that last little bit is fairly annoying to fans of the original - particularly the "Now a Major Motion Picture" slug on the cover - but if that's what we have to put up with in order to finally get an English-langue copy of Lindqvist's second novel Stateside, I can live with that.

As for what Handling the Undead is about, here's the product description from the British edition: "Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There's a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the dead are waking up...What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home."
categories Movies, Horror