Sunday August 23, 2015

Why Are We Obsessed With Zombies?

Um, I’m not. I think they’re slow, dumb, and ugly. But this writer thinks that zombie aficionados love them because they relate to their lack of emotion and joy, and their relentless urge to consume. Sounds about right to me. Aliens are way cooler.

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Ultimately the zombie, like all good monsters, holds our attention because it raises many questions about the nature of the monster itself and about our response to it. This matters because what we are really looking at is ourselves.