Monday, October 30, 2006

Random Zombie Article

From the timesunion:
Sure, we know they're relentless, senseless, soulless and probably don't smell very good. We know that they like to chow on human flesh, and that we wouldn't want them on our relay team, for multiple reasons.

But zombies are much more than gutteral groans and bad personal grooming.

We would argue that they can serve as the modern Monster of Record -- the monster we can turn to in order to better understand the mind-set of the times, in the greater context of world events. Given that, the message today's zombies are delivering is a rotten one, indeed:

Society is just one zombie mob -- or a massively destructive hurricane, or a bird flu epidemic -- away from total breakdown.

In the past six years, a throng of successful zombie movies have hit theaters, including "28 Days Later" (not technically undead-zombie-type, but mindless and flesh-noshing nonetheless) and the hit 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead," George A. Romero's 1978 film. Romero himself served up "Land of the Dead," his first zombie movie in two decades.

Read the rest here.


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