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Zombie

The zombie genre has enjoyed steady popularity since the middle of the last century, but it seems that only in the last decade the zombie plague managed to irreversibly infect the masses of popular culture. Numerous video games, movies, and even novels depicting the human struggle with, and the occasional victory over, these dead(ly) quasi-humans have established themselves as a necessary part of contemporary Western entertainment. So what is it about zombies that makes them so interesting, and why are we all so obsessed with them? This paper seeks to explore the appeal of the zombie by investigating the similarities that this monster shares with contemporary culture, and what attributes of the zombie, and the zombie invasion scenario reveal about our fears and inadequacies as a society. Continue reading