While many horror aficionados sense the zombie subgenre has run its course, there’s no denying that the undead have been a major (if not the major) troupe of the 21st Century so far. It’s interesting because zombies have been shambling around in their modern incarnation since George A. Romero’s seminal Night of the Living Dead changed the game in 1968.
So what exactly is it that gives zombies such resonance in popular culture? Though perhaps losing steam, there’s no shortage of the subgenre’s influence in new movies and in video games. Lauded film critic and academic Rob Ager has put together a fascinating exploration: The Subconscious Appeals of the Zombie Genre in Movies and Video Games.
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It’s an illuminating and entertaining watch for casual fans of shows like iZombie and The Walking Dead to hardcore gorehounds across the spectrum. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section. And thanks go out to Horror Freak News friend Christopher Moonlight for putting this awesome mini-documentary on our radar!
Official Synopsis: This is a detailed study exploring multiple psychological facets and variations of the zombie genre.