Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Why are Zombies so Popular?

The popularity of the zombie horror genre has skyrocketed in recent years.  Why?  I believe that it's so huge because there's a sense of Uncanny Valley.  They look human enough, but they aren't quite there anymore and it's super creepy.  Or maybe it's some sort of wish fullfillment.  If a major apololypse does happen, we like to think that we'll be among the survivors. The survivors in most zombie movies are so stupid that it's a wonder they survived that long.  The audience recognizes this and thinks "Oh, well I'm smarter than that so I could survive too!"

Or maybe it's just that we all just love to watch a good old shoot 'em up.

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