Why the Zombie is an Evergreen of Horror

Posted: September 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Assignment: Horror Podcast

Zombi vs SharkIt’s 2018. That means we’re 16 years into the pop culture zombie explosion that began (more or less) with 2002’s 28 Days Later. When you look at the various creatures that populate horror fiction, the zombie was barely crawling out of its infancy when it finally started clawing its way to the top of the popularity food chain. The zombie as we know it now was just hitting 34 years of age since its birth in Night of the Living Dead. Sure, we had the voodoo zombie for years before that, and, sure, an argument can be made that the ghouls of Night of the Living Dead were largely built on the blueprint of what came before them in both the form of the classic voodoo zombie and the tweaks to the concept found in Plan 9 from Outer Spaceand Invisible Invaders. You can even argue…

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