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Friday, January 24, 2014

Why We Love Zombies

The popularity of The Walking Dead is staggering to me.  I mean, I like this stuff, but to think how it has tapped into some main vein of the American pop culture system is crazy.

Since the concluding episodes of Season 4 are coming beginning on February 9th, there is still time for you to catch up on older episodes.

But if you want to know more about why zombies have such staying power as a storytelling technique you can read the chapter on zombies in my book, OR for a quick primer, there is this essay that was recently posted on 20Something Reads, "Why Zombies are Monsters for People with Braaaains." It is a good overview of the psychological and sociological reasons of why we all love zombies so much.

Zombies have always been a personal favorite horror trope of mine, so you can also click here to see all of the posts I have tagged “Zombies.”

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