Dissecting Dragons: Episode 18: Oh not another Zombie Movie - the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Living Dead

June 10, 2016

Episode 18: Oh not another Zombie Movie - the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Living Dead

From Haitian folklore to George Romero, the unlikely decayed and mindless form of the zombie has captured our imagination. Just why is that? Unlike their undead or bestial cousins in folklore, there are no pretensions to sexiness with zombies, so why the ongoing fascination? Why do we keep bringing them back? This week SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside ask those very questions, digging under the corpse to get at the psychology. From the gritty, survivor show 'The Walking Dead' to the more metaphorical 'Warm bodies' by Isaac Marion, from Max Brooks 'World War Z' to films such as 'Zombieland' and 'Shaun of the Dead', our intrepid Dragons examine exactly why this corpse keeps rising.  
Title music: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic
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