Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zombie nation: A gory history, from A to 'World War Z'

There was a story on zombies today in my local paper, The Star Ledger. It focuses on the history of zombies in cinema. It was very interesting and I thought readers of this blog might like it. Check it our below. George Cook,

There is a fiend for every fear.

The loss of emotional control? The werewolf is here, ready to turn you into a beast. The perils of physical intimacy? Bare your throat for the tainted kiss of the vampire.

But there's a deeper terror.

Those monsters only threaten to add something to who you are. The zombie takes what you've become — and wipes it away. He's an erasure of the self. He's perpetual anonymity. He's psychic annihilation.