Essay On Zombie Mania

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Zombie Mania
Zombies have been a large part of our culture for years. Alongside their undead vampiric counterparts, they have held a very dear and somewhat sick place in our hearts. The question is, Why do we love zombies so much, and why does it seem like our love for them is continuing to steadily grow? Our love for zombies seems to stem from two reasons: a fear and fascination with a highly unlikely zombie apocalypse, and the need to distract ourselves from problems within the government while also taking a glimpse of our own nature by watching life be led during dystopian times.
People’s fears and fascination with zombie apocalypses have been there for years. In the beginning of the zombie interest, zombies were not mindless creatures out in the world on their own. In Haitian folklore, they were mindless beings that were controlled (“Zombie Origins”). One man’s monstrous, personal army, if you will. Zombies were always feared, just never in a sense that there was a belief that they could overrun the living. In one of the oldest works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, a goddess curses the dead to rise
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Many zombie movies have been made and remade as the fascination has grown. One series that has continued since the early 2000s has also produced many games. That series being Resident Evil. It has continued for years with new and old characters and new zombies. Not only have new movies been made and old continued, but recent movies have put historical figures at the forefront of this dilemma; one such movie is Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. To balance out the horror of many zombie apocalypse movies, many producers have made movies that were meant to make the apocalypse seem a bit humorous. One famous movie like this is Sean of the Dead, a movie in which the main character does not even realize there is a zombie apocalypse for a good portion of the first half of the

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