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In the 2006 article “The Movies That Rose from the Grave

March 30, 2019 0 Comment

In the 2006 article “The Movies That Rose from the Grave,” Max Brooks, explains the epidemic of Zombies in today’s century and the huge effect it in the society. Zombies are being represented in many forms like movies, books, video games, and television shows. Max Brooks, mentions that Zombies have dominated horror for more than half a decade. The name Zombie was first created in the country of West Africa. A Zombie was a living person that was made to act as a corpse, created in 1932. It wasn’t until 1968 George A Romero gave zombies a twist and a new reason to be afraid. These zombies were the result of science. Zombies were only to be destroyed by scientific solution, by destroying the brain and splitting the head from the body. Computer games were then created, such as Resident Evil and House of the Dead. Due to the success these video games had eventually become a movie. There are a lot of people asking why now, why are zombies returning back to life again. Brooks says that it’s not fiction, but current events from the past several years that consumers seek more information, such as terrorism, war, viral outbursts, and other related disasters. In today’s world, filmmakers use character such as zombies to escape from the anxiety created from real life threats. They have created Zombies to escape from realities of the world knowing what happens will never happen in real life. People use fictional events and characters to escape from real life events and daily life stresses, but in reality watching something frightening gives them an even greater anxiety for a short period time. In conclusion, it is unclear how long the zombie drift will last, they won’t be gone forever, but as the years and events continue to pass, zombie shows continue to grow in creativity with modern filmmakers that expand their imagination.