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Zombiezzzzzzzz: Putting the genre to rest

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Can I say at this point that I am fucking bored of zombies?

Maybe it’s the over-exposure, the endless array of films, comics and games, the zombie runs, the zombie survival courses, the novelty zombie newspaper articles, the apparently serious research papers on what would happen if there really was a zombie apocalypse, zombie parties for kids, zombie pets, zombie porn….

A strangely right wing world

Or maybe it’s the fact that the genre is fundamentally ugly? Leaving aside the few more humanist takes on zombies, like Shaun of the Dead, Warm Bodies (the novel more than the film) or

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4 Comments on Zombiezzzzzzzz: Putting the genre to rest

  1. Carl Byron BatsonCarl Byron Batson // 14/11/2013 at 12:10 // Reply

    Bored of Zombies? How ridiculous.

    • Alexander Hay // 17/11/2013 at 23:12 // Reply

      Variety is the spice of life, or at least, the lifeblood of popular culture. Instead, it’s all become so unceasingly repetitive and ruthlessly formulaic. In decades to come, they’ll slag this decade off for being obsessed with superheroes and zombies and not spotting the innate irony of either.

  2. Carl Byron BatsonCarl Byron Batson // 18/11/2013 at 10:41 // Reply

    Bored of Zombies? How ridiculous….

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