The zombie trend continues to spread across the pop cultural landscape and shows little sign of slowing down. Speaking with The Baltimore Sun‘s John-John Williams IV for a June 9 story entitled “Pop culture’s undying affection for zombies“, Arnold Blumberg ’93, English, an adjunt faculty member in UMBC’s English department and co-author of Zombiemania: 80 Movies to Die For, illustrated the history of this now-ubiquitous staple of modern popular culture, as well as theorizing as to why the walking undead seem to have captured our culture’s imagination in recent times.
“There has never been a figure that has reflected all the fears we have as the zombie,” he told Williams. “It is the closest type of monster to us. They are us and we are them. The zombie comes down to some form of being a human being.”