... zombie craze is not over yet and it will most likely continue on as more and more threats continue to plague the United States. People will respond to these threats in a number of ways, but the most prominent will be to plan, prepare, and hope for the best. Zombie movies not only give people a way to relax, but while watching, viewers are also given a chance to see themselves in the place of the actor and plan out how they would react in such a situation. Zombie movies allow us, according to Sean Robson, “to confront the likelihood of human extinction - probably at our own hands - and somehow come to terms with it,” which is something that no other theme has offered, and that’s what captures our interest the most (Robson). No one truly knows what the future has in store for this world, but odds are that if it’s a zombie apocalypse Americans will be pretty prepared.
No book has captivated the zombie apocalypse better than World War Z. Max Brooks creatively presents “a worldwide zombie pandemic from outbreak to aftermath” (Boyd, Tristan). His book encompasses many social and political themes in the world today. The book reveals true fear and shows the strength of the human race.
Though fictional, this novel illustrates the fear surrounding disease, viruses, and contamination and how if uncontrollable, could lead to a global spread that could jeopardize the human race. Traveling internationally, World War Z represents a zombie epidemic that brings forth infection, which can be considered an unconscious actor during this time of confusion and destruction. Scientifically, fear is defined as a natural response found in almost all organisms that revolve around the emotions and feelings induced by perceived threats and danger. Max Brooks illustrates the societal interaction with fear, “Fear of aging, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty, fear of failure. Fear is the most basic emotion we have. Fear is primal. Fear sells. That was my mantra. ‘Fear sells.’” (Brooks 55). The fear of a zombie virus spreading in fact just produces more fear into the mind of the individual. Through research and scientific advancements, fears and anxieties have been proven to put an individual more at risk of developing health issues. How ironic, right? Our fears and anxieties surrounding diseases and the spread of them cause our society to be more susceptible to obtain and contract more health related problems. The fight against the zombie metaphor within World War Z gives the reader a purpose for finding a way to hold
A group of 20 teenagers called gladers have been dropped off in a safe house, in the middle of a scorched desert. There is no remembrance from anybody about how they got there and who took them there. They are all trapped in one room with zombies called cranks trying to get in through the iron bar windows, screaming, “KILL ME, KILL ME.” (Pg. 9) Eventually Newt, the oldest boy in the group, breaks the knob off of the locked door in their room, leading to a dark room full of dead bodies. When they wake up the next day all the dead bodies are gone and there was a man sitting in the room reading a book, he tells them that the world is about to end and the gladers are the last hope for survival. They have a disease that makes them turn into brain
Gripping. Brilliant. Cold-blooded. It was a time of terror. Cold-blooded zombies would murder each other in the street. The zombies had flesh tearing off of their faces as they clawed through the streets. The zombies would moan and groan and wake you up in you’re sleep only for you to be eaten by the zombie. Only one man knows how to stop the terror. One smart, clever man - Michael Saw.
...ash, chemical spill and the advancing, life-threatening black cloud, simulated evacuation, drug dealings, dangerous side effects of the drugs, killings and sex, rampart consumerism, underground conspiracies and human-made disasters etc. Such topics represent the concept of zombie culture.
Kirkman describes zombies as an infectious horror in order to establish a close relationship between zombies and contagions. One of the The Walking Dead’s most brilliant successes has been the characterization of the zombies , and it may be the secret of their popularity. In his book, The Walking Dead, Kirkman
MacNabb supports her idea by expressing how people make their peace with what has happened - sending away their "zombie loved" once, and zombies going on the march, protesting, trying to make a chance but realizing it has failed and eventually move on.