PBS Idea Channel is a web show hosted by Mike Rugnetta and created by Kornhaber Brown for PBS that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art. On a recent episode, Mike digs deep to answer the question, “Why Do We Love Zombies?”
Zombies are EVERYWHERE!! Wait, don’t panic- we mean in pop culture, not outside your window. But why is that? Bad guys and monsters seem to go through phases: one decade there’s a dozen movies about aliens, ten years later it’s vampires. And right now, it’s zombies. And monsters don’t pop up for no reason at all. There must be something that makes us fixate on one antagonist trope; some qualities they hold that echo a deeper cultural fear… So what are we afraid of now? It might just be technology.
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