Zombies Have Come to Save the Day

Move over, vampires: The undead are monsters for our times
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2009 4:19 PM CDT
Zombies Have Come to Save the Day
A zombie arrives at the premiere of Screen Gems' 'Quarantine' at Knott's Scary Farm on October 9, 2008 in Buena Park, California.   (Getty Images)

In the echelon of monsters, zombies can’t get no respect. They’re not hip like werewolves or suave like vampires. Yet the undead are staging a comeback, Lev Grosman writes in Time. Woody Harrelson is starring in a zom-com, Juno’s screenwriter is producing a new zombie flick, and Jane Austen fans can now devour a novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The resurgent popularity of the brain-eaters isn’t so surprising, says Grossman. The biodegradable fiends satisfy our eco-friendly mindset, and old friends regularly return from the dead via Facebook. What’s most refreshing about the zombie is his populist appeal: He’s plucky, tenacious, and humble. “Long live (or is it die?) the zombie: the official monster of the recession."
(Read more vampires stories.)

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