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Carl Grimes has been bitten!


At the end of the mid-season finale of the 8th season AMC's The Walking Dead, Carl Grimes reveals that he's been bitten. Fans are upset. 50,000 fans have signed a petition to remove showrunner Scott Gimple from the show. Why are they so upset? I think it's because children, Rick's...

Zombies and Styrofoam Cups


Do you choose to drink your morning coffee our of a Styrofoam cup? To cure the zombies we need a dose of objective Reality. We have this idea, in the Modern West, that meaning is in the mind--the individual mind. The logic being: It has to be, because it can't be anywhere...

Fear the Walking Dead – The Pilot


I've already commented on the opening scene of Fear the Walking Dead, but the whole of the pilot is worth some discussion. The pilot follows a family living in L.A.  In every description of Fear that I came across, the word dysfunctional was used to characterise the family at the center...

Partial Bibliography of Zombie Resources


Alsford, Mike. Heroes and Villains. London: Darton, 2006. Print. Asma, Stephen T. On Monsters: An Unnatural History of our Worst Fears. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 20009. Print. Bishop, Kyle William. American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture. Jefferson: McFarland, 2010. Print....

Jesus, Peter and Zombies: The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 4


Can you believe it?!  Dr. Stephen Edwards, indirectly, murders another doctor just to prevent the chance of his being replaced.  What a sniveling coward.  He admits that he did it because of fear.  We all know a maggot when we see it. And yet, if we are honest with ourselves,...

The Cure


I hope I have shown, through careful analysis of the monster itself,  that the major cause of the zombie infestation is the loss of transcendence.   So, it seems to me, that the cure for the zombie outbreak is the recovery of the transcendent. Zombies offer a picture of humanity if...

The Zombie Fighter: A New Kind of Hero


I love superhero movies.  Last weekend I went to see the new Captain America movie and loved every minute of it.  I can't wait for the next Spiderman either.  I like the heroes of literature too--Beowulf, Van Helsing and Aragorn.  I think it's an essential character trait of every hero that he...