Tag: materialism


Zombie Jesus Day


“Zombie Jesus Day”?  That's what they call Easter.  They are being provocative or trying impress their like-minded friends.  Perhaps it is because of this attitude that Christian writer Eric Metaxas has taken the position that zombies are a parody of the resurrection of the dead.  I disagree with Metaxas; I think...

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...

Objectification of the Object


At the hands of the zombies, all living human beings are objectified--they are objects of the unquenchable hunger for living flesh. Interestingly, zombie narratives are also very much about the objectification of the object.   Perhaps nothing, but is there anything wrong with questioning the default settings of our cultural minds?...

Warm Bodies — The Book


When the movie Warm Bodies was released, I bought the book. This book by Isaac Marion is better than a silly romance which the book cover (movie poster) seems to suggests. The book's first-person narrator is R -- it's all he remembers of his own name because he's a zombie. The...

The World of the Zombie


The zombie is thoroughly physical; one of its primary qualities is that it has been emptied of transcendence. The same can be said about the world through which it shambles. In Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, the ordinariness of the setting reflects a thoroughly immanent world. The “dully commonplace settings”...