Tag: Meaning


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...

T. S. Eliot’s Hollow Men: A Zombie Poem


Artists are ahead of the rest of us when it comes to understanding the times; in his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, George Romeo created the modern zombie, a picture of humanity in the contest of secular modernism.  I contend that the most insightful of the artists are...

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?...

Where do zombies come from?


Zombies are our monsters. We are modern and we are secular, so our monsters will be just the sort of creature that would terrorize a modern, secular audience. Because we believe in a strictly material reality, zombies can't suggest any transcendent meaning; we really don't go for that sort of thing. Another...