Life is all about stories, and what we make of these stories changes every time we tell them or hear them. Inappropriate doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Inappropriate deserves more respect than that.
Frank Darabont’s series, The Walking Dead, on AMC reached more adults between the ages of 18 and 49 than any cable show in history. And that’s only one example of how zombies are taking over.
I see every zombie story as an example of what not to do, and chief among the list of what not to do is to forget our ongoing, unique, and rarefied tension between the drive to be pack animals and the drive to be something special. This balance is a dialectic, and always will be.