What Makes Zombies So Damn Scary?
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What Makes Zombies So Damn Scary?

Over the last year, I’ve spend a lot of time thinking about what’s scary. I’ve written a horror novel, after all. And I decided that it didn’t make much sense to write a scary story and then not do my due diligence in trying to give someone the willies. But, as I am at least putatively trained to think scientifically, I recently decided to consult the scientific and medical literature regarding what scares us most. I embarked on this journey…

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Zombies are Everywhere

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.

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Zombies Make Humans Seem Cool – My Response

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.