I was 23 and the year was 2020 and the zombie apocalypse just started. How did it start you ask? I’ll get to that later but my base was attacked by zombies and other survivors and I was the only one who survived. I helped stop the zombie apocalypse by creating a vaccine. I learned that day that I was very important to the world.
The horror film The White Zombie was credited as the first zombie movie. In this movie, they used the proper origin of the real zombie; however, in movies and tv shows following it, they weren’t so accurate. In the more recent films, zombies come about because of a pandemic. A pandemic is a widespread disease across a country or the world.
This reason is why zombies have become so popular in the past 15 years. The United States has been through tragedies left and right since the great depression in 1929. This section links my idea about the sociological study of zombie culture, to the culture of our country, while also introducing a new sociological idea. The idea that cultural productions, such as zombies, reveal something about the societies that created them, and cultural productions also uncover structural patterns of those societies. There is no coincidence that the first zombie movie was made in 1932 (Aizenberg), right in the middle of the great depression.
The western genre has been well established as one of the “six paradigms”  of genre, while the zombie genre of film is less established, and can fall under any of the six genre types outlined by. True Grit, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, is a western that follows the journey of three people, with different motivations, searching for a well known murderer in the American Old West. One film that takes the form of a comedy, in the zombie subgenre, is Shaun of the Dead, directed by Edgar Wright, which shows a man and his friends and family attempt to survive a zombie outbreak in London. Mattie Ross, portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld in the Coen brother’s True Grit, and Shaun, portrayed by Simon Pegg in Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, are both unlikely protagonists because they defy their respective genre’s conventions as heroes even though their motivations remain stereotypical.
In the science fiction novel, I am Legend, by Richard Matheson, the author, by accurately and minutely describing Robert Neville’s reactions, thoughts and emotions, allows his readership to engage with his story and to imagine what it’s like to be alone in a hostile world. Robert Neville has been fighting off vampires from inside his house for many years because he is the last human being alive. He goes through many obstacles, trying to find a cure for the vampires, and goes through many mental challenges as well. Robert has changed as a result of all this happening to him. He thinks, reacts, and does things differently than before the outbreak.
For example, in the movie, “Jim kills a man aggressively as he rips another man's eyes out and then runs over towards his friend selena. Selena is scared to die because he is infected and would most likely kill her, but Jim controls the virus with his ego that balances the sides of him out and doesn't let the virus and infection take control of him” (Boyle). 28 Days Later also connects to the book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde because Jim is a very similar character to Dr. Jekyll. Both characters have two sides to them, but the only difference is that Jim can control and balance between his good and evil side, while Jekyll fails to control his transformation between the two sides of
Good (Evening, morning), etc., I’m Christopher Power, and I’ll be talking about critically acclaimed and personal favorite Television Show: Rick and Morty. With my interest in the show and the new season airing this year I thought an analysis of the philosophy of Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty chronicle the misadventures of the misanthropic mad scientist Rick Sanchez accompanied by his fretful and naive grandson Morty Smith. The duo split their time between interdimensional adventures across the universe and domestic family life. Rick and Morty follow the fundamental traditions of sci-fi horror, often paying homage to The Ghostbusters, filmmaker David Cronenberg, Nosferatu, and Freddy Kreuger.
Vlad has been able to withstand the test of time. Instead of being forgotten in the past, he has lived through the myth of Count Dracula. Every year, around the fall months, his legend resurrects again. Vlad the Impaler is one of history's most controversial and iconic figures because he used ruthless and contentious methods to build and expand his empire in 15th century Europe, as well as being the birth of a classic halloween figure that we have all come to know and
Movie Review: The Babadook In the world, there are many movies. All of them range from great movies to terrible movies. However, the focus for this review is the horror movie “The Babadook.” This movie was made in 2014 and was directed by Jennifer Kent.
Except for vampire, zombie is another popular theme in the big screen or TV shows, like Resident Evil, The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, etc. Zombies embody people’s great fear or anxiety about the future because we’re living in the very uncertain times with plenty of terrorist attacks, climate changing and natural disasters. While worrying about what will happen in the future, people still think about how to survive if the apocalypse really comes. Then it is easy to explain the big success of The Walking Dead, for it exhibits how people would act in a survivalist situation. On the other hand, zombie is the reflection of ourselves; for example, James Parker states that “here zombiedom seems to germinate through a fog of hangovers, Monday television, lapses in conversation” (345).
Marcus Dunstan will write Dimension’s Halloween Returns. New line intentions of rebooting Nightmare on Elm Street promised to make the classic films have a comeback in the movie scene. In 1984, the Nightmare On Elm Street originally launched its franchised which was created by Wes Craven and starred Robert Englund as the killer who hunted down teenaged-prey in their dreams. The killer is known as Freddy Kreuger who wears red-green sweater, fedora and a
Of course, I knew it was a reference to the 2001 Pixar film Monsters Inc, specifically the scene where the agents tackle down in comedic fashion a monster with a supposedly contaminated child 's sock on his back. However, it had confused me at that moment, as it has for years, why I felt so personally attached to this film. It is one of Pixar 's weaker efforts and the plot, while decent, concludes with a giant company conspiracy that makes
Rick Grimes Vs Shane Walsh The Walking Dead TV series is a great show with well developed characters. Two of the main characters in the first few seasons are Rick Grimes and Shane Walsh. They are a part of a large group fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse in the south, battling not only the undead but other survivors as well. The first few seasons begin to show holes in the group, and how Rick and Shane are different.
Life is hard and sometimes people try to connect their everyday lives with tv. This works the same when people are different but then become friends over their “similar” lives and cultures. “My Zombie, Myself” by Chuck Klosterman talks about how nowadays people are so infatuated with the zombies, and vampires, and anything dead. All of which can be representations of troubles in life that people are fighting. Life is like a war and when World War Z comes along, it definitely will be a war, a war of life and death.
Shaun of the Dead is a horror-comedy film in which Shaun’s boring life with his girlfriend Liz, best friend and roommate Ed, and favorite pub the Winchester, is interrupted by the appearance of zombies. To summarize, Shaun is dumped by Liz and on the next day is confronted by zombies with Ed. In the course of the day, they pick up Liz and her roommates, Shaun’s mother and stepfatherstep-father, and travel to the Winchester for safety after leaving Shaun’s zombified stepfather on the way. At the Winchester, Liz’s roommates, Shaun’s mother, and Ed are all either zombified, killed, or both. Shaun and Liz escape the Winchester, and emerge to find the British Army exterminating the rest of the zombies.