Month: February 2013


Zombies and Intimacy


Zombie Posts: A New Kind of Monster A Brief History Ain’t Got No Soul Where do zombies come from? Crossing Boundaries Why Zombies are Disgusting Horror of the Body Zombies and Death The type of death one can expect from a zombie is nothing if not intimate.  They use no...

Zombies and Death ain’t what it used to be…


Zombie Posts: A New Kind of Monster A Brief History Ain’t Got No Soul Where do zombies come from? Crossing Boundaries Why Zombies are Disgusting Horror of the Body Jaime Russell claims that the ultimate meaning of the zombie is as “a symbol of mankind’s most primitive anxiety: the fear...

The Horror of the Body


Previous Zombie Posts: A New Kind of Monster A Brief History Ain't Got No Soul Where do zombies come from? Crossing Boundaries Why Zombies are Disgusting The zombies are an abject horror in themselves, but what they do to their victims is even more horrifying.  Zombie movies contain scenes with spurting...

Why are zombie movies disgusting?


Previous Zombie Posts: A New Kind of Monster A Brief History Ain't Got No Soul Where do zombies come from? Crossing Boundaries Zombies are disgusting--open wounds, fluids running out of their orifices, and what’s that stuck in his teeth, a piece of Barbara? Acording to the theorists, identity--that which is...

Zombies as the Monstrous Other: Challenging Modern Boundaries


Previous Zombie Posts: A New Kind of Monster A Brief History Ain't Got No Soul Where do zombies come from? Zombies are physical monsters, there is nothing in them that is spiritual or supernatureal or even superhuman.  We can therefore call the zombie an immanent monster.  In the immanence of...