Tag: The Secular Age


“I’m out of ammo!”


Another important characteristic of the zombie that makes it ideally suited to terrorize our contemporary society is that it is a horde.  They attack in large numbers and overwhelm their victims by sheer weight of numbers.  The horde absorbs individuality—and we modern selves are obsessed with questions of identity (what is me...

Zombies are Funny


Unlike other monsters, “zombies do not need any separate comic relief . . . they are their own” (Paffenroth 14). "The human body isn’t just a hunk of flesh—it’s a ludicrous hunk of flesh." Zombies personify death; they force us to face the fragility of our bodies  and our own material future...