The horror genre is not my cup of tea, so I may be a little biased when I say this. I think the horror genre is one of those genres that gets a bad rap for over saturating the market. In the latter half of the 2000’s, vampires and werewolves were all the rage. Now, it’s zombies. I dare say that when The Walking Dead started to hit its popularity, every studio, toy company, and publishing firm were quick to jump on the bandwagon. Now, it’s gone overboard.
Recently, I saw a zombie flick with my cousin called Zombieland. I had little expectations for this film, wrote it off as another film trying to capitalize on the zombie trend. But then, my cousin brought something to my attention; something that never crossed my mind. The zombie sub-genre isn’t so much about killing zombies; it’s about the relationships that form through the survivors and the truths of human nature.
I still not a big fan of the zombie sub-genre, but I think I have a better understanding of it.
What say you? Are you a fan of zombie media? What truths do you see played out?