Last night, a few friends and I were discussing what in our culture makes zombies so big right now. My favorite (somewhat tongue in cheek) argument, from Charles, was that it’s about our politics.
“There’s this horrible group of people who just don’t get what America is about. They’re mindlessly destroying everyone and everything. And they’re winning.”
This is the narrative that everyone in the country — the left, the right, and the centrists and apolitical sorts who are repelled by strong partisans — has come to believe in the last 5-10 years, just as zombies have become our favorite national horror monster.
P.S. Of all the amateur zombie walk makeup jobs I saw looking for a photo to go on this post, this one was the most impressive, by which I mean, looks the grossest, so check it out at your own risk.