Zombie Land

Zombie Land


The city in ruins, haunting icon Invasion (neo) zombie theme is a corollary of the collapse of the Arcadian myth. Correspondence unstructured macroscopic body mass zombie apocalyptic city is not abandoned but teeming with crawling body (such as in The Walking Dead Atlanta, etc). Literally invaded, cities become graves dating back in some way to the very origins of Western iconography macabre, if marked by the experience of the Black Plague. This touches on the deep American fear the devastation war "inside" curiously revived in conflicts outside the country of Vietnam marked clearly the work of G. A. Romero and T. Savini to the invasion of Iraq that feeds the contemporary comics.

This fear of the collapse of civilization - which is passed from the atomic to the obsession of biochemical attacks-is clearly linked to more latent fears of social anomie. Irreversibly collective (otherwise he wanders, insignificant, lost forever in the lonely roads), neo-zombie mark the ultimate fusion of the "mass man." Monster par excellence of urban alienation, he embodies the total depersonalization (inherited from the imagination of the Cold War) modern megacities (which does not feel surrounded by zombies?). Hence the playful reappropriation of these parades zombies (zombie walks) mode where the masses are formed in the image of invasions filmic parody makes everyday urban experience. The proliferation own digital zombie mass transforms imaginary transmission vampire (which is rather venereal contagion, so intimate) pandemic in rhizomatic. Conversely, the massification of traditional monsters (including the highly individualistic vampire) approaches the inevitable zombie status - this is the case, clearly, in the vampiric hordes parties seeking "blood-flesh" (blood-meat) in the saga 30 Days of Night (Niles-2004c).

This proliferation swarming obsessively portrayed with great realism, also allows the...

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