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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Zombie researchers bite back

Believe it or not there is a zombie research society and the said society have taken exception to comments made by horror legend, Stephen King. The society founded in 2007 is dedicated to raising the level of zombie scholarship in the Arts and Sciences.  ZRS Members represent diverse backgrounds, interests, and theories, but are unified in their support of the Society's three foundational principles:

1) A zombie is a biologically definable, animated being occupying a human corpse.

2) The zombie pandemic is coming.  It's not a matter of if, but a matter of when.

3) Enthusiastic debate about zombies is essential to the survival of the human race.

Below is the story from the blog of  the Zombie Research Society:

King, famously observed that zombies are popular in worry-free times, and vampires are popular in times of hardship.  We don’t know about vampires, but his assessment of zombies is dead wrong.
The modern zombie was born in 1968 with George Romero’s classic, Night of the Living Dead.  At the time the United States was bogged down in a wildly unpopular war in Vietnam, and social unrest was common.  Romero’s Dawn of the Dead came out ten years later, at the beginning of the Reagan-era recession.

Today we live in constant fear of terrorist attacks, environmental disaster, and economic meltdown.  In these uncertain times, zombies have never been more popular.
In fact, since the global crisis of the past several years began the declaration that zombies are the new vampire has been made by Time Magazine (April, 2009), Newsweek (October, 2009), and The Hollywood Reporter (September 2010) to name a few.

You can find the ZRS HERE

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