The first time I saw it, I thought it was pretty funny.
These days zombies, which used to be one of the scariest concepts in horror films, are considered fun and "cool." Today, the big bucks are in selling zombie costumes for Halloween. The movie "World War Z," starring Brad Pitt, was a thriller about a worldwide zombie pandemic. It grossed a half a billion dollars.
Have you seen it yet? Me neither, but I plan to catch it on Netflix.
Why the public identification with zombies - the "undead"? It can't be about what zombies are, because zombies don't exist. Only in fiction do dead people get up and walk around. Real dead people stay dead. The fascination has to be about what zombies represent.
Wikipedia describes a zombie as a "person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli."
He says that for most people, the awareness of now is a rare, fleeting experience that happens when they are shocked into paying attention to the present moment.
In other words, for most people, most of the time, they are alive, but not truly alive to the reality around them.
Could this be why people are fascinated by zombies?
Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2013. Building Personal Strength .