|Sagers, Browne, Mogk, Cole, Stenson, Averill and Yancey|
Why are zombie/post-apocalypse projects so popular?
- You can do anything. All the rules are gone. Nobody is going to say "don't steal that helicopter."
- Working out anxiety about nuclear disaster
- Zombie stories are not about monsters - they are about you. Siege stories.
- Zombie movies are among the cheapest to make: one trashed out location, a bunch of friends and a make-up team and you've got a movie.
Why do zombies crave brains or eat people in general?
- It's not logical (laughs). A zombie's mouth can not open wide enough or bite hard enough to get through a human skull.
- Appropriation of bodies/community.
- Virus wants to replicate, drives them to continue.
- Example of Katrina - New Orleans a beautiful city full of lovely people - but it became Thunderdome in 3 days.
- Darwinian. Survival of fittest.
- Need to stockpile things you can barter
- Knowledge you accumulate most important. How-to's of fixing things, what you can eat, first aid, survival.