Zombies have taken over the world, and fans of the monstrous creations are simply happy to give them full rein. Whether you go to the movies or turn on your T.V. you’re bound to see the animated corpses wreaking havoc.
The Exploitation of Zombies
Monstrous trends such as vampires, witches, gargoyles and wizards typically have a shelf life. However, shows and movies such as the Walking Dead, Shaun of the Dead and World War Z seem to keep growing stronger and stronger. A zombie is a dead human body that has become revitalized (in case you’ve been living under a rock). While the creatures, walk, roam and shamble through the world in search of domination, they’re creating a wide fan base in their wake.
Zombie Writers and Trends
While some individuals carry photos of their family members on their cell phones, Robert Kirkman is proud to display his zombies in different stages of rotting flesh. The creator of the Walking Dead goes beyond your typical comic book nerd. He’s also the executive producer and makes his presence known to the writers in regards to his popular series. Other writers and creators of zombie fables have witnessed similar success. First introduced to the public in 1978, Dawn of the Dead was the world’s first blood soaked view into the lives of zombies. The 2004 remake of the same movie, Resident Evil and 28 Days later fueled the need for more zombie existence. Comedic favorites such as Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland have inspired a funnier version of this popular trend.
Rising Up from the Rubble
The vampire trend had its popularity back in the Twilight Saga days. However, that’s nothing compared to the zombie apocalypse. Large following shows such as the Walking Dead changed how viewers looked at zombies and turned them from horrific monsters to heros. From romantic comedies and period dramas to popular series and comic books, the zombie genre is heating up.
CDC Chimes in…Why?
To capitalize on the page ranking for the Centers for Disease Control, the CDC writes on how to survive a zombie attack. They start out with a brief history of zombies, and their origins. They then take the site on to a better safe than sorry approach by putting together a list of emergency resources that are needed to survive a zombie attack. From food, medications and water to important documents, hand sanitizer and clothing, the CDC wants you to be prepared for a hurricane, tornado or zombie attack.
They take their public service announcement even further by having families come up with an emergency plan in case of a zombie apocalypse, flood, earthquake or tornado. The CDC closes by informing the public that they are ready to help in case zombies begin to roam the streets, disease outbreak or some kind of natural disaster. With over 18 million viewers tuning in to shows such as the Walking Dead, the CDC gained notoriety for their call to action. Work that social media CDC!
Zombie Scholarship: Brains, More Brains!
If you thought T.V. shows, movies, comic books, and the CDC public service announcements focusing on zombies were not enough, the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship introduced at scholarshipexperts.com is for you. While there are scholarships for individuals for academics and sports, zombie fans can now hone their survival skills and win a scholarship toward a college education. If you’ve envisioned a world overrun by zombies, your survival plan could win you $2,000. The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Application is easy, especially for decayed, brain eating enthusiasts.
That wild and crazy Zombie Scholarship Committee wants the applicants to devise their best plan to help avoid zombies on your college campus. You should also include the top five must haves to bring along on your adventure, and the places you would best hide. The applicants must be at least 13 years old or older, legal residents of the U.S. and enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school by the year of 2020. Applicants must also write a 250 word response to the zombie question posed in the application. The deadline for the application is October 31, 2014.
The popularity of horror classics and villains typically fade away. However, zombies are having a powerful stronghold on every possible media facet. From Comic-Con and T.V. shows to movies and CDC warnings, don’t be surprised if you come across a zombie apocalypse.