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Originally posted by Starchild23
An interesting perspective...
But I'd call it the "Sheep Apocalypse". Less eating of brains and more bleating about dumb stuff while the world collapses around you...
Originally posted by Domo1
Thats actually quite an interesting comparison. Never would have thought of zombie movies as commentary on social issues before. It does seem a large number of people are stuck going through the motions, just trying to eat. I like this thread.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Most horror stories tap into some community dread or angst, and serve as metaphors for the world around us. During the cold war people found comfort in alien invasion films, during the have sex get AIDS panic Micheal Meyers, and Jason Voorhies crept across the screen killing teenagers who had just had sex. After 9-11 and the inevitable anti-American attitude by much of the world Hostel and other torture porn films were popular, and through it all, the mindless zombie film as remained a mainstay in horror, continually reminding us that we're surrounded by brutal unthinking undead humans who will devour us in an instant. We sit in darkened theaters, or at home, munching on our popcorn, assuring ourselves it is only fiction, it is only fiction, it is only fiction, it is only...it is...it...
Originally posted by prevenge
reply to post by hawkiye
misleading thread title.
i know what you're trying to get at.. and not to be rude.. but your effort to use this as metaphor for the seemingly braindead zombie-esque sheeple herds ... falls short.. it's not like this hasn't been used a billion times before...
i am saying this because it's a GIVEN that people are like that man.... it's not some unique observation...
i would strongly recommend you get wise to the fact that an actual zombie apocalypse IS GOING TO HAPPEN..
not the metaphoric one you're trying to talk about.. but a .. uh.. yeah a REAL ONE where people run after other people to tear their flesh apart with their hands and teeth.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
DANG! I have a cure for zombies not sheep,quit gettin me all fired up with these BS title threads man.
Originally posted by killbot2012
reply to post by hawkiye
Yeah, but these zombies we can't just shoot to get rid of. They have rights and things like that. Plus is might make the non zombie folks look pretty bad.