Film review: World War Z (SPOILER ALERTS!!!)

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Zombie stories offer a unique lens compared to other horror genres because of the perspectives they permit and assume regarding power and revolution. I use Pride & Prejudice & Zombies to teach my students about feminism and New Historicism. Zombies are optimally qualified to explore a post-institutional society because a zombie apocalypse is, if not benign, then un-focused. It’s de-politicized.  The only dichotomy is eaters vs. eaten. And zombies are the only horror genre that can work in this way. Continue reading