The real focus of end-of-days narratives isn’t the spectacle of collapse, but about what comes after and how it challenges our world view.
In Cargo, Martin Freeman plays Andy, a man who has to kill his wife after she turns into a zombie and travels across country with baby daughter Rosie on his back.
Addictive Pictures, Causeway Films, Head Gear Films
In Cargo, zombies roam Australia and Aboriginal people living off the land are best equipped to repel them. The first half hour is brilliant but the film becomes far less satisfying.
Slugs are voracious feeders.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.
This massive online game shares many characteristics with other big hitters, but Fortnite has its own special recipe for success.
Annual 2010 zombie march in Madrid, an homage to George A. Romero.
AP Photo/Paul White
Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ will be remembered among the first films to use horror as a form of political critique.
The world will be a less scary place without the don of the dead.
Watch out! The gingerbread zombies are coming!
James, aged 8, of Sydney wants to know: are zombies real?
In the AMC television series
The Walking Dead, all styles of management are represented.
If the plot of the television series doesn't promise much more than gory entertainment, in fact it provides interesting lessons on styles of organisation and management.
How zombies and gaming can help students learn.
The abandoned medieval village of Wharram Percy, where fears of the walking dead were acted out.
Historic England Archive
Whatever drove villagers to dig up the dead and mutilate their corpses may seem to strange to us, but it was evidently real for them.
“Bath salts,” or synthetic street drugs with amphetamines. Via DEA.
Flakka was believed to be behind two cannibalistic attacks in Florida that left one man blind and a married couple dead. It wasn't so. Here's why we need facts, not myths, about dangerous drugs.
'Frankenstein' via www.shutterstock.com
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
What could we do if a real-life zombie disease started to spread?
Our relationships, desires, anxieties are reflected in the way we communicate.
A "passion" was once thought of as a love or desire so irresistible as to take one to the threshold of death. What are we to make, then, of a passion for innovation or management consulting? What's happening to our words?
What it's like running away from hordes of zombies in a dilapidated London hospital.
Amnesia won't help us much in the event of an apocalypse.
Jane Austen horror has burgeoned into a distinctive subgenre of adaptations.
England’s green and pleasant land will be beset by a plague of the living dead, corpses will dig their way out of graves ... Jane Austen horror is now a distinctive subgenre of Austen adaptations.
Can a galaxy (like NGC 3810 in this case) have a classical spiral structure and also be already dead?
ESA/Hubble and NASA
Extragalactic astrophysicists want to know how and why galaxies stop forming stars, change their shape and fade away. With help from citizen scientists, they're figuring it out.
John Hamilton Mortimer, Death on a Pale Horse, 1775.
We have reached a point where apocalyptic vocabulary litters writing – but the end of the world has always populated paintings, and betrays a lot about contemporary concerns.
As new zombie TV spin-off Fear the Walking Dead premieres, why have these creatures ruled the horror roost for so long?