As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to an endemic, apocalyptic science-fiction and zombie movies contain examples of how to adjust to the new normal.
Some viewers purposefully seek out spoilers, others skip scenes with characters they don’t like. The advent of streaming has made viewers more actives and producers should take note.
The popularity of zombie apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives has emerged from some of the same economic and cultural currents that gave rise to Trump’s presidency.
Some comic fans have found a bright spot in virtual conventions in an otherwise bleak pandemic year. The sense of community matters more than a simplistic analysis about metrics or interactivity.
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.
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.
Spoiler warning for the season six finale of The Walking Dead. We talk point-of-view shots and the visual language of empathy.
As new zombie TV spin-off Fear the Walking Dead premieres, why have these creatures ruled the horror roost for so long?
AMC’s zombie hit The Walking Dead has garnered a huge global audience. As the finale of the series’ fifth season screens, we should pay attention not to the zombies – but to the survivors.