So AMC is marathoning The Walking Dead; start to finish in order. Not like I haven’t seen them, but thought I’d like to see certain episodes again, now that time has passed and certain things have come to pass.
Zombies are impossible (maybe more like, highly improbable) and are really just an allegory about consumerism gone wild. We find them interesting because we see how our over-consumption is really consuming us and the planet.
We’re watching and reading about dystopian futures because we’re already living them. This way we can examine it without admitting it.
We’ve brought them into the mainstream so we can accept them, accept ourselves as devouring, consuming, ravenous beasts. I guess.
As we see in The Walking Dead, zombies aren’t necessarily the scariest part of the apocalypse. I mean, they are who they are, right? They don’t lie to you, cheat, steal, manipulate, rape, taunt, torture, terrorize. They’re creatures driven by instinct. They just want to eat you (and they make no bones about it).