What is the deal with everybody being so obsessed with zombies? Nowadays, they appear everywhere: movies, books, TV series, video games. People even create special communities dedicated to zombies. The zombie pop culture is spreading at the speed of light. Initially, zombies were presented as an embodiment of evil—dreadful monsters, also known as the undead, that attack people and eat their brains. Now, there is a whole bunch of zombie types—fast and slow, terrible and friendly, dumb shells of people they once were and quite intelligent ones.
But how did we come to it? What are the roots and why is zombie apocalypse the most discussed version of “doomsday”?