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Old 01-30-11, 07:33 PM
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Zombies are far more popular than they were even 8 years ago. There have been several movies, a tv show, video games. Zombie Crawls are popping up all over the place, the "impending zombie apocalypse" gets tossed around in all corners of the internet, as well as quite a few zombie mash-ups with other popular characters. It's much more pervasive than it used to be.

I don't enjoy the majority of zombie movies, but I can see why they would be popular. I just figured I was on the outside of something, similar to how I don't really like vampire movies either.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Are zombies really that popular? Sure, there's the Walking Dead on TV, but what was the last zombie movie that made it into the box office top 10?
zombieland (aka the highest grossing zombie film of all time)
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

here's the thing...a lot of people love Zombies. We like the idea of having to kill these brainless fucks to survive...we like them in all media. We just don't get enough GOOD material from it.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
i remember reading about this film, it's called Deadgirl btw...and it has a very interesting premise that the trailer really doesn't give you. Anyone see it...how was it? Here's the trailer:

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I liked it. The cast isn't amazing, the but the idea and execution is pretty good.

I think people like the idea of hordes of Zombies in films and seeing them get dispatched in various manners. They are fun?
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
zombieland (aka the highest grossing zombie film of all time)
Crap, forgot Zombieland.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Crap, forgot Zombieland.
Also, Resident Evil movies.

Zombie movies also seem to be popular because they can now show a totally devastated world... Always looks cool.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by DaveyJoe
The reignited interest in Zombie movies started about seven years before the first Twilight movie was released, but thanks for your dismissive attitude.
OP said "nowadays". I don't think 10 years ago counts as such. But thanks for completely missing the point of my post.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

I'm growing pretty tired of these zombie and vampired fads. I'm waiting for the mummy genre to catch on.
What we need is a few modern mummy teen romance flicks, then some mummy modes to popular games, and top it off with some mummification of classic literature.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
here's the thing...a lot of people love Zombies. We like the idea of having to kill these brainless fucks to survive...we like them in all media. We just don't get enough GOOD material from it.
That pretty much rings true and there have only been a few movies about them that would actually even be considered "hits".

As for Dead Girl, I felt dirty and ashamed after watching it...
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

I like the zombie craze right now. But I think I will get a bit tired of it before the end of the year.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

.....that's a lot of a year. We bare have started the 2nd of 12 months.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by GuessWho
<-- has not seen a zombie movie
Wish I could say the same.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by d2cheer
That pretty much rings true and there have only been a few movies about them that would actually even be considered "hits".

As for Dead Girl, I felt dirty and ashamed after watching it...
It's cuz you kinda dig the idea of fucking a girl by force, eh? You sick bastard.
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No rape movies are not my thing. It was just sick, 2 kids see some woman strapped down nude who may or may not be dead and the first thing they can think of is to is hey lets do her... I should have just stopped watching but I wanted to see those assholes die.
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Re: Why are zombies so popular nowadays?

Originally Posted by Kal-El
OP said "nowadays". I don't think 10 years ago counts as such. But thanks for completely missing the point of my post.
I didn't miss the point, it just wasn't substantive. I didn't realize "nowadays" could ONLY apply to the time after Twilight was released. I didn't realize that 10 years is too long to be considered "nowadays" when discussing the 60 year time-span since the first major zombie movie was released. How many popular zombie movies have even been released after Twilight, if anything, the trend has slowed down. I still think you're way off, but thanks for emulating my snarky tone.

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