Join Dr. Emily Zarka, who studies literature and film through the lens of monsters, as she deconstructs some of the most significant moments in zombie pop culture over the last 200 years to reveal what these creatures say about us.
From our fears and conflicts to political uprisings, stories about zombies offer a way to better understand how ultimately, the monster we fear the most is ourselves. Then, Dr. Zarka looks athow the monster changes in tandem with a changing world, and the zombie’s entrance into and domination of themes in pop culture. From the first Hollywood films to more recent zombie narratives, major trends and changes are examined, showing how the zombie evolves over time to reflect changing cultural anxieties. From fears of bioterrorism to a pandemic, real conflicts to political uprisings, stories about zombies offer a way to better understand how ultimately, the monster we fear the most is ourselves.
Producer: Amanda Fox, Stephanie Noone
Production Company: Spotzen Inc.
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: David Schulte
Host: Dr. Emily Zarka
Writers: Dr. Emily Z
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 57 minutes
Number of Episodes:1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen