Sex and the Apocalypse – Exploring Sex Themes in Zombie Genre

Posted: November 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Sex is a major trope in the horror genre. In a slasher film? Better not have premarital sex. In a vampire movie? That vampire probably wants to sleep with you. Relationships and sex can be used a variety of ways in horror films including being a vehicle to move the story along, Usually, sex is punishable by death in many horror sub-genres. The zombie genre, however, tends to look at sex a little differently.

Wildly popular now, zombies are the new vampire. They are taking over. Cities across the country have massive zombie walks. The Walking Dead has become a top rated comic and hit television show. Novels, video games, and many more have tackled this subject in a variety of interesting ways. Zombies have been around for a long time, but nowadays they have become a driving force in entertainment media. George A. Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living…

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