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  1. 1. Since 9/11 society has becomemore culturally aware of threats, it was an almost wake up call that “zombie movies represent the inescapable we’re not as safe as we thought realities of unnatural death while presenting a grim view of the modern Horror films work as a reflection of apocalypse through scenes of deserted societies anxieties streets, piles of corpses, and gangs of vigilantes—images that have become increasingly common and can shock and terrify a population that has become numb to other horror subgenres .”
  2. 2. The after-effects of...closely resemble the scenarios of zombie cinema images of death and destruction have the power to shock and terrify populations that has become otherwise jaded by more traditional horror films.
  3. 3. Immersing ourselves into a Zombie world!Film Video Games Survival Guide Literature “In films, books and video games, the undead are once again on the march, elbowing past werewolves, vampires, swamp things and mummies to become the postmillennial ghoul of the moment ”
  4. 4. Zombie Genre Specific criteria that governs its plot: • Zombies and the threat of a violent death • A post - apocalyptic backdrop where there is a collapse of societal infrastructures • Indulgence of survivalist fantasies, and the fear of other surviving humans These characteristics are all pre 9/11 but they have become more relevant to a modern, contemporary audienceAudiences fear these creaturesbecause:• They are corpses• They are corpses of known dead• They pursue humans with intent to eat alive
  5. 5. Changes in time• CGI and special effects have made the genre more real• Graphic and naturalistic scenes of death• Increase in on screen violence• Desensitisation