Growing Interest in Zombies Resulting in Flashmobs, TV Shows, Movies

November 28th, 2011

International Business Times
By Luisa Chrisostomo
Nov. 28, 2011

Recently, more than 10,000 enthusiasts dressed in zombie costumes walked the streets of Mexico City in a bid to break the current Guinness world record for a zombie walk.

Usually done for fun, zombie walks have been held in other countries all over the world. Just last month, around 8,000 zombie enthusiasts walked the streets of Brisbane, Australia and 3,000 marched around Brighton, UK.

Zombies in Popular Culture

The popularity of zombies is usually attributed to George A. Romero, the director who first brought the classic movie “The Night of the Living Dead” to theaters in 1968.

Over the years, interest in zombies and all things related to it has grown even more and it has become popular subject for television shows and movies.

Currently in its second season, there’s the record-breaking show “The Walking Dead”. Based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, it’s about a group of survivors struggling to live in a world overrun by zombies.

There’s a new production in the works even in Hollywood. Right now, Brad Pitt is filming a post-apocalyptic movie about zombies based on the bestselling novel “World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War” written by Max Brooks.

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