So zombies… I can’t think of anything in pop culture that I have more of a love/hate relationship with than zombies. The concept is deceptively simple: the dead rise from the grave and want to eat brains. You can really layer whatever other story elements you want on top of that core concept. You can have zombie war movies, zombie love stories, zombie comedies; pretty much anything works. It’s such a broad concept that casual fans can tune in and out without having to worry about any complex mythos, but still malleable enough that horror buffs can argue the merits of fast zombies versus slow zombies, or comet zombies versus radioactivity zombies (I like my zombies slow and of unknown origin).
It’s time to kickoff Horror Month with a whole podcast devoted to the big question: What is horror? In this super sized episode we go all the way back from Dante up to the present and look at different types of horror, why we like horror, what it all means, and why some people just plain get it wrong. There’s a lot to chew on here, so sit back, relax, and let the terror take you over.