Thursday, June 15, 2006

Zombies Are the New Serial Killers

Remember in the 90s when every other movie made after Silence of the Lambs was a serial killer movie? Well, if I had to predict which topic would win the ubiquity wars of the 00s it's gotta be zombies. I don't know why... there's no Silence sized blockbuster kicking off the trend but they just won't stop.


Another new one has been announced, this one coming from Brad Pitt and his Plan B productions. He outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the latest zombie-filled hot property. Maybe Brad's Oceans posse can co-star?


So what is the appeal of zombies this decade? My theory is that everyone feels a little dead inside these days. It's hard not to give into doomsday thinking when the people running the world love themselves some Book of Revelations. The Apocalypse makes them hot. sigh.

tags: Brad Pitt, movies, cinema, Leonardo DiCaprio, zombies, horror, apocalypse, Revelations, gossip,

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Russ said...

28 Days Later seemed to be the one to kick off the trend of endless zombie flicks, no?

NATHANIEL R said...

yeah, that was prolly the kickoff but it wasn't a massive hit. just a sleeper... so it's still a little weird that Hollywood is so absolutely zeroed in on this trend.

Russ said...

Yeah, it is kind of weird...though if you look it is actually #5 (at $45M) on the zombie movie list on Box Office Mojo. Dawn of the Dead is at #1 with $59M. Which is even weirder since no certifiable "zombie" movie has passed $100M.

Though if pressed I'd say 28 Days Later was one of the best of the bunch. That and my beloved Shaun of the Dead.

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