25 November 2015
Annotated Bibliography of Sources Discussing the Popularity of Zombieland
Thesis: The major historical changes in America today have made the time right for Zombieland to be produced by the development of video games, clothing lines, make-up designs, and adrenaline rush in horror films in our generation. From George Romero’s (1968) film, Night of the Living Dead zombie movie to present day zombie movie, Ruben Fleischer (2009) film, Zombieland, zombie movies have become very popular because people want to experience a zombie apocalypse. The success of this film delivers entertainment, interests, and desires for the people that are big fans of zombies with survival guidelines throughout the movie on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Balaji, Murali. Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013. Print.
This book discusses how over time zombies have become popular to American culture. Zombies became so popular that it “has a way of seizing upon our anxieties and apprehensions and delivering content that reflects these fears while still entertaining us” (17). Present day America calls the entertainment of a film, adrenaline. In this case “the time is ripe for the rebirth of zombie culture” (17), to deliver the adrenaline to all audience, especially the younger generation. The facts from this book will be useful to my essay since it describes the adrenaline they deliver to the audience to be entertained and who they target their entertainment on, the younger generation.
Boluk, Stephanie and Lenz, Wylie. “Generation Zombie. Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture.” Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2011. Print.
The thesis of this book discusses how today’s generation is preparing for a real life zombie apocalypse. By observing how people prepare for zombie...