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The (hopefully) everlasting zombie genre

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I feel the zombie genre, over the past year or so, has sort of burnt itself out and is starting to slow down, which leaves me disappointed. Despite what people say I will always have a soft spot for the undead; from movies like World War Z, 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead, to comic books like The Walking Dead (though I don't care for the TV show, but that's for another day) to the novels by Max Brooks and Robert Kirkman, I just can't get enough.

That all being said I'm a bit more choosy when jumping into the video game world of zombies, with fewer original ideas surfacing and more recycling of game play.

I think the reason I'm so infatuated with the setting is because it's the ultimate what if. There's so many different aspects of the story to explore that put different types of stress on characters, people that would never meet let alone live and survive with under normal circumstances get thrown into a new world with no rules.

On a side note, it's always been an ambition of mine to create a zombie film that's more of a character study in extreme conditions. Let me know what you think of the genre, is it getting too worn? Is there still a place for it?
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About TheManateeone of us since 9:05 PM on 11.06.2013

I enjoy movies that make you think and rethink life and the world. Movie inspired conversations and debates, I find, are the most lively and intriguing. When not watching movies I also enjoy video games, books, comic books and board games. Also I am open to an (constructive) criticism on my writing style/lack thereof.