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Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Stacey Abbott

Abstract

Twenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellent; one seductive, the other infectious. With case studies of films like I Am Legend, Daybreakers, and 28 Days Later, as well as television programmes like Angel, In the Flesh, and The Walking Dead, this book challenges these popular assumptions and reveals the increasing interconnection of undead genres. Exploring how the figure of the vampire has been infused with the language of science, disease, and apocalypse, while th ... More

Keywords: Vampire, Zombie, Film, Television, Apocalypse, Science, Dystopia, Sympathetic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694907
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stacey Abbott, author
University of Roehampton