Perhaps you saw the gruesome footage on the local news of the zombie uprising that hit every corner of the city last weekend – from The Mississippi International Film Festival Zombie Ball to Ridgeland’s Cadavar Course 5K and Richland’s Zombie Mud Run.
Take shelter! Zombies have finally made their way to the metro area!
I first blogged about the popularity of zombies in 2008 after noticing that many Etsy sellers were using the motif in jewelry and for other handmade items. It seemed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. I also wrote about the expanding zombie genre of movies.
Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in zombie-related events in America, particularly charity events like 5Ks, and because zombies have now made their way to Mississippi, we did a piece today called Year of the Living Dead. Check it out for a more in-depth pop culture analysis about why zombies have invaded our culture.