What’s the Big Idea? “People, Zombies, and the Blurry Line Between Them”
Some zombie movies make the line between the living and the dead seem pretty easy to draw. When a family member returns from the grave and tries to eat us, it’s not hard to imagine having an itchy trigger finger. But at the heart of these terrifying texts lays a question that humankind has been asking for centuries: What does it mean to be a person?
Join Brendan Riley, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for the inaugural “What’s the Big Idea?” Honors talk, which brings students together to discuss new ideas, rethink old ones, and share the interdisciplinary spirit of the Honors community at Columbia College Chicago. This semester, our discussion will center on how tales of the dead can provide insight to the living.
This is tonight at 5:30pm. Why is all the cool zombie shit on weeknights? More from Bredan Riley at his blog, good book reviews and the like to boot.
• Online review of the presentation: Lecture highlights reality, legend of zombies.
McFarlane Toys Releases New The Walking Dead Action Figures This Halloween
Like the first series, humans include multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless possibility and customization. Each zombie figure features unique, gory play action.
The 13 Greatest Zombie Movies Ever Made
Here are the 13 greatest zombie movies of all time. And yes, this includes a lot of different types of zombies — whether they’re bitten by Sumatran rat-monkey, turned undead by a magical elixir or infected by the T-Virus, as long as they rot and move at the same time, they’re still zombies to us. Here they are, in no particular order.
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