Zombie Symbolism in the Movies

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While lunging from the shadows with outstretched, rotting limbs, zombies serve as metaphors for failed ambition and mindless conformity, the way vampires can symbolize sexual aggression and Frankenstein's monster represents science run amok.

In the new thriller "28 Days Later," a man awakens from a coma to find London deserted — except for clusters of fast-moving nocturnal zombies who have decimated the world. A few mistrustful survivors must learn to rely on each other to stay ahead of the swift, hungry ghouls.

Besides scaring people as much as possible, what issues were the filmmakers trying to explore?

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