I feel that the current zombie trend, particularly the popularity of prolonged, depressing series like The Walking Dead, is largely fueled by the hopelessness people feel at the current state of world finances. It feels like things are bad and like the world is divided into “us” and “them” as we all compete for the same finite resources. Naturally, people want to see those feelings reflected in the art and media they enjoy. However, if you are like me and need a little hope and rationality as well as art to get you through, here is this.
Cracked.com Presents 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Attack Would Fail.