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Marc Savlov was dead before it was cool

October 18, 2012

Marc Savlov in the Austin Chronicle writes “Everything Went Black: I Was Dead Before Dead Was Cool”:

zombie marc savlov

For the past decade or so, zombie culture has been on the rise, agreed? Agreed. For the sake of temporal clarity, let’s say since 2004, when both Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Zack Snyder’s remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead took box offices by storm and signaled an almost overnight change in how les morts vivants were perceived, embraced, and, ultimately, devoured and thus co-opted by the mainstream consumerist maw.

vampires were never my bag; they’ve always struck me as being an undead version of Occupy’s 1%. They never drink…whine.

there can be too much of a good thing, or a dead thing. Like punk rock — like Nirvana — the walking dead have become a trendy lifestyle/fashion appliqué. And we all know where that leads. As messy as it might be to say it, Kurt Cobain does, anyway….

the kids aren’t alright; the kids wanna be dead.

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