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Modern zombies history & Subaru zombie cars

March 8, 2013

Film Equal’s History of Zombie Films first two parts inspired a ZombieLaw post about feminism and the question of what is a zombie. Now Film Equals has a Part Three about the zombies of the 2000’s; I suspect there is still more to come.

Meanwhile, Subaru has a car recall being referred to a “zombie cars” thanks to Aaron Smith at CNNMoney also available at FOX44 – Baton Rouge, kiiitv – Texas, and FOX8 – Cleaveland ; and at International Business Times.

The recall applies to cars with remote starters that may:

malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button

So the “zombie cars” come to life on their own. And also they can kill, because exhaust carbon monoxide may arise in unexpected places.

Note also that Subaru has a prior zombie advertisement :

Cars that come to life to kill as zombie really shows how far we have come in merging the technological robot into the zombie issue. The issue is about consciousness and cars embedded with more and more intelligent components may give the “Knight Rider” like illusion of consciousness.

Zombies are everywhere now. I haven’t posted the Tim Burton Samsung Zombie Unicorn Apocalypse ad yet so now seems as good a time as any (See Hollywood reporter: “Tim Burton Brings the ‘Unicorn Apocalypse’ for Samsung During Oscars (Video)“):

And zombies are coming to Archie too (with Glee!) Maybe it is time as Richard Lawson writes in Atlantic Wire: “We Need a Zombie Break”.

As AV Club reports: America declares zombies passe, embraces programming about Moses and Vikings by Todd VanDerWerff:

The History Channel’s … The Bible debuted with 13.1 million total viewers during its initial airing, then tacked on an additional 1.7 million in a same-night broadcast. Even more impressive was how steady those numbers were across demographics, with 5.6 million viewers in the 25-54-year-old demographic, but also 5 million in the 18-49-year-old demographic. … Those numbers are enough to unseat The Walking Dead as the year’s most-viewed cable

Recall NYTimes David Carr recent reporting about AMC’s Walking Dead toppling Networks is not so much about zombies themselves as the larger metaphor of niche content in the Big Cable Wars.


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