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The Walking Dead

4 Nov

Zombies, it has to be said, are big business right now. As well as The Walking Dead, which is one of the best shows on TV at the moment, there is a list of recent movies as long as my arm that feature the shambling, rotting yet terrifyingly vital ‘living’ dead, including Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, 28 Weeks Later and Resident Evil: Afterlife to name just a few. Scary as the thought of a zombie apocalypse is, however, it is reassuring to think that this is almost certainly something restricted to the realm of fiction. Why did I use the term ‘almost’? Well, there is evidence, tenuous but nevertheless there, that zombies have existed in the past, are still around today and may well rise from the grave in the future.

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