THE BLOG
11/07/2006 05:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Zombie-GOP Connection?

In the spirit of Halloween, I recently wrote a piece on the Zombie Zeitgeist for the LA Weekly that rounded up zombies in movies, video games, and, of course, on the streets of our cities. But I left out politics. Later, a friend passed along a note about an interesting theory over at the Amazon Bookstore which posits that the timing of zombie revivals -- like the one these days and the Evil Dead hey day during the mid-80s -- track closely with Republican rule:

You may have noticed that these two great zombie eras coincide with consecutive terms of Republican presidents...

In the spirit of non-partisanship, Amazon Bookstore's Jon adds that he also has a theory about Democratic administrations coinciding with vampire stories. But Jon's analysis forgets a third data point on the zombie graph helps his theory -- 1968: the simultaneous dawn of Nixon and Romero's Living Dead. Think about it, people.

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