Kevin Miller, screenwriter and director, writes about horror tropes, and how The Walking Dead is part of a new breed, that taps into something new:

“So perhaps by domesticating the zombie, the creators of The Walking Dead have inadvertently stumbled upon the new cutting edge of horror. It’s no longer a supernatural or extra-terrestrial invasion or any sort of “evil other.” The true horror is literally the “man/woman in the mirror,” or rather, what the man/woman in the mirror becomes when the vestiges of technology and civilization are no longer able to mask the evil that lurks within.”

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