Monsters, vampires & zombies: Why are they so popular?

October 30th, 2013

Each year at Halloween, there is a surge in interest in the supernatural – especially in vampires, zombies and monsters. In recent years, however, this once “cult” fascination has gained a mass following. From movies such as Twilight to shows like The Walking Dead, these creatures are undoubtedly experiencing a revival in popularity. Regina Hansen, senior lecturer of rhetoric and expert on supernatural literature and film, explains our fascination with these creepy characters and answers the question: Why are they suddenly so popular?

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