Oakland Press article highlighting zombie phenomenon features WSU film and media studies professor


Wayne State University's resident "zombie expert," Chera Kee, assistant professor of film and media studies, discussed the popularity of zombies and how cities are capitalizing on the phenomenon. Wolcott Mill Metro Park, the city of Ferndale and Blake's Orchard in Armada Township have joined the zombie craze by debuting new interactive, public events this autumn.

"Each year seems to bring a new manifestation of the phenomenon to light," Kee said. "As to the appeal, in my opinion, it has to do with imagining oneself as a body that doesn't have to conform to any of the rules of polite society.

You no longer have to work out; you can eat what you want; you don't have to be nice. It is all about letting yourself go and not caring what everyone else thinks."

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