Vampires v Zombies!

Posted by Sharon Deans on June 23, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Radio 4, 11.30 am, today, or available on the BBC’s Listen Again service.

How did vampires make the transition from Transylvanian castles to California?  Natalie Haynes looks at the new lease of life that the undead are enjoying in American high schools and asking: who would win a fight between a vampire and a zombie?  She examines how a modern fascination with blood-drinkers might be linked to anxieties about food, sex and disease (nothing new there then!).  She also ponders a theory that the vampire is a popular symbol during the financial boom while the zombie reawakens when the economy looks dead.

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