War & Sorrow = More Zombie Movies!?
Listen, I’m not wishing for more war or disease epidemics or anything like that. But I’m glad that something good comes out of it.
Is there really a connection between zombie movies and social unrest? We decided to do some research and find out. The result? We’ve got a line graph showing the number of zombie movies coming out in the West each year since 1910 — and there are definite spikes during certain years, which always seem to happen eerily close to historical events involving war or social upheaval.
You can read more detail about this project at io9 (including a list of all of the zombie movies counted!).