Why zombies cast a spell over America

Americans are suckers for the post-apocalyptic vibe, the great social do-over. Unlike nuclear war or alien annihilation scenarios, a zombie epidemic leaves the world intact while offering the scant survivors a chance to reboot and reorder civilization. Of course, this never ends well.

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