October 4, 2011

You Are What You Bleed

Blood.

It's very important in zombie movies. Fans love the gore that comes with the requisite flesh-eating and gut-munching. With the popularity of the Resident Evil and 28 Days Later franchises, blood became even more of a focus as the vehicle of transmitting the zombie virus. Thinking about the importance of blood the other day, I didn't stop to think of how other cultures conceptualize blood. For example, check out this info about the craze called Japanese Blood Typing.

I wonder if this has any effect on how the Japanese think about zombies.