Contact Us

Zombie Genre Worth Over 5 Billion Dollars

Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Here’s a scary thought: the living dead may be the key in bringing our own economy back to life.

According to 24/7 Wall Street, the zombie genre has become much more than a fad or a popular Halloween theme. Today, the genre is estimated to be worth around 5.7 billion dollars. This figure includes not just movie ticket sales, but zombie video games, costumes, books, and merchandise. Zombie author Max Brooks gives some possible reasons as to why zombies are such a big hit:

“I think they (zombies) reflect our very real anxieties of these crazy scary times. A zombie story gives people a fictional lens to see the real problems of the world. You can deal with societal breakdown, famine, disease, chaos in the streets, but as long as the catalyst for all of them is zombies, you can still sleep.”

That kind of makes sense. As long as you don’t have to deal with zombies, you can handle pretty much anything, right?

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.