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Dawn of the Dead 1978No, this isn’t a photo taken at the Mac Store. This is actually a still from the “Godfather of Zombiedom George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, but it’s no accident that it’s reminiscent of those harrowing Black Fridays and doorbuster sales. They trudge through desolated cities aimlessly with that blank soulless stare that you either get from being bitten from the infected or staring at your computer for too long.  With the release of World War Z yesterday, it got me thinking — what is it with our obsession with zombies, from the films, shows, literary mashups, zombie walks and zombie pub crawls? What do they represent in film, and why have we chosen to love them instead of hate them? More »