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Dead Man Still Walking
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, zombie movies have become more popular than ever, with multiple remakes, parodies, and sequels. This renaissance of the subgenre reveals a connection between zombie cinema and post-9/11 cultural consciousness. Horror films function as barometers of society's anxieties, and zombie movies represent the inescapable realities of unnatural death while presenting a grim view of the modern apocalypse through scenes of deserted streets, piles of corpses, and gangs of vigilantes—images that have become increasingly common and can shock and terrify a population that has become numb to other horror subgenres
The Monomyth in James Cameron's The Terminator: Sarah as Monomythic Heroine
An essay is presented which explores the character Sarah Connor from the film "The Terminator," by James Cameron as a rare example of a monomythic heroine. It presents the definition of monomyth presented in the book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces," by Joseph Campbell and outlines the five monomythic stages articulated by Campbell. The author traces Connor's passage through each of these stages in "The Terminator," and notes that the vast majority of monomythic heroes are men.