Serial Killes and 9/11
Before answering this unit’s questions, you should read “Serial Killing in America After 9/11,” p. 244 in Natural Born Celebrities.
In the final chapter from Natural Born Celebrities, Schmid argues that the serial killer genre and the terrorist genre of films coincided after 9/11. The co-mingling of the genres offered an opportunity for us to associate serial killers as a foreign threat to our nation. What ties do you see between this idea and the zombie trend in popular culture right now?