According to the presenter of the BBCs Why Factor, Gemma Cairney, we are “going through a bit of a zombie boom.” In 23-ghoul filled minutes, she takes us on an exploration of why this 5 billion dollar industry has such an emotional draw – moving from the zombies of Haitian folklore, right up to the AMCs The Walking Dead.

According to her guests, they are everything from “a collective fantasy of a simpler world – where everyone is more equal, gets to make the rules and can be become the best version of themselves” through to a “proxy of fear, anxiety about globalisation and max-migration”.

As Cairney summarises – it’s a “rather big for a walking corpse that’s just a bit hungry!”

Have a listen on The BBC.