Compulsion and Desire in Three Zombie Films: Colin, Fido, and Otto; or, Up With Dead People

Bill Clemente


The focus on subjectivity in zombies garners increased interest. In Fido, the increased subjectivity of Billy Collins’ mute zombie butler plays well to the film’s comedic flow; in addition, this subjectivity reveals the extent to which this film, Colin, and Otto evolve from the familiar Romero-inspired flesh eater to the socially and politically freighted zombie of Haiti, a figure of repression and rebellion. Indeed, character development of the three protagonists underscores the conflicts of each film.


Colin, Fido, Haiti, LaBruce, Otto, Romero, subjectivity, zombie, Price, Currie

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