Why the Original 'Resident Evil' Is Still Scary 25 Years Later

Zombies were not a thing in 1996. The golden era of zombie cinema, when George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) and its many imitators made the monster a resonant avatar for various cultural anxieties, had ended in the late 70s. 

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7azyn/why-the-original-resident-evil-is-still-scary-25-years-later

So is the author just unaware that Japan produces media that isn’t anime or like