Population Matters

Zombie overpopulation video for Halloween

Zombie overpopulation video for Halloween


We have launched a three-minute video about overpopulation for Halloween. The humorous, faux-documentary style is expected to appeal to a wide audience.


The video provides a number of key statistics and includes references to population dynamics, biodiversity loss, climate change and water, energy and housing constraints.

The video is directed by Thomas Paul Martin of MediaTrust, the leading communications charity in the United Kingdom. The narration is provided by noted actor Anthony Head.

Simon Ross, chief executive of Population Matters, said, “We believe that zombies are a perfect metaphor for humanity’s blind growth in numbers and heedless exploitation of resources. The film is set in London but references global population growth and could be set anywhere. It is our first foray into filmmaking for young people, who are a key audience for our message of the benefits of small families. We hope that it will be well received and are planning to produce more short films in the near future.”

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