Romance in connection with monsters has usually been reserved for the vampire, and the occasional monster who has the misfortune of falling in love with a human female as in King Kong or Creature from the Black Lagoon. But the trailer for a new film, Warm Bodies, shows that the zombie is now being drawn upon not only as an agent of unrelenting consumption, or a comedic background figure (e.g. Shawn of the Dead, Zombieland), but now as romantic figure. To my knowledge little has been done by way of this type of portrayal before, with Fido being a notable exception. Look for Warm Bodies to hit theaters in February 2013.