I figure the last bastion of hope for horror icons lies in Zombies. They are grotesque, rotting corpses that try and eat other people. They have conquered the comedy realm with Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead.
From the movie Fido (2006)
Is there a way these creatures can become the icons of women's dreams, like vampires and werewolves? Will there be the zombie romance flick next? Is is possible. Can we have endless show after endless show of teenage zombie drama. I think this is a pretty safe category of horror, but stranger things have happened.