Here in Europe we sometimes puzzle over American censorship decisions. This is a country where people are allowed to buy and carry guns. Several States deploy the death penalty.
Here’s the Dead Island cover that you’ll see in Europe.
They both have dead people on and island. The US cover features a zombie. One guess is that the concept of suicide is a red button issue for American censors – which tend to be more religious than in Europe. Suicide is certainly a red button issue for Christian campaigners.
Does that theory hold? Or is the concept of the dead coming back, chasing you around and trying to devour your brain not rather more threatening than a hanging man?