Zombies are definitely my favorite horror subgenre.
I'm nowhere near ready for them to go back into hiding.
I currently own 168 zombie films from all over the world, and my list continues to grow.
They scare the shit out of me.
I think it's the whole concept of them being us, people that we know and probably in most cases love.
I find the idea of just shooting loved ones in the head unrealistic--at least for me.
I'd want to cling onto the hope that they can be saved (in the phycal realm)--kinda like those people did at the beginning of Romero's Dawn of the Dead (in the basement) or even--dare I say it?--Survival of the Dead.
Or like Shaun of the Dead...I would totally want to keep my best friend chained up outde.
I don't know if that makes me a cko...but that's the kinda of stuff I think about when I watch these films.
I very literally suspend my disbelief.
Zombie films are the only films that I do this for without even meaning to...every other subgenre I'm like, "yeah right...whatever."
Sometimes I have to pause in the middle of a zombie flick to relax, pace around, look out the windows, make sure they're not clong in.
I don't even understand why I put myself through it.
Can't help it, I guess...love the rush.
What surprises me is that I'm not desentized.
First zombie experience: Creepshow
Scariest zombie: Timmy Baterman from Pet Sematary -- serious nightmares...
Favorite zombie: Jason Voorhees...if he doesn't count, then the Cemetery Ghoul from NOtLD
Favorite zombie movie: original Dawn of the Dead
Favorite zombie book: The Jason Strain -- huh? yeah, try it...
Favorite zombie comic: The Walking Dead
Favorite zombie figure:
Long live zombies!...
But if it comes to that, I've got my handy Survival Guide...gned too!