Monday, November 29, 2010

Down with Zombies!

I don't understand the new obsession people seem to have with Zombies. There have been all those movies - ZombieLand, Shawn of the Dead, 28 Days later, Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, etc. And now, that new TV mini series Walking Dead.
I personally have a phobia of Zombies (although they don't exhist). I can watch almost anything - monsters, thrillers, killers, aliens, etc., but not zombies. It stems from when I was a kid. I watched all these movies, and then "played" the movies, and got totally freaked out!
I really think it says something about society. It is like we all feel a little "dead" inside, like walking zombies. We feel that with all the problems in our own lives and all the problems with the world, that we couldn't possibly "feel" any more. So, we become dead inside. Not to mention the fact that society as a whole tells us what to buy, what to wear, how to act, what to think. So, we are just mindless beasts, plodding along, shuffling our feet, unfeeling, uncaring, not alive. And thus, zombies are just a reflection of how we are all feeling.
And those people in the movies (and TV series) that fight the zombies? They are what we really wish we could be. Good hearted, caring people who fight for what we believe in and try to make a difference in the world. We are constantly threatened by the virus of the world that endangers our humanity.
So, I say boo! to the zombies! We will not go quietly into the night! We will not allow society to dictate a dead life for us. We will fight, and change, and FEEL. No way will we end up like Columbus, who says, "It's amazing how fast the world can go from bad to total shit storm."
Alright, I lied, I do like that one movie, but hey, it's funny.


Tyler said...

People like zombie movies because it's fun to see a swashbuckling hero blow the heads off hordes of shuffling undead.

Plus, the Zombie Apocalypse is probably the most survivable of all the apocalypse scenarios.

You should watch "The Walking Dead." It will change your life.

Jennie Grado said...
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Jennie Grado said...

My first comment was deleted, apparently the cyber-universe doesn't agree with my thoughts? Anyway, I've never heard this take on zombies before - my esoteric existential conversationalist side loves it! Things I don't get that others are obsessed with - vampires, soccer, and Uggs. ha.