Come ON! You knew this one was coming!
So many people ask me why I love zombies. Why? Have you noticed that even in their undead state, they still work together as a community. Well, they do. Yes, it sucks that their limbs will fall off and they stink of rotting flesh and they need to eat the living to keep going, but yeah for community! We could all take a lesson out of the zombie book!
My love of zombies started when I was quite young. One would think it was when I was introduced to George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968), but in fact, it was much earlier than that. My first taste of zombies, was much more of a traditional zombie. Movies such as Nosferatu ()King of the Zombies (1941), I Walked With Zombie (1943) and White Zombie (1932), were often played on TV. I recall watching them over and over, being fascinated with what a zombie really was. Then came along a completely different type of undead being.
Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Zombi, Night of the Comet and 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead showed us a variety of possible zombie types. Slow, fast, rabid and ones who could become friends. To this day Shaun of the Dead is still my go to movie when I feel depression creeping in.
There are also a large number of books and comic books that tell fantastic zombie stories. I have a stack of books but my favourites are World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, Patient Zero, and for a little bit of fun Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies! I’m also a huge fan of The Walking Dead graphic novels (not a fan of the TV series).
And of course my all time favourite zombie genre, b-movies! Here are a bunch that are available on YouTube!
Teenage Zombies (1959)
Voodoo Island (1957)
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
And some more of the classics!
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
King of the Zombies (1941)
Revenge of the Zombies (1943)
White Zombie (1932)