I love zombies & I’m proud to be an Undeadhead. Some of my favorite films are Night of the Living Dead (1968), 28 Days Later and Zombieland. Why are zombies to popular right now?
Maybe it’s a backlash against vamps. I’m a fan of vampires too but zombies are more accessible somehow. Ordinary people can be extras as zombies in movies, but professional actors always get the vampire roles. Many great characters from comics and graphic novels have been adapted for films and TV and zombies are no exception. Robert Kirkman’s excellent zombie comic series The Walking Dead has been developed into a fantastic series on AMC. I’m psyched that the series has been so good and gotten such good ratings. I’m only sorry that the series was only 6 episodes and now that they’re over I have to wait until next year for season two. Entertainment Weekly (12.3.10) said The Walking Dead is the Best New Show on TV. I agree. EW (12.3.10) quotes Frank Darabont, the filmmaker who developed the series, saying, â€œWe’re not in a rush for the Walking Dead to die anytime soonâ€ and I’m not either.
If you’re a teen’s who’s watched and liked the series and want something to read to tide you over until it’s on again, there are quite a few good zombie books out right now. Continue reading Zombies: The New Vamps?