zombies used to frighten me. as i have gotten older, i have become more and more intrigued and fascinated by them. i love zombie movies and netflix any that i find, even thought the percentage of zombie movies that are of poor quality is very high.
a few of my favorite zombie movies are:
- dawn of the dead - changed my life
- 28 days later - fastest zombies
- dawn of the dead (new sarah polley version) - almost as good as the original
- versus - zombies that know kung fu
- zombie (zombi 2) - man vs. zombie vs. shark
- shaun of the dead - hilarious, spot on spoof
- dead alive - most gore i have ever seen
- night of the living dead - the original, classic and holds up well
- undead - zombies
- the serpent and the rainbow - realistic voodoo zombies
i am in no way a comic book nerd and yet i do own some zombie comics that i think are awesome. i also own the cormac mcarthy novel, the road, which i have not read yet, but i know it is zombie-filled. listing this stuff off, i am kind of surprised by the level in which i have gone to accumulating zombie stuff, and yet at the same time, i don't own any crazed zombie fan paraphernalia...like say posters or maybe some nerdy zombie movie prop. everyone else kind of has their interest that is sort of unique...but i guess i never devoted too much effort or time into any one specific hobby...maybe it's zombies...
so what does my interest and fascination in zombies say about me? probably nothing good. but i'm not alone. there are a lot of people out there that share this enjoyment of zombies. there are lots of books, movies, websites, etc. devoted to this, and i am quite sure there is some sort of big zombie convention.
i find zombies to be interesting, as well as how different directors, writers and artists choose to portray them. i also like to see the different ways that zombie epidemics are started. i like fast zombies as well as slow ones. there's also just something inherently funny about them. maybe it was because i was scared of them as a child, my reaction now is to laugh at them, especially when they are being serious and they think i should be scared (even though i know that zombies can't really have thoughts like that). i guess i compare it a little bit to my dog when she is being serious and thinks she should be respected and we just laugh and imitate her and mock her till she walks away. in a perfect world i could do this to a zombie.
this also gets me thinking about one of my favorite what-if scenarios. what if i won a million dollars? just kidding. what if something went wrong and suddenly there were dangerous zombies roaming the streets? assuming i was not part of said zombie army, what would i do to survive? what supplies would i gather? where would i go? these are burning questions that need answering. i've never really fully thought it out.
assuming this happens at home with all of my roommates there at the time, i guess our crew would be me, louise, dave, nickie and jessie aka decoy. we would need weapons. dave has a bb gun which would probably be pretty ineffective. we have some bats for zombie skull crushing. oh and we also have roomba...i bet he would come in handy at some point. we have knives, but i bet none of them are sharp enough to cut through zombie neck. what else would be good to grab? we would need water, portable food, flashlights, first aid kit, and rope (if we can find any). we would probably have to make a run for it where our location was more secure and where we had access to more weapons and food. we could arm ourselves with weapons, (maybe bats with knives tied to them?) then jump in my accord and make our way to laurel mall which is close and usually pretty empty anyways. there we could set up shelter, hopefully barricade all entrances and then live like kings. come to think about...columbia mall is much nicer, but is further away. so we would have a decision to make depending on how dangerous driving is at that point.
as you can tell i can think about this all day. i guess it would also be nice to find other friends and family member who have not yet been zombified and have safety in numbers. i guess i don't know what i would do, but that's why it's fun to think about it. assuming you were able to read to this point, what would you do during a zombie attack?