Why Are Zombies So Popular?

Zombies are all the rage right now.  I mean, we’ve got two running for the Democrat party’s presidential nomination.  But what makes zombies so cool (for the moment)?

  1. For starters, who doesn’t like a good dystopian world?  Zombies thrive in the chaos after the fall of man.  In a ravaged world, they are often the ravagers, the next step on the evolutionary food chain.  Humanity once sat on the top, but no longer.  We are prey to the ravenous, mindless hunger of zombies.
  2. They look scary.  Skeletal? Check.  Face-melty? Check.  Burned? Scarred? Dragging entrails?  Check. Check. And check.
  3. Indiscriminate violence.  Have rage issues?  Take it out on one of the walking dead.  Feel like punching something?  There’s probably a zombie lurking nearby.  Of course, you’ll want to be certain you kill it before it bites you.
  4. Everyone turns…eventually.  You thought staring at a corpse was scary?  Wait until the corpse starts moving again.  Petrified doesn’t begin to describe the primal fear you’ll feel.

Just remember, like all good monster fiction, the zombies aren’t the real villains.


About bkreuch

I like to read, I like to write, and I like to make people laugh.
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