I love zombies. They are the only thing that ever really scared me. I knew Jason and Freddie weren't real, but for some reason zombies always got me. I remember watching Return of the Living Dead and being scared shitless by this guy:
Ick!! He still gives me the heebie jeebies!
Now I know that zombies aren't real (at least not in the 'eat your brains' kinda way), but just imagine if they were. Imagine if tons of newly dead people were running around trying to eat you, thus turning you into a flesh eating zombie as well. That would seriously suck, now wouldn't it??
I have had numerous nightmares about being chased by zombies, or holing up in a high rise apartment somewhere during a zombie invasion. I have even dreamt about trying to escape them on a motorcycle or while driving a beat up 50s car that has a tendency to stall out (kinda like that bad ass Impala in Jeepers Creepers). The scary thing about them is that eventually, they WILL get you. Its only a matter of time before they eat you alive and then you too will turn into some starving, walking dead thing. My only question is what happens when all the actual living humans get eaten and turned into zombies? Do the zombies just continue to wander around aimlessly, searching for food? Do they ever actually die? Or do they finally realize that they could live on animals and plants, thus turning back into something resembling a human?
Anyways, even though they freak me out I also love them for that reason. Which is why I am totally excited for this:
Cool, right??? I saw the first preview for it during Mad Men and was instantly hooked. Its only supposed to be a 6 part series but I promise that I will watch every single one. Its based off of the comic book of the same name, which I haven't read because I don't read comics. I do, however, watch TV so I am really hoping that this series is done well and can possibly scare me as much as that nasty tar zombie at the top.
How you doin???
The Walking Dead premiers on AMC on Halloween. Watch the trailer here: