Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Zombies V. Vampires
Pam Anderson reading.
How many women of my years wake up thinking about zombies. I bet the number is pretty small--but larger now that they are showing up frequently at the multiplex and in novels.
This is my question. Why don't zombies have any distinct personalities? Why do they have to be a faceless hoard? Some of our vampires seem to have more personality than the real people in their stories. They dress well and are generally handsome, if pale. But give me an example of one attractive, personable zombie. I can't think of one. Is it set down in a rulebook somewhere? Werewolves get a better rap than zombies too. So do ghosts.
Who decided zombies should be consigned to such a fate? If I have missed a movie or story where zombies get to be real players, fill me in.