Unless you are a caveman or an alien, you know when you ask a little kid to stay in a graveyard, even if you arm the kid with a flame-thrower, he or she will freak out. Why is that? Because at the deepest sub-conscious level, all humans know it is just a matter of time until the zombies show up.
If you look at many cultures around the world, there is always – always – some mention about the undead walking the earth. Be it religions or comic books. Yet, in a sane world zombie apocalypse isn’t possible, right?
Well, here we are at an interesting crossroad. Look at this TV news screen grab.
Ladies & Gentlemen, the zombie apocalypse is about to begin. Now I usually don’t believe in any apocalypse that has been predicted by numerous religions and culture and anything to do with sins and what not.
But I do, seriously, believe and secretly wish for a zombie apocalypse. If humans have to go extinct, for all the reasons valid, I wish we go down in a zombie apocalypse.
I think the first time ever I heard about the word zombie was through the epic cult movie – The Night of the Living Dead. But I never felt any special fascination towards the undead. I still remember some moments from my school days where me and my buddies were talking about the movie. It is just flashes of memories.
I think I really fell in love with this genre after I watched “Shaun of the Dead”. The reason for that is because the protagonist in the film is just an average guy living a simple life and have the usual problems of life – broke up with girlfriend, shitty job, parental issues, etc. You instantly connect with the character and feel it is you.
The day he decides to change things around him, is the day the dead suddenly become undead. So now, not only he has to deal with the usual everyday problems of life, he now also have to deal with zombies! The whole city is overrun by mindless, slow-walking, flesh-hungry zombies and the protagonist now has to rise up from his couch and save his mother, his ex, his buddy and, of course, himself.
I see myself in his shoes whenever I think of zombies. The struggle, decisions and its consequences, I see making them as “Shaun” does in the film. And I so hope it becomes a reality (which, my dear fellow humanoids, is becoming one).
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Here’s a list of movies that feature apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic zombies – http://www.imdb.com/list/WOJRNGTw_BY/