I Don't Dig Zombies

I Don't Dig ZombiesI know people who are infatuated with the undead. Specifically, zombies.

They watch zombie television shows like The Walking Dead, enjoy zombie movies like World War Z and generally consume anything zombie-related. They just dig the genre.

I do not dig the genre. In fact, I find zombie shows and films boring. I just don't dig zombies.

Sorry.


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Ryan G

I agree, with the exception of the film 28 Days Later. Those were ferocious, lightning fast zombies, and in fact, they weren't zombies at all. They were infected with a "rage" virus.

But you bring up a good point Mike. There are other so-called monsters Hollywood has come up with that simply aren't very monstrous. For instance, I could easily take out a slow-moving Mummy with a single foot-sweep. Frankenstein? Light a match.

There was one little creature that freaked me out as a kid though. There was a late 70's made for tv movie called Trilogy of Terror, and although Karen Black was embarrassingly in all 3 of the different stories, the one where the creepy maniacal doll comes to life and tries to kill her was pretty effective for its time.

October 24, 2013 @ 4:05 PM

Al

I couldn't agree with you more Mike. The only zombie films I've ever enjoyed were Shaun Of The Dead and Zombieland and that was just because they were hilarious.

October 24, 2013 @ 4:39 PM

Corey

Agree. In fact, so much so that I find blog posts about how boring zombies are boring.

Seriously agree except for Shaun of the Dead, which was hilarious.

Oh! And the Thriller video.

October 24, 2013 @ 6:04 PM

elvis

LOVE ZOMBIES!

October 24, 2013 @ 6:54 PM

Broni

Nothing to do with zombies, but does have something to do with scary movies:
Fun fact:
In the trailer for the new Carrie movie, the scene with the exploding "gas station" was filmed in Toronto Mike's new neighbourhood - at the Active Green & Ross on Islington & Birmingham Streets.

October 24, 2013 @ 8:51 PM

Broni

Nothing to do with zombies, but does have something to do with scary movies:
Fun fact:
In the trailer for the new Carrie movie, the scene with the exploding "gas station" was filmed in Toronto Mike's new neighbourhood - at the Active Green & Ross on Islington & Birmingham Streets.

October 24, 2013 @ 8:51 PM

The_Voice

I love zombies done right. The remake of Dan f theDead. The Walking Dead comic.

Shaun of the Dead.

All awesome.

October 24, 2013 @ 11:06 PM

Lorne

@Ryan G: Oh God, trilogy of terror. Never will you see such an unabashed display of horrifically cheesy acting. And it is awesome. =) And yes, the doll story is a classic must watch for anyone. When the doll starts busting it's moves, be prepared to witness an overwhelming cascade of cinematic WTF-ery at it's finest.

You realize the movie is trying to terrify you with a static doll that can somehow wield a knife and open doors. You marvel at a grown woman who can't beat this "menace". And then the doll's voice. Oh god, the voice. It's like if Alvin and the Chipmunks got rabies, dropped a hit of PCP, and started to talk dirty to a desk fan while they dry humped it.

No kidding, folks, this pre-Halloween weekend-- if you have half an hour to spare for some of the finest horror cheese you'll ever have the wonderful misfortune of being subjected to, watch this segment. At the very least, a whole bunch of Simpsons jokes will make a lot more sense.

Someone has posted it online even (I have no idea if it's even available on Netflix Canada): Trilogy of Terror - Segment 3 - Amelia aka The Zuni Fetish Doll

.... Or if you're someone who fast forward their porn to "that part", here's a timecode link right the doll flipping the batshit switch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ew9LefwfgN0#t=810

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ew9LefwfgN0#t=810

October 25, 2013 @ 8:45 AM

Lorne

It's not for everyone. But when the series is over, I would still recommend you put The Walking Dead on your "to binge" list. It is an amazingly well produced show, and some of the best drama ever produced for the small screen. The acting is beyond top notch, as is the directing, cinematography, everything. The drama is heavy. Very heavy, deep and emotional. There are some very compelling themes being explored.

It's "a zombie show" about as much as Battlestar Gallactica was "a show about spaceships and robots". Or Breaking Bad was "a show about loser drug dealers".

Yes, it's a story and situation that could only be told against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. But man-- what a story.

October 25, 2013 @ 8:48 AM

Roshan

I don't know if you have watched The Walking Dead (you'd have to watch a few episodes atleast to get into it) but it's not all about the zombies. I love the genre but there is a limit to how many I'll watch. But to each his own. There are shows like Mad Men or the Wire which some of us like me have no interest in but a lot of people like. And some people like Jersey Shore :P !

October 25, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Douglas

I'm with you, Mike - and several others on the page here. What in the world is the appeal? Have you observed people watching zombie shows or movies? How about the sad video games? They all look like...zombies.

October 25, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

James Edgar

I like Zombie! The Walking Dead is an awesome series . That's not all about zombies. They just happen to be part of the scenery.Shaun of the dead and Zombieland were amazing and funny.

October 26, 2013 @ 2:54 PM

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