Okay. So why zombies? Obviously there has been an influx of zombie movies – both new and classic zombie films – as well as other zombie inspired consumer phenomenon such as video games, zombie gear, and even zombie contact lenses. But what is it that has made zombies so popular recently? Here are a couple of ideas that might help solve that zombie infection riddle.
With all of the flood and earthquakes not to mention brushfire (yes, we’re talking about you, L.A.) that everyone is experiencing it’s no wonder that a lot of people are pretty sure that the End of Days has finally arrived. That said, people were pretty fascinated with the idea of the world ending and ending it with an invasion of undead, former friends and relatives that are out to eat your brain sounds like a pretty good way to go for a lot of people.
Zombie movies also contributed a lot to this spreading love for the brain-hungry horde of undead. In fact, the top zombie movies are a mix of both the classic, the gore-fest and the tickle-your-funny-bone-before-eating-you-alive type. There are a lot of top zombie movies out there, and the lists themselves can be exhaustive at times.
There are however a lot of great pickings if you fancy great zombie films. You can even purchase copies of the top zombie films and go give your zombie fanatic friend a couple of great flicks to add to his or her collection of zombie films.
People Like To Shoot Stuff
Well, people do. Nothing like letting your shotgun off early in the morning to make things interesting. Especially if you’re shooting innocently at some non-living object. Like bottles, for instance. Well, you can always think of these zombies as bottles. They’re non-living objects and they’re pretty good for target practice. And you can always say they were after your brains when you shoot their face full of bullets.
But why such violence against zombies? Self-defense. And you know it.
Face it. People also like to think that they have the chops to survive a zombie infestation. Whether they’re going to go at it alone or with a couple of friends, in the open fields or inside an abandoned mall, they want to think that they are going to survive the zombie Apocalypse. Just look at the top zombie films and the great zombie movies of all time. It’s all about survival and everyone wants to think that they have the grit to survive another evening.
That’s it. Whether you’re watching zombie movies or playing zombie video games, these undead creatures aren’t really all that strange to you. You can thank the success of television shows such as The Walking Dead (Which was a comic book before it was ever a television show, by the way) or Plants and Zombies for spreading the infestation. Just try to keep calm and remember to aim for their heads.