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Zombies in the Night
Zombies of the Night
Ghosts are creepy, but what can disembodied spirits do to truly harm you? Move your stuff, turn off the lights? Some of them scratch you, which can be very scary. Vampires can't go into your home unless you invite them in, and if you're not a screwed up teen looking for a love who wants to eat you, you're not going to let them in. Werewolves are perfectly safe 30 days out of the month, as long as you don't let them bite you. Frankenstein's monster wasn't a horrible guy, he was just lonely and misunderstood. In a world of monsters, what is the scariest? We have to look at the nature of the beast to answer this question.
Zombies are one of the most frightening monsters that go bump in the night. Zombies are like a never ending wave of death, decay and horror.
This is my Zombie princess.
Why are we so afraid of Zombies? Has any of us actually seen these flesh eating re-animated corpses? Now to be honest Zombies exist in the world, not the way we see them in movies today. If you watch a movie like Zombie Revolt, a movie that came out in the late 1920s, you won't see an army of the undead, you'll see what Zombies really are. Humans being controlled, this control is said to be by dark magic or Voodoo. The truth is these people, these Zombie slaves are controlled after being poisoned. I am not sure how it all works, but it seems that this poison is almost always for keeps. It damages or destroys the part of your brain that controls your thoughts and actions. After this is done these people are forced to do hard labor for their masters.
There is only one known case where a man claimed to recover after being a Zombie slave for almost twenty years.
The concept of re-animated copses as Zombies did not come into being really until the Movie Night of the Living Dead. What is ironic, is that the film maker was making a random new monster movie, he never intended to redesign the Zombie movie, Zombies weren't even mentioned in the movie.
This would be frightening for anyone, think about going throw life normally, until someone poisons you so you have no control over your own mind or body.
This is my drawing of a Zombie doctor.
After I see a Zombie flick, I'm freaked out for several days. Which is why I have almost stopped watching them altogether. It's not just the gore that gets to me, it's how week as human beings we really are. At anytime any number of things can kill, harm or maim you. Zombie stories and movies embody all of these things at once, even the Zombie comedies. Except for Night of the Comet, it's so bad it passes bad and goes back to good. This is one of my favorite Zombie movies, Zombies who talk are less scary.
When I see one of these movies, I think how easy would it be for a horde of Zombies, aka a mob of people or just a single person to break into my home. People who are high on drugs don't have the mental ability like Zombies to be rational. Zombies remind me of a story that happened in a city I used to live in. This happened about a year after I moved out. A man high on crack in a robbery attempt busted through a window with his bare hand. He quickly bled to death with his hand still inside the window. If you replace that man with a Zombie and instead of dying, he might loose an arm, but that won't stop him from eating you. Or worse infecting you with the virus that will lead you to try and eat your friends...
This is my drawing of a happy Zombie.
The Modern Zombie
The modern Zombie movie started with the living dead, but the director didn't even mean them to be Zombies.
I may not actually believe in these creatures, but I do believe in the true horrors they stand for. These movies stands for unknown things, horrors that are out there in the world today and that is why these movies make me uneasy and unable to sleep. The first time I watched Shawn of the Dead, it didn't bother me, but I watched in my mother's room with a friend of mine. She had rented the movie. I actually thought other than the swearing, that it was rather funny. My mother's room is on the small side and well lit. The second time I saw it in my room, it freaked me out. My room has much larger windows and there for is kind of freaky when you think of Zombies or any other unknown threat.
I thought Zombieland was dumb, they waste way too many bullets. The Night of the Comet is cheesy and entertaining. I am Legend is just a sad Will Smith in need of a hug and he never got one. Fido made me sad. In the world of Fido, you don't become a Zombie when you get bitten. In fact everyone becomes a Zombie when they die, unless you have a head funeral, very odd.
Zombie counting book I bought for a friend.
I bought ten little zombies for two of my friends and then bought the kindle version for myself.
My book is Published!!!!
Face Your Fear
You shouldn't face your fear by watching Zombies movies like I did, it was a bad idea and only freaked me out more. The new way that I decided to face my fear is to write a book on Zombies. I read a Zombie counting book, it ends badly for everyone in the book. Somehow it got me thinking, I could write a Zombie book. Now I didn't want to write a mash-up book I don't altogether believe in messing over classic novels like Pride and Prejudice. I also didn't want to write a Zombie survival guide, because there are so many out there. I am writing a Zombie joke book, over 200 terrible Zombie jokes. Some to make you laugh, some to make you think and a few to make you wonder what I was thinking.
Update: This book is called The Funny Little Zombie Book: The Complete Book of Terribly Cheesy and Sometimes Offensive Zombie Jokes.
This no longer has 200 jokes, when I had finally finished and published it, it was up to over 575 living dead jokes, plus two short stories. It is available from Amazon.com for 2.99. You can buy it in the ink above.
195. What would you call a dog who is trying to escape Zombie dogs?
Fido of the dead.
All of these drawings are in my book, plus much, much more. 35 illustrations.
Night of The Comet 1984 trailer
I hope you like my art, my book and jokes. Here is a list of Zombies or movies with Zombies in them that don't give me nightmares, maybe the list will come in handy when planning your next Halloween party.
Warm bodies (more like an independent Zombie romance)
The Night of the Comet (1984 parody Zombie comedy)
Hotel Transylvania (Awesome kids movie with Zombies)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (Its about Dracula trying to make his grandson more monster like)