I have no answer, but I ditto your questions. Personally, I can't stand zombies. To me there is no creativity in it. I like vampires because there's romance to it, it's a different way of catching their pray, much like a cat is to a mouse. The mouse knows its deadly, but is fooled by the hormone produced by the cat to make the mouse view it as "cute" for lack of a better word.
I prefer horror creatures to be something creative. Freddy Crugar was an excellent one, and continues to be a huge favorite of mine.
Sorry, this was quite off topic.