This is my last post in the A-Z blogging challenge. Thank you to everyone who has read and commented! It's been awesome and I've discovered some awesome new blogs from it! =D
I'm quite new to zombie fiction. For ages I wouldn't touch anything zombie because I was terrified of them. But I signed up to 2.8 hours later last year, loved it, and decided that maybe zombie fiction wasn't so bad. In fact, don't I watch horror because I loved to be scared? That's the whole point.
They still creep me out and I always have a plan in the back of my head in case the zombie apocalypse happened (you have to be prepared for these things) but I enjoy watching them and now I'm slowly collecting a TBR pile of zombie fiction to read.
My top five zombie films?
This was actually the perfect zombie film for me to watch first because it was quite comical. So the humour really calmed me down a bit. And anything with Woody Harrelson in it is awesome.
So after Zombieland it was time to go for the really serious stuff. I caught an episode of The Walking Dead, found it interesting and decided to catch the first two seasons on BT Vision. Fantastic. The characters, their story arcs. The writers take a group of people with different personalities, even some with more nastier traits and merged them together to create a group of survivors desperate to stay alive in a world completely taken over by the reanimated dead. It's grim and the writers love to break your heart but it's awesome.
Dead Set was a British mini series where the zombie apocalypse breaks out and a group of Big Brother contestants and staff use the house as temporary shelter while the undead slowly surround the studio. I guess the undead are fans of BB. And yes, there is also Davina McCall as a zombie. Hilarious!
4) 28 Days Later
Another British zombie flick. I think we really dig zombies in Britain. There's some hidden meaning there. I loved the zombie virus in this or rather the rage virus. It's so easy to get infected. A cut, a drop of blood, saliva etc and in seconds you're a raging animal with one prime instinct: kill. I mean, the whole reason for the title is that in the 28 days since the virus began to spread the world is no more. These zombies don't procrastinate.
More British zombies! Again, Shaun of the Dead is great for first timers who are a bit nervous of watching a serious zombie flick. A team of unlikely heroes get together to find shelter and survival as they wake up to what should have been another slow day with the usual stops and jobs to go to but instead they wake up to slow zombies and the world taken over. I guess this means the pub won't be open?
Anyone else a zombie fan? :)