|Posted by Anna H. on January 24, 2014 at 2:00 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? I know I haven't published a blog, since Sunday. Since so many on Blogster are still talking about my blog regarding the main reasons why most Blogsterians leave, I haven't had much else to say. Honestly, I was not expecting any feedback about it over there.
Considering that I don't blog about snoozeworthy yet divisive topics such as politics and religion, most have ignored my blogs, these last 3 months.
I was later informed by a few Blogsterians, that most migrated to Blogster because of a site called Gretawire or something like that. I have never heard of Gretawire, until recently. Then again, it is not anythng I would rush to search.
Anyway, last night, I was on stalkbook and a friend of mine kept posting about some Zombie flick she was watching on The Syfylis Channel. According to her, it was bad.
Because most of the shows and movies on that network are so terrible, including their Zombie flicks, why should anyone like myself be surprised?
You will either agree, or disagree with what I am about to say. Personally, I feel Zombie flicks are highly overrated and they have become overkill to the Horror Genre.
A while ago, a friend suggested that I write a Zombie Story. This won't be happening anytime soon. I was never a huge fan of them.
Zombies never resonated with me. Zombies remind me of stupid drunks and townies with mental and behavioral problems wreaking havoc by vandalizing other people's property, harassing, and assaulting others.
Within this last decade, hack filmmakers only know how to create movies about vampires, werewolves, and zombies regarding Horror, if not the paranormal.
Don't get me wrong. I like the Vampire themed movies with the exception of the cringeworthy few such as Queen Of The Damned and Twilight. Ugh! All the while, there are other Horror themes, that exist and can be explored.
Until this very day, I never understood "The Zombie Appeal." Recently, I discussed this with some of my other friends. I understand that zombies represent anarchy and the apocalypse.
Meanwhile, brainless, dead people wandering around in a daze and eating someone else' flesh does not evoke horror in some of us Horror fans.
At least vampires can have superhuman strength, hypnotize, lure, and seduce humans. We can encounter zombies in our everyday lives.
Similar to what I already said, imagine watching stupid drunks and drug addicts, as they roam around, stealing and vandalizing property, and even meeting them at the most convenient local dive bars and clubs. Add those pod people from in high school to the clusterfuck.
We can also watch these zombies on Reality TV Shows such as Cops, The Bad Girls Club, and The Real World, to only name 3 examples.
I laugh at zombies like those for sheer entertainment. They're mostly brainless or at least share 1 brain out the pack.
I think this is why I like Slasher, Occult, Creatures, Dolls, and Vampire themed movies a lot better than Zombies. They are more entertaining and usually have more depth to them.
With Slashers, we can expect moral villains to kill the most sickening characters out of vengeance. This somewhat applies to witches. Ever watch The Craft?
Creatures and Possesed Dolls are scary because they automatically have physically frightening appearances. Most people don't know, that ghosts used to use dolls as vessels.
For example, Chucky. Child's Play serial killer Charles Lee Ray was shot in a Good Guys toy factory.
Before dying, Charles ("Chucky") used Voodoo to hide his soul inside a doll's body. It's amazing how a cute doll can turn so ugly, after being possessed by a dead serial killer.
Some in the past have asked me about the types of Horror Stories I have written. My characters are typically stalkers, serial killers, and scorned men and women seeking revenge.
Think about it for a minute:
Knowing that people that depraved and DEADLY can freely walk around and assimilate with other everyday people is more frightening than zombies because they really DO exist.
Simply turn on your local news. You will see and hear more horror on it more than you will in a movie or a book.
Anything involving glorified sex offenders (usually overpaid jocks, teachers, doctors, lawyers, politicians, musicians, etc.) killer grandparents, housewives, stay at home dads, terrorists, bug infestations, school massacres, animals, and the list goes on.
In reality, they can all be seriously more terrifying than zombies will ever be. Why? Because they are REAL.
Today's Hollywood filmmakers and writers should return to their drawing boards and start writing again about SIMPLE SCARES. We can find fear in just about any and everything.
Why limit ourselves to overused and highly overrated cliche themes about ZOMBIES?
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