Monday, October 17, 2011

Are Zombies the New Vampires?

I've been telling my student lab worker that I'm concerned that Zombies are the new Vampires.  She just smiles politely and goes about her dishwashing duties.  Of course, I don't think she quite shares my fascination with the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  She'll come around. 
Here's the thing:  Used to be, Vampires were pretty much all around bad guys.  Anyone remember Salem's Lot?  No good guy vampires there.  Dracula may have been some kind of sexy, but he was still a bad guy. But then vampires started getting all sparkly and junk.

  Which is fine--sparkly vampires got my daughter interested in literature.  The Black Dagger Brothers are just plain HOT.  And Bill and Eric?  Bring 'em on. 

Bill and Eric Glare

But now I'm realizing that since vampires are good guys(and werewolves have almost never been bad guys, just poorly trained puppies), we need new bad guys.


Bring in the zombies.   
Brain dead, human eating, slow and stupid; yet relentless and hard to kill (since they are already dead, right?).  Zombies are just nasty.  They're not only cold and ugly, they are rotting.  There is no amount of Old Spice that is going to take care of that. 

But if vampires used to be bad guys, and now are good guys, and zombies are now bad guys, does that mean that zombies are going to be good guys sometime soon?  Who would the bad guys be then?  Talking sea slugs? 


  1. LOL! I'd like to meet the writer who can make brain-eating dead people sexy, because that would take some real talent. ;)

    P.S. Just read your comment on my blog. Nyquil makes me hallucinate, so I think I'll have to go with the Jagermeister.

  2. I'm with Linda, it would be quite a feat to make zombies sexy! I just watched The Walking Dead last night, and I have to say, they are the best bad guys out there! I doubt talking sea slugs could give me nightmares. ;)

  3. Whew! What a post! Got me thinking all Eric & Bill and how I'd like to be in the middle of that sandwich. And Alcide, mama likes.

    No, zombies are never going to be good guys, the vamps only made that cross over cause they are so ridiculously sexy (hello Gary Oldman)...zombies do not have that going for them.

    The Walking Dead, best show on tv. Please tell me you watch & we can discuss?

  4. Dang, maybe THIS comment will go through. My computer hates me.

    Linda: I will shudder in sympathy if you go the Jag route!

    Jenn and Jessica: I just discovered Walking Dead and spent hours watching yesterday! Love it.

  5. Bring on the talking sea slugs! Honestly, I'd love to read that book. And yay for all things BDB! :D