October 5, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up: Are Zombies The New Vampires?

So "Zombieland" managed to slaughter the box office this weekend with a juicy 25 million and I'm all sorts of people from Hollywood high rises to nerds in capes in dark dungeons are salivating with the concept that zombies are the new vampires. Cue the "True Brains" HBO series and the young adult abstinence parable novels. I can say with confidence and a small apology that they most definitely are not. Why? It's simple it all comes down sex, life, and death.

The attraction of vampires both in the past (old school B STOKES status) and now has been the simple: live forever and slay for an eternity. It's like the tag line for the classic 80's flick "The Lost Boys" (starring my main meng Jack Bauer).

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire

The attraction of zombies is basically the thrill of a world without control and all the creative ways survivors can KILL the zombies. There ain't no partying, there isn't any living forever, and depending on your preferences I'm guessing most people are trying to have sex with the zombie Edward Cullen, actually on second thought, I'm sure there are some twilight fans who would.

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