I’m not a scary show, or scary film, or scary book person. I am just way too wimpy, and I’m not afraid to admit it. But, I have seen and read a few things with zombies. So when I saw that the zombie flick “World War Z” was on Netflix, I decided to watch it. (In the daytime, of course.)
Holy cow! An infected person bites a non-infected person and, poof, 12 seconds later they’re a zombie. Say what?!? They go through a full physiological change in only 12 seconds? What the heck?!? No way, I say. After this they have the ability to run like the wind. Since when did zombies get so darn fast? I dunno. Maybe they had them move faster because they only had two movie hours for the world to become infested. (I’m not even going to mention all the other ridiculous things in this movie. I’d be here all day.)
I then noticed that “The Walking Dead” was also on Netflix. Okay. I’ll give it a try. Well, to my immense relief, the zombies lumber along like normal everyday zombies. They have the ability to run, but not as fast as the humans. I guess if they traveled as fast as the guys in the “World War Z” movie everyone would’ve been turned into zombies in the first season. Kinda puts a damper on future episodes, doesn’t it?
The bitten also take loads longer to transform into walking corpses whose only thought is to devour the living. Whew! Now I can happily watch the other seasons of “The Walking Dead” (in the daytime, of course) knowing they’re more like the zombies we all know and love.
So I don’t know what others think, but personally, I think zombies should be on the slow side. That doesn’t make them less frightening. They’re crazed, animated, gross rotting corpses with dead meat for brains, for cripes sake!