WARNING: This post is not for sensitive eyes. If you have no stomach for blood and gore – beware.
I have an obsession. It’s a pretty twisted one. It likes blood. It likes apocalyptic fantasies. It loves post-apocalyptic scenarios where people run for their lives. It loves gore. It loves the thrill. The adrenaline. Most of all… it loves zombies.
Not just any kind of zombie mind you. It has to be the zombies that people find the most creative ways of killing.
How do I love zombies?
During Halloween I regularly dress up as a version of some kind of zombie. Along with a multitude of other teenage girls…If interested Gurl.com has an amazing array of DIY zombie make-up advice.
When looking for a game to play on the console I reach for the goriest zombie game available. Dead Island anyone?
The Walking Dead is a regular fixture on my TV/laptop.
So is its spin-offs: Fear of the Walking Dead, Z Nation & Dead Set.
Soon it will be followed by iZombie, Resurrection, The Returned and In The Flesh.
I enthusiastically get the tingles whenever the Brisbane Zombie Walk is about to happen.
I have a zombie apocalypse plan (I’ve decided that a hardware store like Bunnings would be the first place I would run to and hide). Apparently so do many others…
I have seen almost every zombie movie known to man that I can find. In English and in other languages. Have you ever seen Dead Snow?
Officially one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen despite it’s blood and gore.
So one may ask.. WHY?!?!?
Why would *anyone* want to be exposed to this?
I have one answer that is quite consistent amongst those of whom share the obsession with Zombies. Among all the blood, gore, death, destruction and inappropriate humour (in some movies) it makes me feel alive.
I can hear the horrified gasps now for those that don’t see the sense.
Let me explain why Zombies are bad-ass and why they make those of us whom love the genre feel alive.
The scene above from Night of the Comet is a glorious example of how comedy is used to enhance a situation that would normally make people run and hide into the nearest corner. Instead, the female characters test out guns only to state that their father’s would’ve given them uzi’s instead.
Barbra in the Night of the Living Dead was so epic someone decided to create a tribute video just for her. There are moments in this movie where she makes me feel so alive every that I have to to a fist-pump and a “YEAH!” after her lines.
Resident Evil’s Alice has more kick ass moments in the movie and in gamer land than I could possibly list. Though the best part is that despite the odds she fights. She fights and she doesn’t back down. Though in addition to this, there are numerous female characters in Resident Evil that show females in fine form.
Witchita and Little Rock in Zombieland completely hoodwinked Tallahassee and Columbus multiple times in this movie.
The ultimate is bad ass zombie females would have to be those from The Walking Dead…
Carol’s progression from meek housewife to assertive gun toting woman has been one of the biggest highlights so far.
Though my favorite of all would have to be Michonne. Silent and introspective for most of the TV show she has shown more strength, vulnerability and bravery than any of the other characters. In this scene, she comes across another zombie who looks very similar to her, therefore meeting her own death in the face. As she meets her reflection in the zombie she decides that she wants to live and not be one of them…