Where the natural ends and the supernatual begins…

The Walking Dead

I am sure many of you are aware of the AMC TV series The Walking Dead, the show airs the second half of the second season on 2-12-2012 at 9Pm. How many of you are looking forward to it?

In the very beginning I saw the trailers and thought to myself just another stupid TV series, however after I purchased the first series in error (believing it was a movie) I became hooked! Zombies are one of my favorite monsters of all time, next to vampires of course. The original/ultimate zombie was conceived in 1818 by the writer, Mary Shelley in a story about a doctor who created life and was horrified by what he had made.  The true story line actually came to her in a dream. It took two years to write and the book was actually published anonymously, it wasn’t until the second edition was published that you actually see her name.

It was a contest between colleges that brought about the first zombie story in the world and some of our well known monsters today. Since then mankind has toyed with the idea of corpse reanimation and it’s possible outcomes. My all time favorite movies were written by George Romero.

So my question to you is thus, do zombies or the thought of such beings, mindless beings that look like your friends and family with the only purpose of devouring human flesh, actually scare you and why?

Are you excited about the upcoming show?

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5 responses

  1. ghost_in_the_machine

    Great observation. Not many realize the Frankenstein was indeed the first zombie.
    The whole concept of zombies was always a metaphorical backdrop for the condition of the world at the time. You only need to look at the history of our flesh eating friends in film. Each movie a sign of the times until about the last the last two decades. Return of the living dead was really one of the last few to deal with social issues of the modern era. Since then things have slowly been changing. The zombie has become the focus of most films and really, most of them fall flat. That’s changed again as of late with The Walking Dead. Rather than as a metaphor, the zombies themselves are the issue now and it has given new life to the genre. The people, their survival and how they change, adapt and grow has become the main focus. As well as the emotional impact on the viewer of dealing with your in this new world and learning about the dead.

    Now does it scare me? No. I’ve seen to many supernatural things in this world for much to scare me anymore. I speak of this from the concept of zombies being fictional. Were I to wake up tomorrow with one looking at me like i was a Big Mac…
    Well my perceptions would change very quickly.

    February 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

  2. ghost_in_the_machine

    Great observation. Not many realize the Frankenstein was indeed the first zombie.
    The whole concept of zombies was always a metaphorical backdrop for the condition of the world at the time. You only need to look at the history of our flesh eating friends in film. Each movie a sign of the times until about the last the last two decades. Return of the living dead was really one of the last few to deal with social issues of the modern era. Since then things have slowly been changing. The zombie has become the focus of most films and really, most of them fall flat. That’s changed again as of late with The Walking Dead. Rather than as a metaphor, the zombies themselves are the issue now and it has given new life to the genre. The people, their survival and how they change, adapt and grow has become the main focus. As well as the emotional impact on the viewer of dealing with life in this new world and learning about the dead.

    Now does it scare me? No. I’ve seen to many supernatural things in this world for much to scare me anymore. I speak of this from the concept of zombies being fictional. Were I to wake up tomorrow with one looking at me like i was a Big Mac…
    Well my perceptions would change very quickly.

    February 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

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