Friday, January 7, 2011

Guest Blog #9 - Zombies - Paranormal Pursuits


After the crazy week I've had that has slowly turned me into the undead, signing off guest blog week with a post on zombies is apt. Paranomal Pursuits is a bit out there; it's paranormal to say the least and it's writer Alyson is one of the co-founders of North Ohio Paranormal and has been investigating sites all over Ohio for the last three years.

Right now zombies are everywhere. Or at least it feels like it. TV,movies, the radio, books… you just can’t seem to escape them. They are slowly taking over, just as zombies should. So what’s our great fascination with these things? Essentially, they’re just hungry humans. Hungry humans that want to eat other humans. So why is everyone so obsessed with them?


Honestly, I think part of the appeal is that we know we are superior to them. You can’t help but watch a zombie movie without planning some sort of brilliant escape or zombie attack plan. For the most part, they are easy to kill. Who doesn’t like an easy target when you’re holding a rifle (or bow, or flame thrower?) It’s fun to try and outsmart a monster and zombies aren’t too difficult to outsmart.

They also give us an easy way to excuse otherwise gratuitous violence. I had to chop his head of or he would have eaten me mentality is totally acceptable. And fun.

Zombies make us feel fast, because they are soo slow. They make us feel smart because they are so unintelligent. And they make us feel good because they are so bad.
 
http://www.paranormalpursuits.net/

4 comments:

  1. I like zombies 'cause we can barricade ourselves in the mall and have all the free shit we want while they moan and groan and bleed at the entrance. Freakin zombies. I do love them though.

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  2. I feel so alive around them too.. I love a good zombie show.

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  3. Haha fun post. I agree. Zombies are the only monsters in scary movies that don't scare me. Planning a zombie attack is a fun past-time though. I'll give it that. :P

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  4. Yes, another ego boosting / feel good about oneself activity...Seriously I can't stand Zombie movies....Hey, I had this abnormal fear of vampires till Twilight came along...now my ex-fears seem ridiculous...

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