Zombie Love!

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I know exactly when my fascination with zombies started. I was nine years old and my mom was as usual over at a neighbors house partying. I was suppose to be asleep but I wasn’t. I was doing what I always did. I had snuck down to the TV set and turned on Creature Features on channel 2.

Creature Features was the greatest TV program ever and I do mean ever. It was hosted by Bob Wilkens when I watched it. It was all about the horror movies. Anything from The Creature From The Black Lagoon (One of my all time favorites) to The Blob. He showed all types of movies, B movies, C movies, “how the heck did this movie ever get made” movies.

My favorite was of course, Night of the Living Dead. I never missed it and luckily it seemed like he showed it fairly regularly. That movie scared the snot out of me the first time I saw it. I can remember waking up in the middle of the night and staring out my bedroom window trying to find the zombies.

I think the first three or four times I saw it were the same. Bone chilling petrified. I of course loved this feeling. The scarier the movie the better. Thus was born my zombie loving ways. Trust me on this, you don’t know loving until you know zombie loving.

I make it a point to see and read as many zombie related items as I can. Over the last few years at Halloween it has become my new tradition to read a zombie horror novel. This last year my brother and I added the movie Shaun of the Dead to this tradition. Now if I could just convince my wife to join in the fun. She thinks I am crazy, no one disagrees.

Here is a list of some of my favorite books and movies. What are you waiting for pick one and feel the love.

Books:

The Rising by Brian Keene

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

The Walking by Bentley Little

Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore

Movies:

Night of the Living Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (Zach Snyder version)

28 Days Later

& Teller (If you don’t know what this is you are missing a treat. It’s free – Google it!)

About csdaley

C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

3 Responses to “Zombie Love!”

  1. >Have you seen I Am Legend? I loved the movie, and I have heard the book is quite a thriller too.

  2. >Yay, thanks for the suggestions. I am a zombie lover as well.

  3. >Nice list, there are a few I will have to check out.

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