Hello my Freaky Darlings,
I finally watched Diary of the Dead yesterday. Hey, better late than never – right? I will also admit that until yesterday I’d never actually watched a Romero movie. In fact until recently I’d never even heard of him. I admit this with much humiliation. But in my own defence I live in Africa and no one else that I know watches horror movies. I’m a bit of the odd one out around here and everybody is always shocked when they find out I write horror. Yes, I realise that that is no excuse! I’m a horror writer after all and should be better informed about the goings on in my genre. I have therefore decided to do a more indepth study into horror novels and movies. So, if you have any suggestions about where I should start my education please let me know.
But I digress – back to Diary of the Dead.
When I first decided to watch it, I thought ‘Great! Zombies! Boring!’ I’m not a huge fan of Zombies. I find most Zombie movies to be rather ridiculous and they tend to go more towards the gross over the top blood and gore. That being said I did enjoy the Resident Evil movies, but that wasn’t because of the Zombies, it was inspite of them.
Strangely enough I quite enjoyed Diary of the Dead. I especially liked the ending and the question posed. Is the human race worth saving? I sometimes wonder about that when I watch the News or open a Newspaper and see what the latest horrendous things the human population is up to.
While I watched Diary of the Dead I also wondered why there never seem to be movies from a Zombies point of view. I mean, you have so many movies or books from a Vampires POV but never from a Zombies. The poor Zombie didn’t have a say in the matter of whether or not they’re undead. And plus who’s to say that there’s nothing going on in that brain? Hmmm….I sense a book idea in there somewhere…..
Anyway, have a horror filled day. I’m off to find another horror movie to sink my teeth into.