I think it’s more than fair to say that the major zombie craze that took over the world has just about died out by now. Although zombies, just like any other film trend, were subject to some absolute brutalization in the hands of filmmakers who didn’t seem to know what they were doing, the classic horror monster proved to be a terrifying creature in the hands of those who understood its powers. Throughout the mid 2000s and the early years of the 2010s, we were treated to hundreds of zombie movies. Understandably, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Zombie flicks are the best way to fantasize about killing thousands of one’s fellow humans without guilt or remorse. That kind of destruction, however, comes with collateral damage. Possessing no empathy, few manners, and a disregard for the welfare of humanity, when it’s time for the zombies to get their revenge, they become a little more creative than your average human. They tend to reveal what lies deepest inside us—in a strictly anatomical sense. Compiled below are some of the most brutal zombie kills: that intrusive, eviscerating style of murder that only a horde of zombies could perform.
A few years before zombie’s became a pop culture phenomenon, Joyce Carol Oates published a tiny novel called Zombie. Though known mostly for contemporary literature, Oates also has a gothic side which we’d previously seen in her novels like Mysteries of Winterhurn and many of her short stories, like those found in her collection, Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque. But Zombie shows a dark and twisted side of Oates' writing that is not present in her other works. This tale is so intense, many have described Zombie as one of the most frightening books I’ve ever read.
Merchandise deals seem to last forever once something becomes popular. After all, there’s much money to be made among those zealous fans who desperately want to collect any and all specialty items. Some merchandise, however, is straight up weird. In fact, some of these The Walking Dead items are so weird that it's clear the manufacturers are banking on fandom rather than practicality.
Adaptation from print to live action often results in changes. Sometimes those changes happen because elements in the source don’t translate well to the new, faster-paced medium. Other times, it’s a creative choice from the new creatives such as the screenwriters, directors, or the producers.