So, in the horror community there has been a long standing and heated debate about whether zombies move slowly or fast. While researching zombies (yes, I take writing these introductions seriously) I found out that the idea of the fast moving zombie started back in 1996 with the release of Sega’s “House Of The Dead”. Before that, zombies were always depicted as slow moving and lumbering corpses that showed no emotion. With the birth of the fast zombie that were now depicted as quick, agile, strong, and vicious. The notion of the fast zombie really took off with such movies as “The Dawn Of The Dead” remake and “28 Days Later”. Me, I’m in the slow zombie camp. I makes sense that these are re-animated corpses so they do NOT have the ability to move fast. Their decomposing bodies can’t handle it, not to mention their brain power isn’t enough to master quick movements. Zombies are running on the barest minimum of mental capacities so things like running, using their strength to hold doors open, using other zombies to climb over to get over a wall aren’t really possible. Now I know that fast moving zombies DO make for a more interesting movie but then don’t call them zombies! To me, zombies are scarier as this analogy for death itself, slow moving, never stopping, they WILL get you. But the debate still rages on. Slow zombies Vs. Fast Zombies. Huh……that would make for an interesting movie! But I digress, I don’t believe in running zombies. That is unless they are running for the presidency! (you like that ever so subtle segue!) Politics is a dicey topic to deal with now a days, but what is something that we all do? We all die. So what if the undead could run for office? What kind of slogan could they use to get the most amount of voters to back them. That’s what I asked twitter this week with the hashtag #ZombiePresidentialSlogans. So check out the top list below and don’t forget to join me every Tuesday at 11 am EDT for the next exciting episode of “Hashtag, You’re It”.
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