Friday, October 26, 2012

Walk Like A Zombie

I was watching a movie on AMC last night.  AMC has a series called “The Walking Dead” and they showed an advertisement for it during the movie.  I have always liked horror and mystery movies, but have never been a fan of the blood and gore type or zombies.  Watching that ad, I still have no desire to watch a zombie show.

Per Wikipedia, “a zombie is an animated corpse resurrected back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft.[1] The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore.”

Again, per Wikipedia, Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.[11] Most of the story takes place in the Atlanta metropolitan area and then the surrounding countryside of northern Georgia, as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory "walkers" (as the zombies are referred to in the show), who devour any living thing they catch, and whose bite is infectious to humans. The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group faces as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival against the zombie horde, and later, how they cope with members' being killed and deal with other human survivors they encounter, many of whom are dangerous and predatory themselves.

The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy[1] before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the walking zombies, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that the structures of society have collapsed.”  As I said, it really is not the type of thing that appeals to me.

What did catch my attention was the way they were walking (??).  So many MS people describe themselves as looking like they are drunk.  After watching that ad, walking like a zombie is a pretty close description also.  Although I am not exactly endeared to being associated with zombies, I really do feel that I resemble one walking. 

Movie extras make pretty good money when they have steady work.  Since zombie movies are popular right now, I bet we could rake in a fortune!


Muffie said...

Me, too! Me, too! I walk more like Frankenstein's monster, though! Like you, I'm not a fan of blood, gore, or zombies, but I do enjoy a good mystery!

Diane J Standiford said...

People in wheel chairs are often the killers or CRAZIES in movies...maybe I can get off SSDI just by sitting around and drooling!