Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Three Pet Peeves About Zombie Novels & Movies

1) They don't figure out what caused the zombies.

2) They don't figure out how to cure the zombies/ make them go away.

3) They don't figure out how to keep 99.5% of the characters from dying.


That is all.

/end random

9 comments:

Tiffany Neal said...

If you have those pet peeves, I could gladly add to it with these wonderful things that came from an independent film I was in back in the day. (I lived through the whole movie, oddly enough)

There were zombies in bikinis and beach clothes?!?
A random asteroid landed in the earth which magically created all of the dead to climb out of their graves and attack the living for their flesh (once again, dressed in bikinis...)
Zombie dogs???!!!???

:)

BrittLit said...

hehe so true!

Janelle said...

Well... The Resident Evil movies answer 1 & 2. #3? FAIL! Although Milla kicks some serious zombie @$$

Oooo! I have an idea! YOU write a zombie book that deals with all three of the issues!! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Are you looking to write a zombie book, then? You could answer all those questions for yourself if you did . . .

Just a thought. :P

Maggie Stiefvater said...

HA - NO Maggie zombie book. I can guarantee it.

Larissa said...

That is why I don't watch zombie movies or read zombie novels.
:)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Agreed! The only zombie book I read was The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Someone gave it to me and I kept hearing how awesome it was so I read it.

Ugh. I had so many questions that were never answered and I just felt frustrated with the stupidity and utter helplessness of the characters. Not my thing at all.

Sabrina said...

I think some movies at least try to explain where they come from, usually the virus-zombie movies, it seems. Fewer ones address how to get rid of them (too many focus on the small group of people who just need to get through the night/just get to that place of safety), but absolutely, the third point--every zombie movie I've ever seen (I don't read many zombie-centered books) results in huge casualities. At least movies like Shaun of the Dead make fun of all three points.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Shaun of the Dead definitely makes fun of all these things. Someone on my LJ actually talked about how the same people interested in zombie fiction were also often fascinated/ afraid of outbreak/ illness fiction. Go metaphor! That makes sense for me.

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