I’m not afraid to admit that zombies creep me out. I usually avoid any movies or shows with zombies. My fear of zombies probably started because I watched the original Night of the Living Dead at a very young age. My parents didn’t know I was watching this movie. I loved horror movies, especially the vampire movies, but I had no idea what I was getting into with zombies.
Zombies don’t walk or talk or even look remotely human any longer. They can’t pass for human like a vampire or a werewolf. Zombies as a romantic lead in a romance novel? Ick. Major ick.
So when AMC came out with The Walking Dead, I stayed away. But I kept hearing how great the show was, and AMC kept playing episodes so I ended up catching a couple of episodes every once in a while. I was intrigued but couldn’t get into the story because I had missed so much.
It wasn’t until AMC recently showed a marathon of the first three seasons that I got hooked. Now it made sense to me. The show isn’t so much about zombies. It’s about survival in a world that doesn’t make sense any longer. I would say it’s one of the best series out there now.
The zombies still creep me out. I jump and cringe whenever they come on screen. And the concept of a virus that takes over a dead brain scares the hell out of me, but it’s the survivors and their stories that make this show so compelling.
Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Two mortals are caught in the midst of the battle between the Titans and Olympian gods.