|"28 Weeks Later," Fast Zombies|
- I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld,
- I will smash the doorposts, and leave the doors flat down,
- and will let the dead go up to eat the living!
- And the dead will outnumber the living!
|"Shaun of the Dead" zombies|
|"The Walking Dead's" Zombie Girl|
|"I am Legend" kinda zombie|
Coming face-to-face with a zombie require us to think about our own death and to question the after-life. Zombies are scary because our mortality is so scary. Our fear of the unknown is what lurks behind those decaying eyes. If my body rises after I die, does that mean I don't get an afterlife? Am I stuck in purgatory? Death scares many, that is why the fear of coming face to face with the undead is a theme and concern that has been with us since our earliest written works of literature.