Simon Pegg hates fast zombies

Here’s a cool article by Shaun of the Dead actor Simon Pegg about why he feels that “fast” zombies are ruining the zombie genre of movie.

A call to the return of slow zombies

From the article:

I know it is absurd to debate the rules of a reality that does not exist, but this genuinely irks me. You cannot kill a vampire with an MDF stake; werewolves can’t fly; zombies do not run. It’s a misconception, a bastardisation that diminishes a classic movie monster. The best phantasmagoria uses reality to render the inconceivable conceivable. The speedy zombie seems implausible to me, even within the fantastic realm it inhabits. A biological agent, I’ll buy. Some sort of super-virus? Sure, why not. But death? Death is a disability, not a superpower. It’s hard to run with a cold, let alone the most debilitating malady of them all.

Makes sense to me, but only if we’re going with actual “undead” zombies and not the “mutated rabies” zombies like in the 28 Days/Weeks later movies (which he addresses as not being actual zombie movies).  Just sayin’.  Read the article.  It’s long, but humorous, and he makes some good points and provides a lot of zombie movie history insight.


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