NEWS: Article says vampires are out, zombies are in
I found this little gem of an article just one day after posting my recent review on Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I had to share.
Great little piece by Meg McConahey from the Press Democrat out of Sonoma, CA (of course the article on zombies would come out of wine country – ha!). Here’s a favorite quote:
“The vampire represents the individual at all cost,” said McFerrin, who has been into the neo-gothic since the '80s. “It's a charismatic being that lives forever and never ages and preys on the creatures around him or her. Our culture, which celebrates the individual, is very taken with them. Zombies are the opposite. They represent the masses and there's a certain comfort in a crowd and in not standing out. But there's also a danger involved that you'll lose yourself.”
Personally, I also think that zombies represent anarchy, while vampires have a certain civility about them. What are your thoughts? Vamps vs. zombies – differences, which do you like better and why? Leave a comment or vote!