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Some Love for the Zombies

This is a plea on behalf of zombies. They are close cousins to our own beloved vampires, after all. The stinkier, less articulate cousins, but relatives, nonetheless. They are reanimated dead bodies, just like vampires. Yes, they have a hankering for brains instead of blood, and they don’t hold up so well. The “immortality” they enjoy is a good deal less attractive to us than that vampires attain. It wasn’t always that way, though. Earlier—like, centuries earlier—the vampire of folklore had a lot more in common with the zombie than it did with the suave, sophisticated, fanged archetype we know and love today, as personified for perpetuity by Bela Lugosi. Remember that garlic was traditionally believed to be so effective against the Undead because it stank as badly as they did.

We have a sister site, I pen new material for it every week, stuff just as entertaining and informative as the content I provide for this site and for With everybody being zombie crazy these days, thanks to shows like THE WALKING DEAD, you’d think the site would be overrun by clickers and readers, but this strangely isn’t the case. The zombies get nowhere near the level of love that the vampires and werewolves get. Let me encourage you all, then, to pay a visit to They’re awful lonely over there. Zombies need friends, too. Even if they do smell really bad.

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here:


TheCheezman • February 10, 2017

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