Simon Pegg wrote:
Where their pointy-toothed cousins are all about sex and bestial savagery, the zombie trumps all by personifying our deepest fear: death. Zombies are our destiny writ large. Slow and steady in their approach, weak, clumsy, often absurd, the zombie relentlessly closes in, unstoppable, intractable.
Okay, but "sex and bestial savagery" interest me a lot more than plain ol' rigor mortis
. And besides, I find giant carnivorous insects, a la The Mist
, to be much scarier metaphors of doom, corpses being snacks for creepy-crawlies and all.