The other day while perusing my favorite tech blog, I came across the a loosely zombie-related post (someone had re-done Star Wars movie posters to appear as though zombie flicks) and noticed the following exchange among the comments:
"What’s with all the zombie stuff lately?"
"Yeah. They’re like the new vampires."
My initial thought was that this comment displayed an ignorance of monster history. Truly, the two super-natural genres share little cultural commonground: vampires have often been lumped in with monsters of old (Frankenstein, Mummies, and other manner of creatures found in Van Helsing), while zombies have been something very much their own.