Night Owl Reviews Does Author Interview with me
Night Owl Reviews, one of the biggest names in book reviews, gave me a good opportunity for an interview.
What makes a good Zombie?
Ever since Bela Lugosi, equipped with very questionable facial hair, mumbled a few lines about enslaved undead in the 1932 classic film, “White Zombie,” the world has asked themselves just what is a zombie. Tradition has that this most undefined of the monster genre is a former human who has, through some weird metamorphosis, become something very different. So let’s take the zombie test to see what separates these from the rest of the movie monsters.
Test Number 1: The Shamble.
You simply can’t have a good zombie without a good shamble. These lurking, jerking movements, often similar to a 4AM drunk stroll, are the bread and butter of the living dead. Even those movies and books that feature zombies who sprint like an Olympic superstar (aka ‘The Running Dead’) eventually let them slow down to…the Shamble. Let’s face it; have you ever seen a werewolf or vampire get their shamble on? Didn’t think so.
Read the rest of what makes a good zombie from yours truly over at Night Owl! http://nightowlreviewsmagazine.blogspot.com/2012/07/christopher-eger-what-makes-good-zombie.html