Vampires are everywhere these days, biting at you from the covers of glossy magazines and haunting your multiplex and channel-surfing dreams. Surely, it won't be long before there's a vampire on "The Bachelor" or cooped up in the "Big Brother" house.
Nothing against vamps, but I prefer my undead a little less beautiful and media savvy, and a lot more bloodthirsty. In a word: zombies.
Now, it's not like zombies have been ignored. "Zombieland," starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, opens Friday. "World War Z" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," both based on bestselling books, are coming in 2010 and 2011, respectively. And director George Romero has made a 40-year career out of sequels to his groundbreaking 1968 flick, "Night of the Living Dead." His latest: "Survival of the Dead."
But, of late, zombies have been taking a back seat to the fang-boys, and it's time to put things right. Here are five reasons why zombies rule:
1. My undead can beat up your undead