Written by Shae
The other day I got the chance to watch Zombieland on TV and this got me thinking; what have I learned from all these Zombie movies/shows? Growing up, I wasn't huge into Zombie culture. Frankly, they terrified me. While they still scare me today, I feel I'm more aptly prepared to face down a horde of hungry Zombies now that I've had plenty of media exposure.
First and foremost, Zombie Media has taught me that there are many types of Zombies that may exist. Some are fast, some are slow, but either way, they're blood thirsty for human flesh. If you're a human, you should run. Which is the first rule in Zombieland anyway. Cardio is key to surviving in a world over run by these monsters. (As soon as I can, I am hitting the gym and getting back on that treadmill!).
Next, ammunition is not unlimited and you should always shoot for the head! (I guess this counts as two things.) Aim is key to also surviving a zombie apocalypse, so make your shots counts. Thankfully, I have a military dad. Hoard and conserve all the ammunition you can, because the more you have, the more you have to shoot with. Then again, guns may not always be ideal. They are pretty loud and if The Walking Dead has taught me anything it's that Zombies are attracted by noise. Oddly, this is also okay because I do own a bow with some arrows and know how to shoot that too!
Make friends with the redneck/tough guy. Chances are he's got a heart of gold and might not slit your throat while you're sleeping. This also has prompted me to want to watch shows like Survivor Man. Knowing how to survive in a world without air conditioning and heat…and internet, sounds terrible. But hey, it may come in handy when you know which plants to eat and which to not touch. Also. bugs are gross and no amount of hunger will ever make me consider eating them.
And, lastly, Zombie media has taught me that making fun of those who have been preparing for these types of world ending things, is not cool. Given all the brain viruses out there already, a Zombie invasion may not be too far fetched of an actual end to humanity. Okay, that part I'm pretty sure I just made up. You never know though! Zombies could happen and preparedness is nothing to laugh at!