Vampires vs Zombies? The Eternal Debate Rages on

October 18th, 2019 by

Vampires vs Zombies? The Eternal Debate Rages on

Vampires and Zombies. Two larger-than-life horror icons that get our flight-or-fight instincts firing! But which one is most horrifying? Let the eternal debate begin.

Vampires 🧛

Vampires came into vogue when…

The horror novel Dracula was written by Bram Stoker in 1897.   

You may have to run from a vampire when…

You find yourself lost in Transylvania.

What superpowers do vampires have?

Soooooo many actually.

Vampire superpowers include enhanced strength, speed and senses, shapeshifting, attractiveness

and, oh yeah, immortality (the ultimate superpower).

Examples of vampires in recent pop culture.

  1. Twilight
  2. Let the Right One In
  3. Count Chocula cereal!
  4. The Vampire Diaries
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  6. The wrestler Gangrel from WWE in the late ‘90s
  7. The Blade movie franchise
  8. Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula film
  9. The videogame Super Castlevania 4
  10. The 1931 film adaptation starring Bela Lugosi

Most horrifying aspect of coming into contact with a vampire:

The bloodsucking.

A fun vampire story that we came across that involves a little brown bird, of all things.

Zombies 🧟

Zombies came into vogue when…

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead movie was first released in 1968.

You may have to run from a zombie when…

You’re in a major metro area, the streets are deserted, and you begin to hear the labored sound of undead footsteps.

What superpowers do zombies have?

Enhanced senses + superhuman strength, mainly.

They’re also generally impervious to pain.

Examples of zombies in pop culture.

Zombies have actually been cropping up everywhere in pop culture lately.

In fact, the ZOMBI-FICATION of pop culture has recently included:

  1. The Walking Dead on AMC
  2. Zombieland with Woody Harrelson
  3. The CDC’s Zombie preparedness website (yes, this actually exists)
  4. The book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  5. World War Z
  6. Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix
  7. The 1932 film White Zombie
  8. The 90s metal band that took its name from this film
  9. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
  10. The Cranberry’s song from the ‘90s

Most horrifying aspect of coming into contact with a zombie:

Their general appearance.

A fun Zombie story that we came across actually involves ants (of all things!)

Final Verdict: Both of these horror icons are downright terrifying.

So if you see EITHER of them out on the streets,


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