But any zombie story is gold these days... secret passion of all of us, methinks!
Not for me!
Sorry, but I just can't suspend my disbelief enough to accept ravenous and cannibalistic walking corpses. No matter how much biowarfare and viral technology gets dragged in to support the concept.
Same goes for vampires. I liked it better when it was more a case of some sort of dark magic and a bit less 'scientific' (and maybe pornographic) than most vampire stories are these days. Dracula was scary because there was no rational or understandable reason
for why he came to exist.
The new stuff, with all their "bloodlines" and mutations and viral infections and DNA and yadda-yadda
, just makes it seem like they're thinly veiled parables about racism and intolerance. "Meh!" To Kill a Mockingbird
handled that theme much more elegantly and powerfully.
All this aside, I did give the first three installments of We're Alive
a listen. And despite my problems with the whole "zombie thing" - and the occasional lapses in production or acting - it's a very well done and compelling story. Because, unlike so many other scifi/horror hybrids, there's a very solid and compelling story
That alone makes it worth it to me.
I'm definitely going to listen to the whole thing.
Thanks again Mouser for finding and sharing this with us.