You know what would be cool for you and your friends to wear this Halloween? Halloween zombie costumes. Let’s face it we love zombies. If we didn’t there wouldn’t be so many movies made on the subject. There’s even a TV series about those walking dead. There is just something about the dead being brought back to life and devouring human flesh as their entrée that thrills us and chills us at the same time.
Let me give you a little background on the zombie phenomena. My first introduction to zombies was with the release of the 1968 George Romero film “Night of the Living Dead”. The film has since become a cult classic and in my opinion the best of all the zombie movies. I think the black and white nature of the film gives it a more eerie and frightening feeling.
However, that wasn’t the first film about zombies. The first one was made in 1932 and was a movie called “White Zombie”. In this movie a man who wants to get the woman he loves away from her fiancé asks a voodoo doctor for his help. But the evil voodoo doctor instead makes the woman his zombie slave.
The plot of this movie isn’t as far fetched as you might think. In Haiti people actually believe that a bokor (a voodoo priest) can turn the dead into zombie slaves. These people have been living with the zombie phenomena a lot longer then we have, but to them it’s not make believe. In fact there have been some accounts of people that were pronounced dead and buried but were seen later walking around and speaking incoherently and not recognizing their former acquaintances.
All of this is fascinating stuff and a good reason why Halloween zombie costumes will be a hit wherever you go. Can you imagine coming into a party in your zombie costume doing the whole walk and everything? You will surely to be the talk of the party. Or you and some of your friends could go to a dance club as zombies and do the Michael Jackson Thriller dance. You are bound to rock the place. There is no limit to what you can do. You could re-enact a scene from your favorite movie. Just let your imagination go wild.
There are also zombie costumes for kids and women so the whole family could do the zombie thing. There’s a whole lot of fun that can be had this year with Halloween zombie costumes so you might want to look into it.