Nightmare of the Week - part 7
topic: Living Dead
Deadline:31th October - Halloween Night
This is going to be creepy one. Time to look closer into one of the deepest fear of humanity – dead people walking alive. It’s totally crazy idea when you think about it during daylight but is getting more sense when it comes to your mind at midnight. Starting from Marry Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein’ and followed by numerous movies starting from George Romero’s famous ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and it’s sequels, ‘Brain Dead’ and more recent movies like ‘Land of the Dead’ or ‘28 days after’ made that zombie became one of the pop icon. ‘Zombie survival’ book by Max Brooks and many of the websites explains how to survive upon total world zombie invasion. But even showing them in full light doesn’t make them less disturbing. Dead man should be buried six feet bellow and when somehow manage to come back it brings the worst nightmare no matter what caused it – magic, virus or scientific experiment.
Imagine you’re game designer or movie story boarder and you’re given a task to make a concept of a dead men walking alive. But don’t place them on white background – prepare whole scenery – or just suggest it - and compose them whit it. It might be just some unsetting vague shapes walking in the fog, covered with spider webs skeleton lurking in the night or blood soaking character in full light – it’s up to you.
You can choose fantasy style also.
But most important: I don’t want to see zombies we all know from movies or games.
Try to think something new, some different approach. Use your imagination and release your deepest fears. Horror should be some kind of katharsis.