I've never truly understood the zombie phenomenon that's slowly overtaking the current fad of vampire stories in the horror genre. They both deal with the undead but vampires are romanticized while zombies are just plain horrifying. This essay by Stant Litore really gets down to the bones of what zombie fiction can be and gave me a whole new perspective on the topic. You can read the essay here
And a side note. If I suddenly disappear for the next few days, don't be alarmed, it's just the "Frankenstorm" riding roughshod over PA.