I just created the scariest zombies ever!
:::throwing up hands in innocence:::
It’s not my fault. When I was writing my scene. And they just crawled out of the mirror, I didn’t know what they were… Dude, these things are bad! Like, they totally could explain stigmata…
But enough on that… The more important thing is why they are so scary. First, I’m not familiar with all the types of zombies, so I’m going with the common stuff we see on TV, such as Walking Dead. (I also hate to say that Sean of the Dead and Zombieland make up a large fraction of the zombie movies I’ve seen.
That being said, I actually didn’t make these things up from any kind of zombie movie.
I went to the source.
I pulled the idea for these puppies from the zombie stories in Haiti where the witch doctor would poison someone with pufferfish poison–I believe. They would get sick and appear dead, get buried alive, and then the witch doctor would dig them up. The oxygen deprivation would have cause them brain damage, and they were completely under the witch doctor’s control…
These things are kind of like that… But they are under someone else’s control.
And quick as lightning…
This is the part of writing it love: discovering their are new creatures in your story and figuring out how they work.
How about you? What kinds of creatures have you either created or messes with to make your own?