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Old 10-12-2018, 03:03 AM
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If they didn't attack us then it would just be some film about a zombie/ghost standing around. While the living just go about their business.

Maybe the act of dying makes you evil. Why do we fear ghosts? They're just people who died. Why would dying make you evil?
I don't think it necessarily makes you "evil" to die, but it could make you angry and upset.

Like for example if I was killed by another person rather it was because of murder or being killed in a war or executed for a crime or whatever. I would probably experience a lot of pain in the process of death before the life drains out of me and I am gone. If I was consciously still existing in some form I'd probably be very pissed and upset that I had to go through something like that and if I could hurt the person who killed me I would.

Or even if I was dying in the hospital. I might be angry that the doctors were unable to do anything to save me.

Edit: I think a good ghost example would be Kayako and her son Toshio from the Ju-On/The Grudge movies.

The title alone tells you that as ghosts they were angry that the man who was supposed to love them and take care of them brutally murdered them both in their own home so as spirits they continued to haunt the house and kill anybody who dared to set foot inside of the house that was once their family home. The "grudge" they felt after their deaths continued to linger.

Edit: and I think people fear the dead because they remind us of the fact that we are all doomed to die someday.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:08 AM
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And I think that's why a lot of horror writers and filmmakers sympathize with their undead monsters. They really aren't truly "evil", they're just humans existing in another state of being.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:18 AM
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And I wonder if maybe the reason zombies crave fresh human flesh is because the warm taste of it somehow reminds them of life?

I also thought the explanation in The Return of the Living Dead about eating brains helps to "relieve the pain of being dead" was pretty interesting.

Because apparently in that movie being a zombie hurts because you can feel yourself rotting away.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:59 AM
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But aren't the living oftentimes dickheads too?

Who'd ya think I was talking about?
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:32 AM
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Who'd ya think I was talking about?
Well the undead are dicks too. After all they're the ones wanting to kill you and possibly eat you.
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