It is that time of year again when goblins, ghosts, and other weirdos roam free.
It is the time of year when young short hooligans roam the streets, in gangs , going door to door begging for candy.
It is also that time of year that brings a slew of scary movies, two of the more popular being zombie and vampire flicks.
Vampires are easy to spot because they are either wearing a black cape and formal evening clothes (Old school) or they have red freaky eyes and are as pale as an albino. (New school)
The fangs and the fact that they only come out at night should clue you in to their identity as well.
Being humanoid in nature and with no decaying limb problems, they are sometimes accepted by the living who are either nearsighted or just too ignorant to realize most people don’t wear capes or have fangs.
Zombies, on the other hand cannot hide very well, there is just something not quite right about a group of strangers who’s decaying limbs keep falling off and who keep asking for, “More brains.”
They just do not fit in with society norms.
So, on a scale from 1-10 in the Fitting in with the Crowd Category: Vampires score a 1 possibly 2 and Zombies zilch!
Since both Vampires and Zombies are already dead, it all gets a little confusing at times.
It seems the undead are not all dead and to make them all dead you have to follow certain protocols.
Vampires can be killed by direct sunlight or they can have a wooden stake driven through their hearts.
My suggestion would be , to go to the eerie castle in daylight when the vamp is sleeping, drag his coffin up from the dungeon, open that coffin in full sunlight and then drive a stake through his heart.
Of course, the idiots, in the movies go out at night and then have to wrestle an angry vampire who has 6 inch fangs and who is looking to chomp down on their stupid necks!
Vampires can also be repelled by garlic and are frightened by crosses.
Furthermore, they cannot come into your house without being invited.
So, if a pale man with red eyes and fangs dressed in formal evening clothes comes to your door don’t let him in!
As an extra safety measure, you may want to fashion a cross out of garlic bulbs to wear around your neck.
Zombies can be killed by a gun shot blast to the head or according to Wikipedia by feeding them salt.
If you have a gun and are a good shot, you have a pretty good chance of stopping the undead in their tracks.
If not , you are out of luck, but you could try the salt.
They like brains, so you could try mixing salt into the brains and leave it on the back porch for the zombies to chow down on.
But, depending on how many zombies there are you may need a whole truck load of brains, which could be hard to obtain in a short period of time.
I think it is fair to say that the Zombies would win in the: Hardest to Kill Category scoring a 7-8 to a Vampires 3-4 .
They are awfully slow as well, but quite persistent and they usual work in large groups.
If you and your friends are brave enough , you could try and tear them apart limb by limb, it seems zombies tend to fall apart under pressure.
You would have to get the arms torn off the zombies before they could grab you, rip open your head and eat the contents, or it is a no go.
In the Most Frightening Category: Vampires ,would most likely, rate a 5-6 with Zombies scoring a 9-10. ( At least by my standards and since it is my blog, that is all that counts)
So, if you have been keeping score ….Zombies would seriously kick some Vampire butt.