Okay, so between vampires and zombies, the undead have officially conquered pop culture. It’s not really new – I was fascinated when young by Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles – but it does seem a bit out of hand.
With the release of “Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers,” I feel like we have slalomed down the slippery slope marked by “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” ducked under “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters,” and smacked a tree with our collective faces. From the synopsis:
Soon after ’twas apparent that the fate
Of all on Earth–the evil and the good–
Was in the hands of Robin of the Hood
Whose outlaw men, along with Friar Tuck,
Against rampaging hordes of zombies struck.
They fought to save the likes of you and I,
Not caring that one slip might make them die.
Their tale lies here, within this humble book–
I pray you’ll spare the time to take a look.
Er, no. But I will be posting a review soon of National Geographic’s take on the whole vampire legend. Stay tuned.