A thread to finally settle this aggravating question: fast or slow zombies? This troublesome query has plagued mankind since, well at least since 28 Days Later, along with other films such as Resident Evil and the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Zombies went from grandma-with-walker speed to Usain Bolt speed overnight.
The first modern zombie film, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, has zombies moving at a snail's pace. Purists - such as Romero himself - will argue that dead people, if they're going to move, are not going to move fast. Zombie revisionists, however, state that the slow moving zombie is mainly a source of comedy rather than terror.
Indeed, the slow moving zombie has to be part of an apocalyptic vision. After all, if there aren't overwhelming numbers of these turgid undead, how are they going to catch anyone to eat their brains? On the other hand, even in the fast zombie paradigm, there is still near-universal destruction. The speed of these deaders is merely a fear enhancing device.
So I will leave it up to you, gentle readers: do you want your zombies fast or slow?