I was at improv practice this past Monday and someone in the room commented on how he (or she, or more than one of them) was tired of Zombies being everywhere and how the "Whole zombie thing" has been entirely overdone. Now, being a Zombie enthusiast, or at the least thoroughly amused by Zombies, I took offense. Mainly I took offense because neither party whom complained about Zombies thought that Vampires were overdone at all. No, it was just Zombies, because, and I quote, "They've been around for soooo long" in pop culture and everything is Zombies. Regardless of me reminding said individuals that Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a long run on television, that Twilight (the books and movies) have been going on for eternity, or that even Werewolves are more in the mainstream media these days than Zombies (Lautner plays a Werewolf, who plays a Zombie? Nick Frost way back in the day?), these individuals only had it in for Zombies.
At that very moment, where I may or may not have gone into a diatribe on Zombies, I came to a brilliant movie/tv idea: Zombies versus Vampires. An all out battle. Who would win? Brilliance.
So tonight I did a Google search and came upon two things. First, an IMDB page for "Vampires vs Zombies," the movie, made in 2004. However, upon reading the review (see below), it was nowhere close to the brilliant battle I envisioned...
Furthermore, beyond the 1.7 out of 10 rating this film garnered, I noticed that though the poster said "Vampires vs Zombies" the title had changed...to "Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire." Ye-ah, not my movie. I still had my dream, and this 2004 film was not anywhere close to it.
THEN, I came across an article about an NBC show bought with the title I had imagined. Oh shit. There goes my dream of coming up with this simple, yet brilliant plot. Zombies...versus...Vampires. BUT then I began to read on..."A 'fun buddy cop procedural'" because, you see, Zombies are an integrated part of society (WHAT?!!?) and then there's this cop who is secretly a Vampire (WHAT THE WHAT WHAT?!!?!!?). OKAY. WAIT! This show has a stupid idea. It should be all in the TITLE! Zombies versus Vampires. Boom! They battle. Not a buddy cop comedy where a Vampire makes silly neck flesh jokes at the expense of the Zombie school teacher. Read this thing below, then more from my mouth and fingers typing.
So here, I am laying it out first: ZOMBIES VERSUS VAMPIRES. Movie concept. Of course, the Zombies would win. Ask me, I could explain how. But BUT BUT maybe the twist is the Vampires have a secret weapon? Maybe the Zombies do have a weakness? Maybe the flight factor of Vampires turned into bats (if they can do that) give them a tactical advantage? Ooooh, there is a story here. All I'm sayng is this movie would be awesome. You can say you are tired of Zombies, but I'd say the whole fantastical thing is in, or should be out, or whatever you think of it, but then, let's see that final battle...Zombies Versus Vampires. And maybe a Werewolf jumps into the fight for the moment. But then gets thrown to the dogs. I don't know. You'll have to read the full pitch. Which, apparently, is entirely in my head.