The Butcher is My Sounding Board

The Butcher drove me to the park today, which was good because he got lost twice, so I damn well know I would have gotten lost. Shoot, I thought it was on the other side of 24. Anyway, on the way to the park, I was telling him I just couldn’t bring myself to write any more ghost stories and he just shouted “zombies!” and so I told him all about my idea for a reanimated serial killer and he pointed out that one of my main characters would, of course, have to die and I was like “Oh, hell yes, that’s right!”

So, that was good. I might have come to that realization myself, but I might not have.

We also learned that we are not meeting the folks in Vincennes for Father’s day because they are coming down here. So, I cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom. Hopefully the Butcher will sweep.

But I floated by the Butcher my belief that zombies and vampires are the same thing. He wasn’t quite buying it, but he seemed open to the idea. My real question is where does Jason Voorhees fall into this? Is he a zombie? Thoughts?

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  1. Zombies usually have to have someone who has reanimated them – called them back from the dead. At least, that’s the been the case in most of the fiction I’ve read about zombies. For Jason Voohees, in the first movie, I suppose that could have been his mother, grieving his loss. But once she was killed, and he was “killed”, who would have had reason to reanimate him for the subsequent movies? That’s never been clear. Unless they were going on the premise that you can’t really “kill” a zombie, it has to be laid to rest, just like it was called back from the dead, ala what Anita Blake does in Laurell K Hamilton’s books (although Anita has killed some zombies that she didn’t raise, if I recall correctly).

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