I have always thought that ghosts were way scarier than zombies, but never really bothered to put any thought into why I think that. I recently came to the realisation that this was just plain lazy, so last week I thought long and hard about the reasons…
…why ghosts are scarier than zombies
Reason #1 You can’t kill a ghost.
I know exactly how to kill a zombie…
…but how the hell do you kill a ghost?
Reason #2 Ghosts make horrible neighbours.
Imagine you lived next door to a haunted house…
What happens if your ball goes into their yard? You’re screwed!
Now, imagine you lived next door to a house full of zombies…
Considering the fact that zombies are mentally incapable of understanding the mechanics behind opening a door or window, living next door to them would be at best hilarious and at worst, a bit on the noisy side (and at least you can get your ball back).
Reason #3 Ghosts are malevolent and cruel.
Think about it…who would you rather have visit you in the dead of night, that ghost girl from The Ring…
Or this guy? Sure, he’s not pretty, but he’s not there to haunt you until you go insane, he’s just a bit peckish is all.
Reason #4 Ghosts are very, very sneaky.
Zombies are terrible hiders.
Reason #5 You don’t hear anyone telling zombie stories around the campfire.
They’re just not that scary.
Reason #6 Ghosts might actually exist.
It seems that almost everyone claims to have seen, or felt the presence of, a ghost at some point in their life.
Nobody has ever claimed to have seen a zombie.