The star of one of my favorite zombie flicks, Shaun of the Dead, hates the new trend of fast paced zombie action. So much so that he even wrote a very interesting article about it in The Guardian.
It seems he was inspired to bring up the matter after watching the latest British effort Dead Set, saying that he was very excited about watching it until he saw that the makers had forgone one 'Key Detail' as he puts it...and that is that Zombies don't run!
Aside from talking about running zombies, MR. Pegg goes on to give us a brief history of the zombie in movies, and also how making zombies faster and more threating takes away from their allure.
You can read it here.
I can see what his getting at, and what we loose when we turn zombies into a threat that is so apparent and immediate. But I take my zombies however I can get them. I like the running one's in small numbers and the faster ones in large groups.
If however someday we happen to face a zombie apocalypse, Id rather they be slow... just so its fun for everyone :D
In case you're reading this Mr. Pegg... Shaun of the Dead is one of my top 10 favorite zombie movies.