george romero
Horror film legend George Romero on zombies:

I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism…

I think the zombies could be anything. They could be a hurricane or a tornado. It’s not about the zombies. The important thing to me is the way the people react to this horrible situation, misbehave, make mistakes and screw themselves up.

http://www.bigissue.com/features/interviews/3181/george-romero-interview-walking-dead-just-soap-opera-occasional-zombie

And I need to get a pair of those glasses too!