Zero Angel's The Change is a dark venture into the mind of an afflicted soul.Sick and dying, the man feels hatred and darkness welling up inside him. Tormented by his disease and the other consciousness within, he becomes the tormentor.Zero Angel's The Change is a standalone horror short meant to explore the idea of some of the dark metamorphoses the horror genre sometimesZero Angel's The Change is a dark venture into the mind of an afflicted soul.Sick and dying, the man feels hatred and darkness welling up inside him. Tormented by his disease and the other consciousness within, he becomes the tormentor.Zero Angel's The Change is a standalone horror short meant to explore the idea of some of the dark metamorphoses the horror genre sometimes takes for granted from the mind of one changing into a monster. Not for the faint of heart....
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zero angel s the change Reviews
Zero Angel’s “The Change” offers an interesting approach to the increasingly popular zombie story through a first-person account of one of the infected who steadily loses what’s left of his humanity and self-control. On the literal level, this story employs several themes that are standard to zombie stories which, though not exactly groundbreaking, make it easily accessible and a great choice for a quick and creepy read. Digging a bit deeper, though, there’s some really thought-provoking stuff here that leaves the reader him/herself affected (or should I say ...infected (sorry)) by the story, and that’s where it’s at its best. Zombie stories—at least the ones I’ve seen/read/heard—pit humans who try their best to survive against hordes of undead hell bent on eating them and often offer an opportunity to meditate on the state of a given civilization while exploring some basic questions (like “what makes us human?” or “is my family member/lover/friend still in there somewhere?”). Usually, through perseverance, ingenuity, and the relationships that form along the way, a select group of humans is able to survive and beat out the zombies while answering these questions, either implicitly or explicitly. “The Change” knocks us over the head with its answer to one of those basic questions from the outset: its narrator is a family member/lover/friend who is, in fact, still in there somewhere. (Unfortunately for him, however, the other characters either aren’t aware of this or are allowing themselves to be convinced otherwise.) Its answer to the other of those previously mentioned basic questions, though, is completely turned on its tasty-brained head. Rather than exploring “what makes us human?,” this story seems to ask “what makes us zombies?”. The first-person zombified narrator struggles with some of the same issues that normal people struggle with every day: betrayal, jealousy, judgmentalism, hypocrisy, rage, etc. By granting the typically grunting, shuffling, brain-eating zombie an articulate voice (internal or otherwise), this story zombifies the humans where others humanize them, and that’s exactly the advantage of using such a perspective. Who among us hasn’t, at times, wished to act like a zombie and smash some skulls (even if our fantasies stopped short of actually eating their contents)? While it isn’t perfect—the stylized stream-of-zombie-consciousness is largely effective, but can be, at times, a bit heavy-handed, and cliffhanger endings, though another convention of the genre, are never my personal favorite (I’ll qualify this here, though, and say that in a story narrated by a man transitioning to a zombie, it would be impossible to continue after a certain point without a full grunt-to-English translation)—it succeeds far more than it fails and, thanks to its rationalizing, relatable zombie narrator, should add some interesting fodder to your next what-would-you-do-in-the-zombie-apocalypse discussion around the bar, bonfire, or boobtube.