Zombies are terrifying because they represent our fears of losing our humanity. This fear is intensified by the circumstances by which it comes to pass: the smallest scratch or bite can literally rip us away from ourselves forever.
Horrifying zombies like Gary Busey serve to remind us that even the small things in life can change us in profound ways, that we must hold ourselves and our relationships close and —
Wait, what? What do you mean, “He’s not a zombie”? Of course he is! Look at him for Christ sake! How could something like that be alive? Didn’t he once say that five parts of his brain contain alien power? I admit that’s pretty eloquent for a zombie, but that’s definitely not human either.
Are you sure? Seriously?
Well, then… never mind, I guess.