See, I love zombie moves, and I keep watching them on Netflix. Most of them, however, only get 1 or 2 stars - because, admittedly, they suck.
So why do I keep watching them? As importantly, why do I not consider myself a fan of horror, but want to watch zombie movies?
I'll warn you now, if you're a zombie movie purist, this probably isn't for you. If you're a straight up horror fan, you and I aren't going to agree. That puts me in an extreme minority for zombie lovers. I believe that most people watch zombie movies to get the crap scared out of them, or see those grisly scenes where body parts and pieces and blood are a-flyin'. Not me. I don't like gratuitous violence, or ick for it's own sake.
Zombie movies are attractive to me for two reasons. First, satisfy some dark recess inside me that believes that someday, the world MIGHT end in a way we are totally unprepared for. Yeah, it might be in 20,000 years, or never - but it might be tomorrow. So the tiny part of me that is a freaky survivalist loves to watch that part of the plot unfold: last man on earth, the human dynamic, the stockpiling of weapons and basic human survival against really serious odds.
The second reason zombie movies are interesting to me is that the stakes are incredibly high. Any tiny slip-up and you're toast. A drop of blood falling from a corpse might suddenly infect you, a scratch or bite, poor planning coming around a corner - pretty much any tiny slip-up and you could be a goner.
So the blood-fest crazy skeleton-head stuff with heads splitting open and no plot, story, or discernible thread of human thought - those movies turn me off totally.
Let's not even talk about a serious reason not to like 90% of zombie movies: because they are terribly acted, poorly produced and poorly directed. Oh. That reason is rather cliche.