Are Gargoyle Garden Statues Scarier than Zombies?

The Zombie of Montclaire Moors StatueZombies! The mere word for halting, rotting, reanimated corpses feeds the fires of imagination and heightens the senses with fear. The concept of people coming back from the dead as ravenous, mindless monsters has spawned dozens of horror films, tales of terror, and some of the more successful video games. Whether it was a bioengineered pathogen that brought them back from the dead or some evil curse that helped them crawl out of their graves, zombies are the true stuff of nightmares. With that in mind, what other type of decor could possibly come close to matching the classic terror embodied by the Zombie of Montclaire Moors Sculpture?

Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle SculptureIf there is anything that could approach the frightening nature of a zombie clawing its way out of the ground, it would have to be a detailed, grotesque gargoyle sculpture. Perched on castle and church walls for centuries, gargoyles just might be the most classic of objets d'art that were sculpted to scare. The Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture exhibits a particularly sinister grin that will send chills down the spine of anyone peering into the garden.

Which do you think are scarier? Gargoyles with intimidating, lethal looks or, a voracious, maddened zombie?

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