Here is an excerpt from an actual conversation I had with my boss regarding horror movies.
Him: I do like zombies as a horror antagonist.
Me: I can’t handle real horror [movies]. Nothing bloody or really scary. I think real life is awful and scary enough as it is, so I don’t understand why people feel the need to make fake nasty stuff.
Him: I think if you’ve lived next door to cannibals maybe zombies hit a little too close to home.
I'd add a bit of exposition, but I think it's funnier left as it is.