Hi Headcase! I wonder how aware you are in your dreams, that you are dreaming.
I remember one dream in which I fought back. The woman, a madam, didn't appear to loose any of her energy even though I'd cut her, but she did become more friendly.
So confrontation usually helps. May not apply, but...
If you could conquer your fear, I wonder what would happen if you allowed the zombies
to catch up with you. Any thoughts?