I would agree that they kinda/sorta go into a kind of creative regression from time-to-time. It isn't as if the endless stream of walking dead features ups the ante with each successive iteration; in fact, it's really an awful lot more of the same. Granted, storytellers do strive to tell fresh tales when they can, but all-in-all it's hard to imagine that our collective fascination with the dead being undead will merely drift away in the immediate future. Rather, someone somewhere will make another big hit featuring zombies; and we'll be back where we started all over again.
Still, I could argue that we haven't seen one of the frenetic, rushing, crazy, and rabid zombie films in a short while, so there was bound to be another leaf turned. Earlier today, I happened across a trailer for Virus-32 (or Virus:32, depending upon where you're reading), and it definitely appears that writer/director Gustavo Hernández favors the fast-running walkers over the slow, lumbering, Monday-morning perps. From what I've read, this one is available for streaming on the Shudder APP/Channel starting on April 21st. Typically, a home video release will follow, but I'm not seeing any particulars regarding that.
Here's the movie's premise as provided by IMDB.com:
"A rapid spreading virus which transforms people into intelligent, ultra-violent, extra-fast zombie hunters. After each wave of attack by the monsters, they're left incapacitated for 32 seconds while they recover their strength."
Trailer will be below. You know what to do about that.