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The Truth About The Zombie Invasion

30 June 2011

First, an apology. Yesterday was way too busy, and I didn’t get the chance to blog. I know — literally ones of you were disappointed.

Now, to the meat of the story. Unless you’ve been living in a survivalist shack in Montana (and if that’s the case, how are you reading this?), you’ve probably seen all of the zombie fiction floating around for the past couple of years. Some of it has been good, some bad, but there certainly is a lot of it.

Now, do I think a zombie invasion could actually happen? No, not really. I mean, a pandemic could happen, sure. And it could affect the majority of the world’s population. But zombies as they’re portrayed in fiction? Nah. Never happen. They’ve got too many natural predators (just release some stray dogs and you’ll handle a bunch of them), no real organization or intellect, and they’re really easy to kill. I don’t see the zombie hordes making it past any big city or military base, really.

However, all that zombie fiction has prepared us perfectly for a Peak Oil crisis (represented quite well in the Aussie documentary The Road Warrior). When everything goes south, we’ll be glad we put in all that Dead Rising time.

So, what’s the best zombie story from a functional, instructional perspective? The worst?

Oh, I’ll nominate the first Resident Evil film for the worst. That zombie-killing team was useless.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 June 2011 1151

    Well, there is the final decision at the end of Return of the Living Dead

    Problem solved (as long as you’re okay killing a bunch of innocent people).

    Now granted, there is that little issue of zombie rain, but that’s movie mechanics.

    • 30 June 2011 2141

      I also liked the helicopter solution at the end of Dawn of the Dead (or was it Day?).

      Of course, I’m of the opinion that a Black Hawk with miniguns will also clear up… well, just about anything.

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