posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:03 PM
reply to post by deenamarie53
It was actually called "The Serpent and the Rainbow."
Starring Bill Pullman in one of his first roles.
It was based on a true story of a trip to Haiti, I believe, by a man in search of new drugs for a pharmaceutical company. The exact concotion for
creating a "zombie" was a mixture of several poisonous reptiles, plants, etc that caused the body's functions to slow down to a point of near-death
that was indistinguishible for most doctors in the area at that point in time. (The "death-test" in the film involved holding a mirror to the nose
to see if it fogged up and pushing a needle into the skin below the eye to see if there was a reactionarry blink.) Killing brain cells and causing
damage resembling that of zombification? Yes. Bringing one back from the dead? No.
In all of my research of zombies, that is still the closest thing I've come to resembling the "real thing." Though, after "28 Days Later" came
out, I am now convinced that the reality of that type of "zombification" ie - their behavior, is a real possibility along with any other scary
things you can think of that genetics could do to us. (In that film, you were infected with a gene by way of a pathogen that caused you to enter
immediate and full-blown rage.)
Just in case though, I do reccomend the "Zombie Survival Guide" the other poster mentioned owning. Not only is it thought-provoking and covers evrey
imaginable scenario in a logical way, it's entertaining to read. I know that if a zombie-type situation ever happened, I'd want that book at my
disposal as a resource guide.