Originally posted by TheRandom1
reply to post by MegaBears
Ya know the bible talks about zombies a couple of times:
Duh, the main character of the bible was a zombie, you never heard of JESUS?!! He was a cosmic jewish zombie, and he wanted us to be like him, by
eating his flesh and drinkining his blood...
Anyways, I am an extreme zombie fan, and it seems like most of the people on this thread are very ill informed on zombie cinematography,
George A. Romero, "Night of the living Dead", "Dawn Of the Dead", "Day of the Dead", "Land of the Dead", and "Diary of the Dead" has written
his movies with the notion that zombies are paranormal. i.e. if you die of natural causes, you become a zombie, if you have not been bitten or have
had no contact with a zombie, you become a zombie, if you are bitten or scratched...you guessed, you become a zombie. I believe he went this route
because, yes, it may not be as believable, but it's a hell of a lot scarier (seriously, biblical apocalypse is pretty scary, because it would never
happen, but if it did, I would sh*t bricks).
The 2004 remake of DoD was a sort of tribute to Romero, that is why the fact of what is causing zombies is very vague, but, in the scene where the old
lady shoots zombie baby daddy and he shoots her back, and they both die, and neither become a zombie, deviates from Romero's style, but, the
televangelist on tv that say's "when hell is full, the dead will walk the earth", was one of the main characters (Peter) in the original "Dawn of
the Dead", a clear tribute.
Then we have the virus style zombie, i.e. "Resident Evil", 28 Days/Weeks Later", "Planet Terror", etc. These movies are the most plausible type,
but still, kinda far fetched, but maybe could actually happen(but doubtful).
Then we have the cinematic story based off the book of Anthropologist and botanical explorer Wade Davis, in which the title of the movie is "The
Serpent and the Rainbow". Which, while the movie is exaggerated, centers on the study of Haitian zombies. Haitian zombies are not dead, nor do they
crave flesh or brains. They are people that have been poisoned and put into a very deep coma, and are buried, then dug up by the "witch doctor" a
day or two later to work as slaves. The reason they stay in this "zombie like state" is due to the religious and cultural beliefs of the Haitian
people, that have been passed down generation to generation.
Also check out Max Brooks, author of "The Zombie Survival Guide" and Worls War Z". This guy knows his zombies, and politics and cultures. For those
of you who have read WWZ, you know what Im talking about.
p.s.If anything I have posted has already been posted or discussed, I apologize, I have had a few drinks and did not have the patience to read through
the entire thread.
Cheers, hope this helps any new zombie fans out there
p.s.s.the FVZA.com is not real, but if your interested, here is another interesting zombie enthusiast site (zombies aren't real) but still pretty