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It also helps that I live in a fairly rural area (aka, I have my own food supply) around very well armed family in close proximity to two hospitals and military assets, so...


So you think that a zombie apocalypse is about as likely as NK invading the US, but you admitted that you are in fact prepared "in case" of a zombie apocalypse and/or NK invading the US? I am not saying it is going to happen but it definitely isn't out of the realm of possibility that there could be a zombie outbreak. Ever heard of mad cow disease?






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Jobe is going to bite your arse when you're looking for some boudin at Triple S





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Beats the frick out of me. I'm sick of zombie shite to be honest with you... but as long as there are retards in this world, there will be stupid zombie shite as well.





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Kubricked
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Mad cows weren't zombie cows.

28 Days Later didn't have zombies. They were living humans made ultraviolent by an infection.

Zombieland then had running zombies. world war z also has running zombies - in violation of Max Brooks' own rules for zombies.






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Beats the frick out of me. I'm sick of zombie shite to be honest with you... but as long as there are retards in this world, there will be stupid zombie shite as well.
yall really pick some dumb shite to get mad over






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SlowFlowPro
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after the recent vampire genre resurgence Hollywood was looking for the next recycled niche they could exploit and landed on zombies.

28 days later was the big re-emergence, which predates the vampire craze by a decade or so






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28 Days Later didn't have zombies. They were living humans made ultraviolent by an infection.


this is such a silly argument

for all intents and purposes, 28DL was a zombie movie






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swamie
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28 Days Later didn't have zombies. They were living humans made ultraviolent by an infection.

Zombieland then had running zombies. world war z also has running zombies - in violation of Max Brooks' own rules for zombies.


For some reason Zombieland zombies didn't give me the same creeps as 28 Days Later infected and Dawn of the Dead zombies. Maybe it was just the mood of the movie.

And I'm not going to answer this thread, it's been said so many times.






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SlowFlowPro
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even if you want to dismiss 28DL, dawn of the dead was made afterwards due to the success of 28DL, and that's all zombie

both are still WAY before twilight



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Kubricked
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Btw Romero didn't refer to his monsters as "zombies" at first.
NOTLD was influenced by The Last Man (featuring Vincent Price in the first film adaptation of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend). The "look and feel" of the films is quite similar.

Romero worked for a local Pittsburg tv station and you see some of the sets in the local news cutaway shots. The newscamera style made the ultra low budget film seem gritty and realistic.

At that time it was required to put the copyright notice on the film and the title was changed. The "c" notice was left off and the film slipped into public domain, costing the producers... lots. But also meant it'd get tons of AirPlay and develop a cult following. Both Night and Dawn are mentioned in the book Cult Movies.

Prior to Romero zombie films featured voodoo and Caribean settings. The undead didn't ear human flesh and were under the control of a witch doctor.

The cause of the infection in Night isn't clearly an infection. It's suggested some strange lunar activity caused the outbreak.

Cult Movies points out the protagonist in Night's refusal to go into the basement is proven to be wrong. Everyone else dies and he is the only survivor (spoiler alert omission) because he goes into the basement.

In times of great uncertainty alien films are usually popular. 1950s had the Cold War, instant threat of complete destruction, fear or communism and UFO films were popular. Expect to see more alien / invasion / post apocalyptic films during the next few years.








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Prior to Romero zombie films featured voodoo and Caribean settings.

So you're saying that Weekend At Bernies 2 is really the genesis of the modern zombie flick, right? Or did read that wrong?



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Kubricked
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Ha. I don't think Bernie walked.

Oh, good add for the dark comedy film list as well as it's predecessor - Hitch's The Trouble With Harry.






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Zombies net me a sweet royalty check every quarter.

People can keep hating them all they want. Won't change a thing.



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I started liking the zombie genre when I started play Call of Duty Nazi Zombies. Then I started following the zombie movies and I guess it caught on for a lot of other people. Hopefully someone turns the Nazi zombie game into a more detailed movie. That would be the tits.





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Used to be a small click of us like Night and Dawn of the Living Dead fans.


If by small you mean internationally popular.

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Walking Desd was self published at first.


It was published by Image Comics, an established, though small, comic company. It's not like Kirkman uploaded the comics himself on kindle.

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3. They were always cool and the boring folks caught up to the nerds.


That's my answer






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LSUZombie
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Beats the frick out of me. I'm sick of zombie shite to be honest with you... but as long as there are retards in this world, there will be stupid zombie shite as well.


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BradPitt


Really not cool to say with your new movie coming out






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swamie
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You know if there's a Walking Dead spoiler thread for the prison arc? I want to talk about what they did and didn't do up to this point.





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TomyDingo
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I am so fricking tired of zombies. I started reading The Walking dead in 2005, now I'm tired of the genre. I pretty much hate anything zombie related now. Way over saturated.





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swamie
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You're so underground Tomy.





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LSUZombie
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You know if there's a Walking Dead spoiler thread for the prison arc? I want to talk about what they did and didn't do up to this point.


I think there is a general spoiler thread going where anything goes.






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