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Speaking of movies -- help me understand.....

By Andrew Pollack on 07/02/2005 at 11:35 PM EDT

....zombie flicks. There's a key bit of logic I don't understand. Even with the best of the movies where attention has actually been paid to the cause (usually a virus from a lab) and thought has gone into the consequences, I don't get why the zombies don't eat each other. Even if you buy into the idea of virus causing mindless aggression, why do they act in semi-coherent mobs? The zombies seem to have at least a modicum of taste. They only eat non-zombies. Oh well, so much for movies that have built in logic. For what its worth, "28 Days Later" as the closest to a consistent one I've seen.

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Only the brains of the living taste goodBy Bruce Perry on 07/03/2005 at 03:52 PM EDT
Zombies brains are just awful. Or so I must assume from their behavior. Which
is the easiest prey? A slow-moving stupid target or a fast smart one? Even
allowing for the lack of smarts displayed by the living trapped in various
zombie movies, live humans are harder targets. So why do the zombies like them
so much? I think it's taste.

Zombies may find this link useful.

Somebody with way too much spare time did a parody of the Amazon site.
Don't you get it?By Tom Nichols on 07/04/2005 at 07:52 AM EDT
Brains smell better in humans. Zombies have an intensified sense of "brain
smell" that causes them to walk toward a human whenever they see one.

If you're feeling zobmie-like, and would like to purchase your brains, rather
than walking around to find them, go here:

Read The Rising and City of the DeadBy Greyhawk68 on 07/05/2005 at 09:56 AM EDT
Yeah, zombie horror has never really answered that question, but if you want
one that does, read The Rising and it's sequel City of the Dead by Brian
Keene. He has a whole different take on the zombie themes...

Now The Rising has some similarity to 28 days later and City of the Dead has
some similarity to Land of the Dead. But, understand that both books came out
before the movies, so Brian thought of them first :-)

Also, there is talk about The Rising becoming a movie too...

Anyway, I love the zombie horror subgenre, I'm just glad more and more have
been coming out.


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