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How Do They Survive? (The Zombie Conundrum)

I think a lot; about both normal things and abnormal things (I’ll let you decide which sphere I spend the majority of my time in) and this one thing has been bothering me for quite a while. It’s a two-part philosophy that has been part of zombie fiction for as long as it’s been around:

If the only way to kill a zombie is to destroy its brain and zombies eat brains to “survive” – how does the zombie population grow exponentially?

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The Dead Rise! (For A Good Cause)

You've been warned!

Yesterday saw the 6th annual shuffling of the Brisbane Zombie Walk. The event is run annually to raise money for the Brain Foundation and has become an incredibly popular and fun afternoon out. This year it was hoped that we little Aussies might have the honour of holding the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies and we certainly came together to give it a fair go!

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Comparative Cinema: Dawn Of The Dead


 
 

When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead shall walk the Earth.

 
 
 
 
 
It’s Halloween! Well, nearly so this comparison is naturally going to be drenched in scary! At my blog-buddy Thoughtsy‘s excellent suggestion I’m going straight for the big gun before the end of civilisation the month rolls around. I should mention that if you need info about zombies, Thoughtsy’s probably our foremost expert, having done plenty of research on the topic. I’m pretty sure you’ll find everything you need to know to survive a Zombocalyse amongst her pages.

BRAIIIINNNNSSSS…

Dawn of the Dead tells the story of a group of people who, whilst trying to escape the Zombocalypse that has erupted around the World, decide to hole up in a suburban shopping mall. With the zombies working their way into their stronghold, the survivors must cooperate to decide what to do next – before they are dragged kicking and screaming into the ranks of the undead horde themselves!

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The A To Z (Approach To Zombocalypse)

I’ve never been a fan of horror; movies in particular. Having said that though, recent events (Harold Camping’s Rapture drill, for example) and discussions have made me question myself in relation to the naive way I live my life. As a result I have decided to take action to improve my awareness of and preparation for the Zombocalypse. I don’t want to be an alarmist here but in the same way we all have smoke detectors in our homes, so should we be prepared for this unlikely yet life-threatening event.

Naturally, I believe I am totally unprepared for the Zombocalpyse. Having watched precious few zombie movies and read almost no literature I find myself in a very precarious position. Luckily, there are others who have devoted a great deal of their energy and time to the subject and it seems that this topic is one which needs to be brought to your attention. Why? Because I care about you surviving the Zombocalypse too, that’s why. I don’t want to run into you in the street and have to shoot you in the face, dammit!

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