Faster zombies with the ability to talk or cooperate appear in the movie Return of the Living Dead. They originate from a deadly gas and hunger for human brains. Even burning them releases the gas which can create new zombies, therefore they need to be totally destructed. In 28 Days Later a virus caused the zombie outbreak. A single drop of infected blood or body fluid, transmitted through vomiting or bites, can change a person within seconds and the rage takes over.
An American man, William Seabrook, learned of the voodoo “zombi”, in which Haitians believed those with heavy sin lingered beyond death and became mindless servants. He recorded meeting four “zombies”, slaves employed by American manufacturers and made to work in squalid conditions, but he was ignorant to this and instead noted them as supernatural monsters (Crockett, 2016). Fast forward to 1940s, World War II was emerging, and zombies became an important part of media to expose fears of communist governments and atomic warfare. In the 1960s, the movie Night of the Living Dead which featured “... closing credits of the film are a series of still, grainy images, in which a mob of white Southerners puncture Ben’s lifeless body with meat hooks … final shot
“When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth” (Romero). These words of the main character, Peter, in Dawn of the Dead mirror the situation taking place in the film. With zombies running amok throughout the country, four survivors hijack a traffic helicopter to escape and search for a place to barricade themselves. After landing at a shopping mall, they build themselves a make-shift apartment and overtake the mall, killing all the undead in their path. Homologous with America’s present economic and social culture, consumption is important to the survivors and the zombies.
Many movies that are based on true stories are changed in one way or another, to make them more exciting for the audience. In the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally Hardest, her brother Franklin and a group of friends go out to investigate her grandfather’s vandalized grave, they discover discover a group of murderous rejects living next door. After being attacked one by one, the group must try and escape the crazed chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing, Leatherface. The real “chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing” murderer was Ed Gein. Ed Gein murdered several women after his mother died of a stroke.
The Twilight Zone episode, “ Monsters Due on Maple Street” contains two main characters, Steve and Charlie. Steve is the one trying to keep people calm while Charlie is scaring people by painting fingers and causing havoc. Charlie is the one who shot and killed Pete Van Horn. After that CHarlie started a free-for-all fight with alll the neighbors by being suspicious and arguing, while the aliens are watching them do as what they had expected, a fight among the
In the dream, Will has become the main character of the video game and is fighting off beauty queen zombies. Towards the end of this dream, Will comes across a zombie that she describes as, “...dressed for the best day of her life in a torn red gown. Her crown is bet and broken and her sash is too faded to read.” (page __).
The science fiction novel, The Scorch Trials, written by James Dashner, is the second out of three books of the Maze Runner series. The novel takes place in a post-apocalyptic future of sun flares and a severe, wide-spreading disease called the Flare. The Killzone, also known as the brain, is where the Flare disease affects and dehumanizes the people into zombie-like, cannibalistic creatures called Cranks. These characteristics of disease, apocolyspse, and squalor all describe protagonist Thomas’ dystopian world. After roughly escaping out of the maze trials in the first book, The Maze Runner, Thomas and his friends, still memory-wiped by the unknown Creators of the Maze, are now forced into yet another life-and-death trial: Phase
It is 6:00 in the morning and overhearing that zombies are conquering the world. Immediately, it is time to pack and get ready for the zombie apocalypse. In order to make it, their is some common that will be needed to beat these disgusting creatures. A zombie apocalypse could happen anywhere; in the city, suburban area, or in the country. Sadly, zombies only onto human flesh and nothing else.
As the survivors spot the apes a sudden snow avalanche comes their way and buries all the remaining human survivors. In Exodus we see a parallel between the movie; when pharaoh lets the Hebrews go into the land God promised them, he goes running after them shortly after. They reach the Red Sea and start running into it till they are submerged in the water with their chariots. One last biblical similarity is, as the apes reach their promise land that Caesar eldest son had found, Caesar dies from a stab wound near his rib cage. We see a similarity in the way he died to two characters in the bible.
At the turn of the 26th century, a zombie virus was created, and NYC was bombed because of the zombie invasion. All citizens had to live in “protected” zones. Timmy is a 13-year-old boy who is outspoken, loving, and brave. Timmy and his best friend of 7 years, Butters, were on their way back to zone 13. Butters tripped, and Timmy quickly ran to help his best bud.