Episode 4: Fast zombies and 28 Days Later!
Welcome back to Reanimated, the zombie podcast. This week hosts H.A. and Stuart try to run headlong into the fast zombie debate and review 28 Days Later! Which by the way turned out not to be the sequel to the heartwarming comedy about rehab starring Sandra Bullock, Dominic West, Alan Tudyk and Viggo Mortensen. Shame really.
Reanimated, now with 100% more zombies! Or infected. Whatever dude.
New World War Z trailers are popping up as the movie release date creeps closer. Watch out for those leaping, pyramid-making, arms-behind-them runners.
A camp in Texas is hopping on the bandwagon to get kids fitter and outdoors by introducing zombies into the mix.
State of Decay - an amazing video game available on Xbox360. Damn you, Undead Labs, for taking away all of my free time!
Australia's morality police ban an ad for Dead Island Riptide because it encourages suicide in the face of a zombie outbreak. So apparently Australians will all opt to be eaten alive rather than blow themselves up. Good luck with that.
Zombie musical kickstarter needs 100,000 of your pounds!
Cue adorable Scottish accents and catchy musical numbers!
Zombie events review!
H.A. traipsed down to Last Rites Gallery for some fresh ink and a Zombie Art Exhibition.
-The Walken Dead by Robert Kato DeStefan
-Lamb to the Slaughter by Chris Seaman
-Turn by Lisa Gloria
-Toxoplasma - by Martin Hsu
It's all about the cerebellums, you guys!
Another one of the Zombie Research Society's answers to fast and slow zombies is rigor mortis.
Max Brooks' Survival Guide goes another, arguable more traditional, way.
The "walking" dead tend to move at a slouch or limp. Even without injuries or advanced decomposition, their lack of coordination makes for an unsteady stride. Speed is mainly determined by leg length. Taller ghouls have longer strides than their shorter counterparts, and therefore, move somewhat faster. Zombies appear to be incapable of running. The fastest have been observed to move at a rate of barely one step per 1.5 seconds. Again, as with strength, the dead's advantage over the living is their tirelessness. Humans who believe they have outrun their undead pursuers might do well to remember the story of the tortoise and the hare, adding, of course, that in this instance the hare stands a good chance of being eaten alive.
4. REVIEW: 28 Days Later
Side by Side, a documentary about film-making during the film/digital crossover.
Danny Boyle interview on the movie
Wired: Are you surprised that a decade after you made 28 Days Later, zombies are still all the rage? It was such a revisionist take.
Danny Boyle: Who would have thought? I don’t like zombie movies. I never did. We took a genre and fucked with it. Zombie aficionados, they’re quite precious with all their rules. Like with running: “They don’t do that!” Of course there are so many manifestations of zombies now, the rule book has gone out the window. I saw one episode of The Walking Dead, and it was very gripping. But the zombies were stumbling around again, which I hate.
Wired: You produced that movie’s sequel, 28 Weeks Later, and there’s talk about you directing the next installment, which obviously has to be called 28 Months Later. Is that in the works?
Danny Boyle: Given what we’ve just been talking about, it’s very difficult to know whether zombies are overexposed now as a concept. So it’s 40/60 whether it happens or not.
But we did have an idea of where to set it and what it might be about.
Wired: Can you share any of those ideas?
Danny Boyle: No, because they’ll end up in The Walking Dead. [Laughs.]
QUESTION FOR THIS WEEK:
From infection to zombie - how much time should elapse before bitten victims rise again?
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