Saturday, April 9, 2011
Zombies have always been a thing that has captivated my imagination and has also been portrayed in a lot of my favorite movies in both past and present. The Night of the Living Dead is the exact kind of movie that I could imagine back in the old days of black and white. The music, the gory scenes of eaten corpses, and the widespread panic between communities all have been improved in today's zombie movies. Some of my favorite zombie movies include Zombieland, I am Legend, 28 Days Later, and the Resident Evil series. Some of them might not seem particularly like zombie movies, but they all contain zombie elements of infection, disease, and "dead" bodies walking around to harm humans. Recently, there is a new show on AMC called "The Walking Dead" which is an amazing series that had around six episodes in its first season. This is exactly the type of show that can portray zombies accurately and builds up suspense and fear. Zombies are a part of our modern lives now that there have been huge breaks in medicine and the possibilities of infection from different things are now possible. Studying Rabies and other forms of encephalitis is my closest guess of a modern form of becoming zombies because the disease cause holes in your brain, along with fever, headache, and the ability to produce a lot of saliva, not to mention the rabid behavior. There is always that question whether or not we can survive a zombie apocalypse such as in the game Humans v. Zombies played on campus. I don't think we are far away from a real modern-day disease that could turn people into zombies.