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REAL zombies do NOT run! They shamble.

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October 24, 2019, 06:38 PM
RichardC
REAL zombies do NOT run! They shamble.
Their attributes aren't speed and cunning.
Their strengths are persistence and ever growing numbers.

At some point in the not so distant past, the storytellers went off the rails.

This is just the tradition with which I was raised. Smile


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October 24, 2019, 07:14 PM
kkina
What about the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead? The zoms were moving like marathon runners. Maybe we should call them zoombies.



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October 24, 2019, 07:46 PM
houndawg
There have been walkers and runners for a lot of years. It's not new.
October 24, 2019, 09:47 PM
erj_pilot
World War Z? Freaky fast zombies... Eek



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October 24, 2019, 10:07 PM
RogueJSK



The first time I recall seeing fast zombies was in 1985's "Return of the Living Dead" and its sequels, where many of the zombies can not only run, but talk and think too. But that's more of a zombie parody of sorts than a true traditional zombie film.

The first serious fast zombie movie I can recall is was 2002's "28 Days Later". And that seemed to set off a glut of fast zombie films in subsequent years.

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Originally posted by erj_pilot:
World War Z? Freaky fast zombies... Eek


In the movie. But not in the original book. The book has Romero-style slow zombies. As God intended.

(Matter of fact, the book - especially the full cast audiobook version - is leagues better than that poor excuse for a film. If you're a fan of zombies, you owe it to yourself to read World War Z, or better yet listen to the audiobook.)
October 24, 2019, 11:58 PM
bobtheelf
Are we talking Sean of the Dead zombies or 28 Days Later zombies?
October 25, 2019, 01:25 AM
wildheartedson0105
I'm not a huge zombie genre fan, but I like TWD, 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later.

Regarding the two 28 movies, I don't think they really are zombie movies. The "dead", aren't. Quite alive, but infected with the Rage Virus.


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October 25, 2019, 05:32 AM
asonie
As others have said there are now different classes of zombie - the lumbering reanimated undead and now the alive but rage zombies. These zombies aren’t technically dead but have been infected by a virus which makes the homicidally insane.


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October 25, 2019, 09:47 AM
Haveme1or2
What about swimming zombies ?

I wonder why ditches/motes with alligators/piranhas aren't used as protection ....

Humm, will a zombie alligator attack a zombie ?
October 27, 2019, 08:09 AM
Sigolicious
I think this is the best defense for any zombie type. Amblers, walkers, or runners should be thwarted with this. When the time comes and the masses are loading up on guns, ammo, food, and liquor......I'll be at the local gym hauling these off. Laugh at me now, but you just wait and see....... Big Grin




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October 27, 2019, 09:43 PM
SigSauerP226
Zombies don't have to swim, they just sink to the bottom and keep walking. The animals don't want to eat rotten flesh, they want fresh goodies so zombies are safe there. Treadmills only train the zombies to be better runners. Good ol' fashion killin's is the only definitive way to conquer the zombie apocalypse. Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out and shit.




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October 27, 2019, 10:50 PM
arcwelder
The reason zombies can't run, is that they'd fall apart. If it runs, it's not a proper zombie.

Things that are dead, lack the fast twitch fiber necessary to get quick movement done.

"fast zombies" are just borrowing from the horror of being attacked by pack animals. Boring.

The horror of the undead, is that they are a wall of unending unkillable flesh. It doesn't need to move quickly, it will overwhelm you with time and numbers.

The slow/fast zombie thing is dumb, and it is the fast zombie assholes fault for corrupting a horror genre.

Fast moving things may be infected with a deadly disease, but they aren't dead.


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October 27, 2019, 11:03 PM
KMitch200
quote:
Originally posted by Sigolicious:
I think this is the best defense for any zombie type. Amblers, walkers, or runners should be thwarted with this. When the time comes and the masses are loading up on guns, ammo, food, and liquor......I'll be at the local gym hauling these off. Laugh at me now, but you just wait and see....... Big Grin

You gotta love a guy who thinks on his feet! Big Grin


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October 29, 2019, 08:14 PM
kkina
I think you'd really hate the T-800s from Zombieland: Double Tap



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October 29, 2019, 11:47 PM
mr kablammo
Chinese zombies hop.

https://youtu.be/bVGJ_PwuJck


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October 30, 2019, 09:02 AM
RichardC
Don't anybody add that Chinese zombies also sing.

Don't you dare go there.


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October 30, 2019, 12:22 PM
BBMW
Fast zombies are a plot device to speed up movies.

quote:
Originally posted by arcwelder76:
The reason zombies can't run, is that they'd fall apart. If it runs, it's not a proper zombie.

Things that are dead, lack the fast twitch fiber necessary to get quick movement done.

"fast zombies" are just borrowing from the horror of being attacked by pack animals. Boring.

The horror of the undead, is that they are a wall of unending unkillable flesh. It doesn't need to move quickly, it will overwhelm you with time and numbers.

The slow/fast zombie thing is dumb, and it is the fast zombie assholes fault for corrupting a horror genre.

Fast moving things may be infected with a deadly disease, but they aren't dead.

October 31, 2019, 07:58 AM
bubbatime
Zombies can run for the first few weeks. After that they lose energy, the muscles and tendons break down, and they shuffle everywhere they go. Before long, they grind their feet down to nubs and then they have a real hard time getting around and eventually fall over and then crawl on their arms.

True story.


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November 16, 2019, 06:54 AM
bigmule
quote:
Originally posted by bubbatime:
Zombies can run for the first few weeks. After that they lose energy, the muscles and tendons break down, and they shuffle everywhere they go. Before long, they grind their feet down to nubs and then they have a real hard time getting around and eventually fall over and then crawl on their arms.

True story.


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November 17, 2019, 05:22 AM
ASKSmith
Ever see someone on Flakka or bath salts? That’s about as real life as you’ll see. Not only are they fast and violent, they have superhuman strength. And they’ll eat your face off.


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