Zombies

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  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    What are the rules for sci-fi/horror zombies?

    Once zombies have eaten all the living, what do they eat next?
    Could they starve to death after death?
    Do zombies eat animals?
     
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  3. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe they just fall apart after some time.. lol

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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    So if they continue to rot, you just have to wait them out.
     
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  7. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    I think so, yeah..
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Do they eat animals? Would there be animal zombies?
     
  9. Deathfromabove Hopeless and Useless Registered Senior Member

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    Like Cujo??
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Cujo had rabies. Animals buried in Pet Semetary were zombies. But I think they were just mean, not man eaters.
     
  11. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    I do believe I once seen a movie in which a zombie ate an animal.. can't be too sure though. But I have to say, why not ?
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    If an animal eats a zombie, does it become a zombie?
     
  13. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    Depends on the movie.. lol
     
  14. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    usually if its a zombie virus type thing, then yes, Animals who eat other animals or get bitten by them , usually become zombies.. After Zombies have eaten all the meat, they eat each other.. then they die.
     
  15. rob k Registered Senior Member

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    The only one I can remember was this little beauty...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfSqa1wmmxA

    Definately. Different writers have their own ideas about zombies. Look and Night of the Living Dead compared to Return of the Living Dead.
     
  16. Strap_ON Registered Member

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    They didnt eat animals in the Dawn of the Dead film - ignored the dog that was running around in it.

    I dont think they would eat each other if there were no uninfected left to eat, they would just walk around until they have decomposed completely. But why do they need to eat flesh if they are dead?
     
  17. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    yes zombies can eat animals, likewise so can vampires.
    yes they could starve to death
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    how would they starve to death if they are already dead? Could they drown?
     
  19. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    I'm sure there would be some sort of evolution among zombies. Maybe the disease would somehow allow zombies to reproduce in a select few and then through natural selection and time we would have a race of slowly evolving zomibes unitl one day they tunred into slightly more smelly shuffling grunting versions of people today...so I guess just americans.
     
  20. Neildo Gone Registered Senior Member

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    Best zombies: Ultimate Versus.

    - N
     
  21. Donnal Registered Member

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    hmm zombies didnt they figure that out already that the africans did that with drugs
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    yeah, but I'm talking about movie zombies. Ones that come back from the dead. ...kinda like Jesus.

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  23. halo07guy Registered Senior Member

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    Well, you could always read "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks. It has plenty of info on zombies, such as:

    It is caused by a 100% communicable and 100% fatal virus known as Solanum. The virus replicates in the frontal lobes of the brain, destroying them in the process. The virus mutates the cells of the brain, turning it into a new organ that doesn't need oxygen to survive. It no longer relies on any parts of the body, making it self-sufficent. The virus destroys the brains of animals, or kills them outright. The blood in veins coagulates, as it is no longer pumped through the body. They have no sense of touch, as all nerve cells on the surface have rotted. They can still use theirmuscles, but each time they move them, the get weaker and weaker, as they no longer repair themselves. The virus make sthe flesh toxic to all living things, save a few strains of bacteria that can still stomach it. Most bacteria cannot, increasing the average rotting time of a body from just a few weeks to an average of 5 years. They can survive underwater at any depth, their bodys no longer internally pressurized. They move at an average speed of 1 step per every 1.5 seconds. here is a timeline of the infection:

    Hour 1: Pain and discoloration (Brown-Purple) of the infected area.

    Hour 5: Fever (99 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit.), chills, slight dementia, vomiting, acute pain in the joints.

    Hour 8: Numbing of extremities and infected area, increased fever (103-106 degrees), increased dementia, loss of muscular coordination.

    Hour 11: Paralysis in the lower body, overall numbness, slowed heart rate.

    Hour 16:Coma.

    Hour 20: Heart stoppage. Zero brain activity.

    Hour 23: Reanimation.

    They no longer relie on organs, so repted shots to the body have no effect. Weapons that relie on a shockwave are no longer effective, as it will not damage any part of the zombie's body unless it is a direct hit or is within the explosion. Dismembered heads will still function, as the zombie will still be able to bite and the brain will not be destroyed. Chainsaws cannot cut through the bone and flesh without getting clogged with it, and lack the ability to cut through the Human skull. Once the gas runs out, they are useless. The noise will attract more zombies. If their lungs still function, they can and will produce a moan upon location of their prey. Unlike us, they relie on all senses equally. We relie on our eyes to hunt. They relie on their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth to hunt. They prefer the taste of Human flesh over animals, and reject any dead body older then 12 to 18 hours. They can use a massive amount of strength repeatedly, as their muscles do not tire as ours do. Thus, they have an all powerful "alpha strike".

    Overall, the book takes a very rational approach to zombies, in that they are just genetically modified Humans. They have nearly every sense we have. Their just a modified brain that has no use for the body, an can remain intact while the rest of the body is nearly skeletal. Also, zombies have some kind of sixth sense that allows the ones with absolutely no senses (I.E. The eyes, ears, and nose have rotted away.) to home in on prey. I hope that was informative.
     

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