Why Can't People Run Away From Zombies?!?!?!?!?!?

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  1. Se7enMeister

    Se7enMeister *Likes Basswood*

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    Why is it in every zombie movie the slow movin bitch ass zombies always catch the usually armed survivors? If you were being chased by zombies dragging there feet at a 1/4 MPH I think you could get away. I know some one is going to say some thing about the amount of zombies giving chase. Why couldn't they climb a ledge or mountian? I am sure a run of the mill "Dawn of the Dead" zombie cant climb an incline

    Now darkseekers are diffrent, they are compleatly bad ass and I dont know how Robert Neville ran from them from 3 years:)
     
  2. Naren

    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    Because, if they COULD run away, they wouldn't be very scary movies. Well, I don't think they're usually scary either, but they wouldn't be as interesting if no one was ever getting killed by them.

    In Dead Rising for Xbox 360, it makes perfect sense why zombies are hard to avoid. Because they're frickin' EVERYWHERE and in closed areas, you have to get past them, but they're trying to kill you, yo. If you've got a gun, you've only got maybe 20 shots and there are hundreds of zombies. I tried my baseball bat, but that only works for so long. They may be incredibly slow, but when they're taking over the entire world, it's hard to get somewhere where they ain't.
     
  3. Buzz762

    Buzz762 Destroyer of Worlds Contributor

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    My opinion on the matter:

    Slow zombies = lame
    Fast zombies = cool


    lol, I didn't say it was complicated.
     
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  4. Desecrated

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    In the old zombie movies you have what naren is talking about, zombies fucking everywhere, you can't run, you can't hide, it's a great claustrophobic experience to go through. I fucking hate running zombies, that's what we have werewolf's for.
     
  5. Zepp88

    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    I think WarriorOfMetal may be the zombie expert here, I'll wait for him to chime in.

    Brains.
     
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    777timesgod SS.org Regular

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    Maybe they should start a special school for zombies...:rolleyes:you know with classes like "how to catch stupid actors and eat them" and "outsmarting big-breasted blond actresses". Also add a special training program to make them run faster. That should solve the problem...:agreed:
     
  7. Desecrated

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    They tried to educate zombies in the past, it didn't go so well.
     
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  9. InTheRavensName

    InTheRavensName Dog says yes ^.^ Yes

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    Maybe THEY should take Phil's car, go to mum's, kill Phil, get Liz, go to the Winchester, have a pint...

    ...and wait for the survivors to off themselves...
     
  10. Desecrated

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    There not smart enough, and that would not be fun enough to watch, well maybe, we can do an american remake.
     
  11. Naren

    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    True dat.

    I'm somewhat of a zombie expert myself. Not because I wanted to be one, but because I've seen a hell of a lot of zombie movies and the general thing about at least the old zombie movies is that there are fucking zombies everywhere and running is pretty pointless because there are more zombies in the direction you're running.

    In fact, most of those movies end with some kind of apocalyptic ending where everyone's a zombie or only one person is left and the zombies have multiplied to a crazy number and, even though the remaining person doesn't die in the movie, you know he or she is going to.
     
  12. Mr. S

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    i think the fact that they're slow makes them somewhat scary really, okay granted they cant leg it at you like in the dawn of the dead remake or 28 days/weeks later, but man being overwhelmed and slowly torn to fucking pieces, pretty scary stuff...
     
  13. Carrion

    Carrion Et tu, Brute?

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    My father and I actually dicussed this heavily (lulz). We agreed that because zombies are really just your friends and family zombified, you are less likely to run or shoot your friend in the face.
     
  14. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    People in movies are just generally really stupid, with the possible exception of the main character.
     
  15. Desecrated

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    People in generally are really stupid. Look at any real life catastrophe and you will see people risking their life to save their dog, to save their photo album and so on. And of course all of the people who just freak out and stand still awaiting death.

    People always complain about the stupidity in horrormovies, but I've down a bunch of clichees in my life, one good example, while I was living in a house I heard a bump in the attic, So I took a lighter and went up there, all alone, in the middle of the night, Now if this had been a horrormovie I'd been zombiefood, But since zombies only exist on movies I have nothing to be afraid of, I can careless walk in the woods at night, have adventures on the attic and even go swimming naked in the lake.
    When your doing a horrormovie you assume that the characters in the movie don't know that they are in a horrormovie, that's what's so fun about them.
     
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    ^ Good point. I'm the kind of guy who might risk his life for a beloved pet, though :p

    Even given that they don't know they're in a horror movie and that most people are stupid, they do still tend to act pretty stupid depending on what movie you're watching, especially in fairly recent American movies. Modern American horror movies are just awful! So much so that I often go to my bassist's house to watch horror movies and laugh at them just for the fact that they're rarely good for anything else. :lol: I guess other countries still make some better ones that might have as many idiots in it, though. :)
     
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    :rofl:

    Exactly, it's not how fast they move that is scary or what they do. It's the inevitability that in the end they are going to get you.

    I have to say though "Land of the Dead" was fucking stupid, zombies should not be allowed to think. It defeats the whole purpose of them; they're brain dead killing machines that don't act on anything other than the basic human instinct to feed.

    Speaking of "Brain Dead" though (or "Dead Alive" as it was called in some countries) that is a fucking wicked movie :)
     
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  19. Se7enMeister

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    borrowed that from a friend yester day, it says the best way to out run slow zombies is to walk fast away from them
     
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    You guys are fucked. When my brain munching brethren arrive we're going to fuck you up, whether we move slow OR fast.
     

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