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Old 11-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #75
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Yeah, this is a solid take, but I'm in the "slow zombies do nothing for me" camp.

The thing about slow zombies is exactly like you said. There's a sense of dread and fear in knowing that, although you can avoid and pick off small numbers of them, in the end, you're essentially dealing with 6 billion more. They don't eat, they don't sleep, and their moaning/pounding on your doors/shuffling around WILL NEVER STOP. It's a battle you'll never be able to win; you can only hope to remain relatively safe and adapt to a new life with the constant danger of being overwhelmed and overrun.

BUT, I like fast zombies for all of that, and the chase scenes in films. There's just a more severe sense of urgency when the zombies can move quickly. Like someone mentioned earlier, the opening scene of 28 Weeks Later is legitimately the most intense movie scene I can think of in recent times, and that was due entirely to the fact that the 'zombies' could run. Also, the Dawn of the Dead remake is my favorite zombie flick of all time and I thought they did a great job with the running zombies.
the problem with this for adapting the BOOK is that there is a pivotal point where they explain how they take back the country/world... that will be VERY difficult to do with fast zombies. they set up a perimeter, have a ton of ammo, and just shoot, take a second, shoot, reload (your partner takes your place), and it's like ****ing CLOCKWORK. it's very poignant that they finally take it back when they use their heads, use their strengths, and use precision... you CAN'T DO THAT SHIT against a horde of running zombies.
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