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Zombies Are Taking Over!

Updated on September 22, 2017
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Zombies

Could zombies become a real thing? An article from 2011 in "Popular Science" states it is conceivable. They stop short of saying it is possible. We did not have the necessary science at the time. But that was 2011. Who knows what may have changed.

Rob Zombie

Zombies are taking over! Take Rob Zombie for instance. He started off life with his parents working in a carnival. We all know from horror books that carnivals are scary places. His parents left after one particularly scary incident.

After that, Rob led a more mundane life and graduated high school in Haverhill, MA. He then moved to New York City and began attending Parson's School of Design. Sounds pretty normal. Looks can be deceiving though. Rob Zombie grew up with a love of horror films. He and his girlfriend, Sean Yseult, founded White Zombie and it's all history from there.

Rob's color looks good and he seems to be alive, But how do we really know? Maybe they just make him look that way for interviews! Have you ever actually seen him in a video?! He doesn't look so good anymore!

Zombies are Taking Over!

"Death Becomes Her"

Don't forget how good those women looked in "Death Becomes Her". In case you have never seen the movie, it is about two women rivals. One discovers a youth serum, but gets killed after she takes it. Lo and behold, she becomes a member of the living dead. Luckily her husband is a mortician, used to working on dead bodies, he fixes her up.

The second rival finds the youth serum and takes it. You guessed it! She is killed after she takes it. Now we have two famous living dead and one poor mortician who has to keep the pieces all together. It is a very amusing movie. I recommend watching it.

Meryl Steep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis star

"Zombie"

Zombies are all over! Even The Cranberries sing about them. The refrain in their song "Zombie" says:

"In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?"

Zombies are Taking Over!

Zombies!!!

There are even zombie board games. Yup, that's right, board games. I bet you did not realize that board games were still made. "Zombies!!!" is a competitive game as opposed to cooperative games.

In the game, you are a survivor and there are a ton of zombies that you want to avoid or kill. You use dice each turn to tell you how many spaces to move and how many zombies to move. There are cards and tiles and hearts and ammunition. If you like dice games I bet you will like this one.

Zombies!!! Review

Dead of Winter

"Dead of Winter" is another zombie board game. This one is a cooperative game. It follows a story-line. You are one of a group of survivors trying to make it through winter without getting bit.

The main goal is to make sure the group survives. There are also secondary, individual goals. These secondary goals are kept secret from the other players. They range from harmless actions to killing the rest of the group. The outcome could mean everyone wins, some win or all lose.

Fighting For Leadership

Zombie Animals

Zombies, zombies and more zombies! How about zombie animals and insects. There is a snail that, when infected, stops hiding itself. Easily seen by birds, these infected snails are quickly eaten. Zombie grasshoppers, once infected, will jump into the water effectively committing suicide. Rats, when infected, become friendly with cats. Good bye rats!

Why is it that all the zombie animals find ways to kill themselves? Why not zombie people. What is wrong with people that, once infected, they only try to kill others. Zombie people should be more like the animals, finding a way to kill themselves.

Cats Join The Fight!

Study Zombies At Stanford University

Zombies are everywhere! There are scholarly papers written about zombies. Stanford University, one of the foremost research and educational institutions in the world has at least one. The founder, Leland Stanford wanted a university that would "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” The university's president, John Hennessey, stated, "In recent years, we have launched university-wide initiatives on human health, the environment and sustainability..." I think they have been studying zombie survival!

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a very educational paper entitled "Zombie". It states, "Few people think zombies actually exist. But many hold they are at least conceivable, and some that they are ‘logically’ or ‘metaphysically’ possible." Ah ha! They have been studying zombies! I knew it!

Zombies are Taking Over

Zombies in Austin, TX

Zombies have been sighted in Austin, TX! On April 2, 2009, road signs in Austin, TX told people "Zombies In Area! Run". The official story is that hackers somehow changed the message, but we know better (wink, wink). We will be ready when they come to our neighborhoods!

Zombies are Taking Over!

The CDC Has a Plan

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a zombie preparedness plan in place. So should you! The CDC has a poster you can print if you like. They also have a zombie preparedness blog. They even have a graphic novella for the kids.

Fight Back!

So, what are we to do? Sit back and let the zombies take over? No, I say NO! We will fight back! Luckily there are many resources available to learn zombie survival skills. Take the movie "Shaun of the Dead". Watching this movie will teach you many ingenious ways to fight zombies, including flinging records, whacking with any blunt object and running them down in cars.

"Shaun of the Dead" will also teach you the best ways to hide (being quiet is required!), how to blend into a mob of zombies, and how to thoroughly secure a building to prevent zombies from entering.

Fight Back!

Practice Killing Zombies in Video Games

Video games have the best information on how to kill zombies. There are many out there. The series "Resident Evil" has several different games and is probably the best known. Video games have the additional benefit of helping to familiarize yourself with the feeling of being chased by zombies. Many allow you to explore different types of weapons and hiding places to find out which work best.

One of my favorites is "Dead Rising". Willamette, CO has been shut down by the National Guard and Frank West is out to get the story. He takes his camera and sneaks into town using a helicopter. Frank is dropped off at the mall and tells his ride to return for him in 72 hours. Little does he know that the mall is infested with zombies!

The great part of this game is you have an entire mall of merchandise to use to kill the zombies. You can use mannequins, tennis racquets, kitchen appliances, and more! Find your favorite weapon and survive for 72 hours until your ride home appears.

Fight Back!

Are You Prepared For A Zombie Attack?

First, take this test to find out how prepared you are to survive a zombie attack. This will help you to determine how much you need to learn about zombies.

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After taking the quiz do you think you need more training?

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Survival Skills

Now, I could list all the things to do in to survive a zombie attack, but why do the work when others have already. Watch these videos to determine the best zombie survival methods.

Zombies are Taking Over!

Be Prepared!

© 2009 Kari Poulsen

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      Cara 

      14 months ago

      Surrounding your house in treadmills may come in handy for those slow zombies; I, too, dislike fast zombies!

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      18 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you Emma Ritter for reading and commenting. I am glad you liked this post.

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      Emma Ritter 

      18 months ago from Reston, VA

      Very informative stuff. I really like your post. Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!

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      Kari Poulsen 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      I agree, Ben. I like my zombies slow and lumbering. I really do not like the fast ones! LOL

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      Ben Reed 

      3 years ago from Redcar

      Recent movies seem to portray zombies as incredibly fast and agile creatures. I can't think of anything more scary. I much prefer the older variety of slow moving and less athletic zombie - gives me much more time to think about what to do next - like hide!

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      Klena 

      10 years ago from England

      Preparing for the zombie apocalypse is how I like to spend idle Tuesdays. Great hub :)

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      Shaun of the Dead IS the bomb! It's wonderful fun. Thanks! :D

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      Eric Calderwood 

      10 years ago from USA

      Now I'm going to have to watch "Shaun of the dead" it looks really funny. Great hub!

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      That plan has a intriguing amount of logic to it...at least till the TP runs out. But, by then, you may be King Christopher! (May I kindly request to be part of your court?)

      As a weapon...well...you could always use it to wrap their eyes up so they cannot see you... :D

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      Christopher Floyd 

      10 years ago from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

      I have a plan for the coming zombie apocalypse. I'm hording toilet paper. I figure, he who controls the TP controls the world. I will make a fortune selling or trading it to survivors. And in a life threatening zombie attack, I can use the toilet paper as a weapon by... well... I haven't actually figured that part out yet. This is contingent, of course, on me not turning into a zombie.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      Do you mean post to this website, or another? It's good to be prepared! :D

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      max 

      10 years ago

      i am a expert on zombies. I have studdied them for the past ten years or so of my life. I have a shelter built which has anuf food to last me for a couple of decades. I have a lot of guns and ammuntition and yes i am licesend. If any one would like any tips plz post on this website and i will tell more

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      11 years ago from Ohio

      epigramman, I hope you came out OK...not all trampled or anything. I hear that those WAL*MARTs are dangerous places at times.

      Please include the fact that, at times, we also like to hold a plastic disk in our hands while sitting in front of that box. We do this to "play" interactive TV shows called video games. You should try this during your stay, it is great fun!

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      epigramman 

      11 years ago

      Yes I had a zombie attack myself the other day - they were liquidating all of the stock in a local WAL*MART - and you must realize that I am just a visitor to your planet and your leader George Romero.

      I will carry this information back home with me to the planet of Mars and report how people sit in front of a box called TV and stare at 'reruns'

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      11 years ago from Ohio

      sibajar, I'm glad you liked this one. I just read your hub, and I loved it! I'd agree best zombie movies ever. And I'll repeat myself to say, I HATE fast zombies! :D

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      sibajar 

      11 years ago

      Great Zombie hub, I gave it a rate up, I am a big zombie fan too. I got a Zombie Movie Hub https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Best-Zombie-Mov , check it out and leave a comment, I'd like to know what you think.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      Princessa, That's a great idea, as you say ideal for those who don't really dance! If you go to Laughing Mom's hub on Lunchboxes for the Kids, she has a recipe for some fingers. LOL!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      12 years ago from France

      LOL... this is giving me an idea for a themed party :) ideal for those who are not very good at the dancing LOL

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks Patty! I really had a lot of fun making it. :D

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      12 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      This Hub is great fun - I'm glad you shared it with us.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      waynet, I hate fast zombies!

      dave, I'll have to look for the zombie parade news, I didn't hear about that one. LOL, I stay away from Rob Zombie also...he is too ghoulish for me!

      shamelabboush, Thanks for stopping by! That's a good song by the Cranberries, I hadn't heard it before.

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      shamelabboush 

      12 years ago

      Scary pictures and good choice quoting The Cranberries.

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      David 

      12 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      LOL, Nice! This is thinking outside of the box. I thought this would have something to do with the zombie parade I saw in the papers the other day.

      I love Resident Evil stuff! However, I tend to stay away from Rob Zombie, except for the Halloween Hootenany.

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      Wayne Tully 

      12 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Surviving zombies...everyone knows that to survive a zombie you have to hide out in a dead end of a room preferably a store room and then realise that something needs doing so you have to go on the move and then some of the annoying people get eaten, until you are left at the end.

      You could also go power walking to avoid the zombies unless they have dawn of the dead remake olympic runners syndrome, then you're screwed.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      May, yes, I beat the first resident evil in daylight hours because my son was watching!

      Cindy, I'm sorry to hear that! Is there anything I can do to cure this?!

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      Cindy Vine 

      12 years ago from Cape Town

      Unfortunately youtube is blocked in China so none of the videos can play.

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      mayhmong 

      12 years ago from North Carolina

      That's probably what I need to do too!

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      May, I'm sorry, I tried to keep this PG! You are like my son...he makes me play. I had to beat the original Resident Evil during one day of daylight hours so it didn't go after dark! LOL!

      Sandman, I've always loved (and hated) zombies! I had a lot of fun with this!

      Silver Freak, Zombies are scary enough that I always love them! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

      Tom, When are you coming to the DC area?

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      Tom Koecke 

      12 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Some Zombies from the sixties as seen fairly recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iucSclGm2n0

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      Silver Freak 

      12 years ago from The state of confusion

      gotta love the zombies! ROFL

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      TheSandman 

      12 years ago

      What a fun Hub, I've always been a big fan of B horror movies and of course Zombies are a big part of that. Anyway.

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      mayhmong 

      12 years ago from North Carolina

      EEeeeek! Those zombie images are a little too gruesome for me to look at! But I gotta admit, I love the video game....as long as somebody else is playing Resident Evil or Dead Rising and not me! Believe me, I tried it once, and never will again.

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