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To Zombie or not to Zombie

A type of zombie outbreak unlike any other.
 
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This movie is about a sort of zombie infestation where those afflicted show absolutely no signs of being a zombie. That is, right up until the point the zombie inside of them finally decides to rear his ugly head and bite through yours. These types of zombies would be spread virulently instead of through contact. Because, let's face it, you couldn't go around pretending not to be a zombie without a face.
daseva, Jun 23 2009

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       Been eating cheese before you go to bed again?
hippo, Jun 23 2009
  

       A bit like Day Of The Bodysnatchers, in which the "zombies" look just like the rest of us, but there's a gaping hole behind their eyes where their soul used to be. Then, at the last, they shriek at you like a velociraptor caught in a bear-trap and hunt you down before emotionlessly turning you into one of their ilk in your sleep.   

       Like that?
theleopard, Jun 23 2009
  

       Sounds a bit like an undead strain of rabies.
Aristotle, Jun 23 2009
  

       //like a velociraptor caught in a bear-trap and hunt you down//
<pedant> If they're caught in a bear-trap, they're in no fit condition to hunt you down.
coprocephalous, Jun 23 2009
  

       My sincere apologies. How about this?   

       bear-trap COMMA and hunt you down
theleopard, Jun 23 2009
  

       // there's a gaping hole behind their eyes where their soul used to be //   

       That's not zombies, that's accountants.
8th of 7, Jun 23 2009
  

       Au contraire, 8th. Accountants have a gaping hole behind their eyes where their brains used to be. I think it's HR Managers that you are thinking of.
DrBob, Jun 23 2009
  

       Ahh, yes. You're correct. Some days it's hard to tell one jargon-spouting head-office management lackey from another.
8th of 7, Jun 23 2009
  

       No, it's estate agents. Specifically those who work for Foxtons.
theleopard, Jun 23 2009
  

       Estate agent zombies would not be much of a threat. They move so very, very slowly that they would be easy to deal with.   

       Besides, it probably isn't technically possible for an estate agent to become a zombie, as they are Undead to begin with.
8th of 7, Jun 23 2009
  

       Zombies don't bite, or eat us, they lick and chew people to death...slowly. At least that is what I've been told.   

       Oh I get it, a new breed of zombies that do bite and tear apart. Okay then +
blissmiss, Jun 23 2009
  

       I suppose we're taking the opportunity to reconstruct the entire stratum of professionalism out of the undead. It is tempting, though. Perhaps, the whole movie could take place in a work environment, blurring the lines even more.   

       Also, [hippo], yes.. Cheese... Why don't you come into the kitchen and have some with me? Why I'd love to eat some brai... I mean, cheese with you. Yes, we'll have a cheese party. A bloody, fleshy brain-eating cheese party!!!
daseva, Jun 23 2009
  

       / show absolutely no signs of being a zombie. /   

       I like this concept for the possibility of the outerlimitis-like twist at the end. If they show no signs except for a thirst for brains, they are actually superior: equally intelligent and competent, pain free, invulnerable, immortal. Why wouldnt everyone want to be a zombie?   

       The tireless, deathless, childless zombie society would need to come up with some other way to satisfy their brain hunger. Perhaps journey to new worlds? Ah - the sequel.
bungston, Jun 24 2009
  

       That's positively brilliant. I never considered the fact that zombies would be able to travel across the universe. This has been done in movies, no? If it has, I'm sure they looked like hell when they showed up on the new planet, unlike these zombies.
daseva, Jun 24 2009
  

       Baked by the mexican government, only their movie was called "The swine flu". We joked about how they had turned the biggest city into Zombieville almost overnight. Wasn't fun.   

       Oh... by the way: Hola everyone!
Pericles, Jun 25 2009
  

       [Pericles], back from the dead??! :)   

       Thinking about this a little more, I think the entire syndrom would be neurological. The virus would deactivate and highjack delocalized pockets of brain cells. Because of the plasticity of the brain, you wouldn't be able to notice any symptoms at this point beyond a slight headache. The effected neurons then connect with eachother and remain disconnected from the lymbic system and neocortex while forming a preset batch of brain-eating emotional states to be fed to the conscious system at a specific point in time (such as high stress).
daseva, Jun 25 2009
  

       Or on receipt of some stimulus, like coded radio waves from ... Dr Evil? the Head Zombie? the alien invasion force? Air Force One?
kindachewy, Jun 25 2009
  

       Hmm. Yes! Or all of the above: Dr. Evil Head Zombie, leader of the alien invasion forces that have already infiltrated Air Force One.
daseva, Jun 25 2009
  

       Ay least we know the title of the 2010 summer blockbuster - "Evil Alien Space Zombies vs. Lesbian Vampire Werewolves."   

       Starring (we hope) Kate Beckinsale and Jeri Ryan .... Ahhhhhh ...
8th of 7, Jun 25 2009
  

       Oh it has been loooong. I so need to update my profile.
Pericles, Jun 26 2009
  
      
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