Fast Food Zombies


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Post March 19, 2010, 07:18:26 AM

Fast Food Zombies

Ah... you can never have too many zombies. Which is just as well, really.
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Post April 06, 2010, 08:07:55 AM

too many zombies

Unfortunately, I think it is possible to have too many zombie...stories. The writing is excellent - it is witty, and the cadence of the words is appealing BUT why waste such talent on one more 'Shaun of the Dead' rewrite? Come on. I love zombies (at least in stories) but there isn't any new territory explored here. True, the zombies weigh 500 pounds, but I don't see anything noteworthy about that. Really, Eric Krause, use your obvious talents on a fresh idea - this whole Shaun of the Dead trip is like beating a dead horse.
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Post April 06, 2010, 11:26:09 AM

Re: too many zombies

bottomdweller wrote:Unfortunately, I think it is possible to have too many zombie...stories. The writing is excellent - it is witty, and the cadence of the words is appealing BUT why waste such talent on one more 'Shaun of the Dead' rewrite? Come on. I love zombies (at least in stories) but there isn't any new territory explored here. True, the zombies weigh 500 pounds, but I don't see anything noteworthy about that. Really, Eric Krause, use your obvious talents on a fresh idea - this whole Shaun of the Dead trip is like beating a dead horse.


Silly rabbit, this isn't a 'Shaun of the Dead' rewrite -- it's a 'Zombieland' prequel! Besides, it raises interesting questions about zombie metabolism (if you're dead, how do you build new (or engorge existing) fat cells?) and appetites (apparently, it doesn't have to be brains -- or even human flesh -- to be appealing to these zombies... then again, who knows what's in fast food ground 'meat'?).

The fun part is the idea of a world where marauding packs of zombies are considered to be a hazard only slightly worse than smash-and-grab robbers, and corporations give their employees briefings on What To Do If Zombies Enter Your Franchise Location. Think of the mayor(?) in "Jaws", valuing tourism dollars more than he does lives -- or, in a darker vein, the Ibsen play "An Enemy of the People" (where a doctor who warns that the water in the tourist-attracting hot springs are polluted, and is ostracized). Or, for that matter, the contradictions in politicians telling us that we are in mortal danger of terrorist attacks -- but that we shouldn't let that stop us from shopping!

Today's Zombie Threat Level is chartreuse...

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Post April 06, 2010, 11:43:19 AM

Zombieland

Well, at least that beating got the dead horse to sit up. I guess what I found distasteful was the FAT thing. I thought it unseemly, honestly, to make fun of FAT people in Wall-E (where they rolled in mass from one side of the ship to the other), and I just don't like it when they're pushing each other through a doorway until they pop open like blueberries in a microwave. I don't think we should make fun of one level of society - I know lots of FAT people. Maybe I'm just too sensitive and kind-hearted.
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Post April 12, 2010, 12:00:11 AM

This story didn't work for me. I didn't find it to be that humorous. I'm a big fan of Shaun of the Dead and thought Zombieland quite witty, so I'm not apathetic to the genre.

I also though the writing somewhat stilted at times. However, others didn't seem to have the same issue, so it could be boil down to my preferences.
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Post April 13, 2010, 01:53:02 AM

Re: too many zombies

bottomdweller wrote:Unfortunately, I think it is possible to have too many zombie...stories. The writing is excellent - it is witty, and the cadence of the words is appealing BUT why waste such talent on one more 'Shaun of the Dead' rewrite? Come on. I love zombies (at least in stories) but there isn't any new territory explored here. True, the zombies weigh 500 pounds, but I don't see anything noteworthy about that. Really, Eric Krause, use your obvious talents on a fresh idea - this whole Shaun of the Dead trip is like beating a dead horse.


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