I never understood why in 28 Days Later the not-dead fast zombies weren't tearing each other apart. At least with undead you can say something about how the undead know their own or whatever.
Whilst never clarified in the film itself, it has been explained in the graphic novel, 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, that the infected target their victims through smell. Uninfected individuals smell of perfume, deodorants, soap, etc., while those that are infected would reek of perspiration and dirt. One could conclude that the virus would be counter-productive if an infected individual attacked another infected individual, ergo it has evolved to exclude that possibility. On a more practical level, one could argue that this facet of the Infected is based simply upon the tradition of the earlier zombie films that influenced 28 Days Later, insofar as in such films, zombies are never seen to attack other zombies.
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Originally Posted by vikes_28
Zombie Brett Favre......
Originally Posted by Addict
well that'll hardly change anything.
he will start the epidemic, he will die and then say he isn't ready and come back then say he is ready again after infecting a new state then he will come back for another state and so on and so forth.
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Radio reports explain that an epidemic of mass murder is sweeping across the eastern seaboard of the United States. Later, Ben discovers a television and the emergency broadcaster reveals that the murderers are recently dead human beings who have returned to life and who are consuming their victims' flesh. Experts including scientists and military generals are not sure of the cause of the reanimation, but one scientist is certain that it is the result of radiation emanating from a Venus space probe that exploded in the Earth's atmosphere. A final report instructs that a gunshot or heavy blow to the head will stop the "ghouls" and that posses of armed men are patrolling the countryside to restore order.
Original zombies were some weird space reaction.
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As soon as the news breaks that the virus has been released, I will immediately load up all essential items and transport my family to my in laws house and contact my parents and have them do the same.
They live on 13 acres of land and have multiple barns and a large upstairs and attic. My father in law is an avid hunter and gun collector with well over 50 firearms and a surplus of ammunition. He also is somewhat of a hoarder of motorized vehicles. He has a tractor, two motor homes, 2 atvs, a boat and multiple other vehicles. They also have a well so water should not be an issue. Multiple chickens will be an essential supplier of eggs. He also hoards wood so there will be plenty to use as a barricade.
After my family is safely locked into the attic I would barricade the lower level of the house and begin work on fortifying the giant horse barn in the backyard. Using the tractor, I would pile up dirt in front of both of the large doors rendering them inoperable. Entry into the barn will only be possible by climbing a ladder. Each motor home will be parked directly in front of the doors inside with tires removed to act as extra protection. The floor of the barn is dirt so fire pits will be easy to install for the winter cold. This area will be essential should our group become larger than the house can sustain.
The property is completed surrounded by fence except for two driveways. The tractor should make quick work of blocking them with dirt. The house and another barn are at the front of the property close to the road. The top of the barn is accessible only by ladder and would be a great place to watch for Zs.
We could live off our supplies and the land for a month or two, after that we would have to start raiding houses and any stores that aren't already bare. A large fortified garden would be a top priority.
Hopefully we are able to sustain ourselves until the threat has been eliminated.