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Bad Advice for Zombie Apocalypse Survivors

Three life lessons from my favorite end-of-the-world flicks.

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Hannah Sternberg

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June 21, 2013 - 7:00 am
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This is the End and After Earth already came out this summer and now World War Z joins them this weekend. So it’s a good time to put on your tin-foil hat and hunker down in the bunker with some popcorn. It also reminds me of how much apocalypse movies can also teach us about life before death. Here are some things that I’ve learned from previous zombie movies that I hope to impart on the next wave of straggling survivors, whichever apocalypse came for them this summer.

Shaun of the Dead: This is going to sound like bad advice, but it’s never a bad time to work out your friendship issues.

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Zombieland was surprisingly good.
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"Shaun of the Dead" really worked because it hilariously managed to juxtapose the apocalypiic horror of the undead with stiff-upper-lip British matter-of-factness. My favorite line when when Shaun telepohoned his very English mother and asked how her husband is doing. Mum replies very sweetly , "Well....You father seems a little...bitey today." I was on an airplane coming back from the UK after visiting relatives when I first saw "Shaun of the Dead" and I almost fell out of my seat laughing.
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A bit of advice derived from Danny Boyle's quasi-zombie movie "28 Days:" Do not let the animal-rights activists into the lab! They'll let the infected chimps out of their cages in the name of "humanitarianism!"
43 weeks ago
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Coming in the Fall of 2014, Swarm of the Obama Voters.
43 weeks ago
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Oh God no!! Hopefully, it will be the Resurrection of the Tea Party!
43 weeks ago
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I only going to say this once, "Man of Steel" for the win.
43 weeks ago
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"to stand up and shoot every undead face you see with a sawed-off shotgun."

Haven't seen the movie in a long time, but wasn't a carbine or some sort of hunting rifle instead of a sawed off shotgun?

While not technically a zombie movie, I also enjoyed "Mutant chronicles".
43 weeks ago
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And if you want to listen to a zombie radio-drama, try "We're Alive" at http://www.zombiepodcast.com/
43 weeks ago
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It's HOARD Twinkies. Just in case you're beset by a horde.

You're welcome.
43 weeks ago
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Horde Festival for the win!
43 weeks ago
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Corrected. Community copyediting always appreciated. :)
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