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Survival of the Dead

Last night I caught George Romero’s “Survival of the Dead,” the latest in his “Night of the Living Dead” series. Unlike Steve over at acid logic, I thought it was pretty good. It’s got plenty of zombie violence and gore including the standard Romero “dude being pulled apart at the midsection while zombies feast on his viscera” scene, accompanied with a classic “Hatfields versus McCoys” style family drama.

One thing did strike me: The logic behind these films is that a zombie bites a person, that person eventually dies and becomes a zombie, thus zombies appear at an exponential rate. But I would presume that in most situations when a zombie attacks a person, they actually eat that person entirely, and thus the victim cannot become a zombie themselves. I think Romero has a lot of explaining to do.