World War Z, types of zombies and the evolution of the genre
June 24, 2013 12:03 PM Subscribe
posted by Brandon Blatcher (212 comments total)
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"I think a major change in zombie behavior in this was if something were to bite you, well, you're still fresh, you're still able to move quickly. But now you don't think about yourself. You only think about where's my next bite, where's my next takedown. And you will run as fast as you can because you're still healthy, and you'll lead with your teeth to take the next human down..." says
Scott Farrar, visual effects supervisor of World War Z
, on the fast moving
zombies in the movie.
The undead haven't always moved so quickly. Traditionally
, they've been slow and lumbering. But Zack Snyder's 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake changed the rules
. Fans howled at the change, which infected
the internet with numerous debates
about the differences between "runners" and "walkers,"
of zombies and the ongoing commercialization of the genre