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Zombie movies: Science fiction or not?

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Sanctimoniously, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

    Dec 28, 2005
    I've always wondered what everyone thought about this. Personally, I believe that they are science fiction, because most of them deal with radiation coming from space stations reentering the atmosphere or some strage parasite/virus. But, what about you?
  2. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

    Aug 14, 2002
    If they are caused by an SF standby, sure, but where they are not, eg. voodoo, then the answer is no.

    Eg. the re-animated staff at the Wolfram and Hart building in Angel (Season Four?) would not qualify as science fiction in my opinion.
  3. Funk-E

    Funk-E Jedi Master star 6

    Sep 11, 2003
    SF or not, I think we can all agree that zombies are awesome.
  4. Found_Floating_Home

    Found_Floating_Home Jedi Youngling

    Dec 5, 2005
  5. Darth_Tweakpiece

    Darth_Tweakpiece Jedi Master star 2

    Nov 11, 2005
    Wait - You mean flesh eating walking corpses aren't real?
  6. FallenKnight88

    FallenKnight88 Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 26, 2005
    Of course they are...haven't you seen Joan Rivers? :confused:
  7. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 21, 2001
    This was briefly discussed the other day, and I think the general consensus was that films like Resident Evil (being based on science fiction not just zombies) would probably fit into this category. However horror was not one of the things we were told to let slide too much in here so IMHO it completely depends on the movie. :)

    And Funk is right of course. He always is.
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