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 Jedi Grand Master

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    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 Force Ghost

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    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 Force Ghost

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    SF or not, I think we can all agree that zombies are awesome.
  4. Found_Floating_Home Jedi Padawan

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    QFT
  5. Darth_Tweakpiece Jedi Master

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    Wait - You mean flesh eating walking corpses aren't real?
  6. FallenKnight88 Jedi Knight

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    Of course they are...haven't you seen Joan Rivers? :confused:
  7. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    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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