You guys should read the Newsflash series - it's a "zombie" series where it's infection, not zombies, and includes hivemind/ semi-intelligent zombies when they're grouped up... as well as the fact that anything over 50lbs has the potential to go zombie, regardless of species
Hmm if the zombies were intelligent needed to feast on humans to keep sane and from rotting AND the hunger they felt was like a powerful drugs addiction in that they constantly feel the need to feast id say that would make zombies scary as hell.
Given how badly people tend to fare against the usual mindless zombie eating machines, even a slight increase in intelligence or cunning would be trouble. If they were every bit as smart us we'd be fucked eventually.
If you're interested in this type of idea, I'd recommend the Stephen King book "Cell". There aren't really zombies in the book in the traditional sense, more in the sense of 28 days/weeks later (but still, not a virus), but the "changed" people in the book.... well, I don't want to spoil anything, even though nobody here will probably read it anyway. Though just by the nature of linking it with the subject of this thread is sort of a spoiler in itself, so, I apologize if you do decide to read it.
It looks like it actually might be made into a movie relatively soon which I'd love to see if it ever actually makes it to the screen.
Also, if the zombie is Bear Grylls... well, we all know it can sustain itself without needing to eat us. Suddenly, we've got a forest of zombie bears, zombie squirrels, and zombie badgers that drink their own piss.
Last edited by Chronalis; 2013-02-08 at 05:46 PM.
They would no longer be zombies.
I recall a Romero film that had semi-intelligent zombies, City of the Dead. They were using tools and even guns. It was fucking stupid.
I am a firm believer that the zombies of Night of the living Dead/Walking Dead will be the type of zombies we see (lol). The rabid runners like in 28 Days Later are absurd
We have a few situations here:
At a certain level of intellegence you'd recognize that not perminently killing your prey would result in food competition. Thus the disease wouldn't necessarily spread. It would be more like a man hunt for a few people who live like vampires.
C) And with my own eyes, I've seen people clinging onto a life not worth living.
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