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YouSpeak: Zombie Attack

Students discuss tips for battling the walking dead


Zombies are everywhere. AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead is just the latest evidence of our fascination with the undead. Hollywood’s been churning out zombie films since 1932, when Bela Lugosi starred in White Zombie. It’s that time of the year, when such classics as Night of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and 28 Days Later pop up on television. Zombie outbreaks are common themes in Halloween episodes of The Simpsons and Southpark, too. They’ve even become a popular subject for video games, like “Dead Rising” and “Left 4 Dead.”

You may actually have seen some walking around campus last fall, part of WTBU’s radio drama Undead End.

Given that it’s Halloween, when zombie interest reaches fever pitch, BU Today asks students, “How would you attempt to survive a zombie attack?”

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question we should ask, post it in the comments section below.

Robin Berghaus

Robin Berghaus can be reached at berghaus@bu.edu.

6 Comments on YouSpeak: Zombie Attack

  • Joey Joe Joe the 2nd on 10.31.2011 at 10:46 am

    Two words: double tap, people!

  • David Keefe on 10.31.2011 at 11:32 am

    Only one place to go during a zombie attack… The Winchester!

  • yuey the u-turn on 10.31.2011 at 1:18 pm

    medic, engineer, brute, runner, and german shepard. that’d be my ultimate survival team.

  • Tom on 10.31.2011 at 1:47 pm

    First of all, you want to get out of Boston (or any city) and go to a remote, rural area like northern Vermont, New Hampshire, or the Maine wilderness. Ideally you would have prepared for this scenario ahead of time and purchased some land which you should have fortified with walls, motion detectors, and landmines. When the zombie outbreak occurs you can hide in this fortress and live off the land. Definitely don’t try to hide on campus because this is a weapons-free zone aka a defenseless buffet line for zombies.

    And let us all hope that the zombies are not the kind that can run.

  • Kai on 10.31.2011 at 6:05 pm

    I think Warren would be pretty safe if we could close off all of the entrances, since it’s tall and has lots of food. The chemistry labs would also be a good place to go, because then you could make bombs and such.

    • Joey Joe Joe the 2nd on 11.01.2011 at 10:53 am

      As long as you don’t sign the zombies in with the guard, we’ll all be A-OK

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