Yes, you read that correctly. Dogs and Zombies. Feel free to abort reading this blog now, but I promise you your imagination will be plaguing you with questions all day long, so it would be much easier to just read this.
Halloween, or “Howloween” for those of you who enjoy altering spelling to fit our subject matter, has been on my brain lately. I love this holiday, but particularly the fun, non scary parts of it, like candy and Hocus Pocus. My boyfriend, however, is a HUGE fan of scary movies. We eventually found a series we can both enjoy, Resident Evil, one that I can, for some reason, watch without nightmares. These movie have spawned numerous conversations about a possibly zombie apocalypse, between Randy and I and my coworkers and I at work. My question now is, what happens to our canine companions when the world devolves into a bunch of flesh eating brain dead beings?
Several theories have been given to us by movies:
- In Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Mila Jovovich deals with some gnarly, angry, un-dead canines who are out with a blood lust of vengeance.
- In I am Legend, Will Smith has a trusty canine companion (German Shepherd none-the-less) that is his loyal side kick until she is also bitten by the undead, showing a balance between good and evil in canines when it comes to zombies.
- The Meza Brothers, as announced in the blog “We Zombie!“, are working on a movie, Play Dead, where a pack of dogs fend off zombies. Here’s their trailer from YouTube:
What do you think would happen to dogs in a Zombie apocalypse? Diana Sherman contemplates this and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of dogs, seeing eye dogs in particular, in such an event. What do you think would happen?
Weigh in with your ideas on dogs and zombies, and stay tuned for more Halloween centered posts this week. They’ll be just the thing to get in the spirit for Halloween.