Why is the "apocalypse" never shown in zombie movies?

I don't think there's a single movie that shows the outbreak happening and the collapse of society. Why is everything post-apocalyptic?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because normal slow zombies that infect through bites are not a threat at all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice try, Chud. But a pandemic is a pandemic, zombies or no. Slow zombies or fast.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After being a covid survivor I can safely say that's completely bullshit. You'd have republican morons hiding their bites like every dickhead character does in those movies, you'd have republican morons claim the zombie outbreak isn't that big of a deal and government should stay out of it until it's too late

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not even bait, it's dynamite

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is bait but I agree. Corporations made a virus for an outbreak and conservatives made it about sheep and garden gnomes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >garden gnomes made a virus and "conservatives" made it about garden gnomes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the only time where the "slow moving dumb zombies" thing made sense was in the walking dead where everyone on the planet just came back as a zombie and the military and government was proven multiple times to of handled things incompetently

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cause it only works for tv shows that have infinite episodes

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's always the start of it and then timeskip and there's no society or government. It's boring.
    That's why I kind of liked how they tried to show the government and television still functioning in Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, the best part of the zombie stuff is always the fall, the most boring part is the human vs human slog after that they always do. I don't know why they couldn't just stretch that out, society wouldn't collapse overnight anyway.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Strain is a Vampire Apocalypse rather than a Zombie Apocalypse but the actual apocalypse takes the first couple of series to play out rather than having already happened when the show starts, so it wins by a mile.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      except the garden gnome producers nephew is cast as the protagonists son, and he ruins the entire show

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the garden gnome producers nephew is cast as the protagonists son
        source? I can't find anything to indicate that
        >he ruins the entire show
        Did you think you're supposed to like him? Man, what a retard

        Just seen the trailer and that literally looks like some gay marvel shit. Is there any good tv/movie that takes place during the APOCALYPSE? Is that so much to ask for?

        >literally looks like some gay marvel shit
        Well that will happen when you watch nothing but gay marvel shit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Did you think you're supposed to like him?
          Typically shows have a likable protag because you have to watch them every episode.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wrong

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just seen the trailer and that literally looks like some gay marvel shit. Is there any good tv/movie that takes place during the APOCALYPSE? Is that so much to ask for?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        World War Z

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bad writers skip the hard parts

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are the examples of this part not being skipped?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not a zombie movie exactly, but the original Stand miniseries did the work to show the gradual breakdown, so it can be done. Most writers are just impatient adhd zoomers now, so they can't stand the hard work or taking the time to do it right.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >using a Stephen King miniseries as an example of "good writing that doesn't skip the hard parts"

          sweet jesus how incredibly embarrassing. please don't post again.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The stand is easily one of the worst books ever written, by one of the most over hyped "authors" ever.
            Only american culture could have outputted such a generic example of mediocrity.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You've never even read The Stand.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I hate most of what Steven king does and the stand is absolutely bonkers but it’s fantastic at the same time

              I agree that stephen king is trash but the stand is legitimately great

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Another Anon already named Stephen King's the Stand miniseries as a good depiction of society crumbling.
            Another good one I think is the first Mad Max movie.

            It was written well. Only homos and redditors can't apriciate the kino that is Stephen King miniseries.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Another good one I think is the first Mad Max movie
              I was going to mention that too. It's not the whole breakdown, but it's set in a part of the breakdown that most everyone skips, which is the last of law and order still barely clinging on but clearly eroding. Not sure what else does that specific period of an apocalypse without devolving into incoherence. Mad Mad felt like, "ok, we're fighting the inevitable, but we can still delude ourselves and live in denial a few more years."

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The breakdown of society takes up over half the novel too. It's something like 40 chapters out of a 70 chapter book.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If they ever did the stand correctly it would be a three season super high budget show

            >season 1 the background and the outbreak end with the intro to supernatural shit
            >season 2 the trek cross country to find mother Abigail and the supernatural shit becomes more hardcore
            >season 3 the battle between Vegas and boulder

            It could be absolutely kino but every time they try to make it it’s a disaster

            And I don’t Generally like Steven king

            The chapter where he goes through the virus spreading from person to person is burned into my memory for all time

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I really liked the interlude with a bunch of little vignettes about people who survived the virus dying in other random ways from minor infections and accidents and stuff.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Those chapters were the highlights for sure

                And the ones during the breakdown of society, when a bunch of blacks execute pussy white liberals on tv hahaha

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Night of the Living Dead

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's too far away from any sparsely lived places.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > sparsely

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dawn of the dead and 28 days later

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WWZ

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The movie sucks the book is amazing.

          And you can get it on audiobook voiced by real actors so it’s great if you would rather have something with more entertainment value than the book.

          I don’t know how the movie even got to call itself wwz

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty good movie, never read the book. Last act is a bit of a letdown. Society doesn't breakdown slowly though, it's pretty much shown as instant, even though they imply it took about a week or two from when it began.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The movie is nothing like the book at all

            The book goes into serious detail about breakdown and the zombies are slow and undead not the fast infected kind

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'll check out the audiobook, as one anon mentioned

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Slow and undead
              Yawn

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        High School of the Dead is nothing but the early days of the apocalypse, but it's an anime

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    28 days later

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah, cillian wakes up in the post-apocalyptic world

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dawn of the Dead (2004) is set during the apocalypse.
    There is even news footage of other areas getting overrun.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is what I was thinking since I played that Last of us game in 2014 I remember buying it after I heard it's "le best game ever" and being so hyped just for the game to turn out to be a shitty video game version of TWD. I was so angry when the "20 years later" came out like bitch let me FUCKING PLAY the interesting part

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up chud

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't we get a christian apocalypse where the horsemen are released and the angels descend to dish out judgement and fight the chuds of evil.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same reason there aren’t any good Lovecraft movies. Too hard to depict on screen.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why don't we get a christian apocalypse where the horsemen are released and the angels descend to dish out judgement and fight the chuds of evil.

        more like, too boring and no character arcs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >there aren’t any good Lovecraft movies
        Close but no cigar

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It’s not an adaptation you tard

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never said it was you illiterate shithead

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/9pVpp9e.jpg

          [...]
          Also

          thanks man i will check these out

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/YokaLDf.jpg

        >there aren’t any good Lovecraft movies
        Close but no cigar

        Also

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think Shadow over Innsmouth is genuinely pretty easy to make a movie out of. It's a detective story set in a fish town that only gets a little weird in the end.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Shadow over Innsmouth
          There's a 2001 film called Dagon which is basically that. I remember liking it, but this was during my NEET phase when I was desperate to watch anything.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I really like the first half of Dagon but I felt that budgetary limitations really held back the last half.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Dagon was pretty good

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's good, Resident Evil 4 ripped it off wholesale

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I really like the first half of Dagon but I felt that budgetary limitations really held back the last half.

            I really like the first half of Dagon but I felt that budgetary limitations really held back the last half.

            It's a great movie with a great ending. Yeah it's low budget, but with a higher budget you would likely have a bunch of producer nose's in your script, schedule and editing room, etc., all fucking it up with their seasoned advice

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Uhhh, sir, have you heard of "In the Mouth of Madness"?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same reason there aren’t any good Lovecraft movies. Too hard to depict on screen.

      Legion was kind of that and that's a shitty low budget movie

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That movie is a hilariously unapologetic rip off of Terminator, but I found it amusing in a B movie sorta way

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >think this movie is going to be some as fuck armies of angels fighting armies of demons movie ala underworld
        >its just a terminator ripoff with (1) angel and a bunch of hillbillies fighting spooky ghosts

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I want a movie that's set in a post-Rapture wasteland like the American Dad episode.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There was some Christian shit made for tv movies called left behind in the 2000’s

            But they suck. Also the leftovers is basically the rapture but that show is weird as fuck

            There are a couple of decent shots of the fucked up world in the beginning of endgame too

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I love the premise of Leftovers a lot. Like fuck me I wish I came up with that idea first, but I've heard mixed things on where that show goes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because one day you’ll be able to watch it live on the news.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black Summer kind of has that.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well there was Fear the Walking Dead and Black Summer for TV shows.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They do the same thing. The society just collapses in the first few minutes.

      Imagine some sort of a cop show about them working in the city for months, trying to delay the spread of infection, constantly on call, the authority slowly collapsing, streets becoming emptier with each week, some parts of it already being prohibited to enter, skyscrapers getting those sort of "veils" on them (like in I am legend) and so on.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The thing about gradual declines is that the audience will just spend their time pointing out how, "they could've just kept doing X and stopped it there."

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would definitely watch that. First episode could be like the beginning of SouthLand, with only passing remarks about some new disease on the radio or something, maybe some infodrop via a pre shift briefing. Next episode begins with an attack like the 2012 face eater in Miami and the collapse is slowly more and more visible each episode

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Day Of The Dead covers that from the army pov

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fear the Walking Dead
      it does a time skip past all the interesting stuff

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need to have a big ass budget in case of TV shows

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They don't want to give anyone ideas.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Contagion is a good example.
    The Strand is a good example but a semi-terrible series.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't World War Z exactly about that?
    And the book version even more so

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    World War Z.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The crazies 2010 shows the breakdown of a town over a few days. It's not the entire world but it's the closest I can think of. The sheriff tries his best to keep things under control but shit goes sideways when more and more people go crazy.

    There's also a 1973 version that I've never seen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, if you include localized outbreaks like that you've got:

      Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
      Mutant
      Scout's Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse
      Cabin Fever 2
      CHUD 2: Bud The CHUD
      and lots of others.

      Another Not-zombie one I forgot to mention last thread that shows an outbreak in real time is Mulberry Street, localized to Manhattan though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The2010 version is good
      It’s really underrated

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good post anon, the movie does a great job showing things unravel

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does nobody walk to the nearest pawn shop and load up on guns and ammo?
    Why are there no bicycles?
    Why does no one cage in a 4X4 to keep animals out and ride around in perfect safety?
    How did the z's kill everyone living in houses with barred doors and windows?

    Never question z stuff, it bears no scrutiny
    That's why they never show the apocalypse, it wouldn't make the slightest bit of sense

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just drive on the wrong side of the road, bro.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not the wrong side eurotard
      Kys

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd like to see the unkillable zombies from Return of the Living Dead get some love. The fact they can regain a lot of intelligence from eating brains would probably have people arguing for their rights despite all of the carnage.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So realistically, what would be more of a threat:
    >Infection type #1 - zombie bites that turn you in a few seconds
    >Infection type #2 - zombies bites that turn you in a few days

    Infection type #1 is probably the only way that a zombie outbreak gets out of control in the first place. Otherwise, the infection would be spreading too slowly since a zombie couldn't create immediate "backup" by infecting people in their surroundings and swarming civilians. But if zombies can bite someone and multiply in numbers very quickly, that's a serious threat.

    HOWEVER, infection type #2 is the only way for a zombie outbreak to spread across the world. The infected travel between countries or cities, unaware that they will turn soon after landing and spread the infection to another country. If infection type #2 doesn't exist, then the zombie threat can be easily contained to a single city since the military can easily identify who is a zombie and who isn't, and establish quarantine zones.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      #2 is basically what happened with covid. I'm pretty sure it's worse, for the same reasons you listed. However, I've read somewhere that a zombie infection transmitted via bites is pretty much never going to become a pandemic.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The thing with COVID that made it a headache is that you can infect others before you exhibit symptoms and know to stay inside (or others know to avoid if you are coughing in public). That's the only reason it spread like wildfire, as soon as it landed in Europe or the US.

        But if the infected take 2 days at the least to turn, that's just too slow for the infection to spread. And people know to stay clear of someone foaming at the mouth who is acting aggressive. So it wouldn't be able to hop from person to person like COVID did.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I never got COVID. Never got VAXXED. The way things are looking... I might just be THE LAST OF US.

          that's what the show shoulda been about, the bat flu.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But did you test? If you tested then lol. If you didn't test then you wouldn't know so lol. See you for the next 50 years or so gay.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >And people know to stay clear of someone foaming at the mouth who is acting aggressive.
          Why are we assuming the zombie infected wouldn't be asymptomatically infectious? If they are, think of how many people would be infected by kissing, coughing, sneezing, sharing utensils, etc.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Why are we assuming the zombie infected wouldn't be asymptomatically infectious?
            because in order to put the game on a pedestal, people defend it are already ignoring all kinds of illogic like Joel strangling zombies from behind and using a gun only when the game wants the stealth gameplay to end. they need to be able to criticize the show for inconsistencies while giving the game a pass for being much worse.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I didn't know we were talking about The Last of Us. I've only watched episode 1 and never played the games, so know nothing about the infection other than it's fungal.

              Yeah that's probably the only way to make a zombie pandemic scary and realistic. Marry the usual vectors of infection of a standard, high-R0 virus like COVID (so exchange of fluids, micro-droplets, etc.) with the rabies-type bite infection. Most people would catch it from the standard virus infection vectors rather than bites. As COVID proved.

              The problem is keeping enough of the audience onboard while you set up the non-bite infections. Biting outbreaks seem much easier to do - just have a bunch of people in makeup run around growling, maybe throw a kid in makeup in there so women go 'oh no so scaaaaary'.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >so know nothing about the infection other than it's fungal.

                zombie stories at this point are more about characterization and tone than exactly why the plague is happening. it's mostly just embarrassing when fans of one iteration attempt to depict their favorite as the "most hard sci-fi" one. I had no problem with Night Of The Living Dead using a probe burning up in orbit after returning from Venus as the rationale.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                When your zombies are literally decomposing and have no flowing blood or even the organs necessary to provide them with chemical energy, but they can still move around, whatever explanation the series provides is secondary to "it's punishment from God/a plague from Hell." Conventional zombies don't work without some kind of magic.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah that's probably the only way to make a zombie pandemic scary and realistic. Marry the usual vectors of infection of a standard, high-R0 virus like COVID (so exchange of fluids, micro-droplets, etc.) with the rabies-type bite infection. Most people would catch it from the standard virus infection vectors rather than bites. As COVID proved.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >people know to stay clear of someone foaming at the mouth who is acting aggressive
          Plenty of people don’t cross the street when they see them, anon. That’s how the knockout game works.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Plenty of people don’t cross the street when they see them, anon. That’s how the knockout game works.
            Yeah I guess in America, you'd have no way of knowing if you were just encountering your average meth tweaker or someone infected with a rabies-like condition. Reminds me of that story with the bath salts from a few years ago, where some druggie started biting and eating people in the street and the internet went apeshit with zombie references, saying it was patient zero.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well there's also TWD infection type where everyone is already infected and it only comes into effect when they die.
      The zombie bite is a separate infection that just kills you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Will Smith’s shitty I am legend movie was the only one that made me buy it for real because canonically something like 90% of people just died very quickly and didn’t do anything else, and iirc he says around 9% became zombies. So if you reduced human population to 1% no one would be able to muster any kind of long term plan. It’d be an immediate run and hide and pray situation with no hope of recovery.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They were vampires

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Addendum, actually even most zombie isn't clear about this.

      In the Last of Us, they say that the infected turn within 2 days. But then the elderly neighbors are zombified within minutes of being bitten by the wheelchair zombies.

      Personally, I think that both infection types need to co-exist for a zombie threat to even be serious. On the one hand, zombies need to multiply quickly. On the other, infection type #2 needs to exist so that humans unknowingly shelter an infected in the first few weeks of the outbreak, and when that infected turns, the entire quarantine zone is basically fucked.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >elderly neighbors are zombified within minutes of being bitten by the wheelchair zombies
        Weaker immune systems.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        TLOU tv show is actually very clear on the rules.
        There is a poster that the camera focuses on for a few seconds that says something like:
        >Face/neck -> ~10 minutes
        >Body -> ~12 hours
        >Limbs -> ~48 hours

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Neat, I didn't pause when that showed up.
          That's the only way I can rationalize a zombie pandemic spreading. Both the fast-acting infection that helps them rampage through a city, and the slow-acting infection so you can't trust strangers and keeping a quarantine zone zombie-free is a nightmare if you intake refugees.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The military would after a few days just start executing everyone that was sick. It would slow them down but I don’t think it would cause societal collapse permanently like it seems to have in the show. They’re also living flesh and blood “zombies” meaning most of them will be dead in a day from colliding into everything while sprinting at top speed or from heart attacks and overheating/freezing. They have no self preservation, imagine the average American suddenly being compelled to run nonstop in the sun in the daytime Texas heat. Most of them would die really quickly.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              One of the weird things about (most) zombies is that their simultaneously supposed to be rotting gore monsters while also being near indestructible. They don't need food or water. Their tissue will just remain in tact for years despite the elements and general wear and tear.

              I guess the idea is that the virus hardens their cells or something but then I don't know how they're supposed to function.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It doesn’t matter because an animate corpse is inherently silly and not realistic so they can get away with it. “Oh they’re zombies” means the audience doesn’t think about it. Here it’s pretty hard to ignore since they’re obviously still loving people meaning it’d be much different. A human with 0 preservative instinct wearing normal clothes would die really fast. Joel could’ve just turned the lights off is his house and stayed inside and in a week they’d have mostly died out, the game DOES sort of imply this happens a lot since they tend to show up in packs, or turn into stalker monsters that live in dark places and seem more developed including the ability to ambush and run away. What never made sense was fresh runners showing up randomly in packs since there don’t seem to be that many people left, so you’d think after 20 years it’d mostly only be more advanced ones around.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >They’re also living flesh and blood “zombies” meaning most of them will be dead in a day from colliding into everything
              Reminds me of WWZ (the book) where they figure that if they go far enough north, the zombies will just freeze to death or lose their zombies in the cold.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Normal military mobilizations take up to a week, it might be tricky to set up death squads in that amount of time. And in a week you’re talking about wiping out whole cities. It’s funny how people get to watch militaries fail to react to new conditions every single time throughout history but think they’ll have no problem this time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's been game-planned, don't worry about it 😉

                >https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONOP_8888

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But there would be debates about what is really happening, can't we do something else, what about rights and proper procedure, etc just like when covind started and everybody was dragging their feet instead of cancelling flights from and to China until it was too late

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, if anything Covid shows how this would probably go down, because we'd spend the whole time waffling back and forth and in-fighting until it was too late. I could see some states going into hardcore military lockdowns while others do nothing, some do things in between, the overall response a mess until the whole country is infected anyway.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Nightmare if you take refugees in
            Another poltard thows his stupid politics in a fun stress free thread

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Cry more triggered gay

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Politics == stress.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Libshits do this with everything they touch
              >Destroying it in the process.
              >You’re ruining muh thread
              >triggered
              Snowflake

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I mean, he’s not wrong. There’s always some bleeding heart, like you and this gay

              After being a covid survivor I can safely say that's completely bullshit. You'd have republican morons hiding their bites like every dickhead character does in those movies, you'd have republican morons claim the zombie outbreak isn't that big of a deal and government should stay out of it until it's too late

              that would want to let everyone in and sink the life raft in the process. Pic related is the logic of your fuckery. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans, conservatives, and lolberts, are definitely a problem and will need to be fixed or dealt with at some point in time, but the Left are a death cult, worshipping and praising the means of their destruction, as they beg for more. The best part about an actual apocalypse would be the ability to just blast jackasses like you once others see your foolishness endangering the group. Yes, it’d be colder, yes, I’d be slightly more hungry, yes, I’d be on much higher alert, operating in Condition Orange more than I care too, but when Karen and her weak husband, Ted, want to invite non-working laquisha and her ten children onto the boat, I can laugh as I push them both off.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you WILL eat the skittles

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                … and what if we were talking about Israel?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good point. The other great part about the apocalypse would be that we don’t send anymore foreign aid and I wouldn’t have to listen to all the boomers talk about ‘muh greatest ally’, hmm, maybe the apocalypse wouldn’t be so bad after all

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                whoever this retard Eli Bosnick is he’s a colossal fucking gay

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I always viewed it as both sides fuck people over, but the left does it by accident while the right does it on purpose. Same end result.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In TLOU they actually showed signs on the walls where you can see how fast you turned depending on the area that was infected, like closer to the head is the fastest while legs take like 24 hours

        Also, I can how slow zombies can take over the world now that I've witnessed how fucking dumb people were with the COVID

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      #2 definitely.
      It takes a few days. The symptoms are probably kind of vague (nausea, lethargy, fever, etc) or nonexistent.
      People who were bit wouldn't tell other people because they're in denial so when they turned they would inevitably infect others.

      The worst one would be an infection that doesn't require biting or blood contact at all. Just a cough. But that's basically the end of the human race.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Funnily enough, this is one of the things that made the Cordyceps from TLOU smart. Spores can be spread in a shitload of ways and can last for long periods of time.
      Unfortunately, the show apparently removed spores. Guess they were too lazy to deal with them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Guess they were too lazy to deal with them.

        they realized that characters walking into clouds of spores wearing only breathing equipement would look extremely dumb to audiences familiar with a global pandemic where breathing in microscopic droplets could infect you and the virus could last for hours on surfaces.

        basically, Druckmann didn't do his research and fans of the game are emotionally wedded to scenes from it that wouldn't work in a show or game today.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They could write ways around that. People aren't so familiar with fungal infections that everybody and their mother would be calling bullshit if they put some pseudoscience in.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Infection type #3 where everyone gets it around the same time from bread, society collapses immediately preventing any kind of coordinated response, and the infected spread fungus all over the place meaning its near-impossible to completely eradicate.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Bread
        Lolwut

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's okay anon you can torrent it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            IIRC the fungi was in the wheat or something. It set off in all American cities at once because people were eating the bread, or pizza, or pasta with that wheat inside.

            Wouldn't high temperatures used to cook bread kill any kind of fungus in the wheat?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Depends on the fungus. Some can survive intense heat. Don't know enough about cordyceps to say.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The premise is that the fungus is adapted to high temperatures due to global warming or some bs.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this is covered in the first scene, but global warmin is used as a cause of fungus evolving a resistence to high temperatures.

                the implication instead is that yeast just finally got fed up of us cooking it for the last several thousand years.

                Being able to survive 36 Celsius and being able to survive >200 Celsius are much different beasts though

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                true, it still makes more sense than Joel walking through spore clouds in the subway of a populated human settlement after 20 years of people trying to do everything to avoid certain death and outbreaks.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The fungus doesn't have to survive the baking it just has to get onto the products elsewhere in the process and then survive your body temperature.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                True

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are many fungal spores that can resist high heat so it’s not really a stretch

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              this is covered in the first scene, but global warmin is used as a cause of fungus evolving a resistence to high temperatures.

              the implication instead is that yeast just finally got fed up of us cooking it for the last several thousand years.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’s based on ergot poisoning which is a fungus that grows during certain condition on wheat and other grains. It gets into bread and other food stuffs and when ingested can cause hallucinations and death. Cooking it doesn’t destroy the chemical compounds

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ergots aren't living afterwards tho. Like certain bacteria in food produce harmful substances that can kill you (and aren't inactivated by cooking) but the bacteria themselves are killed by cooking. See: Botulism

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I’m just saying they got the bread idea from Ergot cases but many fungal spores can survive relatively high temperatures though

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          IIRC the fungi was in the wheat or something. It set off in all American cities at once because people were eating the bread, or pizza, or pasta with that wheat inside.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bread zombies
        gluten-free chads win again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A combination of 1 and 2 + some people who are asymptotic but can still spread it. A bite should make you turn quickly, while catching the virus via airborn droplets should be slower (as you’re receiving a lower amount initially). People who have the virus but don’t show symptoms would also spread the virus faster. That’s pretty much how TLOU depicted it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also in wwz a lot of it is initially spread through human trafficking and organ donations/black market stuff

        People getting skin graphs and blood transfusions from infected people that then take weeks or even months for the infection to spread and take over the host.

        It’s also implied it takes anywhere from several hour to several days to become a zombie so it is able to spread sort of on the down low for a long time. I think you can even get it from sex and stuff so if you fuck a hooker who’s infected and hasn’t turned yet you’ll get it too

        Governments and people try to cover it up and keep it quiet etc. it’s actually pretty well thought out

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >then the zombie threat can be easily contained to a single city
      Lol I’d love to see someone try this. You all have such faith in your governments, it’s so sweet.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because you can’t make it believable, it’d be extremely costly compared to just skipping over it (you’d need even more extras and set pieces), and it works better if you answer as few questions as possible about how things got so fucked up. Believe it or not unless you see it on screen you’re unlikely to ask questions about how things happened until it’s brought up somehow.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn’t we just have this thread? Dawn of The Dead. Also, lots of retards here who massively overestimate the abilities of our incompetent governments to deal with zombies. We had politicians hugging chinamen for photo ops at the start of covid.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Didn’t we just have this thread?
      Yes. 99% of all posts on PrepHole are made by bots. The same shit gets recycled over and over again. Same OP, same replies, same pictures.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it isn't interesting

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk. Would anyone really want to watch a zombie version of picrel? Besides me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This was my first thought when I saw the OP. I don't think there's a movie like this, at least not that directly. I don't see how it's boring when Contagion was interesting and seeing people try to hold it together as they have to completely readjust from being a desk jockey to survivor would be compelling.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean World War Z?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but not trash

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it was directed by Steven Soderbergh then hell yeah

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It'd make for a great parody of covid. Dipshits trying to immunize themselves with herbal tea and what not, to point of throwing it at attacking zombies thinking it'll stop them. Conspiracy theorists arguing whether zombies are real or not as they're breaking into their homes. (that was used in something but I forgot what)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You need to go back

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because these shows aren't about the zombies or the outbreak. it's about how humans cope and break down blah blah blah. nothing cool ever happens.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've always wanted to see a show like 24 or The Unit but with zombies. I want to follow capable survivors who don't make dumb mistakes but are in an overwhelming situation. Early on they'd probably have to deal with rescuing VIPs or securing government installations. Then shit would break down and they'd probably abandon the job to look after their family.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >rescuing VIPs or securing government installations. Then shit would break down and they'd probably abandon the job to look after their family.
      I think the crossed comics had something like this, they went around disabling nuclear power plants and bombs and killing all the involved scientists, so they couldn't be misused by the 'crossed zombies/infected'

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks. I've been thinking of reading Crossed for a while now but have heard mixed opinions.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like a good movie idea. Surprised it's never been done before

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Train to Busan?

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This was what the Netflix resident evil show could have been and I didn’t mind the girls and black scientist.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didnt 28 Days later shown how it started?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes it was a virus in monkeys kept for experimentation freed by eco terrorists.
      It’s also the only zombie movie that has the military actually cordon the area of infection off, and it burns itself out in only a few months.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It’s also the only zombie movie that has the military actually cordon the area of infection off, and it burns itself out in only a few months.
        Did World War Z also tried that, but it failed because someone has a huge retard and let the last person still infected out? Probably thinking of the wrong movie

        https://i.imgur.com/pam2uCq.jpg

        I don't think there's a single movie that shows the outbreak happening and the collapse of society. Why is everything post-apocalyptic?

        Does Cloverfield with the parasites count? you get both a society/city crumbling down during a monster rampage and parasites fucking humans up

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Did World War Z also tried that, but it failed because someone has a huge retard and let the last person still infected out? Probably thinking of the wrong movie
          I think you're thinking of 28 Weeks Later, when the retard simp kisses his immune-but-carrier wife and gets infected.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It’s also the only zombie movie that has the military actually cordon the area of infection off, and it burns itself out in only a few months.
        >a few months
        The movie is literally called 28 days later. How short are months where you live?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A, the movie starts at 28 days later, and the infection is still very much around. B the other guy was also wrong, in the sequel they think the infection has burnt out 28 weeks later, but obviously, they were wrong.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >joel being on the atkins diet wasn't a joke
    >it's how he escape infection

    so many layers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no waffles for breakfast
      Oh fuck they just barely made it!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >joel being on the atkins diet wasn't a joke
        >it's how he escape infection

        so many layers

        >Joel was so tired after work he forgot to buy himself a birthday cake that they both would have eaten

        gamecels btfo

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Deepest lore...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no waffles for breakfast
      Oh fuck they just barely made it!

      [...]
      >Joel was so tired after work he forgot to buy himself a birthday cake that they both would have eaten

      gamecels btfo

      Deepest lore...

      Film Theory episode coming this week

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait so all the people with celiacs disease and meme "gluten intolerance" survived the initial outbreak? No fair!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which, in turn, explains how the uninfected humans were so weak and stupid that zombies posed a legitimate existential threat.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because its not post apocalyptic. Its preapocalyptic. Post apocalyptic would be zombies going back to normal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The dumbest post I've seen this week, congrats

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    World War Z

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      By which you mean the book, right?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Either or, both do a passable job of showing the outbreak without skipping to post-outbreak. The book is not that good and I'm tired of pretending it is.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >both do a passable job of showing the outbreak without skipping to post-outbreak.
          But anon the movie is trash in that regard. Apparently, just days into the outbreak, Israel has already developed an entire, state-of-the-art quarantine zone with screening procedures like sniffer dogs. In the book, humans only starting themselves up weeks into the outbreak and even then they're still reeling.

          It's been a while since I read the book and I know that Israel had had some of the warnings and tried to prepare, but the timeline in the book was much more realistic at least.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe it's because Israel is our greatest ally

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this fucking thread again? you fucking gay we already told you to watch Shaun of the dead

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    resident evil 2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      RE2/3 have the same problem where it goes from
      >everything is fine
      to
      >everything is shit and chaos
      Within 10 minutes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        im talking about the second movie (resident evil apocalypse). but regarding the games resident evil outbreak did what op wants perfectly.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. It would be insane to show it and very expensive

    2. It’s not actually very plausible that the world would collapse so they never show it.

    The best media that’s ever shown a somewhat believable outbreak in my oppinion is the book world war z and it’s a slow build up over a couple of years until order really starts to breakdown and even then the humans are able to pull back into fairly large safe zones and then retake the world after a few years

    If you want to see fast runner zombies and show the appoclypse 28 weeks later and world war z are pretty good

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The reality is is that most first world countries would never have an issue with it.
    The army would be called in. The cities would be quarantined. Flights stopped. People held for quarantine/testing. Etc.
    It's countries like Africa and Eastern Europe where it would actually be a serious problem and likely we would spend billions trying to help but it wouldn't make any real difference.
    It could make an interesting movie but I don't think it could get made.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ITT people who forgot corona beat the entire world's ass and it was a simple cough. now imagine if those infected people, instead of getting a fever and staying in bed would go around town attacking everyone on sight. be for real gay.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >comparing Corona to a world ending virus
        The reason Corona wasn't taken seriously is because it wasn't deadly.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          we literally could not take one step out of the house for weeks during lockdowns. the entire economy went to shit and countries lost billions in exporting goods. and it wasn't taken seriously? when was the last time the entire world could not leave their homes because of an emergency?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes it wasn't taken seriously. Trump suggested closing flights as early as January 2020 and he was called a racist and told it wasn't an issue. You may have a shit memory but I do not.

            You do realize that we limited the damage in Chernobyl? The entire point of sending men in to clear the rubble or the pump the water out of whatever was to prevent a meltdown scenario. We like to prattle on about Soviet incompetence but they achieved the results they were looking for. Earlier on in the crisis, they were resigning themselves to have to evacuate all of Northern Ukraine and southern Belarus.

            Yes. Even with the damage control you do realize that experts at the time thought it would be uninhabitable for decades right? And that plant life wouldn't return for half a century. Turns out they were wrong and nature cleans that shit up incredibly fast and incredibly well.

            No, it wasn’t taken seriously because it was used as a political tool. See the post above about politicians hugging chinamen, and also the whole “debate” about closing the borders.

            So.... it wasn't taken seriously as I said.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >So.... it wasn't taken seriously as I said.
              >as I said
              No, as I said, retard. Nobody knew how dangerous it was back then, so no, it was not because it wasn’t deadly.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty sure I said no one took it seriously. Stop replying to me you autistic fuck

                >comparing Corona to a world ending virus
                The reason Corona wasn't taken seriously is because it wasn't deadly.

                >wasn't taken seriously
                Wow would ya look at that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >… is because it wasn’t deadly
                Are you actually retarded?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It really isn’t very deadly but it’s extremely contagious so a lot of people got it and it killed off a bunch of old, obese and sick people

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The point is nobody knew at that point. The only time it wasn’t taken seriously was the beginning.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Trump
              not everyone lives in america

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              he also said people should inject bleach to sanitize or some bullshit like that, you fucking retarded burger

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He never said that at all.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, that’s not at all true. If the media reports something without a direct quote, it means they’re distorting the facts, hell, even with direct quotes they still lie about what was said. A good lesson we used in the military for intelligence gathering was “Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear”

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, it wasn’t taken seriously because it was used as a political tool. See the post above about politicians hugging chinamen, and also the whole “debate” about closing the borders.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The problem with corona is that:
        1) It spreads via cough
        2) A lot of people with it have no symptoms during the initial incubation phase (~5 days) but are still contagious
        3) It had a high R value for earlier strains (above 1)

        You can't tell if someone has coronavirus without testing them. People infected with a zombie virus are easily identified because they're either violent (late phase) or they have a bite mark (initial infection).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >corona beat the entire world's ass
        Because it was blown out of proportion for reasons of seizing political power and creating shifts across the board. The hysteria was created. Were you an adult through 2020?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Right. Now just imagine if the disease was actually dangerous. It’s called extrapolating, champ.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao the army!
      The army would get overwhelmed and breakdown just as quickly
      That’s one of the few realistic aspects of the genre

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any modern military industrial complex is a fucking joke and wouldn't do shit. 20 years in the middle east and the Ukraine/Russia shit proves that all we can do as a industrial power anymore is just sit on our thumbs and bomb stuff.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you just call the army!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, if it was a virus, it would be contained immediately. It would have to be classic zombies that straight up come out of the ground for it to be an overwealming threat.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The reality is is that most first world countries would never have an issue with it.
      Our politicians would be too petrified of the public's reaction to enact any of the tough and brutal measures required. If anything, it's despotic and near-dictatorial countries (that you usually find in the second or third-world) that would fare better, since they're using to putting curfews on their civilians or fighting civil unrest. See how China gave zero fucks and started locking people inside their homes in areas that were suspected of having COVID infections.

      COVID made it pretty apparent that our governments would have no idea how to fight this thing, for fear of trampling on people's toes. For COVID, that's a good thing because we all develop herd immunity faster than China, which is still going through COVID outbreaks. But for zombie breaks, that's not good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do it documentary style like district 9 and it’s got legs

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As I said last week when this thread was made its because collapse as a result of some sort of disease or zombie shit is more unbelievable than actual zombies or some doomsday virus existing. If shit was real, every govt would turn into China overnight. Citizens would be locked indoors and those who left would be shot.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you speak French (you can also watch with subtitles), l'Effondrement (the Collapse) is a mini-series on youtube that's exactly what you're describing.
    They even touch on topics that most people don't even stop to consider, like nuclear power plants leaking radiation if they aren't properly maintained when the electricity goes out.

    Episode 1:

    Nuclear power plant episode:

    The best episode is probably the one about a random family trying to pump gas for their car as shit starts to hit the fan.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine caring about nuclear waste in the apocalypse
      Libtard detected

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you really need to have it explained to you why 300 km around a nuclear power plant, in all directions, being completely irradiated is a problem? You can't properly farm on that land anymore and you'd need to steer clear just so you didn't develop a cancer. All that land suddenly wiped out and unfit to live on.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >libtard doesn't understand nuclear waste, radiation of literally anything
          Reminder that chernobyl bas more biodiversity now than it did before the meltdown.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You do realize that we limited the damage in Chernobyl? The entire point of sending men in to clear the rubble or the pump the water out of whatever was to prevent a meltdown scenario. We like to prattle on about Soviet incompetence but they achieved the results they were looking for. Earlier on in the crisis, they were resigning themselves to have to evacuate all of Northern Ukraine and southern Belarus.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              To be fair, Chernobyl was the result of human error. If all the operators had been eaten by zombies, nothing would have happened.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes that's true. If modern reactors automatically shut down like the other anon pointed out, we're in the clear from that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Human error induced by higher ups making unreasonable demands because they're also not qualified for their positions.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think that’s pretty unlikely in France, those are all modern plants that will just safely switch off if there’s nobody there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, even if you don't speak French, you should try out this episode from the series, about the family trying to pump gas in the early stages of a societal collapse. Best in the series, really captures the attitude that most people would adopt at the early start of an apocalypse-type event.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thank you anon, this is fucking excellent. for those who cannot access it on youtube you can watch it here on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user17253260

      As a french national this show goes hard, just binged the first episode. Actually made me pretty uneasy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        De rien ! You're probably coming up on the best episodes in the series now (rich guy and gas station). I won't say that more than that. Enjoy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Looks like the Vimeo version doesn't have subtitles. Shame, I would be interested in watching this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        De rien ! You're probably coming up on the best episodes in the series now (rich guy and gas station). I won't say that more than that. Enjoy.

        Looks like the Vimeo version doesn't have subtitles. Shame, I would be interested in watching this

        I have just finished the gas station episode. Anon, you did not tell me this would be so fucking unnerving. I'm french, I've been to gas stations that looked just like that, it felt so real because I know deep down this is exactly what would happen but on an international scale. This is the first show to genuinely fuck with me in years. I can't stop watching but as someone who's already very into collapse theory and the fragile state of the world (I'm studying international relations and politics right now) this really hits me in the feels.
        >the look on the two little girls' faces as their dad drives them away from the gas station
        man

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          shit man I want to watch this. I'm not a French though and the Vimeo version has no subtitles. I always get wierdly uncomfortable watching disaster/outbreak fiction set the UK, not sure why but it always seems to hit a bit closer to home despite the fact that 99% of it is always London

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There are subtitles on opensubtitles in English, seem to sync to the youtube version, probably need a 100ms delay or something

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm glad anon. Honestly, this show would be cult classic of PrepHole's if it had been produced in English but it's in French so I never get to talk about it around here. You should keep spreading the good word. Your posts are already drawing attention to this show.

          And yes, the gas station episode made me sick to my stomach the first time.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            tell me about it
            I have three siblings, especially one very young sister who is still seven years old. She sings that exact same nursery rhyme, au pas, that the girl sings at the start. Whoever made this show is a genius

            also the rich guy escaping is kino, fucker literally we gaaned his way to freedom.
            >not bringing the free pussy along with him
            the only mistake he made

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the link, anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thank you anon, this is fucking excellent. for those who cannot access it on youtube you can watch it here on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user17253260

      As a french national this show goes hard, just binged the first episode. Actually made me pretty uneasy.

      Looks like the Vimeo version doesn't have subtitles. Shame, I would be interested in watching this

      I'm downloading the 1080p BluRay rip as we speak. Thanks for the recommendation. I am an anglophone leaf so I am not as biased but it sounds like it is worth a watch

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >uploader has not made this video available in your country
      Come on, Frogs, you guys gave us the Statue of a Liberty and helped us gain our freedom before that; when did we stop being cool with each other?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Another anon pointed that the entire series (with subtitles) can be accessed via Google drive. I think the only reason that people abroad can't see it on youtube is it was partially financed by one of our private television channels.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, I just saw that scrolling before I posted. It looks like a good show. I’m definitely gonna watch it.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a unpopular opinion but I just wanted to say that TWD comics a pure kino up until post-prison, then I like the mini-cannibal arc that plays after that were Dale pretty much BTFOs all of them in a excellent death scene.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shaun of the Dead does it a bit.
    News broadcasts covering mysterious riots, emergency broadcasts advising sheltering in place and defensive procedures, small communities getting overrun, and then the goverment cleaning up with healthy applications of 556.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Children of Men sort of does, like the world is already shit but it also gets worse in it

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rec?
    its all contained in a house, but its like the very beginning of a zombie outbreak

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      exactly. except that it would be happening in several condos all at once, and people would eventually run to the streets instead of being locked there. then there would be a total shitshow with people being ran over, car accidents, flames.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    while not a zombie apocalypse, The Invitation (2015) shows a huge cult outbreak while police or something trying to fight it off but failing
    problem is it shows it at the end

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because that would cost more

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >biggest retard on Earth makes the shittiest thread ever AGAIN
    Almost every single zombie film shows this you fucking moron, I can't even think of any that don't. You're probably so fucking stupid you don't even know what you're asking

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't think of a single movie that does this tbh

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a zombie movie obviously but Threads does exactly. Gets into detail about a gradual collapse of society following a nuclear war.
    It's more horror than any zombie movie.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dawn Of The Dead
    Dawn Of The Dead remake
    World War Z

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone using covid in their argument is a retard.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Real world examples ruin my arguments so they dont count!!!

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    China threatening to invade Taiwan in order to hide Zombie pandemic in their country was really cool in world war Z.
    This is what I'd like to see. Some 'channers trying to get unconfirmed data from darkweb about it, glowie making psyops, etc
    The genre has a shittone of possible social comments no matter which side you are on, same as narrative choices, but Hollywood hacks can just tell same shit about "muh save child" over and over again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has its flaws but WWZ does conjure some pretty cool scenes.
      >Russian army using VX gas on a bridge full of fleeing refugees to kill everyone and spot the infected
      >South African government pulling out an old apartheid-era genocide plan to combat zombies
      >Chinese civil war fought by nuclear submarines
      >boat / yacht communities that develop in island chains and barter for supplies, occasionally meeting old US warships that are full of zombies
      >nobody knows exactly what happened in North Korea and they are still cut off from the world

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        army using VX gas on a bridge full of fleeing refugees to kill everyone and spot the infected
        Funny thing, but it was Ukrainians, lol.
        knows exactly what happened in North Korea
        I remember reading some sort of theory/fanfic, that the entire population was put in the giant one space bunker, where they could just stand in a very small personal space. And there was one infected, who slipped.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The theory in the books is that everyone is living in underground fallout bunkers and either they all became zombies or they all live under the direct control of Kim in a super authoritarian underground hell world completely cut off fork the wider world.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I remember reading some sort of theory/fanfic,
          I think it was called "The Way Is Shut", and they specifically talk about pulling out all of their teeth.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Russian army using VX gas on a bridge
        It was hokhols. Iirc, Russians started an ethnic cleansing campaign on Caucasus under the pretext of fighting the infection.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apocalypse Movies/TV that show apocalypse
    >World War Z
    >Prince of Darkness
    >Cabin in the Woods
    >Mad Max
    >Resident Evil series
    >Night of the Living Dead
    >The World's End
    >The Stand
    >The Divide
    >Children of Men
    >Dominion
    >The Strain

    Apocalypse movies/TV that skip apocalypse
    >28 Days Later
    >Dawn of the Dead (the little blurb at the beginning is just hand-waving)
    >Walking Dead
    >The Road
    >Book of Eli
    >Viral
    >Mad Max Sequels
    >Waterworld
    >I Am Legend
    >9
    >Matrix
    >12 Monkeys
    >Zombieland
    >Oblivion
    >Reign of Fire
    >After Earth
    >Attack on Titan
    >Mortal Engines
    >Falling Skies

    Apocalypse movies/TV that accurately show the apocalypse
    >Children of Men
    >These Final Hours
    >Contagion (except the vaccine doesn't work)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Apocalypse movies/TV that skip apocalypse
      >9
      9 does show it in flashbacks, no? I still remember the tiny robot going mad when its master got slapped.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These final hours is actually pretty good they evens how grown men try to rape a little girl and you’d have to imagine that’s happening a lot but it doesn’t tend to go too into the details for you to get the idea.

      Otherwise it’s just a lot of people suiciding or partying till the end or sitting quietly with loved ones. Probably pretty accurate to how things would go

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dawn of the Dead
      >little blurb
      That’s the whole intro, a news station covering the collapse, and then police responding to the first reports. Dumbass.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the idea of governments and militaries collapsing (assuming traditional slow zombies) is beyond ridiculous.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Resident Evil
    28 Days Later
    I'm sure there's others but I forget their names. OP is just a zoomer gay.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it is cheaper. Next question.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the first 2 or 3 episodes of fear the walking dead are exactly that. it's a shame they jumped straight to post-apocalyptic in a day. the rest of the show sucks.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Why is everything post-apocalyptic?
    Well I think the whole premise of zombies is that the disease is so pervasive it turns the world upside down almost instantly. Kinda like with Covid, from 2019 to 2020 there wasn't really much of a transition period from normality to everyone loading up on toilet paper and being forced into their homes.

    I suppose in the event of a realistic zombie it would be absolute mayhem, without the distraction of sports and entertainment people default to rioting anyways, and it would be hard to write a movie where the conflict is a war against mandated lockdowns, political scandal, racial discrimination riots, and zombies, all at the same time. If anything the zombies would take the back seat on any story that shows the transition period in between normality and apocalypse. Shit collapses from the inside first before everything else falls.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the Wwz book they call the collapse “the great panic” or just “the panic” where everyone realizes that the zombies aren’t going to be stoped and the whole world has a collective freak out

      They say more people probably died from the panic than from the zombies.

      Imagine tens of millions of people roving from place to place to find safety, millions heading north and freezing/starving, millions more trying to cram on boats and islands and drowning or being overwhelmed by crime and violence

      Shits crazy in the book

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2020 there wasn't really much of a transition period from normality to everyone loading up on toilet paper and being forced into their homes.
      I knew that the 2020 lOcKdOWns would retroactively be exaggerated to hell and back. People could still walk outside (if you weren't living in a dictatorship like China) as long as they avoided other people, people could still get anything they wanted ordered to their house. And we had the internet to get by, it's not like we reverted back to the 1880s and had to entertain ourselves with books and magazines.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This, I was in the uk for the second half of the pandemic and during the lockdown from december 2020 to summer 2021 I fully started and had a relationship with someone I'd meet in person. It really wasn't a big deal unless you actually stayed in your house like a cuck.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kinda like with Covid, from 2019 to 2020 there wasn't really much of a transition period from normality to everyone loading up on toilet paper and being forced into their homes.
      Seems we had very different experiences. I think end of December start of January there were the first news about a new pneumonia in China, then the first confirmed cases, the videos of some chinese people lying on the street, the first cases in other continents end of January, spreading in other countries without a chinese patient zero, northern Italy getting absolutely fucked in February, and then March when contact tracing wasn't doable anymore and the lockdowns really started.
      So basically 2,5 months seeing the catastrophe coming

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2.5 months isn't much of a transition period. Thats about how much time it would take for the plague to spread, the actual plague madness to take full effect would likely take much longer and would be a much more gradual process. Think about it like this, they would lock down the country where the disease is, then people would hear about it, then throughout the process of months or even years it would slowly spread more and more. That or, the disease could have an incubation period, where some people slowly turn into zombies. The point being that realistically I feel as though the process for everything going to shit would take much longer than just 2.5 months. For things to go to normal to complete apocalypse mode. Plus there's just too much inventory around for survivors to realistically perish so soon. For a successful apocalypses it would take complete societal collapse from the inside which would take AT LEAST 2-5 years. We're talking a dismantling of politicians, a militia forming, faction wars purge style, city walls, etc.

        2.5 months just isn't realistic. There's still just too much infrastructure for shit to go back to the stone age so soon.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I completely disagree anon and you're deluded if you don't realise how fragile the system is.
          All of these things you describe, infrastructure, resources, government, they are all linked. If enough things go wrong in a short enough span of time everything will go to shit. A simple combination of
          >global trade significantly decreasing/ceasing
          >fuel reserves running low
          >power going out
          >economy collapsing in such a way that everyone who isn't the 1% of the 1% suddenly has barely anything left, which is entirely possible in the modern digitial, debt-riddled system
          Would lead to everything collapsing in a matter of weeks if not days.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It’s every worse than that in the globalized just in time economy for any country that isn’t largely a producer of oil, food or raw materials.

            Just a few days of now shipments of oil gas and food coming into China, Europe or Africa and people will be starving and power will be going out.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Correct. A breakdown in global shipping routes and transport networks would lead to a dieoff of the majority of the world's population from starvation alone, ignoring the innumerable others killed in the chaos itself.

              Imo 2,5 months was a lot of time for the transition, below a month would be fast in my book, but also I live in a region that wasn't hit as hard. I still remember the pictures from Italy with the military trucks for all the corpses and the videos from the icu hallways full of patients, the probably tell a different story.
              [...]
              But we're talking about zombie-like events here, a major sunstorm would probably fuck us for the rest of the decade and we'd only get less than a week of warning

              Oh fair enough, I definitely agree that short of an airborne disease with a long enough incubation period a zombie apocalypse wouldn't happen in the span of 3.5 months. WWZ does it best I think, a couple years of slow buildup before everything goes to shit.

              That said a solar flare of a large enough magnitude would set us way further back than a decade, we're talking the majority of the world's population returning to somewhere between a medieval and prehistoric lifestyle outside of some tiny holdouts. If the collapse is large enough, there simply isn't any way to start things back up again; progress relies on an uninterrupted transmission of knowledge from generation to generation.

              I completely disagree the infrastructure is not fragile by any means, it's actually so robust that millions of jobless dead beats can live more comfortable than wage slaves do in other countries. So maybe in smaller countries things would look grim, but in America there's too many domestic resources, an abundance really. There wouldn't be a problem with food, all the farms are here. Biden would roll out Stimmy's like he did before, so money wouldn't be an immediate issue either. Inflation would fix all the other issues related to national resource management, and everything else would just work itself out due to people creating economies on the fly to capitalize on the current market, like they did with crypto. When people had no money guess what? They just made their own money.. If people don't have other shit guess what?? Some wise guy will just swoop in and get rich by supplying the demand. Thats how people get rich and thats how capitalism works.

              You sound like a delusional commie idiot.

              Anon, I don't think you understand what I'm telling you. I acknowledge that infrastructure in our countries is robust and strong, but it's only like that as long as certain parameters are met. If a series of bad things happen in a small enough window, the chaos caused will be so great that no amount of infrastructure or farming resources will help. How will the abundant farmers grow their crops if the fertiliser they need comes from abroad? How will they send their crops to where they need to go if there's no gasoline left? How will the government send out stimulant checks if the lights are out and money has no value anymore? How will the army restore order when soldiers are running off to save their families and shooting each other for food? etc. Collapse is an all-or-nothing scenario anon; society is a hard stick, and if you bend it far enough it will simply snap.

              >delusional commie idiot
              I despise communists and the fact you'd instantly jump to that insult makes me think you're a commie in denial.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I completely disagree the infrastructure is not fragile by any means, it's actually so robust that millions of jobless dead beats can live more comfortable than wage slaves do in other countries. So maybe in smaller countries things would look grim, but in America there's too many domestic resources, an abundance really. There wouldn't be a problem with food, all the farms are here. Biden would roll out Stimmy's like he did before, so money wouldn't be an immediate issue either. Inflation would fix all the other issues related to national resource management, and everything else would just work itself out due to people creating economies on the fly to capitalize on the current market, like they did with crypto. When people had no money guess what? They just made their own money.. If people don't have other shit guess what?? Some wise guy will just swoop in and get rich by supplying the demand. Thats how people get rich and thats how capitalism works.

            You sound like a delusional commie idiot.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Lol once the trucks stop half the cities will be xannibalizing the other half within five days, no zombies required.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You are just wrong the system is robust and efficient but it’s not good to take a stress because everything is specialized

              That’s why globalism is breaking down with Covid and now the Ukraine war because unless the USA enforced peace essentially everywhere (like it’s done for 70 years) shit can’t operate.

              We have an issue with cascading failures if anything actually serious happens like a meteor or a real plague that causes true disruption, Covid was a joke and it put 30 million people in The USA out of work in a single month.

              If you live in the USA/North America that largely produces its own shit in terms of food and water and oil it’s not so bad. You won’t be able to get certain fruits or gadgets or car chips (like we saw) but if you are a place that’s dependent on this global system for food or oil this kind of a crisis will literally have your people starving in the dark in just a couple of days or weeks

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                People in the country would be fine, everyone else, see

                Lol once the trucks stop half the cities will be xannibalizing the other half within five days, no zombies required.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imo 2,5 months was a lot of time for the transition, below a month would be fast in my book, but also I live in a region that wasn't hit as hard. I still remember the pictures from Italy with the military trucks for all the corpses and the videos from the icu hallways full of patients, the probably tell a different story.

          I completely disagree anon and you're deluded if you don't realise how fragile the system is.
          All of these things you describe, infrastructure, resources, government, they are all linked. If enough things go wrong in a short enough span of time everything will go to shit. A simple combination of
          >global trade significantly decreasing/ceasing
          >fuel reserves running low
          >power going out
          >economy collapsing in such a way that everyone who isn't the 1% of the 1% suddenly has barely anything left, which is entirely possible in the modern digitial, debt-riddled system
          Would lead to everything collapsing in a matter of weeks if not days.

          But we're talking about zombie-like events here, a major sunstorm would probably fuck us for the rest of the decade and we'd only get less than a week of warning

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zombies are not undead. Zombies are npcs. The original definition. Sleepwalkers.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'd make it too high budget

    Lots of explosions, hundreds of more extras, etc

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    is the only example that comes to mind

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I watched The Sadness the other day, it's set during the start of a zombie outbreak. They're not regular zombies though but more crazed sex perverts. Pretty good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Sadness is more like Crossed.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's too expensive. The best one I seen was the first couple of minutes of Snyders Dawn of the Dead

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think showing the breakdown should be expensive, it's more about spending screentime on the developing problems and realizations of people at different levels of society. It just needs a good writer to conceptualize and flesh it out. It could end where most apocalypse movies are jus starting Act 2

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just watch Threads, op. It's not a zombie but you will get to see the collapse of society.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a short film called "Dave", which follows a detective investigating an apparent suicide in the Arklay Mountains before the events of the games.

    It's a shame it never got picked up, because a show focusing on the incidents leading up to the Raccoon City Outbreak would be amazing.

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too much money to film what it would actually look like in highly populated areas

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s finite plus I’d be endless killing hard to have a main cast go through it maybe a muhreen POV could work

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >When there’s no more room in hell, the illiterate will write the posts

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How pretentious

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >There will never be a miniseries adaptation of Pathologic

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Resident Evil movies show the collapse in the first two movies, and the 3rd one is officially "post-apocalyptic". They're hilariously bad movies, but the 4th one is so over the top, pants on head retarded that it becomes kino. Worth getting drunk with frens and marathoning all 6. Also the 2021 reboot was really not that bad if you can get over Jill being a n*gger.

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone remember this book?

    12-year old dicky and 12 death rows inmates are experimented on and become vampires. They escape and unleash the apocalypse or something. The vampires behave more like zombies than anything though. Only the original 12 retain their full consciousness.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey, I read this when I was a teenager. I think I've still got it somewhere, but I can't remember if it was good enough to justify reading again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >12-year old dicky and 12 death rows inmates
      You have my attention

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too expensive.

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So who is the German using bittornado downloading the collapse off me right now? I see you!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yo anon share the link

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it's on BTN, that would be me

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I SEE YOU!!! wait shit you see me too :O

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For Anons wanting to watch The Collapse, I found a google drive with all the episodes English subbed.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RXOOzIby8jcqsenZ8ZrppEiYfEqO-5ye

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RXOOzIby8jcqsenZ8ZrppEiYfEqO-5ye
      niiiiiice
      I will send this to all of my non french speaking friends

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RXOOzIby8jcqsenZ8ZrppEiYfEqO-5ye
      niiiiiice
      I will send this to all of my non french speaking friends

      Just watched episode 4
      Karine is a perfidious cunt and they should have shot her the moment she walked into the colony

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are a king amongst the men of PrepHole

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Come back and talk to me about The Collapse when you're done. I've had no one to talk about it with for the last 3 years.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gloves should be inside the coat sleeves.

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been consuming zombie and similar apocalyptic shit for the past few months and I agree. For the most part, the most exciting moments were right when the outbreak happened. All the chaos and confusion feels nice to watch, anything can happen. Of course, a lot of good stories post-apocalypse as well but the dawn of the outbreak is my stuff

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt a movie that was just 2 hours of rape and murder would do all that all things considered. Something lile GoT at least has drama in there but anarchy would literally just be violence

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jericho. Shame it got canned twice

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