Today we’re looking at the main types of zombies and how much of a thread these really are. We’ll be looking at how the infection spreads and how dangerous the zombie itself is.
- Sprinting Infected
The first group we’re looking at are the sprinting infected as seen in “28 days later”. These aren’t technically zombies because they’re not coming back from the dead, but Hollywood does classify them as such. The infection spreads through bites and coming into contact with bodily fluids, so as long as you don’t get bitten or cut yourself on infected material, you’ll be fine. The real danger however is that they’re fast. These fuckers will chase you down and run like the wind. On the plus side, they can be killed in the same way any other person is killed. As seen in the movie “Zombieland”, because these zombies never died, they still have their brains functioning on a higher level than the undead. This means they’re smart and can work in semi-organised groups. So to give their danger level a rating, I’ll give them a 6 out of 10.
- Shambling Undead
These are the most popular zombies at the moment. Being featured on “The Walking Dead” and numerous zombie classics, it’s really gotten into their heads! Anyway, let’s break them down… The first thing that’s remarkable about these zombies, is that they all rise from the dead at the same time. From that moment on, everyone who dies turns into a zombie. This creates a very hostile and dangerous environment, because you never know who dies and at what time, the dead can be anywhere. Given the number of people who die on earth every day, the initial outbreak will leave a good 153,424 zombies in the first day. These will spawn all over the globe and start infecting people right away. Lets say every zombie bites at least three people before being put down, that gives us 460,272 zombies on the first day. Or at least that many infected. By that time most people and governments will know about it and will find out that the only way to kill them (again), is by destroying the brain. The next weeks are crucial for our survival. We either work together to put them down and learn to live with death, or the shamblers will slowly take over the world. Because they’re slow, but extremely persistent and need a headshot, I give them an 8 out of 10.
- Sprinting Undead
Okay now we’re just fucked, FUBAR! These are a combination of the other zombie types. They rise from the dead after they die, so they’ll spread just as fast the shamblers from “The Walking Dead”, only they can run like the wind. Combining their speed, herd mentality and the fact they can only be killed by destroying the brain, makes them one of your worst enemies ever. Imagine the dead waking up and running after you and the only way to kill them for good, is by destroying the brain. Of course there is light at the end of the tunnel. Because of their very limited brain activity and rigor mortis, they’ll probably be clumpsy as hell and keep falling over everything. The downside to this is that they’ll pile on top of each other like they did in the movie “World War Z”. I would give them a danger rating of 10 out of 10, but their clumsiness gets them a 9 out of 10.
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