I’m not going to go into this whole thing about how Americans have long had a fascination with zombies, arguably stemming from ’68′s Night of the Living Dead, and how that fascination is arguably caused from various aspects of the human psyche. We’ve been hearing about zombies a lot lately.
What I am going to say is, if zombies decided to attack tomorrow, it would have to become a survival of the fittest: of the most prepared with weaponry, the stealthiest hide-and-seekers, the quickest sprinters.
Which means I would die.
The good folks over at Put Zombies Back decided to test this out in their New York zombie experiment. The group’s actual goal is to get Dish Network to put AMC, and consequently its most popular shows that everyone knows i.e. The Walking Dad, Breaking Ben, and Angry Dudes back on its channel line up.
I still can’t decide if this YouTube vid is 100% real of not, but either way
the bewildered reactions of these unsuspecting New Yorkers are priceless, and that zombie make up is on point.
What makes the experiment seem all the more real is that the “zombies” aren’t hunting and chasing down these city-dwellers, running with more enthusiasm than….anyone…to a cold IPA after a good 7 hours sitting in the heat; No, these undead-wanna-be’s are just keeping up with the daily grind, delivering mail, handing out parking tickets, eating a hot dog like a boss, and the like.
“Could zombies live among us? We transformed a few New Yorkers to find out.”