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I've just been listening to the Zombie Apocolypse podcast (I'm a little behind, I know) and I'd just got to the bit where you mention rush hour in London and suddenly found myself looking at everyone and trying to spot zombies.

Anyway it got me trying to remember a film from they 80's/90s where there's a guy and as he walks around he starts to see people as zombies but not all of them. I thought it was called They Walk Among Us but that doesn't seem to be right. Anyone help me with the title or am I thinking of something entirely different?

On another note when you mention first Zombie experiences (pt1) I was struggling a bit but then had to think it was possibly playing Dungeons and Dragons or Michael Jackson's Thriller!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete Panchyrz

Are you thinking of 'They Live'? which isn't zombies, it's aliens. But the scene you describe would fit - he can only see the Aliens through 'special' glasses.

How many zombies did you spot in the rush hour? And which line do you think has the most zombies? surely it must be the northern line as it heads into deepest darkest south London?

July 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

They Live! That's the one, was it aliens? Could be a remake there but with Zombies instead.

I spotted an alarmingly high number of people shuffling mindlessly along with no real sense of purpose. As I mainly use the Central line it does seem to have an awful lot of zombies on it although i have to say the Hammersmith and City line on a nice day has the highest proportion of fit zombies!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete Panchyrz

It was def 'They Live' and the aliens look like zombies as they have weird bulging eyed skull faces, great film though.

I often wish some people in the rush hour would turn into zombies and start eating others (not me) as it would help with the tedium of commuting and the evil that is other people.

I think 28 Weeks Later is a close as you get to that when loads of people are locked in an indoor car park (or something like that) and the infected get in. There are scenes where people are fleeing in airports and rail stations whilst there are zombies amongst them in World War Z - i only hope old Brad Pitt and co decide to bring some of those crowd attack scenes to film.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheRealRodHull

ha ha. Fit zombies. brilliant.

July 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

Thanks for clearing that up, I'm going to try and find a copy tonight and watch it again!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete Panchyrz

Actually Pete your comment about being on the train is an interesting one as it directly ties into a brief zombie topic that came up in the most recent podcast (ep008). Could you tell us what the best course of action would be if the apocalypse happened whilst on the train on the way to work?

July 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

Hi guys, just wanted to add that in fact John Carpenter's film "They Live" was based on a comic called "Eight O'Clock in the Morning."

And in answer to best course of action on a train it depends on the train. Underground and in a tunnel you're doomed. It all depends on how many people are between you and the zombies and how close to the next station you are. Overground train well, can you get to a door and open it? Is it travelling at a sufficiently slow speed that it allows you to leap safely from the train? How many zombies are there? ASre they fast or slow? If slow can you push them out of the open door instead?

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGiuseppe De Chiara

I was thinking along similar lines G. What about taking over the engine car and travelling around on the lines mowing down zombies as they get in your way. Obviously this only works as long as you have power

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete Panchyrz

I did not know that they live was based on a comic. I will hunt it down (with extreme predjudice).

The problem with trying to mow down the zombies on the tube is delays, strikes and other typical things which even the minions of hell would not be immune to.

Now that I think about it, isn't the London underground actually run by zombies?

July 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

I forgot to add, in Clive Barker's comic "Night of the living Dead, London" An infected person gets onto a plane in New York during all the chaos at the airport. The plane is one of the last to succesfully take off before the airport is overrun. When the flight reaches london and the doors are opened up from the outside (the pilots remained safe and radioed ahead that some disturbance is taking place on board) everyone is now zombied and they start spilling out and falling onto the tarmac etc.
The crowd scenes were very effective. I don't know if any of you have read the comic but the premise is that the royal family remain safe behind the gates of Buckingham Palace and continue with their duties. Naturally enough the crowds outside are replaced by crowds of zombies. Nothing changes! And to reinforce that point the crowd scenes are photograsphs of real crowds outside Buckingham Place with the faces mostly blurred and the occasional drawn zombie face instead.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGiuseppe De Chiara

Is that a comic, film or book?

July 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois