There are a ton of zombie comedies in the marketplace, and one of the best — in fact, one of the best horror comedies, period — is Zombieland. In one of my prouder moments as a movie critics, I described the experience of watching Zombieland thusly: “Spend 90 minutes in Zombieland, and you will walk out with an all-out pound-a-stranger up against a hospital wall zombie erection. And you will ride that wood until there’s hair in your teeth, blood on the wall, and it’s time to consult a doctor because your four hours are over, motherf**ker, and you’re still sporting a full-on zombie chubby.” I still don’t understand why I didn’t get a Pulitzer for that.
Anyway, one of more fun things about Zombieland are the rules for surviving drummed up by screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, like Rule #2: Double Tap, because you never really know if that f***er is dead. It only makes sense that someone over on Reddit would eventually apply those brilliant Zombieland rules to The Walking Dead, which returns on October 13th.
It’s as great as you’d imagine.