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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 14 July 2017 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Would a film told from a zombie's perspective ever work? I know the zombie genre reinvents itself a lot and tries new things.

I mentioned my idea to my brother (he didn't like it). I can see his point. Zombies don't talk so there wouldn't be much dialogue in the film. And zombie don't exactly lead interesting lives. The "highlight" of their 'lives' is grappling with a human or biting someone. So it may not be the best idea for a film.

At the same time, I wouldn't mind seeing a film told entirely from a zombie's perspective, perhaps with an attempt at speech. But I realize it'd be a hard sell to an audience - and a hard movie to write. And there really isn't anything other than the barest thought process going on in a zombie's brain.

Maybe THE WALKING DEAD could do it rather than a film. I don't know, might be a very, very bad idea. 
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This came to mind:

WARM BODIES (2013)



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Anthony J Lombardi
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A few years ago I discussed with a  friend of mine this very subject. He had done some work for Dark Horse. So we were going to pitch the idea to them. But too many other things kept us from working out the details. It's a project on the back burner.. 

We were approaching from a humorous point of view. I wanted to show a zombie getting a job at a fast food place purely by accident. And he quickly rises up in the ranks because he has eaten the other employees.


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Michael Roberts
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As Rodrigo mentioned, WARM BODIES. 

There was also an episode of the NBC horror anthology FEAR ITSELF told from the perspective of a zombie. Both required a character that could be more introspective than he/she otherwise appeared, however. 
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Zombies, by definition, cannot think. They have no perspective.

Whatever is being passed off as "zombies" these days is clearly something else.

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David Miller
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Return of The Living Dead 3 is about a beautiful young woman (played by Melinda Clarke from The OC) and her struggle with zombie-hood after being exposed to Trioxin. I don't recall anything beyond that summary, but in the earlier films (the first is a classic), it took some of the people who were turned into zombies a while to realize they were dead.
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John Popa
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'Warm Bodies' is entertaining but it clearly cheats the zombie concept by giving the protagonist his full range of thought (expressed via voiceover,) even if he can't speak.

(A charming movie, don't get me wrong.)
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Hardcore Harry, while not a zombie film, took the premise of a video game in the first person as a movie.

I never saw it (and never will) and I heard it was terrible.

I think the same thing would result from a movie from the Zombie's perspective.

Maybe look up Marvel's "Tales of the Zombie" magazine from the 70's if you want the Zombie perspective.
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I Zombie TV show?
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Brian Floyd
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Phil, Hardcore Henry (not Harry) was sheer garbage. I figured out a major swerve with the plot way before it was revealed, the main character conveniently can't speak, and Sharlito Copley was the best thing about the movie. 

The movie is more or less a first person shooter done as a movie rather than a game, but that's not the problem: the problem is the script was crap.

I loved Warm Bodies, but it doesn't really count as a zombie movie.









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There's a segment in the anthology film VHS 2 where a mountain bike
rider who's wearing a GoPro gets attacked by a zombie. The rest of
the segment, maybe 15 minutes long, is shown from the point of view
of the GoPro on top of the now zombie bike riders head. It was pretty
well done, I believe it was by one of the directors of the Blair witch
Project.
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Ed Aycock
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Robert LaGuardia, you beat me by one post.  But yeah, that one.  
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Rodrigo castellanos
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There's a segment in the anthology film VHS 2 where a mountain bike 
rider who's wearing a GoPro gets attacked by a zombie. The rest of 
the segment, maybe 15 minutes long, is shown from the point of view 
of the GoPro on top of the now zombie bike riders head. It was pretty 
well done, I believe it was by one of the directors of the Blair witch 
Project.

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I'd forgotten about that one, yeah it's pretty good and well done.

The VHS series is kinda uneven but there were a few good ones. The one about the cult in Indonesia was one of the most terrifying things I've ever seen.
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I'm late to the party on this one, but there a British film called Colin that is based on this premise. The lead character dies at the beginning of the film, and the camera then follows him around London. It's an extremely low budget, independent project, but not a complete waste of time.
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