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Apocalypse News: Security firm to train military and law inforcement for the zombie apocalypse

09.18.2012

The end is nigh, my friends! No longer are zombies the stuff of movies, comics, and television shows. Now they are invading the real world.

Private security company HALO Corp. will be training 1,000 military and law enforcement officers on the proper ways of handling a zombie plague. The seminar will be held as part of the annual Counter-Terrorism Summit in San Diego, a legitimate five-day event providing hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts, and state and federal government workers.

According to Military Times, the scenario will be designed in conjunction with the CDC’s Preparedness 101 program, where fictional zombies are used to drive home the message that Americans must be ready for any emergency — even the kind that, hypothetically, could stem from a brain-eating virus pandemic. Zombies also star in a 40-page comic book the CDC published, a tongue-in-cheek take on the serious scenario of a mutated virus that quickly spreads as the government dispatches its military to maintain order while infectious disease specialists scour for a vaccine.

Whether an actual zombie virus will ever really happen, it is good to know that the military are planning ahead. If you ask me, setting this seminar so close to December 2012 seems a bit late in the game. By the time the Mayan calendar runs out, we will all be screwed!

Wouldn't it be easier to sit them all down in a theater and show them a marathon of DAWN OF THE DEAD, 28 DAYS LATER, and RESIDENT EVIL as examples of how not to handle a zombie outbreak?

Extra Tidbit: What is the best zombie movie ever made? I have my money on Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD.

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9:09AM on 09/19/2012

LOL

I guess they took the THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE by Max Brooks a bit too...literally. Jokes aside, it just hands on shows you how the fictional world of entertainment inspires the real world in so many ways, whereas it should be the other way around.
I guess they took the THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE by Max Brooks a bit too...literally. Jokes aside, it just hands on shows you how the fictional world of entertainment inspires the real world in so many ways, whereas it should be the other way around.
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8:04PM on 09/18/2012

If you want to become a Zombie killer in the future...

...become a sheriff in Georgia.
...become a sheriff in Georgia.
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6:50PM on 09/18/2012

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George Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD is the greatest zombie movie of all time and always will be.
George Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD is the greatest zombie movie of all time and always will be.
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6:26PM on 09/18/2012

The same idiots with zombie fantasies are the same idiots who had I Believe posters on their walls in the late 90's

What a waste of time and money.

Unless of course it's just for practising beating on crowds you only treat like they're not human.
What a waste of time and money.

Unless of course it's just for practising beating on crowds you only treat like they're not human.
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6:25PM on 09/18/2012

Wow!! Tough Call...

In no specific order: Romero's Night, Dawn & Day of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, Savini's Night of LD.
In no specific order: Romero's Night, Dawn & Day of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, Savini's Night of LD.
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5:54PM on 09/18/2012

Best Zombie Movie of All Time huh?

Romero's Dawn of the Dead is good, but kind of a chore to watch on repeat viewings. I'd say Day of the Dead is probably my favorite as far as hitting the tone and the dread involved with not just surviving, but moving forward. Although if we're allowed to include Horror-Comedy, then Shaun of the Dead takes the Zombie movie belt by a long shot. That movies damn near perfect.
Romero's Dawn of the Dead is good, but kind of a chore to watch on repeat viewings. I'd say Day of the Dead is probably my favorite as far as hitting the tone and the dread involved with not just surviving, but moving forward. Although if we're allowed to include Horror-Comedy, then Shaun of the Dead takes the Zombie movie belt by a long shot. That movies damn near perfect.
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5:53PM on 09/18/2012

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SNYDER's Dawn of the Dead actually.
SNYDER's Dawn of the Dead actually.
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5:53PM on 09/18/2012

really?

I guess they think the bath salts thing is gonna take off.
I guess they think the bath salts thing is gonna take off.
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