If you fall into the zombie-loving category, here’s a quiz, with plenty of George Romero, to test your knowledge. (Answers at bottom)
1) You’ve been turned into a zombie by a voodoo master whose name – Murder Legendre — leaves little to the imagination. Which film are you in?
a) “White Zombie,” 1932 b) “Shatter Dead,” 1994 c) “The Dead Next Door,” 1988
2) It’s said to be the first film in which zombies dine on brains.
a) “Return of the Living Dead,” 1985 b) “Dead Alive,” 1992 c) “28 Days Later,” 2002
3) If you’re killing zombies in “City of the Walking Dead,” what is the most important thing to remember?
a) These are fast-moving zombies – flee first, then shoot. b) Aim for the brain. c) You’re safe if you impersonate a “Solid Gold” dancer.
4) This movie’s tagline stated plainly the zombie imperative: “We are going to eat you!”
a) “Zombie,” 1979 b) “Zombie and the Ghost Train,” 1991 c) “Zombie, I Hardly Knew Ye,” 2002
5) If you were to have a zombie pet, this is what you would name him.
a) Fido b) Richard c) Hans
6) Which movie matches this quote? “When there’s no more room left in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”
a) George Romero’s seminal 1968 zombie film “Night of the Living Dead” b) Fulci’s “Zombie” c) Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead,” 1979
7) You believe you’ve found the zombie cure – treatment by mystic voodoo high priests! Who are you?
a) Tarman from “Return of the Living Dead” (1985) b) Betsy from “I Walked With a Zombie” (1943) c) Colin from “Colin” (2008)
8) Filmmaker George Romero had this to say about zombies and brains.
a) “It’s logical – they’re eating the whole human, they’re going to eat brains.” b) “Obviously, it’s a metaphor. For what? Don’t ask me.” c) “Who says zombies eat brains? … I’ve never had a zombie eat a brain.”
9) If you were a zombie in “The Walking Dead,” you would have been referred to by three of the four following terms. Pick the term never uttered on the series:
a) walker b) roamer c) zombie d) lame-brain
10) George Romero is not a fan of fast zombies. Here’s why he says zombies could never be fast.
a) Weak ankles b) Innate stupidity interferes with their coordination. c) They’re rotting, for Pete’s sake.
3. B. “Aim for the brain” is a noted line uttered by Mel Ferrer from “City of the Walking Dead,” a movie that saw the zombies attack the European version of the “Solid Gold” dancers.
4. A. Italian director Lucio Fulci’s title was as straightforward as the film’s tagline. And Answer C is entirely fictitious.
7. B. In “I Walked With a Zombie,” nurse Betsy falls in love with Paul, whose wife may be a zombie. Betsy is determined to cure Paul’s wife, but she needs a voodoo ceremony to do it. Tarman was a zombie in “Return.” Colin is bitten and turns zombie in “Colin.”