October 06, 2006
Zombie Killing

There is a bit of dispute as to whether a headshot kills a zombie or not.

Please take the poll: Do headshots kill zombies?

Comment as to your reasoning. Linkage to proof is encouraged.

Results can be seen here.

Posted by michael at October 06, 2006 04:27 PM


someone had to say it...

a bad headshot could kill anything! especially if you're an actor...

Posted by: I. Goodson [] on October 6, 2006 4:32 PM

I believe that the entire head (or all traces of brain matter) must be removed. If you're going to do the job, do it all the way.

Posted by: Ken [http://emmanate.org/wretch] on October 6, 2006 4:34 PM

From wikipedia:

"In pop fiction, zombies can generally be disabled by removing the head, or destroying the brain. In a few cases the entire body of the zombie must be destroyed, generally by burning, as individual body parts continue to move after being severed from the body."


Posted by: Ken [http://emmanate.org/wretch] on October 6, 2006 4:35 PM

Yes, they do. At least when using Mega Man's Mega Buster in Dead Rising.

Linkage to proof.

Posted by: alan [http://www.geekandproud.net/] on October 6, 2006 7:11 PM

Zombies are scary.

Posted by: Mom [http://momonthealert.com] on October 7, 2006 8:38 PM

If you use the classic definition of zombie as a reanimated corpse with little to no brain activity (just enough to see and shamble towards you for a snack)then removing their head would be useful in that they would not be able to see you and therefore would be unable to pull you to pieces and eat your brains. Removing the zombies head shouldn't necessarily destroy it though, I would imagine the other parts would still skitter around grabbing for meat. I think the best course of action is to incinerate zombie and zombie-fragments entirely.

Posted by: kat [] on October 9, 2006 10:51 AM

They haven't stopped me so far.

Posted by: Mister P. [http://misterp.blogspot.com] on October 9, 2006 5:28 PM

OF COURSE head shots kill zombies. :)

Posted by: Bribo [] on October 10, 2006 10:41 AM

headshots dont kill zombie... people kill zombies!

Posted by: Martin [http://chokersandwich.com] on October 12, 2006 1:13 PM

what the hell is this site...and anyone got any info on painkiller.....i need it for my science project...(im in 8th grade).. so plz help if u got any info. and about the zombies. wtf!

Posted by: Julia [] on October 13, 2006 3:27 AM

Yes. It is part of the lore and most modern day takes on zombie tales go with it. From lore it passes to legend and eventually fact. One could say that their quest for 'brains' is perhaps to replentish their own depleting brain, which appears to be the 'battery' source of their zombie-state.
Shaun of the Dead, The Simpsons have followed this headshot rule and thus the lore still applies.

Posted by: nanny-Rachael [http://www.cyberlola.com] on October 14, 2006 12:34 PM
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