I'm currently developing a story about zombies and I neded some feedback. In the Romero films, the Zombies return to places that are important to them. My friend seems to think that this idea first came up in the "I am Legend" novel. (yes, they're vampies, but zombie like..) My question is this, is the idea of returning to a place specific to one creator, or is this accpted Zombie "lore" at this point?
Any thoughts or examples of this showing up in other movies/books would be great.---Mike
That was certainly the case in Dawn of the Dead, but not sure that I saw Zombies return to places important to them in his other flicks. I would put it more that they retain a certain sense of self somewhere latent in whatever's left of their brain. In fact, if you read the Marvel Zombies comics, the super hero types actually lose their hunger momentarily and regain a sense of clarity after they feed, but are quickly overcome by hunger again. If you're looking for a story idea, I like that concept and haven't seen it elsewhere...