First ants, next humans! Throw all your Apple products in the garbage, they clearly are dangerous mind control devices.
What makes a zombie? It depends on the movie. In NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD it was a returned space probe, bringing with it some alien pathogen, perhaps, or cosmic form of radiation. In movies like 28 DAYS LATER and WORLD WAR Z, the marauding malefactors are not “zombies” in the true Hollywood sense of the word, in that they are not dead, merely BRAIN-dead. Sometimes the supernatural is credited with bringing the dead back to life, and in real life in Haiti, it is a potent and mysterious mixture of primitive drugs and folk medicine that creates a “zombi.” Perhaps it is simply that “there is no more room in Hell,” as DAWN OF THE DEAD suggested. Or, as is the case in many movies and TV shows, the cause may never be revealed and is largely irrelevant.
Here’s a novel idea: What if people are turned into zombies by cellphone signals? The idea of transference of zombie mindlessness via electronic broadcasts was explored in the underrated PONTYPOOL, and the concept of cellphones facilitating the spread of insanity. (Okay, so maybe the idea isn’t THAT novel. I will concede that it’s a short leap from “insane” to “zombie.”) But what if, disconcertingly, there might be a kernel of plausibility to this hypothesis? We’ve all read scientific articles on “zombie ants,” so we know the little creepy crawlies are susceptible. Look at the effect cellphone radiation has on them in this video? Could human beings potentially be zombified by their cellies?