Some believe that this movie follows a true story line which indeed supports why zombies are inexplicably adverse to the consumption of chili. Here we have a trailer for the movie that may help to explain…
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Your attention is called to #27 of this article entitled, “50 Things You Did Not Know About Zombies” which reads, “Zombies cannot use a can opener and therefore hate canned chili”. While this does support the fact that zombies do hate chili, the logic behind the reason for the widespread disgust for the food is certainly suspect.
A favorite of the staff here at Zombies Hate Chili, is the excellent Max Brooks novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. There had been rumors for years about it being made into a motion picture and those rumors are finally proven true and the first trailer for the movie has finally been released (see below). From the trailer, it seems unlikely that the movie is following the book closely, but that really cannot be determined based on the limited footage. A key concept of the book is that it is a series of interviews with various people about a zombie attack in the past. The various stories are told by different people in different parts of the world, with different occupations, and so forth making it a very realistic and believable account. The new movie could be the perspective of one person with sequels to cover the rest, or it may just be focusing on a single story despite the fact they may tell a few (which makes sense; focusing on the Brad Pitt character in the trailer and not some new face for marketing purposes). At any rate, check out this book, it is among the very best of the zombie genre (despite its lack of reference to chili).
Books like the The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead offer many tips and tricks for surviving the zombie apocalypse, but it does not include crucial information regarding how one might exploit zombie hatred of chili. Why? Try misinformation perpetuated by the zombie population themselves! Ridiculous you say? I would have though so too, but articles such as this one from ZombiesLoveChili.com are documented proof that zombies are working to suppress the knowledge to obscure what might be their most vulnerable weakness.
It’s a blessing and a curse: anyone can say anything on the Internet and there are those among us that simply believe what they read. Someone saying it is a fact that zombies love chili simply does not make it so. We all laugh and joke about misinformation on the Internet but anyone can be tricked. To counter ridiculous accusations is the purpose of this increasingly critical resource. Zombies hate chili plan and simple. But imagine you were a zombie sympathizer– what better way to discourage this fact than to state the opposite as factual. That is the clear agenda of the transparent, simple folk and their twisted “facts” at ZombiesLoveChili.com. Question what you read!
For most, where you first learned zombies hated chili is a difficult question to answer. With so many references it’s like asking where did you learn Frankenstein’s monster was afraid of fire. Probably a book, movie, story told to you by a loved one? To gain a better perspective of where most remember attaining this knowledge, please complete this simple poll…
A book of what zombies hate and chili was inexplicably overlooked. We’ve reached out to Greg Stones the author/artist of Zombies Hate Stuff to see if a second edition or external update may be in order. Stay tuned…
Update: Greg responded, “I have to admit that the zombies’ hatred of chili escaped me while doing extensive research for the book. (A majority of that research involved playing Angry Birds instead of actually working.) For the potential sequel, I will expose zombies to chili and see what happens. If their hatred is so strong that they end up killing me, I will hold you personally responsible. Consider yourself warned.”
Fingers crossed for a sequel that addresses this gross oversight!
Researching Zombies yourself? Check out this book of Zombie Movies now in its second edition. Featuring chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films, this can be a real time saver when you consider many zombie movies have you regretting your choice less than ten minutes in. Of course, the few good ones are amazing and pretty well known– use this guide to find the lesser known good ones among the bunch! Find any chili references? Please let us know.