You may have seen this illustration in a previous post about great zombie hunters. Here I’m using it in my series of “How to stop a zombie” illustrations. This being, one of my favorites. Probably one of the least helpful or useful but also one of the most amazing! 

Dead Alive is by far one of the bloodiest zombie movies anyone’s ever made. This early Peter Jackson horror-comedy set in New Zealand is full of some of the best zombie action on film. It also gives us one of the hardest but most amazing ways to kill zombies, the humble lawnmower.

Not something I would recommend at home, the infamous “lawnmower scene” in Dead Alive has the main character using an upended lawnmower to hack through an entire room full of zombies in an absolute shower of blood. Interestingly the zombies in this movie don’t stop even when the head has been badly damaged. Even intestines seem to have a life of their own as they slither about like snakes to attack the hero and his girlfriend.

If you haven’t seen Dead Alive, do it and you won’t be sorry. It’ll also give you a different perspective on Peter Jackson. Try comparing the central park ice skating scene in King Kong with the lawnmower scene and remember they are the same directer. Fantastic.


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Mike Kloran

Educational Designer from Brooklyn New York. I'm a teacher, an artist, an athlete and constantly doing, making, drawing, creating! It's a busy life but I'm doing what I love and that's what matters most to me!

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