Oh, you thought it was 28 Days Later?
Or the general atmosphere of apocalyptic doom and despair that’s been prevalent since 9/11 and the Iraq War.
Well, they might have helped, but the reason that for the last decade nerds have been crafting intricate strategies for the hording of food and the decapitation of their neighbours (especially Neil, because fuck that guy) can be traced back to this film. This is the film that convinced you all that no matter how big a loser you are, the day the dead rise you will metamorphose into a cricket-bat wielding badass.
Some of you have completely lost touch with reality