On Halloween…

…we need a little something as night approaches.

I know just the thing: Brain-eating zombies.

Given that this is the blog that conceived of the misbegotten literary (if you can call it that) device known as the Hitler Zombie, how could I not post a clip involving an actual cinematic brain-eating zombie on Halloween? (Warning: In the interest of full disclosure, this clip contains a brief and pretty well obscured topless shot and a couple of uses of the F-word.)

Intelligent talking zombies who understand how to use pulleys. Now that‘s scary! Yes, this was a clip from one of my favorite zombie movies of all time, The Return of the Living Dead. It’s hilarious and scary all at the same time, and, 22 years later, it’s held up surprisingly well for a movie that was so obviously of its time. (Get a load of the clothes and the punk rockers!)

Here’s more Halloween amusement:

A perfect Halloween night accompaniment. Just remember, though: It’s R-rated. Remember, also, that zombie nutritionists recommend an all brain diet.

For other Halloween fun in the same “vein,” so to speak, you could also go visit my fellow ScienceBlogger Steve Higgins at–of course!–Omnibrain and learn how to Make Brainzzz for Halloween or view some Brain Cookin’ Videos for Halloween. They’re pretty disgusting, but, hey, this is Halloween.

If you’re of a weak stomach, however, you could always check out what happens when a homeopath tries to apply homeopathic principles to Halloween. It isn’t pretty.


  1. #1 pnorman
    October 31, 2007

    Working in a demonstration room for physics, we decided to toss some dry ice chips into a big bucket of water that we use for a viscous damping demo.

  2. #2 lb
    October 31, 2007

    Cute, very cute.

    And the zombie diet is probably as well researched as half the diet beliefs out there.

  3. #3 Monty
    October 31, 2007

    Cectic may just be the greatest (web)comic ever made.

  4. #4 Brain Dead Mom
    October 31, 2007

    One of my kids just left to go to a Halloween Party at the home of a neurosurgeon!

  5. #5 DLC
    October 31, 2007

    Now, if only some of these ID-people would use their brains instead of eating someone else’s. . .

    “please try to use your brain for something besides a hydraulic support system for your cranium” — DLC.

    happy Halloween!

    BOO !

  6. #6 Ginger Yellow
    November 1, 2007

    “I love you and you’ve got to let me eat your brains.”

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