A fictional zombie virus
invented by satirial writer Max Brooks
(son of Mel Brooks
, who was the director of Space Balls
). The virus "Solanum" attempts to justify the hack work of George Romano
by describing an entirely impossible zombie virus
. Accoring to Max Brooks
are somehow reanimated by a virus that allows the body to function with no blood circulation, no oxygen, and no ATP (which is absolutely required for muscle movement). This is definately the most far fetched viral zombie
that has been suggested, but it is often used as a benchmark by zombie survivalist
groups, particularly OZORT, as a worst case scenario zombie virus.
If Solanum can reanimate long dead corpses and allow them to run around with coagulated blood and no glucose, why can't it also make them fly and instinctively know kung fu?