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Zack Snyder said he probably wouldn't survive a real zombie attack.
He had a logical explanation behind his reasoning while promoting his film, "Army of the Dead."
Snyder said the genre has given us a "false sense of security" about our ability to fight the dead.
Zack Snyder has directed two zombie movies, but if a real uprising of the dead ever happened he's not so sure he'd make it out alive.
"The fictionalization of zombies tend to give you a false sense of security about your ability to then, say, fight or understand how zombies might act," Snyder added, elaborating on why he's not convinced he'd make it out alive. "That would be a recipe for disaster."
That's a pretty rational way of thinking about it.
The amount of zombie material in the genre on TV and in video games - "The Walking Dead," "Train to Busan," "Black Summer," "World War Z," and "Left 4 Dead" - has basically conditioned us to think we know exactly how to prepare if the dead ever rose up or a zombie virus took hold.
"Clearly, in a real-world scenario, none of this would happen as it is," Snyder said. "You'd be like, 'Oh no, see I'm a zombie expert, so we should definitely go over there.'"
Snyder said, in that fictional scenario, you'd likely almost immediately run into a horde of zombies.
"I don't know how I'd do in the actual zombie apocalypse," Snyder concluded, adding, "Also, that's just a horrific thought."
Insider previously asked many of the cast and crew on "The Walking Dead" what they would do if a real zombie apocalypse occurred.
Showrunner Angela Kang said, despite having a pretty cool ax from star Andrew Lincoln, she's "pretty sure" she wouldn't make it.
On the other hand, Ryan Hurst, who played a recent villain on the AMC series, told Insider he'd be at home blending in with the dead.
"You wear dead skin, everybody's happy," Hurst told Insider. "They're not gonna try to kill ya. They don't know that you're there! It's zombie camouflage."
While that tactic may work in "TWD" world, it may not cut it if zombies are as fast and as smart as they are in Snyder's next film. Snyder said his universe will include two types of the undead: Alphas, which are more evolved, and slower "shamblers."
"Army of the Dead" will be available to stream on Netflix on May 21.
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