We want your braaaains

There's an old journalism adage. One is a fluke, two is a coincidence and three is a full-blown trend. Last year horror film director George Romero directed a remake of his very own Dawn of the Dead, starring lovely local Sarah Polley. The recently released Resident Evil: Apocalypse had Milla Jovovich blowing up city hall and raining chaos, mayhem and destruction on 'Racoon City.' Now Romero's back filming another "dead" movie, Land of the Dead.

There are plenty of reasons why you'd film a zombie film in Toronto: tax credits, experienced cast and crew, Toronto's ability to look like any city in the world or post-apocalyptic hellhole. But there are plenty of other intangible reasons why Toronto should be considered the zombie capital of the world.

1) Lack of sunlight gives us that lovely undead pallor. Have you seen us in February? Some of us look like we haven't seen direct sunlight for months, and guess what? we haven't! Save tons of money

2) Past experience. How many cities have real life experience with an honest to goodness biological epidemic. We all know that zombies aren't actually created by black magics but by insane scientists, and careless animal-rights activists! After SARS most Torontonians know the fear that a pandemic can unleash on the populace.

3) Multicultural populace! multicultural zombies! Brain-eating, bloodthirsty zombies are equal opportunity killers. It doesn't matter if you're black or white, rich or poor. So shouldn't the extras of a zombie film reflect this unifying message?

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