Dead / Alternative Ending - Ho1 2020

Did you know that laughter can be a powerful weapon against the undead?

It's true!

In the 2020 New Zealand comedy horror film, Dead, we are taken on a wild and hilarious ride as two unlikely heroes, played by Tom Sainsbury and Hayden Weal, navigate a zombie-infested world.

But what if I told you there was an alternative ending to this thrilling tale?

A twist that will leave you both shocked and delighted?

In this article, I will explore the captivating alternate ending to the Dead movie, a conclusion that will have you laughing, gasping, and questioning everything you thought you knew about the undead.

Get ready to experience a whole new level of zombie mayhem!

The new ending

As the sun sets on the zombie-infested town, our protagonist, Barry, finds himself cornered in an abandoned warehouse. The undead horde closes in, their moans echoing through the empty streets. Just when all hope seems lost, a mysterious figure emerges from the shadows.

It's not another survivor or a military rescue team, but a peculiar scientist named Evelyn, who has been secretly observing the outbreak. She reveals that the zombies are not mindless creatures driven by hunger, but rather victims of a failed experiment gone wrong.

Evelyn explains that she has developed a serum that can reverse the effects of the virus, restoring the infected to their former selves.

With a glimmer of hope, Barry agrees to help Evelyn test her serum. They concoct a plan to lure the zombies into a trap, where they can administer the antidote. As the zombies stumble into the warehouse, Barry and Evelyn work together, injecting each one with the serum.

To their surprise, the zombies begin to regain their humanity. Confusion and fear fill their eyes as they slowly come back to life. The once-ravenous horde now stands before Barry and doctor Evelyn, fully cured but haunted by the memories of their monstrous actions.

As the last zombie reverts to its human form, the town is left in a state of shock. The infected, now cured, struggle to comprehend the atrocities they committed while under the virus's influence. The survivors, including Barry, grapple with the moral dilemma of forgiving those who were once their enemies.

In the aftermath, the town becomes a symbol of redemption and forgiveness. The cured zombies, now known as "The Reborn," work tirelessly to rebuild the community they once terrorized. Barry, inspired by their transformation, becomes an advocate for compassion and understanding, urging others to see beyond the surface and embrace the potential for change.

However, not everyone is ready to forgive. Some survivors, scarred by the horrors they endured, struggle to accept the new reality. The town becomes divided, with tensions rising between those who believe in second chances and those who seek revenge.

Questions for discussions

  • 1. Will the cured zombies be able to fully integrate back into society, or will they always be haunted by their past actions?
  • 2. How will the survivors who seek revenge on the cured zombies affect the town's attempts at redemption and forgiveness?
  • 3. Can Barry truly advocate for compassion and understanding, or will he struggle with his own feelings of anger and resentment towards the zombies?
  • 4. Will the tensions between the survivors who believe in second chances and those seeking revenge escalate into violence and further destruction?
  • 5. How will the town rebuild itself with the help of the cured zombies, and will they be accepted by the rest of the community?
  • 6. Will doctor Evelyn face any consequences for her role in the failed experiment that caused the zombie outbreak?
  • 7. How will the memories of their monstrous actions affect the cured zombies' mental well-being and ability to reintegrate into society?
  • 8. Will the town's newfound symbol of redemption and forgiveness be enough to heal the deep wounds caused by the zombie outbreak?
  • 9. Can forgiveness truly be achieved, or will the scars of the past always linger in the hearts and minds of the survivors?
  • 10. What lessons can be learned from the town's experience with the zombie outbreak, and how will it shape their future interactions with one another?
  • I have imagined other alternative endings for 'Dead'; check the link below or in the sidebar.

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