Decay: The LHC Zombie Film

Today is the release date for the film Decay, described as “a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students”. It’s available for download here, on Youtube here.

The plot is summarized as

The film follows a small group of students (played by physicists) after a disastrous malfunction in the world’s biggest particle accelerator. As they try desperately to escape from the underground maintenance tunnels, they are hunted by the remains of a maintenance team, who have become less than human.

It’s quite professionally done, on a remarkably low budget of about $3000, and of course the science is way, way better than usual for a Hollywood film. Highly recommended. Note that

This film has not been authorized or endorsed by CERN

For something more reality-based, try the latest episode of Colliding Particles, entitled “Blogs”, which features Philip Gibbs and his role in blogging the Higgs and putting together unofficial combinations of results. Not Even Wrong puts in a cameo appearance in the background…

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7 Responses to Decay: The LHC Zombie Film

  1. Plutonium Archimedes II says:

    “The film follows a small group of students (played by physicists) after a disastrous malfunction in the world’s biggest particle accelerator. As they try desperately to escape from the underground maintenance tunnels, they are hunted by the remains of a maintenance team, who have become less than human.”

    Sounds fun! But do they (the film-makers) understand that there are going to be people who will think that they (the film-makers) are warning against a possible scenario that might actually happen as a result of the operation of the LHC?

    Although, really, such a misinterpretation sounds fun too!

  2. Low Math, Meekly Interacting says:

    This is just about the best thing I’ve seen on the interwebs in a very long time….which is kind of pathetic, but anyway, many thanks for the link!

  3. chris says:

    why didn’t they cast the resident string theorists as the zombies?

  4. Chris Oakley says:

    Chris, you obviously did not follow the story. In order to become zombies, they have to be walking around the experimental apparatus underground.

    Must admit, I did not make it past about minute 35. It seemed a lot like Shaun of the Dead but without the humour. Oh, and since when was A Clockwork Orange deep? Maybe that was the humour.

  5. DON Murphy says:

    A little surprised to hear you say, “. . .and of course the science is way, way better than usual for a Hollywood film.” with reference to a movie about zombies. However, all in good humor I suppose.

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  7. Tmark48 says:

    I saw the whole film. Have to say it was pretty entertaining and the end well it’s not your typical Hollywood ending that’s for sure. The premise of the story while not realistic was fun, and real life location sure beats CG sets.

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