Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies – needs moar zombies

Posted: November 1, 2014 in 2 Star Reviews, Fiction, Horror
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2 of 5 Mutant Stars – Mutation Z by Marilyn Peake.

This is an awesome short story, if you skip to the last 10%. The first 90% is just total bullshit.

Our first-person narrator is a nurse that is sent to Africa to help with the Ebola virus. So, the first 90% of the story is just this nurse, and her colleagues getting to Africa, and getting their lab set up, etc. No zombies whatsoever in that part of the story.

Then, the story gets injected with the Mutant Z serum which causes Ebola patients to turn into zombies. Only during a full moon, mind you. So, they’re like zombie werewolves or something. This part of the story is pretty cool, except that the Mutant Z patients are locked up in a cell the whole time, and can’t actually go all zombie mad on everyone.

Until the last page of the story, that is. On the last page, the Ebola zombies are set free to roam the countryside and wreck havoc. Great. So, the real story doesn’t happen until the last fucking page. Goddamnit to hell.

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