Picks and Pans Review: Mel Brooks's Son Tackles Zombies
updated 11/03/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/03/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
On His inspiration "People have asked me, 'Did you write this as a metaphor for the paranoia that's sweeping the nation?' No. I'm not that smart. I'm just really scared of zombies."
On why zombies scare him "It's a corpse animated by a mutated brain—there's a total lack of emotion. Freddy Krueger—if he has time to make wisecracks, that's not scary."
On how to kill a zombie "A machete will never let you down. A guy asked me, 'What if you greased yourself in Vaseline so they couldn't grab you?' Creative, but not smart. (A) You'll clog your pores. (B) If you're greased up, how will you grab a machete?"
On parental support "They're very proud that I've decided to give back to the community. But they are not a good gauge. I made a turkey sandwich the other day. They had just as much pride."