Some people enjoy zombie movies as fictional escapism. Some people believe that a zombie-like virus could lead to an outbreak of near-apocalyptic proportions. And some people truly believe that the zombie apocalypse is not a matter of "if" but "when" - and they are ready.
Discovery Channel will explore these zombie survivalists in a new unscripted special called, simply, Zombie Apocalypse, which airs on December 18th. The show will focus on a quartet of people who have formed the Kansas Anti-Zombie Militia. They are training for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. But these extremists are not the show's only focus. Given equal time are a couple of doctors who believe that a virus that causes zombie-like symptoms is possible - even likely - and could turn into an apocalypse really fast.