Talk about zombies and a possible zombie apocalypse has run rampant in recent weeks due to increased gory accounts of drug-induced, flesh-eating attacks in the news.
All of this hype began May 26, when Rudy Eugene was found eating the face of a homeless man while high on LSD and bath salts in Miami.
Stores across the U.S. are taking advantage of this hysteria by selling Zombie Bullets, made by Hornady Manufacturing, according to CBS Detroit.
To promote the product on their website, Hornady suggests:
“Be PREPARED – supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max ammunition from Hornady! Loaded with PROVEN Z-Max bullets… MAKE DEAD PERMANENT!”
Hornady’s spokesman Everett Deger spoke to WWJ Newsradio 950′s Zahra Huber, and said that while the bullets are real, they’re only meant to be used on targets, and not on people (or zombies).
Deger said company president Steve Hornady came up with the idea for Zombie Max bullets because of his love for zombie movies and shows.
Deger goes on to say:
“After it gained some acceptance among some of us here in the company got on board with the idea we decided just to have some fun with a marketing plan that would allow us to create some ammunition designed for that … fictional world.”
-“This is probably one of the only (product) launches that we’ve seen when people who are not in the hunting and shooting industry will go out and they will purchase this.”
-“I mean, I’ve heard of guys who buy it just because they think the packaging is cool and they set it on their cube and they don’t even own a gun,” he said. ”It has that sort of cross-market appeal, which I think is rare to find these days, where you can actually sell something that will transcend not just one market but go into several.”
Now, the Zombie Max and Z-Max bullets are Hornady’s most successful products.
We wish luck, and oxygen, to anyone purchasing “zombie bullets” for any reason other than the fact that it’s hilarious, and a go-to conversation starter.