Paramedics Alarmed, Confused While Treating Zombie Extras on Set of Resident Evil
Around 8 am this morning in Toronto, paramedics were called to Cinespace Film Studios after a bunch of extras tumbled from a high moving platform, sustaining some leg, back, and arm injuries. But when paramedics arrived they found a group of people with sever facial injuries, dripping blood, missing eyes, fingers, and with gaping open wounds.
You see, no one had warned them they’d be servicing the extras on Resident Evil 5.
“I could see the look on the first paramedic, saying `Oh my God,'” Toronto emergency medical services Commander David Ralph said with a laugh.
Toronto Police Sgt. Andrew Gibson said responders quickly figured out which zombies were injured and which were just in character. “It did kind of catch us off guard when we walked in,” he said.
Actors in the movie had been filming a scene where a leap from one moving platform to another saved them from a mob of zombies, with the shambling horrors falling into the gap. Twelve extras were taken to the hospital after the collapse of the high wheeled platform, with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ever since the zombie craze (for zombie movies, parties, and marches) hit the mainstream recently, I’ve actually been seeing a trend of these stories. Paramedics in Oregon arrived at the scene of a car crash unable to determine fake blood from real last July, when attendees of a zombie themed party decided to do a little zombie themed drunk driving. So if you do dress up as a zombie, keep this in mind, and be careful.