While the world was recovering and rebuilding from the zombie apocalypse, one eccentric genius, Dr. Dieter Schmidt, was turning a Haitian island into a paradise for the wealthy and affluent. Word eventually spread out to the civilized world that Schmidt had mastered the technology of cybernetic control of the undead, turning them into the servants and labourers that keep his island paradise running. Now a team of journalists from Timely Magazine have come to the island to report on the amazing technological advances being made in the tropical paradise to the rest of the world. Unless...something goes wrong...
I wanted to make this scene as eerie and surreal as possible. The idea of shambling corpses serving food seems as off putting to the central characters as it is natural to the scientists and residents of the island. Setting up early that the folks already living on the island might have a slightly off-kilter concept of normal.
The Island of Dr. Morose
As the guests from the mainland took their seats, a procession of serving zombies began to set the table and bring all manner of delicious smelling food and drink to the table. The corpses shambled in a row coming from behind a crop of palm trees, presumably from some sort of kitchen or dining building not visible from the vantage point of the table. The serving zombies were dressed in unique garb, alternating between butlery and tropical fruit hats like the Chiquita banana woman. Marija was bemused when she realized that it was the male corpses in the suits and female corpses dressed in stereotypical tropical princess garb.