Zombie Bite in New Orleans?

By Zombie Hunter Sam

 zombie eating man in new orleans

Zombies aren’t necessarily undead, reanimated ghouls. Research at The Undead Report indicates zombies can be infected, crazed, uncontrollable rabid humans. You want to be sure one of them is dead? Aim for the head. Don’t stand there and let them bite you, infectious or not!

Joseph Lancellotti, a 67 year old greater New Orleans man was gardening at his home when a crazed man gibbering in Spanish ran up to him, hitting him in the head. During Lancellotti’s valiant struggle using a rake for defense, the strange man bit his arm and swallowed the flesh.

Bit his arm, and swallowed the flesh.

The crazed man, later identified as Mario Vargas, 48 hung around and made no attempt to flee when police officers arrived at the scene. Forty five minutes earlier, he had been released from a local hospital for a finger injury.  What was that injury? What happened after his release and before the attack? Did hospital staff not notice something strange?

His wife, Bonnie Lancellotti obviously notes “This person’s clearly lost his sense, I mean, what else can you say, eating people’s skin?”

Lost his sense, lost his mind, or lost his human functions?

Quarantine If you haven’t seen “Quarantine”, I highly suggest you do. Besides being a solidly produced horror film, it’s realistic, shot first-person, and is quite an accurate description of what a zombie outbreak might look like: infected, crazed people feeling no pain, acting on instinct and being strange. And eating you.

Stranger takes bite of gardener’s arm

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  • 1 TheOni May 8, 2009 at 6:46 am

    I’m not sure quarantine is the best example… it was flawed because no one would have let that old lady near them. She definitely looked like a zombie from the start. Not to mention it took the deaths of like 4 people for them to realize the bubbly mouth meant they were zombies. I cant think of a better example of a zombie movie that depicts how things would happen or could happen (I would maybe suggest 28 days/weeks later). Quarantine was more of a jab at how governments would control the situation and didn’t recognize that the media really needs to step off and get with the situation (i.e. The dude should have stopped recording after the first couple of people got killed.) That’s just an opinion. :)

  • 2 pie May 20, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I slightly agree with TheOni, but i also think Dead Rising is an example of a non infectious virus and what itd be like to camp out in the mall

  • 3 Rexy May 23, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Wow, that’s incredibly creepy. I would definitely dislike random arm biting/flesh eating. Poor 67 year old gardener.

  • 4 Pie May 28, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    My freinds the time is here, i witnessed some zombie attack on me
    i got pictures, it was caused by a chemical in a chemistry set, if i knew how to write articales id post them so you know, i was bit, but it was not full exposure to the virus, so its not infective, the pictures are of the 7 year old infected, guys prepare.

  • 5 Payne Jun 9, 2009 at 8:02 am

    this is like majorly freaky!!! i hope NOTHING even close to this EVER happens…if it does i shall kill myself.
    Well maybe not kill myself, but i would be pretty screwed…just some random kid against zombies and what not i don’t think i would stand a very good chance..:(

  • 6 logan Jun 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    so, did anyone ever learn why he was in there for a finger injury? It was either that or he was mighty hungry. lets hope it was the first one. is it possible that he had cannibal tendencies?

  • 7 Clay Jul 18, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Quarantine was a rip off of REC. Please observe that movie. yes, it’s in Spanish, but you can read the subtitles. American cinema needs to stop ripping off the rest of the world’s creativity.

    Oh, and I live in New Orleans. This was not news here. I hadn’t heard anything about it until today.

  • 8 Sam Jul 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks Clay — I’m aware Quarantine was a remake of REC, and I would really like to see the original. I’m a big fan of original movies, and I love going to source material.

    I’m glad I could provide this strange bit of news to you — while my research may be on the fringe of reality and science, I enjoy brining all of my findings to the public.

  • 9 logan Jul 18, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    quarantine ending weas abrupt. and they never tried to get weapons…what’re they, stupid?

  • 10 Sam Aug 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    It was abrupt, however realistic. It’s more of a survival film, as opposed to action and fighting — you’re not always going to have access to weapons or firearms. However, I agree, *something* may have been useful. A lamppost, steak knife, or fire axe would be nice. The infection in the movie produced very strong, aggressive, and pain oblivious opponents, scary indeed.

  • 11 Kathleen Jul 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I agree with TheOni, that 28 days/ weeks later seems much more realistic with the one exception of turning in 20 seconds or less. Blood would have to travel through the body and transport the virus all the way to the brain. Also the virus would have to replicate very quickly and defend itself against immune system defenses. The time would be different depending on exposure location, rate of osmosis, and metabolism. I do think quarantine at least paid close attention to timing. I do believe that all the zombie apocalypse scare will actually wind up being an incredibly virulent form of rabies. Something to consider however, (more support for 28 days /weeks) is that rabies kills the appetite. Dogs with rabies refuse to eat. Even when they kill, they do not eat their prey. In 28 days/ weeks they did not eat, they simply ,though thoroughly, destroyed their victims. Have a great day!!!!

  • 12 carlos Jul 4, 2010 at 6:53 am

    i saw the trailer for the new movie coming out on dvd on october 2010: 28 days before and saw the stupidest group of survivors! they were sleeping outside! that’s like stomping in the middle of a mall in a zombie apocalypse…

  • 13 MoMoney420 Aug 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    This is kinda an off comment, but as for a good zombie movie see Dead Set (serious) its an indy film from the U.K or germany. I think that its as good if not better then Dawn of the Dead. I watched it on (let me watch this.com) I definetly recommend it.

  • 14 Stephen Jul 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    As usual they jumped to the conclusion of drugs but, there has not been a followup posted anywhere on this.

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