As a teenager, Dr. Scott had a significant sensitivity toward supernatural issues. He didn’t like scary or evil based movies. These memories brought about a deep foreboding that He could not shake. Two of the scariest movies he saw were The Shining, with Jack Nicholson as the lead and The Exorcist, with Linda Blair’s demon possessed head spinning 360 degrees! While watching The Shining, he sat with his hand on the Bible for the last hour of the flick, so he would not bolt from the couch. Too many times he found himself viewing horror shows and really hating what he was seeing. He unfortunately watched each with fascination and fear.
Before his Senior Prom in Parker, Colorado in 1984, he came down the stairs from a video party where his friends sat watching Young Frankenstein and quoting every line within it. He made a phone call to ask a cute girl named Debbie to the Prom.
“Man, Scott, why didn’t you call a little bit ago?” she exasperatedly exclaimed. “Mitch just asked me and I said ‘Yes!’ I can tell him ‘No’ on Monday.” We both realized that it was a bad idea to break the fragile ego of Mitch, one of my best friends. Dr. Scott ended up going to the Prom with a sophomore who he wasn’t really interested in at the time. He joined 4 other couples and went to the Prom.
That whole night at the Prom, he looked in Debbie’s direction, and she in his, wishing he had phoned her an hour earlier that one night. He ended up at 3:00 A.M. at Mitch’s house alone while his friends took the girls home. He began watching the horrid VHS flick, Dawn of the Dead. This 1978 film was one of George Romero’s regenerations of his film series he spun for many years after his original. Somehow, this was the first time Dr. Scott had seen the Zombie genre in person and he was not impressed. But God had other plans for him later in life related to Zombies. This book is the research within that genre that started on that fateful night of his Prom.