'Zombie' Film Could Cost Gwinnett ACE Hardware Employee His Job

A worker at the Lawrenceville, Ga., hardware store could be fired for appearing in the documentary which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Do you know how to prepare yourself for a zombie attack? According to the short documentary film "When the Zombies Come," you can get many of the supplies you need at your local ACE Hardware. In fact, one ACE store has created a zombie preparedness website.

Director Jon Hurst talked to several employees at the Lawrenceville ACE Hardware on Dogwood Road about people preparing for the zombie apocalypse, spurred by the popularity of shows like AMC's "The Walking Dead," which is filmed partly in Metro Atlanta.

According to 11Alive, one of those employees, Alex Warner, could be fired for appearing in the film. In it, he explains why the ACE would make a great bunker while fighting off the flesh eating monsters. One reason, according to Warner, is its proximity to an "old folks home" — Laurel Grove on Five Forks Trickum Road.

"Which we're pretty sure is gonna be overtaken by zombies," said Warner in the film, "because what are older people gonna do besides become zombies? But they're gonna be slow moving zombies."

Warner then goes on to say the elderly zombies would make great targets for shooting practice.

Read the complete story on Lawrenceville Patch.


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