One of the other interesting touches I noticed:
They made Shane make zombie-like noises quite a few times throughout that episode prior to turning. They made him very zombieish before he even died. When he comes in to sort of talk to the kid in the barn, he sounds like a zombie. He also does when he smashes his face into the tree.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken