Zombies are usually unintelligent undead, essentially reanimated corpses that seek to terrorize and consume the living. They can also be living humans infected with a terminal, rabies-like disease.

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Why was blowing up most of the bridges advantageous in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (movie)?

As I understand it, the initial setting of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (movie) is this: London has a giant wall around it, is safe from the zombies. The Royal Canal is a moat at some distance ...
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How long has the apocalypse been going on?

In The Walking Dead, the outbreak starts in an unknown year, but we know that Carl had to have been at least ten and the show has been going on for six years now and then by the time it's season six ...
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Why did Lizzie think the walkers were still human?

In The Walking Dead, Lizzie is taken care of by Carol after her dad's death. But what I don't get is why Lizzie thinks that the walkers are still human. She is feeding them and is hurt whenever ...
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How come he keeps heads?

Some spoilers for season 3 in The Walking Dead. In The Walking Dead season 3 we see some shots of Why does he keep the heads??
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Terrifying story about 2 friends who spend a night in a deserted mansion, where one of them is killed with an ax by a supernatural being

Upon having their car stuck in the swamp, the boys walk and find an old deserted mansion. As the hour is late, they make a bed by the fireplace and fall asleep. One of the boys is awakened by a ...
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Do the walkers that get killed by a blow to the head reanimate again?

As Dr Jenner said, all humans are infected and after being killed come back as walkers. But do the walkers killed with a blow to the head / brain, reanimate again? If a blow to the head makes them ...
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Has Robert Kirkman ever commented on whether humans can safely consume zombie meat?

My own answer (with the username "R.J. MacReady") to this question provides some evidence on the issue of whether people can eat zombies, but I couldn't find anything conclusive. Now I'm curious about ...
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How widespread is the infection?

In The Walking Dead we see thousands of walkers. Is the infection that causes this just in Atlanta, all of America, or is it the whole world? I feel like they don't make that clear in the show or the ...
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How many Zombies are there in Black Tide Rising?

In the Black Tide Rising series written by John Ringo we have an Zombie apocalypse. We know the uninfected survivors amount to 1%. Is there a way to find out what the percentage of the Zombies and ...
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Amazon zombie story with a main character who loves Mountain Dew and Doritos

A couple of years ago in junior high I read a book that I got off of the Amazon book store. It was at the time available exclusively at Amazon. The starting scene talked about the main character (I ...
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Does humanity in The Walking Dead universe have any chance to survive? [closed]

If you take all the rules of this universe in account - like "all humans turn, no matter how they die", "walkers do not weaken/starve/die off over time", constant fighting between survivors for ...
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In Dawn of the Dead (2004) how do we account for the behaviour of Andy, the gunshop owner?

You will recall the Andy who was marooned across from the mall and amused his distant friends with sharp-shooting was bitten but still held up the whiteboard with which they they had been ...
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Trying to identify zombie movie from 80's or 90's

I'm trying to find the title of a movie from the 1980's or early 1990's that released in the US. It was a serious movie with more of an action vibe than straight horror - very Resident Evil-ish. In ...
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When did zombies become “infected” rather than corpses raised from hell?

I am curious as to the evolution of the zombie concept. In old horror movies from the 60s and into the 80s, zombies were depicted as "true" undead beings; people who have died and been inhumed, and ...
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Why do zombies eat our brains?

Do we know the first, or at least possibly the most influential, occurrence of zombies targeting humans for our delicious brains? And do we know why they go for that organ specifically?
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Haunted television set summons zombies from nearby graves

I watched the Goosebumps movie tonight with my son and I started feeling nostalgic about other books (not in the Goosebumps series) that I read when I was a kid. I've been scouring Google looking for ...
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How are zombies killed by any injury to the brain in TWD

In the CDC lab, Rick's group is shown a brain scan of a zombie that showed how the infection reanimates a dead person by reactivating the brain stem, which would seem to suggest that only the brain ...
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Did Hal Dorne survive in the Morningstar Strain series?

Possible spoilers ahead so don't read if you don't want to know... Did Hal Dorne (the mechanic from the Isles) survive in the Morningstar Strain (by Z.A. Recht)? I just finished the third book and it'...
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What are all the different names survivors have called zombies?

I know that in the television series, zombies have been called walkers and biters, and a couple of other names that I can't recall. Each group of survivors tends to have their own name for the ...
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Severed Heads in Walking Dead

How can a severed head still make the gurgling, throaty growls and grunts without any lungs? For that matter, how do skeletal zombies make the noises as well?
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Why doesn't zombie blood coagulate?

In The Walking Dead (as opposed to the book World War Z, for instance), it has been consistently shown that zombies have red, liquid blood, apparently indistinguishable from human blood. But we ...
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Why do fried zombies live in The Walking Dead?

Regarding The Walking Dead, I've noticed that even when a zombie is burnt ridiculously, it's still hissing and longing for food. Wouldn't the brain be destroyed- not just neurologically, but ...
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How long does it take for someone to turn?

In some parts of the tv series and the comics it seems that people rise up almost instantly after they have "died", becoming shambling zombies, while in other scenes it almost seems like it takes ...
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Why is Madison not infected in Fear the Walking Dead?

In the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead, Madison clearly gets bitten by a zombie. Why did this bite not kill her like the other victims? Is she maybe a type of a cure in the apocalypse?
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Why survivors didn't build a fence

In first episodes of walking dead season 1 survivors base in a little camp in the forest near some artificial lake. In one of episodes they are receiving an attack of zombies during the night and ...
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Why were the soldiers using a .50 caliber anti-matériel rifle to kill a single zombie?

In the Fear the Walking Dead episode Cobalt (S01E05), the soldiers in charge of our protagonists' neighborhood made a strange decision while outside the wire. After spotting a solitary zombie, they ...
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Are any of Romero's “Dead” films connected other than these two?

Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), and Land of the Dead (2005), all seem to be products of their time, tackling relevant social issues within the ...
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Do zombies sweat?

In most (all?) universes zombie move as fast as they can when after food. Different universes have different top speeds. Moving creates friction which causes heat. In humans, sweating is ...
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Did the Army kill survivors outside of the safe zone?

I just watched the 4th episode of Fear the Walking Dead and while the whole modus operandi of the Army made total sense to me, one thing bothers me: In the final scene one can see a firefight in the ...
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Has anyone revealed why the word “zombie” is used in the comics, but not on the show(s)?

In The Walking Dead comics, the word "zombie" wasn't used at first, but fairly early in the series, it was introduced. Rick initially thought it was too silly to mention, but eventually accepted that ...
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Why did the family in Fear the Walking Dead give up so easily?

In the second, and most recent, episode of Fear the Walking Dead, the main characters are preparing to flee Los Angeles to the desert, where they hope to wait out the crisis. This seems strange, ...
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When did the first on-screen bite occur on The Walking Dead?

I'm rewatching the first two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, and I just realized that you don't really see anyone being bitten in either episode, except perhaps in a shaky video taken from a ...
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How could zombie Randall be walking around after dying of a broken neck? [duplicate]

In the season two finale of The Walking Dead, Shane kills Randall by snapping his neck. Hours later, Daryl and Glenn find Randall, who has since become a zombie, up and mobile. Daryl even identifies ...
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Any stories about Zombies in the desert [closed]

I have seen stories which cover frozen zombies, or ones that can go through the ocean. I don't think I have ever read a story that deals with Zombies in a desert environment. Potentially this would be ...
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Why is Fear the Walking Dead skipping a week?

The first episode of Fear the Walking Dead aired last Sunday (the 23rd). The second episode aired last night (the 30th). Next Sunday (the 6th), AMC will replay the first two episodes. The third ...
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Why don't the people in Walking Dead just cover themselves in blood? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is inappropriate - I'm new to scifi.se, In the very first season of The Walking Dead, by covering themselves in blood, they were able to walk among the walkers without being ...
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How is Closure, Limited connected to World War Z?

I'm about halfway through Max Brooks' Closure, Limited, and although the first story is clearly in the same style and narrative mode as World War Z, the second and third are definitely not (among ...
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Why not escape the walkers on an island?

In The Walking Dead, Ricks group of survivors is constantly looking for a new 'shelter'. However, they only ever look for cities on the mainland. Why don't they just get on boat and go to an island ...
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Is “Fear the Walking Dead” canonical?

The new series Fear the Walking Dead premiered tonight, and I'm wondering if Robert Kirkman, the other producers, etc, have discussed to what degree it can be considered canonical.
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Is the zombie-to-human ratio ever mentioned in-universe in The Walking Dead?

After wondering about the issue for 5 years, yesterday I came across an apparently canonical statement about how many humans are still alive in The Walking Dead universe. The promotional blurb for the ...
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Has Max Brooks ever discussed the possibility of writing more zombie books?

I know that he's now busy being the world's most respected zombie expert, and I seem to remember him saying that he had already told the full story of World War Z (and I personally don't see how ...
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Has George Romero ever revealed where he got the idea for his zombies?

The first concept of zombies was quite different from the ones we are familiar with today. They were simply people who had been put under a magical spell which turned them into mindless slaves. This ...
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Horror short story, in YA hardcover anthology 80s or 90s

A young man in a workplace (possibly library) becomes very curious about a customer who always makes a short phone call before going home. The customer never smalltalks, simply snaps something like '...
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A weird possibly Italian horror film I only got to see the end of it

The series of events didn't make sense but what I saw still perplexes me years afterwards.. A man is getting dressed and leaving a bedroom after what seems a one night stand. The woman is still in ...
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What movie was the first to feature onscreen zombie children?

The first zombie children I remember seeing in a movie were in Resident Evil. I may be wrong, but it seems unlikely to me that it was the first zombie flick to include them. What film was the first to ...
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Are zombies traditionally portrayed as being able to see in the dark?

Setup I asked a question on RPG Stack Exchange, and I'm getting answers focused on the history of RPGs, but I'm also curious about zombies in wider media, and figure I'll get a better answer for that ...
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in ASOIAF how do Wights work?

I have been watching the TV Show and read a couple books years (decades?) ago so my memory is hazy, and I've been wondering: what sort of undead are wights? We know they can be killed by fire, but ...
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How do zombies survive the winter?

OK so imagine a human wearing normal clothes: tshirt, pants etc., out in the middle of the winter. They wouldn't last long. Now replace that human with a zombie. Zombies have no blood circulation, ...
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What kept the Walkers away from Hershel's farm in TWD?

I was wondering, throught the 2nd season he see little to no zombies on Hershel's farm except when they were drawn there by Carl's gunshot. What would keep them away? There are people and livestock ...
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Defending against Walkers

In Episode 12 of Season 5 of The Walking Dead, the group arrives at How long have these survivors lived there? Did they build the wall before the walkers reached this area? (My first question. ...