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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Horror short story, in YA hardback 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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The Walking Dead: walking infected [duplicate]

It was stated earlier in the series that all the survivors are already infected with the zombie virus, which is why even someone killed by a gunshot will reanimate if their brain is intact. However, ...
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In The Walking Dead, would someone die if bitten by a zombie that had died from stab wounds and had a clean mouth?

In The Walking Dead, Season 3 episode 16 (Welcome to the Tombs) Milton is stabbed to death by the Governer then left in the same room Andrea is being held in to reanimate and kill Andrea. He hadn't ...
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How durable are the Walkers in “The Walking Dead?”

In 'The Walking Dead' universe how fragile are the walkers physically? How tough are their bodies/bones compared to living humans?
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Resident Evil S.T.A.R.S

What are the positions in the S.T.A.R.S Team and what do they mean? For example jill valentine was the B&E specialist.
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Resident evil Equipment

In the Resident Evil game "Resident Evil 6" and the movie "Resident Evil Damnation", Chris and Leon have two vials on their chest rigs. What's in them?
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Differences between anti-bioterrorism organizations in the resident evil universe

What is the difference between the anti-bioterrorism organizations in the resident evil universe [BSA,D.S.O,TerraSave]?
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Organisations in Resident Evil Universe [duplicate]

Is it possible to be part of more than one anti-bioterrorism organization [BSA,D.S.O,TerraSave]? And is there a in universe example?
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Why zombies don't eventually die in the walking dead?

We know the zombies live a fairly simple existence, they can only perform basic functions ( like walking ) and only care for eating flesh. Pretty simple. Yet in the walking dead series literally years ...
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Why don't the WHO zombies frantically bash their heads through glass like the earlier zombies?

Early in the film, we see zombies headbutt car windows in order to reach their prey, but the ones inside the WHO facility do not seem to use that tactic. It is possible that some of the facilities ...
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In the Ex-Heroes universe, has the source of powers been explained?

In Peter Clines's Ex-Heroes series, super-heroes seem, as best I can tell, super-powers just sort of showed up. One day, there were no super-powered individuals and then suddenly, they were coming out ...
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Any basis for the Solanum virus in classic zombie movies?

Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide (2003) says that zombies are caused by the Solanum virus. Did Max Brooks completely make that up, or did any of the classic zombie movies (such as the Romero ...
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Where did the term “Zombie” originate from? [closed]

As I said above, where did the term "Zombie" originate from? Why can't we just call them the "reanimated"?
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I am looking for the title of a short story about dead soldiers bodies being reused

I read the story many years ago. The solar system was being invaded by insectoid aliens who greatly outnumbered Earth's population. All available people were involved in the war effort and all ...
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Zombie stories compilation book with this particular short story?

First story of all was about a woman, an old teacher in a post-zombie apocalypse world, who tried to teach the zombies (her old students), and lived alone in her old school. I tried to find that book ...
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In Dead Space, what exactly is the marker, who built it and how is it turning people to monsters?

I played through the first two games but I didn't really understand the plot. I was more interested in shooting and stomping. I never really got how the marker was important and why some people were ...
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Why do Walkers' abilities change from season to season? [duplicate]

In season 1 walkers can pick up rocks and break windows, climb fences and appear to look around. in later seasons they only walk and are easily distracted by noise. Why have their abilities changed?
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World War Z Movie: Did Israel fall?

So, Gerry escapes Israel on the plane, Israel gets overrun and the airfield is swarmed. But did the entire city fall? One of the last shots shows what looks like a small, walled off section of the ...
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Looking for a 1980s American zombie movie where the people in a hospital turn into a mannequin-like zombies without being bitten

They don't run, they just walk slowly. There is one scene where a few soldiers were trapped inside a glass walled room. Also, there is this zombie in a red shirt who stares at the female soldier ...
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If a zombie seen a mirror, would it attack the mirror due to the reflection? [closed]

I have thought about building a wall with two-way mirrors in certain spots so that I could see any and all activity around my base. I was wondering if, given what is known about typical zombie ...
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Does Helix mix two genres of Vampires and Zombies?

After episode 11 and 12 of Helix, I got this feeling that helix is mixing two genres of Vampires and Zombies and sugarcoat it with science. Here is my Argument: Vampires: Dr. Hiroshi Hatake and ...
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Is it possible for zombies to sleep? [closed]

In all of the zombie works of art, has a zombie ever slept or something like that? Do zombies sleep at all?
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Do zombies need oxygen in Walking Dead?

Cells need oxygen to function and clearly the cells in a zombie are at least partly functional. In the Walking Dead, do zombies need oxygen? Can they breathe? If they don't have functional respiratory ...
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Would preserved bodies (such as ones encased in ice) reanimate when thawed out?

Do people that have been dead but preserved, like an ice man, reanimate if they were thawed out of the ice in the TV show The Walking Dead? I have seen many episodes and read many FAQ's but have not ...
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What are the implications of the nearly-decapitated zombie in Land of the Dead

In the middle of the movie as they make their escape from the city, the protagonists see what appears to be a decapitated zombie. It approaches, and they are unable to immediately destroy it because ...
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Where does the concept of infected people turning into zombies only after death originate from?

In the beginning, zombies were created by magical and alchemical means, and it was not contagious. Later (mid 20th century?) zombie fiction treats it as an illness/virus, and bitten people turn into ...
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How is it Alice's clones can be killed without head trauma, and why don't they reanimate into zombies?

It was made clear in the first film that the T-virus infected dead needed to to be put down by head/brain trauma. I'm unclear on at least two things. First, how is it that Alice's T-virus mutated ...
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Where do zombies come from?

Who was the first writer/movie director/artist that came with the idea of the zombies we see in movies nowadays like Resident Evil, World War Z, Walking Dead? In general: the idea of a person seemed ...
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Zombies: why are they so fast in recent movies? [closed]

I do understand the concept of the original slow zombies. They are slow, but numerous and they keep reproducing by biting livings and killing them. You are a human, you have no chance to make mistake, ...
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Are there studies gauging the popularity of zombies in popular culture?

In the recent RadioLab podcast "Quicksand," a reporter was able to give exact metrics on the popularity of quicksand by looking at the number of quicksand mentions in movies from 1909 until the ...
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Why aren't the herds of zombies on the sea floor destroyed by pressure or scavengers?

In the book, World War Z, there are large herds of zombies walking across the floors of the oceans. How is that possible with that extreme pressure and the plethora of creepy-crawly ocean dwelling ...
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Practically speaking, how long would it have taken to build the Israeli zombie-defense wall in World War Z?

My impression was that the wall protected the borders of the entire country of Israel. This would have taken a long time especially if you wanted to buttress the wall properly. At least a few years? ...
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Why didn’t the zombie outbreak in The Walking Dead start earlier?

If Doctor Jenner told Rick that: then how come the outbreak started now? If: then why didn't the outbreak start 100 years prior? It doesn't make sense. And if it's airborne, then how did it even ...
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What is the song playing in The walking dead S2e5 when daryl pulls the arrow out and in s3e10 when daryl and merle help the mexicans?

What is the song playing in The walking dead Season 2 episode 5 (when daryl pulls the arrow out and that) and in season 3 episode 10 (when daryl and merle help the mexicans) and its also in the game ...
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Identify film which mashed film noir with voodo and supernatural

I remember watching a film when I was a teenager that seemed to be set in a 1930s film noir kind of setting. I think the main character was a private detective, who somehow got caught up in some ...
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The Walking Dead cricket noise?

In The Walking Dead TV show, I noticed that every time there is a cricket noise that gets louder. Walkers are almost always nearby. Can somebody confirm or deny this? Is it related to anything?
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How do “pet” Walkers help ward off other Walkers?

In both the comics and the show, Michonne first appears with two walkers that she essentially keeps as pets. The comics sort of half-explain this - as per the wiki: She notices walkers don't ...
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Zombie movies: “body protection” VS “sexy clothes” [closed]

I really love zombie movies, but one thing that I really hate is (for instance in walking dead) the "humans" walk in "shorts" and "tops", bare arms, big neckline, etc knowing that they will be bitten ...
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Would survival in a zombie apocalypse be easier in a colder climate? [closed]

In a climate where the average temperature in the winter hangs around 0°F and summer around 90°F, I would think that zombies would freeze to the point where they couldn't move in the winter, ...
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Recapturing the Zombies that have been Released?

In the 2011 movie The Cabin in the Woods, how were the authorities and/or employees of the organization planning to recapture the zombies that they had released to kill the five friends? In general, ...
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Why can't animals turn into the undead in The Walking Dead? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can animals (including insects) carry or become infected with the “zombie” virus in The Walking Dead? It doesn't make sense that this "virus" is only affecting humans? ...
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Why can't the military kill the Walking Dead?

In the TV series The Walking Dead, why has the military been so ineffective against the walker invasion? If the walkers can be stopped by something as simple as fences and glass doors (like at the ...
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What work of scifi broke the mold of zombies being undead voodoo minions and depicted them as mindless maneaters?

In the beginning, IIRC, zombies were undead creatures created and controlled by voodoo priests or priestesses. What work of scifi was the first to break that tradition by depicting zombies as ...
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Have we seen a Walker bite which would not have otherwise been fatal?

Excluding on the Walking Dead, have we seen a Walker bite such that it was clear that if zombieism hadn't been involved, the person would have certainly recovered? I'm trying to establish whether ...
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What constitutes “true” undead?

In those works where zombies or vampires (or other undead) aren't merely victims of some weird and exotic disease (and still biologically alive), what traits do the undead have that are common across ...