Questions tagged [zombie]

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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Book where America is being overrun by zombies controlled by a hive mind (a woman from the previous book?). Has a dark ending

This is a book I read around 2010, but is likely to be older. Although I didn't realize it when I read it at first, it was a sequel. I believe it is set in modern day America. The plot revolves around ...
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Video game where the player can research a cure for zombies

I played this game a long time ago on Armor Games back when flash player was still supported. In this game, the player plays as a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse that are slowly taking back ...
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Book where adults are turning into monsters like zombies, and a boy takes refuge with other children in a school classroom

I remember reading a book about two years ago, but I can't remember the name. It's a young adult book, and I know there are at least two books in the series. One of the main characters is a boy whose ...
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Black & white movie where someone is turned into a voodoo zombie by being made to repeat the words "I am dead" and "I am a zombie"

This movie I watched was black & white. I think it took place inside some person's house. The one scene I remember was this man turning another character into a voodoo zombie by making him repeat ...
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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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Where did brain-eating zombies come from? [duplicate]

Most modern zombie media portrays zombies as either walking corpses and/or infected living people that eat the flesh of those that are uninfected with no particular preference for body parts, yet I ...
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Zombie comedy movie about dumb college students

This zombie comedy movie I watched had a bunch of high school or maybe college students as the protagonists. They go to a shop that sells occult items. One of them accidentally knocks over an urn or ...
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Novel where one of the protagonist's informants is an intelligent zombie who lives in a movie theatre

This is on the tip of my tongue, but it was a book that I red somewhere between 2015 and 2020, in English, either as a paperback or an electronic book (I don't think I listened to it as an audiobook), ...
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Movie about two cops investigating and fighting with green-blooded, zombie-like people with superpowers

I'm looking for a movie, probably from '80s or '90s. I watched it probably in the late 90's. Almost definitely USA production. Genre was action/horror + maybe a little bit of comedy. Key features: ...
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Movie where the father sees (and kills) zombies, but it turns out that they were imagined

The scene I remember extends a dad seeing zombies everywhere and desperately trying to get to his family and bring them to safety. Upon arriving there the movie watcher realizes that there are no ...
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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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Which is the first movie to show intelligent zombies?

In the movie Army of the Dead the zombies have the ability to think and plan, in other words the zombies are intelligent. I would like to know which was the first movie or TV series to show ...
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Why aren't the herds of zombies on the sea floor destroyed by pressure or scavengers? [closed]

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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Semi-humorous Asian (Indian?) live-action zombie film where a slacker attempts to survive a zombie apocalypse. Zombies cured with skin care products

I think I watched this on Netflix a few years ago, within the last five years, although it could be older. I don't think the film was in English, and part of me wants to say it was in an Asian ...
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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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Zombie cartoon movie or TV show where a little girl loses her dad and is protected by a "good" zombie from other ones

I remember my dad watching a zombie apocalypse animation when I was younger. I don't remember much and I’ve been trying to find it, but I can’t. I think it starts off like this: a little girl’s dad ...
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Have a ghost and zombie ever been created from the same person?

Ghosts and Zombies are two very popular undead creatures in science-fiction and fantasy works. They both occur once their living host has died, however, they work in opposite ways... A Ghost is ...
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Animated series involving a dimensional portal in a movie theater, and other worlds, including one populated with zombies

The characters are three teenagers; two are male, and one is female. One of the males is the leader, and the other is somewhat fat and always worried. The female might be Asian (I don't recall), but I ...
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Zombie Outbreak movie with a cure

I need help identifying the name of this film. PLOT: It's about a zombie outbreak somewhere in the city the plot starts then it revolves the surviving group hiding in a cabin until the zombies ...
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I'm searching for the name of a zombie movie

It is a zombie movie in which a group of people are doing a road trip in a van. They stop at a western village. At a certain point, a man in the group gets bitten and ask the others to leave him ...
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Looking for source of the argument: Zombies are communists, vampires are capitalists

Hope this is the right forum for this question. About 10-15 years I came across a discussion/text. In this there was an argument, that zombie stories were a metaphor for the (capitalist) fear of ...
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

In the TV series The Walking Dead, I've for the first time seen the idea of hiding in hordes of Zombies using some of their traits. In The Walking Dead, there are currently two ways to do this: Wear ...
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Do zombies sweat? [closed]

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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Are there actual Zombie Rules? [closed]

While arguing with a friend about 28 Days Later and how those aren't actually zombies, my friend stated that all zombie media have to follow Romero Rules of zombies or else they aren't actually zombie ...
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Why do Zombies eat plants in "Plants vs. Zombies"?

AFAIK, Zombies aren't vegetarians. They usually have a special interest in eating living human brains. Why do they eat the Plants then?
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What are the creatures in I Am Legend?

Are the creatures in I Am Legend zombies, vampires, zompyres, or something else?
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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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Book about a billionaire geeky mad scientist who creates a zombie apocalypse in order to start a harem

In 2015 or 2016, I read a book on the Amazon bookstore that was about a man who created nanobots that infected the human body and turned them into zombies, while using a different "strain" of nanobots ...
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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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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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Zombie movie: guy with a sniper rifle helps a family in a warehouse, airplanes fly over frequently including for supply drops

There was this zombie movie I watched a while ago. There was a guy that had a sniper rifle on him and he finds a family and lives in a warehouse or something big with poles. At some point there were ...
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Zombie film with airborne disease. Protagonists head toward safety at the coast

I'm trying to recall the name of a zombie movie I saw a couple years ago. I can only remember snippets, but I remember that the people who succumbed to the (airborne) disease would show symptoms. In ...
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Movie: in a big seaside city time travel portals open to the apocalyptic future with the fading sun and zombie mutants

I hardly remember anything! It's an old movie or can be a part of a series from a 90'. It takes place in a big seaside city, maybe Los Angeles or San Francisco. Portals open to the apocalyptic future,...
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Movie about making a movie about zombies when real zombies show up

It's a zombie movie, but they are also making a zombie movie. Then real zombies come out. At one point, a guy takes a girl in a trailer and has sex with her. He starts to bleed when he pees. And it'...
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How do zombies survive the winter?

OK so imagine a human wearing normal clothes: t-shirt, 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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Why do the Walking Dead zombies stop decomposing?

Zombies must have a half-life. They exibit signs of decay as soon as they transform into the undead. Their rotting flesh would attract decomposers, like flys and beetles. Those insects should be able ...
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Movie where zombie talks on the phone to people in a house and tells them the coast is clear

I can remember a zombie talks on the phone to people in a house, and tells them it is all clear, and to come on out. They ask him who the current president is.
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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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Old zombie movie I saw in the early 90's where a girl crawls through the duct vents of the apt building to escape them

It was a movie that took place in I think an apartment complex. There was a little girl who got attacked in her apartment and she had to escape by crawling from room to room through the duct vents. ...
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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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Intelligent, talking zombies caused by dark water; one zombie kills another zombie

Looking for a movie with intelligent zombies that can talk, one zombie even kills another. Media: Movie What year I saw this: 2004-2009 Tone: Horror/Comedy Setting: America Language: English In color ...
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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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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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80s/90s zombie movie: zombie studied in a military facility fakes sleep when injected with freezing "tranqs"

90s or 80s zombie movie. I distinctly remember a scene where a zombie is being observed in a secret military facility "clean room" in a random warehouse. A scientist/soldier goes in to pacify the ...
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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 women ...
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Story Identification - zombie movie on a ship

I remember seeing part of a movie about a bunch of commandos or other "hard men" that storm a ship at sea only to be suprised by a hoard of zombies on the ship. What is that movie? This is driving ...
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What is the first work featuring functional zombies at freezing temperatures?

I was reading 'Monster Hunter Alpha' (2011) by Larry Correia and there was a zombie that was able to function with temperatures well below freezing. I am not including details as spoilers. In this ...
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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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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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Low budget zombie movie/show shot in 2000's, drifter tries to get a girl who is kidnapped by raider gang

A few years back I rented a movie from Netflix’s mail order movie service (or multi part mini series I can’t quite remember.) The plot involved some sort of drifter with an overly gruff voice who was ...