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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Movie with talking zombies, one zombie eats his own arm

Looking for a horror/comedy movie that I saw on the Sci-Fi channel (Pre-2009 name change) with talking zombies in it. Media: Movie. Original year: Saw it sometime between 2004 and 2009. Major ...
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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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Zombie/Infected movie ending with a lady and a child handing some kind of cure to someone in a “safe zone”

The only thing I can remember that stood out was the ending. A lady and another adult or large child arrives to a place that looks like a safe haven and hands someone what looks like a cure. I can’t ...
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What constitutes “true” undead? [closed]

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 ...
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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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Where did the term “the living impaired” originate?

In The Simpsons episode 9F04, "Treehouse of Horror III" (1994), Lisa refers to the "zombies" that Bart has just summoned and Bart snarkily replies that Please Lis, they prefer to be called "the ...
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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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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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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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Fast children zombies in the original Dawn of the dead

Near the start of Dawn when they stop to refuel the helicopter one of the characters is attacked by two zombified children that appear to be moving much faster than any of the other zombies. Was this ...
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How widespread is the infection in The Walking Dead?

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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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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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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Zombie movie that takes place on each season and I can’t find it

A while ago (more than 3 years), I have seen a zombie movie which I just can’t find again. I remember that the movie was split in 4 parts, each part taking place in one of each season. I remember ...
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What is the earliest literary appearance of zombies?

I guess I have no doubt that zombies are part of the human imagination, and that they would simply spring up in our dreams even if we'd never heard of them. But I'd still like to know what the ...
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A TV show in which a victim is convinced about a zombie apocalypse for many days [closed]

Looking for a TV show I had seen around 7 years ago. It's a show in which a family comes up to the TV Host and tells them that their son is very lazy and they wish to fix it. So the TV crew set up ...
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Looking for a short zombie/comedy mini series

I'm looking for a small (potentially independent/made for the web) mini series I've watched last year on Amazon Prime (Germany) centered around a fictional zombie apocalypse: Probably produced 2010 ...
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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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If the brain stem is left intact, does severing the head from a zombie render it harmless, or would it become a lurker?

In Romero's zombie lore, destroying a zombie's brain kills the zombie. Merely severing a zombie's spine won't kill them. If you severed the head from a zombie, and the neck was still attatched to the ...
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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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Looking for an old zombie movie from 80s

I'm looking for a old zombie movie which I saw when I was a child a long time ago, in the 80s. The movie was about a family trip to an old castle, where they accidentally awoke the zombies below the ...
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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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Can animals (including insects) carry or become infected with the “zombie” virus in The Walking Dead?

Can non-human animals (whether mammals, birds, insects, fish... etc) become carriers of, or become infected by, the "zombie" virus in The Walking Dead universe? I have developed this question from an ...
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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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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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What sounds attract zombies?

In the first episode of Season 2 of The Walking Dead, the survivors avoid using their guns for fear of attracting large groups of walkers. They take steps to ensure that everyone has hand-to-hand ...
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Books about all adults turning into zombies

I remember reading a book a few years ago, maybe around 2015, where some sort of virus has infected everyone who was older than maybe 16 years old, turning them into zombies. That means the children ...
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Trying to remember the title of a zombie novel

In the last year or so I have read quite a few zombie novels (thinly disguised as book selection for work!) There is one I would like to find again, but I cannot remember the title of it. I could ...
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Why did Luda survive for days or weeks when Frank and other infected people died within hours?

In Zach Snyder's 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, we see three people die from their infection instead of from trauma: The character credited as "Bloated Woman", who is already pretty far gone when ...
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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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Why don't zombies eventually die in the Walking Dead?

We know the zombies have a fairly simple existence, they can only perform basic functions (like walking) and only care for eating flesh. Yet in the Walking Dead series literally years are passing ...
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What was the first movie to feature zombie babies? [duplicate]

I was watching the Talking Dead for the Walking Dead season two finale, and they talked about not actually being able to show a child being shot. But they have shown zombie children. But this made ...
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What happens to all the flesh that the walkers eat? [duplicate]

Well, I was watching The Walking Dead season 6, and during episode 1, when that walker bit I started to wonder! What happens to all the flesh they consume?
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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 ...