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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What Happens to Zombies that Don't Eat? [closed]

I'm not a zombie fan (other than the 60s rock group), so I haven't followed zombie movies too closely, but there's one question I have that I have yet to see answered here and answers seem to vary. ...
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How many days passed between the initial outbreak and “Chupacabra” in The Walking Dead? [duplicate]

Many have questioned the ability of the Still-Alives to have survived the zombie apocalypse, considering the stupid decisions they make, like the well debacle (2x04 - "Cherokee Rose"). But it's ...
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How did the zombie outbreak start in the Walking Dead?

I'm wondering where and why the zombie outbreak began?
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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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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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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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Are there actual Zombie Rules?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Would a sensory impaired person become a sensory impaired zombie in The Walking Dead?

In The Walking Dead universe, would a sensory impaired person become a sensory impaired zombie, or would their dead/damaged nerves become as functional as a "healthy" zombie's nervous system?
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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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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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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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Why don't zombies eat each other? [closed]

In most zombie movies the undead only go after humans who are alive. Why is that? This applies also to the 'Infected' like the ones from the movie, '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn of the Dead' which, in my ...
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Do the Walking Dead poop?

Regarding the TV show (possibly the comics) there are many instances where the walking dead are encountered eating their fill and one (2nd season) where one was opened up and a woodchuck was found in ...
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Why don't people in zombie movies ever know what zombies are?

It seems like all of the films set in modern day cities have an error, the people never know what zombies are even though zombies have been in popular culture for some time. Even parodies like "Shaun ...
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Bitten by a vampire, werewolf, and zombie… what happens to him? [closed]

I'm toying with the idea of having a character bitten by more than one bite-infecting monster and wondered about just what would happen. What are the generally-accepted time windows from bite to ...
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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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In The Walking Dead, what happens to zombies that don't eat?

In The Walking Dead, the idea of "walkers" (roaming zombies) and "lurkers" (stationary zombies) exist in the comics. It could theoretically relate to a zombies energy level, so I'm curious - what ...
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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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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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Has Robert Kirkman ever commented on whether humans can safely consume zombie meat?

I want to know if there's word of god to be had here. What I did find is close, but not quite definitive: Animals can eat zombies Animals can drink zombie-contaminated water Kirkman says people can ...
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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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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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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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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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Human Bites Zombie: What Happens? [closed]

I don't know much about zombies and haven't had much interest in them. I do know that, as with any creature, there are many different versions of what does and does not work. But I'm wondering about ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why do digger-zombies walk in the wrong direction after emerging from the ground?

We have learned that the zombies in Plants vs. Zombies eat our precious plants because they hinder their way to get into the house. So the zombies themselves have no interest in eating the plants as ...
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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 ...