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Why do zombies eat our brains?

In regards to why the zombies feed on brains, there is an official explanation is a quote from Return of the Living Dead’s writer and director, Dan O’Bannon, who suggested that the undead felt the ...
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Why did the climate in World War Z go cold?

TL;DR: Fires left to burn unchecked around the world, nuclear weapons detonating in Iran, Pakistan, and China, and oil fields set ablaze in Saudi Arabia, all combine to fill the upper atmosphere with ...
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"If you burn a zombie, you'll only get a flaming zombie chasing you"?

It may have been Max Brooks's Zombie Survival Guide. From the section on Weapons and Combat Techniques: Finally, at five meters, we used the last bit of fuel in the flamethrower! The sons of ...
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

Beating both of your televised examples and possibly the TWD comics would be Shaun of the Dead (2004). The disguise used is as simple as a slack jawed expression, a shambling walk, and a selection of ...
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

You could look at films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957, 1978) where the lead characters act emotionless and dazed to blend in with the replacements/aliens. It's not quite the same, yet it's ...
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Why not escape the walkers on an island?

TL;DR: Because there are zombies on inhabited islands, too, but getting to an island is incredibly dangerous in itself. You're subjecting yourself to additional risks in order to reach a destination ...
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

Not the same kind of zombie, but how about The Mummy (1999)?
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Why don't zombies eventually die in the Walking Dead?

They do In Letter Hacks #14 and #111 it's stated Zombies eat for impulse and posess no functioning digestive system, with what they've eaten being forced out once its full, unprocessed. It's not ...
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Why did the climate in World War Z go cold?

Pakistan and Iran had engaged in what seems to be all-out nuclear war. I don't have my copy of the book to get supporting quotes, but I would assume that this resulted in a nuclear winter. While I'd ...
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What are all the different names survivors have called zombies?

Note: This answer represents the best information I was able to find regarding the following media - The Walking Dead comics, television show, print novels, and Telltale story games, and the Fear the ...
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Why do zombies eat our brains?

White Zombie (1932) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943) are the more traditional zombie movies. The zombies in these are based on the traditions of Haitian voodoo. The Romero zombies were introduced in ...
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How do zombies survive the winter?

I've read the comics many times and I can't recall a single time when there is mention of the zombies dying from freezing. However, the zombies do slow down and potentially freeze solid. Why would ...
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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"

Question is a bit terse, but that immediately made me think of the theatrical ending of I Am Legend (2007). (note that there's an alternate ending which is more faithful to the book) From IMDb: ...
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What kept the Walkers away from Hershel's farm in TWD?

Luck, timing (early in the outbreak), and the location of the farm (relatively far from major towns and cities). Walkers are attracted to people and noise, and the farm had little of either. There ...
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How do zombies survive the winter?

Actually, the comics don't suggest that zombies can freeze to death. In fact, quite the opposite. When the group finds the walled community of Wiltshire Estates, it is extremely cold. They sweep ...
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

I haven't seen this, but La Invasión de los muertos released as The Invasion of the Dead (1973) supposedly has a scene where The soldiers come back as zombies and Blue Demon has to fight them and the ...
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Movie about zombie vampires

Could this be The Dead Undead (2010)? Good vampires join forces with a group of humans to fight against zombie vampires. A group of peaceful Vampires are infected and turned into crazed zombie like ...
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Short story about dead soldiers bodies being reused

It's "Down Among the Dead Men" by William Tenn. They were called "blobs" not "globs". From the SF Encyclopedia: . . . William Tenn's "Down Among the Dead Men" (June 1954 Galaxy), where "human ...
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Do zombies need oxygen in Walking Dead?

TL;DR: No, zombies don't need oxygen to survive. We don't know how zombie physiology works, but we know that they don't breathe. In fact, we've seen a number of walkers surviving long periods of ...
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Why do zombies eat our brains?

According to TVTropes and the Living Dead Wiki the most likely source is "Return of the Living Dead", specifically the character Tarman. Tarman The Tarman climbed out and went to look for fresh ...
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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

This sounds pretty much exactly like Xombie. Xombie is a Flash animation and comic book series by James Farr. A 6-year-old girl, Zoe, wakes up on a beach with no memory of how she got there. When she ...
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Movie about two cops investigating and fighting with green-blooded, zombie-like people with superpowers

Might this be Dead Heat (1988)...? Dead Heat (released in the Philippines as Iron Cops) is a 1988 American buddy cop action zombie comedy film directed by Mark Goldblatt and starring Treat Williams ...
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Is there any zombie story where characters heard the term zombie apocalypse before the incident?

"Shaun of the Dead" comes to mind. There is a scene where someone calls them zombies and someone else says "don't be ridiculous". Also, I'm pretty sure they call them zombies throughout the whole ...
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Movie with talking zombies, one zombie eats his own arm

You're looking for Hide and Creep from 2004. Residents of a small Southern town contend with bloodthirsty zombies, a mysterious flying saucer, and bad television reception. The man gnawing on his ...
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Why don't zombies eventually die in the Walking Dead?

I'm going to address the second part of your question, since the existing answer took care of the first part. So even if the zombies are still active years later, why so many of them? We know there ...
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World War Z Movie: Did Israel fall?

I don't know if all of Israel fell, but it's fairly certain that Jerusalem/"fortified Israel" fell based on the following: The zombie swarm instinct seems to be a self-perpetuating/spreading chain ...
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In Dead Space, what exactly is the marker, who built it and how is it turning people to monsters?

The Black Marker's actual origin is unknown. However we do know that it is alien in origin and supposedly responsible for the destruction of the Dinosaurs. http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/...
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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?

There is a bigger back story I think you've missed. In S1-Ep6: Then, in the episode you are asking about, though Andrea was bitten, that was not the cause of death:
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Is "Fear the Walking Dead" canonical?

While I've never seen any of the people involved specifically use the term "canon" to describe the relationship, Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson have made a number of comments indicating that the ...
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How long does it take for someone to turn?

Time Between Death And Reanimation: In the comics, it has never been specified, as far as I can recall; however, it always seems to take at least a couple of minutes, and never more than a few hours....
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