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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Books about all adults turning into zombies

You're looking for The Enemy by Charlie Higson The book takes place in London, after a worldwide sickness has infected adults, turning them into something akin to voracious, cannibalistic zombies ...
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Have a ghost and zombie ever been created from the same person?

In the Monkey Island video game series, LeChuck is first seen as a ghost in The Secret of Monkey Island (1990). After his spirit form is destroyed by Guybrush, he is resurrected as a zombie in Monkey ...
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Book series about a family surviving a zombies epidemic while living on a sailboat around the Bahamas

This sounds like the Black Tide Rising series by John Ringo. The series consists of Under a Graveyard Sky #1 To Sail a Darkling Sea #2 Islands of Rage and Hope #3 Strands of Sorrow #4 Black Tide ...
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A TV show in which a victim is convinced about a zombie apocalypse for many days

Derren Brown: Apocalypse This is a two part TV series from 2012 initially shown on Channel 4, the IMDB description is as follows: A member of the public is given a second chance at life when ...
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Intelligent, talking zombies caused by dark water; one zombie kills another zombie

Though I think some details are a bit off, you're looking for Tobe Hooper's Mortuary from 2005 (starring Star Trek: TNG's Denise Crosby). A family moves to a small town in California where they ...
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When did zombies become "infected" rather than corpses raised from hell?

Arguably, The Last Man on Earth did it in 1964. The victims of the plague were ostensibly "vampires" but they moved and groaned like zombies. First film I've found where they're identified as zombies ...
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How widespread is the infection in The Walking Dead?

The show On the show, we know that the infection has spread as far as Europe, with a heavy implication that it is worldwide (which is probably the case anyway by the same reasoning as the comics). ...
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Does eating infected flesh have an effect?

Word of God: Robert Kirkman: Robert Kirkman created the franchise, he writes the comic books and print novels, and he is Executive Producer on both shows. In the "Letter Hacks" section of issue #...
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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

I believe you are thinking of State of Emergency (2011). State of Emergency is the story of a man fighting against people exposed to (presumed) military chemical agents. The exposed are erratic and ...
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Zombie Outbreak movie with a cure

I believe you may be looking for Devil's Playground, a 2010 film. After the final stage of human testing goes horribly awry, the test subjects of the fictional pharmaceutical company N-Gen become ...
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Where did the term "the living impaired" originate?

I searched Google's Ngrams and Google books for "living impaired." There are sporadic hits in the corpus of scanned books for those two words in succession. However, prior to the 1980s, none of ...
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Movie where zombie talks on the phone to people in a house and tells them the coast is clear

Return of the Living Dead Part II (TV Tropes link) A particularly clever zombie almost lures the protagonists into a trap, until Dr. Mandel asks him who the current president is. Having been dead ...
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Video game where the player can research a cure for zombies

This is Rebuild 2, as per Bjorn's suggestion. The endings page here mentions endings for finding a cure, and for drafting a constitution. Finding a Cure After this ending You will be rewarded with ...
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Zombie movie where a teenage boy burns a zombie with a water gun

Is this From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)...? From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American action horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino from a concept and story by Robert ...
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