A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is a mythological undead corporeal revenant created through the reanimation of a corpse. Zombies are most commonly found in horror and fantasy genre works. The term comes from Haitian folklore, in which a zombie is a dead body reanimated through various methods, most commonly magic like voodoo. Modern media depictions of the reanimation of the dead often do not involve magic but rather science fictional methods such as carriers, radiation, mental diseases, vectors, pathogens, parasites, scientific accidents, etc.The English word "zombie" was first recorded in 1819, in a history of Brazil by the poet Robert Southey, in the form of "zombi". The Oxford English Dictionary gives the word's origin as West African and compares it to the Kongo words nzambi (god) and zumbi or nzumbi (fetish). Some authors also compare it to the Kongo word vumbi (mvumbi) (ghost, revenant, corpse that still retains the soul), (nvumbi) (body without a soul). A Kimbundu-to-Portuguese dictionary from 1903 defines the related word nzumbi as soul, while a later Kimbundu–Portuguese dictionary defines it as being a "spirit that is supposed to wander the earth to torment the living". One of the first books to expose Western culture to the concept of the voodoo zombie was W. B. Seabrook's The Magic Island (1929), the account of a narrator who encounters voodoo cults in Haiti and their resurrected thralls.
A new version of the zombie, distinct from that described in Haitian folklore, emerged in popular culture during the latter half of the 20th century. This interpretation of the zombie is drawn largely from George A. Romero's film Night of the Living Dead (1968), which was partly inspired by Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend (1954). The word zombie is not used in Night of the Living Dead, but was applied later by fans. After zombie films such as Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Michael Jackson's music video Thriller (1983), the genre waned for some years.
An evolution of the zombie archetype came with the video games Resident Evil and The House of the Dead in the late 1990s, with their more scientific and action-oriented approach and their introduction of fast-running zombies, leading to a resurgence of zombies in popular culture. These games were initially followed by a wave of low-budget Asian zombie films such as the zombie comedy Bio Zombie (1998) and action film Versus (2000), and then a new wave of popular Western zombie films in the early 2000s, including films featuring fast-running zombies—such as 28 Days Later (2002), the Resident Evil and House of the Dead films, and the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake—and the British zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead (2004). The "zombie apocalypse" concept, in which the civilized world is brought low by a global zombie infestation, has since become a staple of modern popular art, seen in such media as The Walking Dead franchise.
The late 2000s and 2010s saw the humanization and romanticization of the zombie archetype, with the zombies increasingly portrayed as friends and love interests for humans. Notable examples of the latter include movies Warm Bodies and Zombies, novels American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Generation Dead by Daniel Waters, and Bone Song by John Meaney, animated movie Corpse Bride, TV series Pushing Daisies and iZombie, and manga/novel/anime series Sankarea: Undying Love and Is This a Zombie? In this context, zombies are often seen as stand-ins for discriminated groups struggling for equality, and the human–zombie romantic relationship is interpreted as a metaphor for sexual liberation and taboo breaking (given that zombies are subject to wild desires and free from social conventions).

You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.
  1. J

    Vaccine Zombie is POSSIBLE

    Ulo nlng natira sa bug na yan pero buhay pa rin... 🤔
  2. S

    The Walking Zombie 2: Shooter v3.6.28 MEGA MOD APK 01/16/2023

    Name: The Walking Zombie 2: Shooter Version: 3.6.28 Root: No Mod features: Free purchases for real money ( do not buy too much gold and silver so as not to get banned. Internet and authorization in Google services are required to work); After starting the game, click on the round button at the...
  3. F

    Looking For Steam Account with Zombie Games like L4D, L4D2

    Mga master baka po meron kayo dyan steam account na may L4D2 na hindi ginagamit, pwedeng arbor or benta na lang hehe presyong ka-PHC lang po sana, salamat!
  4. C

    Zombie Hunter Offline (MOD, Unlimited Money)

    Zombie Hunter MOD APK is an offline TPS action shooter game for android devices. Developer VNG GAME STUDIOS Updated Jan 2, 2023 Size 123M Version 1.55.0 Requirements 4.4 and up DESCRIPTION Zombie Survival MOD APK from VNG Game Studio is an offline TPS shooting game. These has so many zombie...
  5. X

    Cheat Zombie Frontier 3 & 4 MOD (ZF3 Unli Money) (ZF4 DUMB ENEMY)

    Zombie Frontier 3 v2.51 (UNLIMITED MONEY) Zombie Frontier 3 is inspired by movies about horror zombies. They always seek to attack people. Zoombie used to be obsessive but very attractive to viewers through the small screen. His bloody appearance and limping gait are terrifying. Now you will...
  6. J

    Zombie apocalypse

    naku may Zombie apocalypse na yata. ingat kayo guys
  7. E


    sino pwede makasama jan codm global zombie endless yung cheater din sana...
  8. S

    Zombie mode. Trick road to 40 round.

    Sinobnaka ganto na cheat sa codm garena? Tara pa 40 round tau. Yung electric na nag sspawn sa likod lang problema natin d2. Siya lng pwede maka hit satin.
  9. S

    Onehit zombie ? Buff damage zombie mode.?

    Baka my alam magandang cheat sa zombie mode dyan. Hirap maka 40 round sa endless mode e,
  10. C

    Stories [HORROR] The Zombie Apocalypse

    The Zombie Apocalypse by reddit u/Provider92 People like to boast about how “ready” they are for the zombie apocalypse. These are usually people who have seen the movies and think it’s all running and gunning and chopping heads off. And for some of them, it might be, and if they can pull it off...
  11. C

    Stories [HORROR] Zombies Can't Swim

    Zombies Can't Swim by reddit u/Zchxz It finally happened. The zombie apocalypse. If you're anything like me (read: a sci-fi/fantasy nerd), you've been preparing yourself for this eventuality for years. All the zombie movies, wiki pages, and survival shows were finally going to come in handy...
  12. P

    Zombie Castaways v4.25.1 MOD APK

    Name: Zombie Castaways Version: 4.25.1 Root: No Mod features: Lots of money Install Steps: Download Install Credits: ? Playstore Link: Zombie Castaways - Apps on Google Play Hidden content
  13. R


    HI GUYS, SA MGA NAKANUOD NA. What are your thoughts about the movie ALIVE? Don't worry I won't spoil anything here in this thread. I just want to give an impression about the movie. UNA: EWAN ko kung ilang lamok ang namatay kakasapak ko sa ere sa tuwing may zombie na lumalabas😄 PANGALAWA: Very...
  14. T

    Poll zoooombbiiieeee???

    Mmh, It just crossed my mind. Totoo kaya ang Zombie at Vampire?
  15. A

    Zombie Catchers 1.0.28 Apk (a lot of money) for android

    Zombie Catchers is a Action Game for android download last version of Zombie Catchers Apk + Mod (a lot of money) for android from revdl with direct link Zombie Catchers is a game where zombies have taken over the earth. Let’s go zombie hunting! Catch zombies for fun and profit! * TOP 10 game...
  16. K

    Zombie crisis: survival offline third person game (100mb+)

    Extract new lang ung file Tapos install apk and ung obb file nya lagay nyo sa android >obb and run the game DL link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cBRrVfJN8ApjeLIyC5-SRuDJniH1n7Fl/view?usp=drivesdk
  17. L

    Boy boneless

    Walang sinabi si Sadako, Samara, Kayako at mga zombie sa Busan dito kay repa:)
  18. G

    Zombie tsunami v3.8.0 mod

    The zombies are revolting ! In Zombie Tsunami, take your place in a crowd of rampaging undead as you race through the city attacking the unfortunate survivors and adding them to your unstoppable throng of hungry, hot-footed horrors. It’s a Zombie Tsunami out there, and everyone is invited...
  19. X

    Closed Best offline and online fps zombie game!new!

    INTO THE DEAD 2 Journey through the zombie apocalypse in a race to save your family. Arm yourself with an arsenal of powerful weapons and do whatever it takes to survive. Maim, mow down, and massacre the Dead – anything to keep moving! In a world where no one is safe, how far will you go to...
  20. J

    Closed Last day on earth

    Last Day on Earth is a FREE MMORPG zombie shooter survival and strategy game, where all survivors are driven by one target: stay alive and survive as long as you can in this post apocalypse game and shoot walking dead zombies. There is no place left for friendship, love and compassion. A deadly...
  21. E

    Closed The amalanhig or maranhig

    According to Waray and Western Visayan folklore, the amalanhig or maranhig (a.k.a. amamanhig, amaranhit) are flightless aswang that came back to life after death. They rise from their grave after failing to pass their power to a relative. Upon rising from the grave, these amalanhig lurk in the...
  22. T

    Closed Pahingi zombie catchers yung may cheat hayys

    Hello po meron po ba dito apk ng zombie catchers yung may cheat po unli plutonium? Pahingi po thanks sa meron
  23. C

    Closed Zombie

    guys ano gagawin natin pag nagka zombie outbreak dito sa pinas? mag Plano tayo.
  24. N

    Closed Zombie RoadKill 3D (Mod + Unlimited Money)

    Share ko po tong laro nato na modded. Unlimited lahat ;) Sana mag enjoy po kayu :shame: DOWNLOAD: Click Here!
  25. D

    Closed Into The Dead Mod Apk Unlimited Money

    Into The Dead Mod Apk Unlimited Money Game description: Into the dead: What can be worse than unexpected crash of a helicopter? The main hero of the new game Into The Dead knows the answer to this question. Because, having endured the crash, he appeared directly in epicenter of...