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Zombies are a type of reanimated undead human monster that originates in Haitian folklore and beliefs. Nominally, they come from the Afro-Caribbean religion of Vodou or Vodun, but they're not actually a part of the mainstream organized religion (nor do "real" zombies resemble movie zombies). The standard form of the monster known to English-speaking audiences comes from Night of the Living Dead.
Zombies in Popular Culture
- Plan 9 From Outer Space, Edward D. Wood's 1959 anti-masterpiece about aliens resurrecting the dead as part of their plan to take over the world before humans destroy the universe with "solarite bombs."
- Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero's 1968 film
- Shaun of the Dead, zombie romantic comedy film, 2004
- Planet Terror, Robert Rodriguez' half of Grindhouse, 2007
- The unexplained. Zombies (A&E fake documentary), 2008
- Zombieland, zombie comedy film, 2009
- Pride and prejudice and zombies: the classic regency romance--now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chronicle Books, 2009
- The Walking Dead, comic, 2003, and its television adaptation, 2010.
- Warm Bodies, zombie romantic comedy, book by Isaac Marion 2010, film released 2013
- The Last Kids on Earth, 2015
- World Wrestling Entertainment has The Undertaker, who has often been referred to as "The Dead Man" and as a kind of zombie.
- When Professional Wrestling promotion CHIKARA includes a wrestler named "Evil Zombie Fresh from the Grave" Ichabod Slayne.
- Big Damn Zombies, Sir - (Firefly), by shrift
- Wait Wait Don't Eat Me - (NPR RPF) by Nestra
- Master and Commander and Zombies - (Aubrey-Maturin novels), by Anonymous
- The Ravening - (Hornblower LKU fic), by Juliette Torres
- Resurrection Man defunct - (Harry Potter), by redskyatnight
- Sistinas - (SGA), by surreallis
- Ancient Zombies, Brotherly Love, and Other Strange Tales - (SGA), by shaenie
- A Cautionary Tale (The Stand Alone Remix) a Remix Redux Merlin fic by thisissirius. Gen
- The River Serpent a Mulan by valmora. Gen
- The Amazing and True Adventures of Dawn Summers and Her Zombie Twin by Kyra Cullinan - Buffy, (Dawn Summers/Zombie Dawn Summers)
- Zombie Fest livejournal community
- Apocalyptothon livejournal community
- Zombies at Archive of Our Own
- Recs tagged Mythical Creatures: Zombies at Fancake
- ^ "Big Damn Zombies, Sir by Shrift". 2013-05-06. Archived from the original on 2013-05-06.
- ^ "Master and Commander and Zombies by Anonymous". 2013-10-16. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16.
- ^ "jmtorres Apocalyptothon Fic: The Ravening (5,026 words)". 2008-09-01. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16.
- ^ "Sistinas - surreallis - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]". 2010-02-06. Archived from the original on 2013-07-12.
- ^ "Ancient Zombies, Brotherly Love, and Other Strange Tales - shaenie - …". 2008-10-02. Archived from the original on 2018-01-19.
- ^ "A cautionary tale (the stand alone remix) - thisissirius - Merlin - F…". 2010-05-16. Archived from the original on 2022-03-30.
- ^ "The River Serpent - Val Mora (valmora) - Mulan (1998) [Archive of Our…". 2011-12-25. Archived from the original on 2022-03-30.