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									                             Zombie

I.     Traits
       A. Reanimated Human Corpse
       B. Physically dead but capable of human activity
II.    Origins
       A. Voodoo
                1. African in Origin
                2. Brought to Americas
                3. Popular in Caribbean islands
       B. Voodoo Sorcerer
                1. Capable of reanimation
                2. Tetrodotoxin (Puffer Fish)
       C. Felicia Felix-Mentor (1937)
                1. Died in 1907
III.   Folklore
       A. Ghost-Like in Europe
                1. Rises from the Dead
                2. Avenge a Crime
                3. Emancipated Corpse
                4. Skeletal Human Figure
                5. Usually Found Wandering in Graveyards
IV.    In Fiction
       A. W.B. Seabrook The Magic Island (1929)
       B. H.P. Lovecraft “Cool Air” “In the Vault” “The Thing on the
          Doorstep” “The Outsider” “Pickman’s Model” “Herbert West-
          Reanimator” (1921)
       C. Does not become popular until the 1990’s
       D. John Skipp and Craig Spector Book of the Dead (1990)
       E. Brian Keene The Rising (2005) City of the Dead (2006)
       F. Stephen King Home Delivery (1990) Cell (2006)
       G. Max Brooks The Zombie Survival Guide (2003) World War Z
          (2006)
       H. Robert Kirkman The Walking Dead (2006)
       I. John Maberry Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead
          (2008)

V.     Zombies in Pop Culture
       A. White Zombie (1936)
       B. George Romero
         1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
         2. Zombie Apocalypse
         3. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
         4. Land of the Dead (2005)
         5. Diary of the Dead (2008)
C.   Other Zombie Films
         1. Return of the Living Dead (1985) “Brains”
         2. Reanimator (1985)
         3. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Wes Craven
         4. Brain Dead (1992) Peter Jackson
         5. 28 Days Later (2002)
         6. 28 Weeks Later (2008)
D.   Modern Zombie Attributes
         1. Mindless
         2. Numb
         3. Hungers for Human Brains and Flesh
         4. Ability to Sustain Heavy Damage
         5. Can Create More Zombies
         6. Can only be killed by a gunshot to the head
         7. Move slowly, attack in waves
         8. Exhibit signs of physical decomposition
         9. Incapable of Communication
         10.No personality or rationality
E.   Zombie Video Games
         1. Zombies ate my neighbors (1993)
         2. Resident Evil (1996)
         3. Dead Rising (2006)
         4. House of the Dead (1996)
         5. Left 4 Dead (2008)
         6. Urban Dead (2005)
         7. Call of Duty 4 (2008)
F.   Zombie Humor
         1. South Park (Worcestershire Sauce) (1998)
         2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
         3. Road Sign Hacks (2008)

								
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