Everything zombie

The term zombie has become so popular that it has been used to describe objects or persons that behave accordingly. The Zombie cocktail includes three different kinds of rum, lime juice, falernum, Angostura bitters, Pernod, grenadine, and “Don’s Mix”, a combination of cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice. Chicken zombies are old egg-laying hens that are … Read more

Voodoo zombies

Origin: Haïtian beliefs and supersitions The word ‘voodoo‘  (vodou, vaudou, vodoun or vodun) derives from the word ‘vodu‘ in the Fon language of Dahomey meaning ‘spirit’ or ‘god’ and describes the complex religious and belief system that exist in Haïti, an island of the West Indies. The foundations of voodoo were established in the seventeenth … Read more

Animal Zombies

Animal Zombies are nonhuman victims of the zombie virus, appearing in many forms based on their species. Numerous types of animals have been portrayed as zombies – a zombie dog appeared in The Last Man on Earth in 1964,[1] and an infected dog is the source of the zombie virus in REC (2007). Night of … Read more

Z-Day

Noun (zee day): Derived from the word D-Day, which is a British term used to refer to a variable day on which a combat attack or operation is initiated. Z-Day is the first day of the Zombie Apocalypse and the attack on mankind by zombies, which will lead to a widespread zombie outbreak. There are … Read more

Revenge of the humans: from 2002

Zombie films created in the 2000s feature zombies that are more agile, vicious, intelligent, and stronger than the traditional zombie. These new fast running zombies have origins in video games, from Resident Evil‘s running zombie dogs and particularly the House of the Dead game’s running human zombies. In 2004, director Zack Snyder helmed a successful … Read more

The Funny Zombie: 1990-2002

Zombie films in the 1990s were not as commercially successful as Dawn of the Dead in the late 1970s. Though there were a few greats moments, such as Braindead (1992) and Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man 1994), the nineties produced a lot of garbage such as Dead Men Don’t Die (1990), Zombie Rampage 2 (1992), Zombie … Read more

The fourteen survival rules

Run Like Hell If worst comes to worst, you can always run away to fight another day. This is the Cardio rule number one in Zombieland that clearly makes a lot of sense. How many fat people do you see at the end of the world when its zombies doing the ending?  Hit the road … Read more

Mathematical model

In a paper titled ‘When zombies attack! Mathematical modelling of an outbreak of zombie infection’, a group of mathematicians introduced the basic model of how a zombie infection might spread. It’s similar to other basic models of infectious diseases. The mathematicians began by interpreting the zombie scenario to include these three states of being: Susceptible … Read more