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21st Jan '18 3:10:36 PM Actua11y
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* The ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' series riffs off the Romero series, but changes the zombies to make them much more dangerous. Decapitating the zombies will not stop them, and this change is {{lampshade}}d by one character in the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead first movie]], who cries, "You mean the movie lied?" Zombies maintain a roughly human-level intelligence, and can run and speak provided they still have the right parts, enabling them to taunt and bully their victims, as well as lure them to their doom by impersonating normal humans. They are driven to feed on human brains because it temporarily eases the pain of being dead. A gas called Trioxin is the source of the plague.

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* The ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' series riffs off the Romero series, but changes the zombies to make them much more dangerous. Decapitating the zombies will not stop them, and this change is {{lampshade}}d {{Lampshaded}} by one character in the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead first movie]], who cries, "You mean the movie lied?" Zombies maintain a roughly human-level intelligence, and can run and speak provided they still have the right parts, enabling them to taunt and bully their victims, as well as lure them to their doom by impersonating normal humans. They are driven to feed on human brains because it temporarily eases the pain of being dead. A gas called Trioxin is the source of the plague.
22nd Dec '17 11:20:02 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'', including ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'', and ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. Though [[NotUsingTheZWord never called "zombies"]] before ''Land'' (Romero originally referred to them as "ghouls"), the living dead in this series became the starting point for Hollywood zombies. They walk and move slowly, have very rudimentary instincts, and are driven most by the instinct to feed. They can only be stopped by destroying their brains. Over the series, their attributes are gradually expanded upon. In ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' it's discovered that they are drawn to places they knew in life, such as malls. In ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' it's discovered that zombies can be trained to use tools and can be coaxed to remember aspects of their past life. ''Film/LandOfTheDead'' takes it all much further, showing that the dead can communicate with each other, empathize with each other, cooperate, and solve problems, suggesting that they are replacing humanity. ''Anyone'' who dies in the living dead world will become reanimated, which is the overriding reason the planet is overrun so quickly. Zombie bites are fatal, thus causing victims to reanimate after they die.

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* The ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'', including ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'', and ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. Though [[NotUsingTheZWord never called "zombies"]] before ''Land'' (Romero (series creator Creator/GeorgeARomero originally referred to them as "ghouls"), the living dead in this series became the starting point for Hollywood zombies. They walk and move slowly, have very rudimentary instincts, and are driven most by the instinct to feed. They can only be stopped by destroying their brains. Over the series, their attributes are gradually expanded upon. In ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' it's discovered that they are drawn to places they knew in life, such as malls. In ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' it's discovered that zombies can be trained to use tools and can be coaxed to remember aspects of their past life. ''Film/LandOfTheDead'' takes it all much further, showing that the dead can communicate with each other, empathize with each other, cooperate, and solve problems, suggesting that they are replacing humanity. ''Anyone'' who dies in the living dead world will become reanimated, which is the overriding reason the planet is overrun so quickly. Zombie bites are fatal, thus causing victims to reanimate after they die.



* The ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' series riffs off the Romero series, but changes the zombies to make them much more dangerous. Decapitating the zombies will not stop them, and this change is {{lampshade}}d by one character, who cries, "You mean the movie lied?" Zombies maintain a roughly human-level intelligence, and can run and speak provided they still have the right parts, enabling them to taunt and bully their victims, as well as lure them to their doom by impersonating normal humans. They are driven to feed on human brains because it temporarily eases the pain of being dead. A gas called Trioxin is the source of the plague.

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* The ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' series riffs off the Romero series, but changes the zombies to make them much more dangerous. Decapitating the zombies will not stop them, and this change is {{lampshade}}d by one character, character in the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead first movie]], who cries, "You mean the movie lied?" Zombies maintain a roughly human-level intelligence, and can run and speak provided they still have the right parts, enabling them to taunt and bully their victims, as well as lure them to their doom by impersonating normal humans. They are driven to feed on human brains because it temporarily eases the pain of being dead. A gas called Trioxin is the source of the plague.



* ''The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue'' (aka ''Let Sleeping Corpses Lie'') features undead who are reanimated when vibrations from farm machinery revive their nervous systems.

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* ''The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue'' ''Film/TheLivingDeadAtManchesterMorgue'' (aka ''Let Sleeping Corpses Lie'') features undead who are reanimated when vibrations from farm machinery revive their nervous systems.
10th Sep '17 2:40:14 AM PaulA
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* An early example is in ''Herbert West--Reanimator'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. While the story predates the usage of the term zombie, several of the corpses that are reanimated (Doctor Halsey in the chapter "The Plague-Daemon" and the boxer in "Six Shots by Moonlight") do kill and eat other people.

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* An early example is in ''Herbert West--Reanimator'' ''Literature/HerbertWestReanimator'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. While the story predates the usage of the term zombie, several of the corpses that are reanimated (Doctor Halsey in the chapter "The Plague-Daemon" and the boxer in "Six Shots by Moonlight") do kill and eat other people.
7th Sep '17 5:07:00 AM Mhazard
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Flesh-Eating Zombies are the type usually found in a ZombieApocalypse. They consume the skin, [[BrainFood brains]], or various other organs of the living, and sometimes [[TheVirus infect survivors, who become zombies themselves]] -- which makes them a lot like a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghoul]], really. Can also be merged with a VoodooZombie or PlagueZombie. They [[OlderThanTheyThink show a lot of]] the characteristics of the actual European folkloric vampire, before Gothic novelists [[VampiresAreSexGods made them sexier and cleverer]].

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Flesh-Eating Zombies are the type usually found in a ZombieApocalypse. They consume the skin, [[BrainFood brains]], or various other organs of the living, and sometimes [[TheVirus infect survivors, who become zombies themselves]] -- which makes them a lot like a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghoul]], really. Can also be merged with a VoodooZombie or PlagueZombie. They [[OlderThanTheyThink show a lot of]] the characteristics of the actual European folkloric vampire, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], before Gothic novelists [[VampiresAreSexGods made them sexier and cleverer]].
7th Sep '17 1:22:27 AM PaulA
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* An early example is in the ''Herbert West--Reanimator'' by Creator/HPLovecraft (later turned into a [[Film/ReAnimator cult film]]). While the story predates the usage of the term zombie, several of the corpses that are reanimated (Doctor Halsey in ''The Plague-Daemon'' and the boxer in ''Six Shots by Moonlight'') do kill and eat other people.

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* An early example is in the ''Herbert West--Reanimator'' by Creator/HPLovecraft (later turned into a [[Film/ReAnimator cult film]]). Creator/HPLovecraft. While the story predates the usage of the term zombie, several of the corpses that are reanimated (Doctor Halsey in ''The Plague-Daemon'' the chapter "The Plague-Daemon" and the boxer in ''Six "Six Shots by Moonlight'') Moonlight") do kill and eat other people.
17th Mar '17 3:56:36 AM LondonKdS
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Flesh-Eating Zombies are the type usually found in a ZombieApocalypse. They consume the skin, [[BrainFood brains]], or various other organs of the living, and sometimes [[TheVirus infect survivors, who become zombies themselves]] -- which makes them a lot like a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghoul]], really. Can also be merged with a VoodooZombie or PlagueZombie.

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Flesh-Eating Zombies are the type usually found in a ZombieApocalypse. They consume the skin, [[BrainFood brains]], or various other organs of the living, and sometimes [[TheVirus infect survivors, who become zombies themselves]] -- which makes them a lot like a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghoul]], really. Can also be merged with a VoodooZombie or PlagueZombie.
PlagueZombie. They [[OlderThanTheyThink show a lot of]] the characteristics of the actual European folkloric vampire, before Gothic novelists [[VampiresAreSexGods made them sexier and cleverer]].
30th Jan '17 12:17:40 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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'''Flesh-Eating Zombies''' are the type usually found in a ZombieApocalypse. They consume the skin, [[BrainFood brains]], or various other organs of the living, and sometimes [[TheVirus infect survivors, who become zombies themselves]] -- which makes them a lot like a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghoul]], really. Can also be merged with a VoodooZombie or PlagueZombie.

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'''Flesh-Eating Zombies''' Flesh-Eating Zombies are the type usually found in a ZombieApocalypse. They consume the skin, [[BrainFood brains]], or various other organs of the living, and sometimes [[TheVirus infect survivors, who become zombies themselves]] -- which makes them a lot like a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghoul]], really. Can also be merged with a VoodooZombie or PlagueZombie.
25th Sep '16 3:01:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'': These are a plague on the worst of the Death Worlds, as they also [[TheVirus spread rapidly]]. The answer to this threat is the titular Zombo, who is a result of combining zombie and human DNA to create an obedient super soldier. He's friendly enough when he's not eating you.
18th May '16 6:43:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMiddleman'' has perhaps a unique example of the Flesh Eating variety, selecting a very unusual type of flesh to eat. Nowhere else will the zombies cry not "Braiiiiins", but instead "troooooout".


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* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' has perhaps a unique example of the Flesh Eating variety, selecting a very unusual type of flesh to eat. Nowhere else will the zombies cry not "Braiiiiins", but instead "troooooout".
20th Apr '16 2:13:27 PM WillKeaton
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* VideoGame/TheWalkingDead by Telltale has these as the premise of the game.

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* VideoGame/TheWalkingDead ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' by Telltale has these as the premise of the game.
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