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21st Sep '17 7:57:17 AM Shadowgazer
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Zombies based on this tradition are originally slaves to a sorcerer or {{Necromancer}}. If [[TechnicallyLivingZombie living]], they have been {{Brainwashed}} using MoreThanMindControl. If undead, they have been reanimated with {{blood|Magic}}, [[BlackMagic evil, or unholy magic]]. As such, they may be vulnerable to ReviveKillsZombie. [[SaltSolution Salt]], of all things, can often break the spell, freeing the living and allowing the dead to rest...or go after their master in a vengeful rage.

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Zombies based on this tradition are originally slaves to a sorcerer or {{Necromancer}}. If [[TechnicallyLivingZombie living]], they have been {{Brainwashed}} using MoreThanMindControl. If undead, they have been reanimated with {{blood|Magic}}, [[BlackMagic evil, or some other form of unholy magic]]. As such, they may be vulnerable to ReviveKillsZombie. [[SaltSolution Salt]], of all things, can often break the spell, freeing the living and allowing the dead to rest...or go after their master in a vengeful rage.
6th Sep '17 8:40:35 PM NOYB
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* Zombies in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode ''Dead Man's Party'' are magically revived by a Nigerian demon. As Giles explains it, Zombies actually do not eat human flesh and there's no indication that they can be killed by hitting the head.
* In the ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' the Wesen known as Baron Samedi (a demon from Haitian folklore, mind you) can turn people into living zombies by affecting them with his own toxine (as he is a puffer fish Wesen).

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* Zombies in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode ''Dead "Dead Man's Party'' Party" are magically revived by a Nigerian demon. As Giles explains it, Zombies actually do not eat human flesh and there's no indication that they can be killed by hitting the head.
* In the ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' the Wesen known as Baron Samedi (a demon ghede from Haitian folklore, mind you) can turn people into living zombies by affecting them with his own toxine (as he is a puffer fish Wesen).
5th Sep '17 12:41:22 AM jamespolk
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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as masterless monsters out to kill and eat the living, as introduced by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.

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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as masterless monsters out to kill and eat the living, as introduced by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
''Film/{{Night of the Living Dead|1968}}''.



* Most of the movies featuring zombies prior to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' fall under this category. ''Film/WhiteZombie,'' (1932), arguably the first zombie movie, has zombie mill workers caused by voodoo. The comedy ''King of the Zombies'' (1941), Creator/ValLewton's dark horror film ''Film/IWalkedWithAZombie'' (1943), the dreadful movie ''I Eat Your Skin'' (1964) and the Film/HammerHorror movie ''Film/ThePlagueOfTheZombies'' (1966) all feature this type prominently.

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* Most of the movies featuring zombies prior to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' ''Night of the Living Dead'' fall under this category. ''Film/WhiteZombie,'' (1932), arguably the first zombie movie, has zombie mill workers caused by voodoo. The comedy ''King of the Zombies'' (1941), Creator/ValLewton's dark horror film ''Film/IWalkedWithAZombie'' (1943), the dreadful movie ''I Eat Your Skin'' (1964) and the Film/HammerHorror movie ''Film/ThePlagueOfTheZombies'' (1966) all feature this type prominently.
27th Aug '17 9:12:28 AM Mdumas43073
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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to [[FleshEatingZombie kill and eat the living]], as introduced by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.

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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as masterless monsters out to [[FleshEatingZombie kill and eat the living]], living, as introduced by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
27th Aug '17 9:11:46 AM Mdumas43073
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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to [[FleshEatingZombie kill and eat the living]], as invented by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.

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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to [[FleshEatingZombie kill and eat the living]], as invented introduced by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
27th Aug '17 9:11:25 AM Mdumas43073
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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to kill and eat the living, as invented by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.

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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to [[FleshEatingZombie kill and eat the living, living]], as invented by Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
21st Jul '17 2:51:44 PM MarqFJA
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The idea and word "zombie" originated in Voudon beliefs in the Caribbean, thought the etymological roots date back to West Africa. It referred to those enslaved by sorcerers who have not allowed them a peaceful death or have put them in trances to make them think they are dead.

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The idea and word "zombie" originated in Voudon beliefs in the Caribbean, thought though the etymological roots date back to West Africa. It referred to those enslaved by sorcerers who have not allowed them a peaceful death or have put them in trances to make them think they are dead.
1st Jun '17 8:54:08 PM jormis29
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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to kill and eat the living, as invented by Creator/GeorgeRomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.

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This idea of a [[UndeadLaborers zombie slave]] has been [[OurZombiesAreDifferent largely replaced in pop culture]] by the idea of zombies as monsters out to kill and eat the living, as invented by Creator/GeorgeRomero Creator/GeorgeARomero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.



* ''RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' initially appears to follow the classic Romero rules: all dead bodies are reanimated at the time of the curse, the zombie plague can be spread through biting, and only headshots kill. An addition not found in Romero films is that holy water kills them as well. However, returning the cursed Aztec mask causes all zombies who haven't been headshot to return to normal life and intelligence.

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* ''RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' initially appears to follow the classic Romero rules: all dead bodies are reanimated at the time of the curse, the zombie plague can be spread through biting, and only headshots kill. An addition not found in Romero films is that holy water kills them as well. However, returning the cursed Aztec mask causes all zombies who haven't been headshot to return to normal life and intelligence.
27th May '17 4:54:14 PM jamespolk
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* Most of the movies featuring zombies prior to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' fall under this category. ''Film/WhiteZombie,'' (1932), arguably the first zombie movie, has zombie mill workers caused by voodoo. The comedy ''King of the Zombies'' (1941), Creator/ValLewton's dark horror film ''I Walked With a Zombie'' (1943), the dreadful movie ''I Eat Your Skin'' (1964) and the Film/HammerHorror movie ''Film/ThePlagueOfTheZombies'' (1966) all feature this type prominently.

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* Most of the movies featuring zombies prior to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' fall under this category. ''Film/WhiteZombie,'' (1932), arguably the first zombie movie, has zombie mill workers caused by voodoo. The comedy ''King of the Zombies'' (1941), Creator/ValLewton's dark horror film ''I Walked With a Zombie'' ''Film/IWalkedWithAZombie'' (1943), the dreadful movie ''I Eat Your Skin'' (1964) and the Film/HammerHorror movie ''Film/ThePlagueOfTheZombies'' (1966) all feature this type prominently.
22nd Mar '17 10:20:31 PM WillBGood
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* The haunts in P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' are a combination of multiple types. They voodoo in that they are created by the malignant, evil/chaotic influence of Perimal Darkling. Unburned corpses of humans or animals left in areas where Darkling influence is bleeding into the normal world--the Haunted Lands--become haunts. However, they are also {{Plague Zombies}} in that an untreated haunt bite can turn a bitten human into a haunt. While haunts bite people, they don't seem to do it out of hunger; it's an attack. Haunts are normally stupid, shambling creatures, although they do retain some memory of their former lives, sometimes calling out to the still-living. One character who is bitten and turns into a haunt, though, remains themselves through force of will, and proves capable of continuing to be a productive member of society despite their status.

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* The haunts in P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' are a combination of multiple types. They voodoo in that they are created by the malignant, evil/chaotic influence of Perimal Darkling. Unburned corpses of humans or animals left in areas where Darkling influence is bleeding into the normal world--the Haunted Lands--become haunts. However, they are also {{Plague Zombies}} Zombie}}s in that an untreated haunt bite can turn a bitten human into a haunt. While haunts bite people, they don't seem to do it out of hunger; it's an attack. Haunts are normally stupid, shambling creatures, although they do retain some memory of their former lives, sometimes calling out to the still-living. One character who is bitten and turns into a haunt, though, remains themselves through force of will, and proves capable of continuing to be a productive member of society despite their status.
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