Due to Walking Dead obsession, and my obsession with the Walking Dead and all things paranormal, I decided to research and write about Zombies, and how they can an add contributions to the Realities of the Paranormal.
For those of you that have never heard of the Walking Dead, here is the storyline in a nutshell.
Rick Grimes is a former Sheriff’s deputy who has been in a coma for several months after being shot whilst on duty. When he wakes, he discovers that the world has been taken over by Zombies, and that he seems to be the only person still alive. Having returned home to discover his wife and son missing, he heads for Atlanta to search for his family. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Zombies on arrival in Atlanta, he is aided by another survivor Glenn who takes Rick to a camp outside the town. There Rick finds his wife Lori and son Carl. Along with his partner and best friend Shane, he founds a small group of survivors who struggle to fend off the zombie hordes, as well as competing with other survivor groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive.
According the real definition of Zombies,
Zombies are fictional undead creatures regularly encountered in horror and fantasy themed works. They are typically depicted as mindless, reanimated corpses with a hunger for human flesh, and particularly for human brains in some depictions.
Although, they share their name and some superficial similarities with the zombie from Haitian Vodun, their links to such folklore are unclear. Many consider George A. Romero’s seminal film The Night of the Living Dead to be the progenitor of these creatures. Zombies have a complex literary heritage, with antecedents ranging from Richard Matheson and H. P. Lovecraft to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, all drawing on European folklore of the undead. The popularity of zombies has also had an impact on movies, where they have been taken out of their usual element of horror and thrown into comedy films, such as Shaun of the Dead. The “zombie apocalypse” concept, in which the civilized world is brought low by a global zombie infestation, has become a staple of modern popular art. By 2011 the influence of zombies in popular consciousness had reached far enough that the United States government’s Center for Disease Control used the idea as a theme to promote disaster preparedness.
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