The zombies that we know and presumably love/fear may have infiltrated popular culture through books like H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-Animator,’ films such as George Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and TV shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead (which returns Sunday, February 12th), but their existence isn’t just limited to the page or the screen. Turns out, they walk among us. They have always walked among us. In fact, they are one of us.
The history of the undead reaches farther back into our culture than you might think, and not just as the lumbering metaphor of an apathetic public or mindless society. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting facts of these lumbering masses.
So, go already! See if you don’t find out something new. I didn’t know three and four, but truly think I would have guessed five.
How about you, did you learn something new?