The Zombies Are Coming!

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#SummerZombie Is Coming!

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The history of zombies extend back to Haitian Voodoo folklore.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “zombie” first appeared in English around 1810 when historian Robert Southey mentioned it in his book “History of Brazil.” But this “Zombi” was not the familiar brain-eating manlike monstrosity but instead a West African deity. The word later came to suggest the vital, human force leaving the shell of a body, and ultimately a creature human in form but lacking the self-awareness, intelligence, and a soul. It was imported to Haiti and elsewhere from Africa through the slave trade. (http://www.livescience.com/23892-zombies-real-facts.html)

It’s through film that we, through a few generations, have become fancied with the idea of The Walking Dead covers_0zombies. And why not? They’re scary, grotesque, they rely on brains for sustenance and in recent years with zombie advances in such films as “Dawn of the Dead” (2004) the classic Romero remake directed…

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