A zombie is the substance that appears in folklore and popular culture, usually as a reanimated corpse or senseless person. Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou, which told about the people under control, as working for a powerful magician. Zombies became a popular device of modern horror fiction, largely because of the success of George A. Romero "S 1968 film" Night of the living dead.
Main article: Zombies in popular culture
Zombies from George Romero in Night of Living Dead, a zombie movie
Modern zombies, as portrayed in books, movies, games, haunted attractions, are different from zombies and voodoo folklore. Modern zombies are typically depicted in popular culture as mindless, unfeeling monsters with a hunger for human brains and flesh, a prototype was created in the seminal 1968 film "Night of the living dead. Typically, the substance can damage far beyond that of a normal, living people . How can they be killed only at the wound on his head, as, for example, headshot, and it may be a syndrome that causes their condition to others.
Usually portrayed as a zombie does not thralls to masters, as in the film "White Zombie or the spirit-cult myths. Rather, modern zombies are depicted in the band, and the waves, seeking any flesh, there are people or to kill or infect, and are usually provided at the exhibition signs of physical decomposition such as rotting meat, eye color, and open wounds, as well as the transition from the slow, shambling gait. They are generally incapable of communication and there are no signs of personality or rationality, while the George Romero zombie-in seemed capable of learning and basic levels of speech, as seen in the film Day of the Dead and the land of the dead.
Modern zombies are closely linked to the idea of the zombie apocalypse, the collapse of civilization caused by a huge plague of undead. The ideas are now so closely linked that zombies are rarely portrayed in any other context.
There still exist significant differences between the images of zombies in various media, for one comparison see the contrasts between zombies in the night Living Dead authors George A. Romero and John A. Russo, as they have evolved in two separate series of films that followed. Some Zombie Apocalypse stories such as "Return of the living dead and the dead, Set, zombies are portrayed as quick and nimble, as the living, even a departure from the established genre stereotype.