Going back to as far back as you can remember, you probably always heard of zombie tales or stories. You know the general details: the dead come back, craving flesh from the living…and they don’t have any resemblance of their former selves. People flee and run in a mass panic, only to be bitten one by one.
The zombie creature in fact has been around for quite a while. It all stems back from West African Voodoo culture. Supposedly, Voodoo priests would reanimate a dead corpse and use it to do acts of revenge, like murder. So, when the slave trade emerged, zombie beliefs travelled to Haiti and the New World. From there, it was only time before zombies ended up in books, TV shows and movies. Here are some interesting facts:
- The word zombie first appeared in print in 1838. It was in a short story called, The Unknown Painter.
- White Zombie, released in 1932, was the first zombie movie.
- George Romero is referred to as the father of the modern zombie—due to his many portrayals of how the zombie outbreak occurs and how zombies act, etc. His zombie movies include: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, The Crazies, and many others.
Away from movies and TV shows, what would you do if a zombie apocalypse broke out? You know you’ve considered it already! This infographic displays some vital information, which includes which cities would likely be best to flee towards or avoid. Do you know what items you should stock up on? You’ll only need things that will increase your chances of survival.
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