"Designer Manuel Morgado, from Portugal, created a zombie themed invitation for a couple in Washington, America.
Manuel said: "The fiance is obsessed with zombie films
and they wanted something to represent that..."
Etymology: Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost
1 usually zombi
a : the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body
b : a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated
a : a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially : automaton
b : a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior
3 : a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice
A zombie "is a creature that appears in books and popular culture typically as a reanimated dead or a mindless human being.
Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Voodoo, which told of the people being controlled as laborers by a powerful wizard.
Zombies became a popular device in modern horror fiction, largely because of the success of George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead... Zombies are regularly encountered in horror and fantasy themed fiction and entertainment.
They are typically depicted as mindless, shambling, decaying corpses with a hunger for human flesh, and in some cases, human brains in particular.
As of 2009, zombies are challenging vampires for their popularity." (Wikipedia)
A zombie walk "(also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle or zombie crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombiecostumes." (Wikipedia)
"In the world of comics, a Marvel Zombie is a person solely devoted to the comic book publishing company Marvel Comics.
They live and breath Marvel and its characters with a glossy glaze to their eyes and the only thing they crave is a Marvel comic.
Other comics mean nothing to them, and only the likes of Spidey, Cap, The X-Men, and more will satisfy their thirst..." (comicbooks.about.com)
A zombie computer "is one that has been infected with a backdoor or bot, allowing a malicious controller to operate commands on the system remotely. Zombies are often formed into large botnets, which are then used to send spam or unleash DDoS attacks."
In the language of computing slang, the term zombie has many meanings.
"Such as: 1. A user that surfs the web hours on end and never seems to sleep or tire.
2. On the Internet, a zombie is an abandoned, unkept or sadly out-of-date Web site. It can also refer to the residue of a site that for some reason has been moved to another Web address. It's a ghost site that appears to have moved. Zombies contribute to linkrot, a term for dead end links..."
The Pentagon Has A Zombie Apocalypse Emergency Plan - 27 May 2014
"Because zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life, [Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population -- including traditional adversaries." (iflscience.com)
Zombie craze continues to infect popular culture
"This weekend an estimated 3,000 people dressed as zombies took to the streets of Brighton.
It's the latest proof, if any was needed, that the undead are really on the march - culturally at least." (BBC)
Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
"I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency." (emergency.cdc.gov)
Zombies, UFOs, witches ... they've seen them all in Wales
"Zombie sightings are among a list of unusual call–outs disclosed by a police force in Wales...
Officers were twice called to reports of the living dead stalking their largely rural area.
They were also asked to investigate 26 ghosts, 20 UFOs, 11 witches and even two vampires." (telegraph.co.uk)
Zombie films: why we're obsessed with the undead
"An American university is offering a new class on zombies. The course is being offered by the University of Baltimore and will be taught by the author Arnold Blumberg, who wrote a book on zombie movies, and the curator of Geppi’s Entertainment museum, which specialises in American pop culture. Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics." (telegraph.co.uk)
Conversation questions :
Why are zombies still so popular?- 25 October 2013
"With The Walking Dead’s record-breaking ratings and World War Z winning big at the box office, there’s no end of love for zombies.
Nicholas Barber explains." (BBC)
The Zombie Podcast - We're Alive - A Story of Survival
"A small riot in LA has spread past its containment.
Three reserve soldiers are called to their deserted duty station.
Believed to be the last remaining armed servicemen in the area, Michael, Angel, and Saul witness the true cause of the riot ;
people are starting to change and attack each other..." (zombiepodcast.com)
Warm Bodie: Modal Verbs for Advice - a lesson plan with a video
"This is an awesome movie. It is funny, but not stupid. I loved the way the story is told - from the point of view of the zombie. I recommend it." (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)
daily routines of monsters, zombies, ghosts
and aliens - a lesson plan "Aim:
- Practise third person -s
- Practise talking and writing about routines
- Practise saying and writing common action verbs
- Practise making questions about days, times and routines
- Make a poster"
London Dungeon advert showing Queen Mary I as zombie banned
"An advert for the London Dungeon has been banned after terrifying children by showing Queen Mary I of England turning into a flesh-eating zombie...
The digital poster, which was placed on escalators on the London Underground, showed the infamous Queen sitting passively on a chair before suddenly turning into a member of the undead and turning to face towards tube passengers.
Four people complained that the zombie - complete with bloody gashes on her face, rotting teeth and red eyes - had terrified their children..." (telegraph.co.uk)
Left 4 Dead presents The Sacrifice - Read online or Download PDF
"The comic is illustrated by Mike Oeming, the artist behind the Powers comic series, and tells the stories of the original four survivors, as well as the events leading up to the infection. The comic begins with Bill, having just sacrificed himself to save the others, taking on three tanks while severely wounded. It then cuts to the finale of Blood Harvest, which is revealed to be one week earlier..." (l4d.com)
The Walking Dead Google Map
"An annotated map of appearances, deaths, events and locations from Robert Kirkman's on going zombie comic book series: The Walking Dead..." - with a map key (maps.google.com)
The Walking Dead "is an American monthly black and white comic published by Image Comics beginning in 2003. The comic was created by writer Robert Kirkman
and artist Tony Moore... The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies..." (Wikipedia)
Audio Adrenaline - Some Kind of Zombie "here they come
they're all up on me
but I'm dead to sin like
some kind of zombie."
(mp3lyrics.org) Listen! (YouTube)
Thriller - Michael Jackson "In the video's most iconic scene, Jackson leads other actors costumed as zombies in a choreographed dance routine." (Wikipedia)
Michael Jackson - Thriller(YouTube) + the LYRICS (sing365.com) "You see a sight that almost stops your heart...
And no one's gonna save you
From the beast about to strike...
You hear a creature creepin' up behind...
Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade...
They're out to get you
There's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you...
Creatures crawl in search of blood...
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom"
Zombie - The Cranberries : LYRICS + VIDEO (paroles-musique.com) or on YouTube
(song) "Zombie" is a protest song by the Irish band The
Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue.
It is about the conflicts in Northern Ireland known as "The
Troubles", with references to the Easter Rising of 1916." (Wikipedia)
Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett : "... my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise...
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes...
The zombies were having fun...
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son...
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive..."
KRTV Montana - "Zombie Attack" Emergency Alert System Message
"Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties.
This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.
Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets. " (YouTube)
Pumpkins carved into zombies for Hallowe'en
"The result was a display of terrifying vegetables with some zombies having pumpkin seeds resembling intestines falling out of their stomachs...
The short video features half-man, half-Labrador Retriever Dudley going through a morning routine familiar to millions..." (telegraph.co.uk)
Woolite : Torture - a commercial (YouTube)
"You might know Rob Zombie as the founder and lead singer of White Zombie or you might be more familiar with his film work
directing gory horror movies like House of 1000 Corpses and the Halloween remake.
Either way, odds are good that you probably don’t think about a gentle laundry detergent when you picture the guy.
That’s exactly why having him direct the 30-second spot is pretty genius.
I mean, when was the last time you even thought about Woolite, let alone voluntarily watched a commercial for it?" (Neatorama)
A Guy's Guide To Zombies
"The 1950s were known for their ridiculous newsreels (you know, the anti-communist, pro-consumerism propaganda crap). But this one takes the cake — it's a call for humans to join hands with the undead..." (YouTube)