The dark history of zombies

The undead were walking long before Hollywood got around to them

Stars Insider

16/03/23 | StarsInsider


The obsession with zombies may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon in human history, with films like ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968) and ‘Zombieland’ (2009) inserting the creepy walking corpses into the entertainment zeitgeist. However, zombies weren’t always seen as creepy but totally fictional monsters that make a great subject for a scary movie. In fact, the idea of a corpse rising from the dead has existed all over the world throughout recorded history.

Click through the following gallery to trace the narrative of the zombie back through history and see how the walking dead have evolved over the centuries.

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