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“Night of the Living Dead” introduced the idea of independent, undead flesh eaters to the world which was the opposite of what zombies were thought of before this film. Prior to that film, zombies were slaves to others: Either people who were hypnotized or drugged to become slaves to local “sorcerers”; known as bokor in Haitian folklore. Or they were ...


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Zombie movies, dating back to White Zombie (1932), typically featured reanimated corpses or hypnotized people who would walk around with a dazed look in their eyes. They were mindless, but technically harmless. What Romero did was introduce the concept of said zombies needing to feed, specifically on human flesh. This made them dangerous and lethal, not ...


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There is a long list of properties that zombies can have: Universal zombification: Something causes the dead to not stay dead. All corpses reanimate (although there may be some method, such as destroying the brain, that prevents this). Invulnerability: Zombies are impossible, or much more difficult than humans, to kill. Infection: Zombies infect humans, ...


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