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Montgomery: When a person dies and is buried it seems there are certain voodoo priests who have the power to bring him back to life … It’s worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring.
Lawrence [Bob Hope]: You mean like Democrats? The Ghost Breakers 1940 starring Bob Hope & Paulette Goddard & Richard Carlson & Paul Lukas & Willie Best & Pedro de Cordoba & Virginia Brissac & Noble Johnson et al, director George Marshall
Zombies rising from their graves, blood-sucking vampires damned for eternity. And humans trapped in a life or death struggle between heaven and hell ... Tales of encounters with strange soulless creatures ... Stories of the undead. Ancient Aliens s3e14: Aliens and the Undead, History 2011
A band of zombie-like ghosts haunting the remote island of Guam ... the Taotao Mona. Destination Truth s4e8, Skyfy 2010
84,943. A series of mummified bodies. Such ritual burials, some believe, are part of a cult of the living dead. Ancient X Files s2e2: The Living Dead, National Geographic 2012
I Walked With A Zombie. Early black and white film
I do believe that in some of the more extreme cults there are similar characteristics with people who have been zombies. Steven Hassan, author Releasing the Bonds
Zombies Are People Too. London demonstration placard for zombies' rights
[Clairvius] Narcisse was a proven zombie. Wade Davis, explorer-in-residence, National Geographic Society
The consistent ingredient apart from human remains were a series of marine fish ... a thousand times more poisonous than potassium cyanide. Wade Davis
The zombie apocalypse depicted in Hollywood films brings horrifying results. Zombies: The Truth, National Geographic 2010
In the 2002 British horror film 28 Days Later a rampant virus infects a group of people turning them into killer zombies who take over the human population. ibid.
Voodoo is where zombie started. ibid.
Voodoo culture is often portrayed negatively in the media as a force of witchcraft. ibid.
According to tradition slaves who practised voodoo created zombies. ibid.
In 1982 Wade Davis investigated the existence of the toxic poison, and soon found the evidence he needed. ibid.
For the rabies virus to become the zombie virus it would have to go through a series of mutations. ibid.
Another key neurological symptom that zombies display is an extreme level of violence with a hunger for human flesh and brains. ibid.
To some experts hypnosis and mass mind control can also be seen to create a similar unquestioning follower which may share many of the characteristics with zombies. ibid.
Former Haiti dictator Papa Doc Duvalier was said to have a private army of zombies called Tonton Macoute. ibid.
Some scientists do believe the idea of a zombie-like virus is not entirely out of the question in the future. ibid.
A zombie outbreak – services would go down, traffic would be a complete gridlock, and no-one down there, the millions of people, would be able to make it. Matt Mogk, Zombie Research Society
You need a seventy-two-hour kit. ibid.
My friend M says the irony of being a zombie is that everything is funny, but you can’t smile, because your lips have rotted off. Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I wasn’t a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie. Veronica Lake
I’m into The Walking Dead, Shaun of the Dead, obviously, and I’ve seen all the Romero movies. I am a classic zombie queen. And I love the White Walkers on Game of Thrones. Weirdly, it wasn’t until pretty late in life that I found my entry point into horror films. Anna Kendrick
I like zombie movies. I like The Walking Dead; I like the metaphor of it, simply because when we go with the zombie concept – if you’re bitten by a zombie, you don't transform into something else like a vampire or a werewolf or whatever. You become something that’s not you. Marilyn Manson
For some time our village has been beset by a number of mysterious and fatal maladies. People have been dying off … The Plague of the Zombies 1966 starring Andre Morell & Diane Clare & John Carson & Alex Davion & Jacqueline Pearce & Brook Williams & Michael Ripper & Marcus Hammond & et al, director John Gilling, letter from Peter
I have my own standards – I conform to them. ibid.
You promised you’d stop smoking when I did. You promised you’d go back to the gym. You promised you’d try drinking red wine instead of beer. You promised you’d come on holiday with me … You promised things would change. Shaun of the Dead 2004 starring Sean Pegg & Nick Frost & Kate Ashfield & Lucy Davis & Dylan Moran & Penelope Wilton & Bill Nighty & Jessica Stevenson & Martin Freeman & Reece Shearsmith et al, director Edgar Wright, her to him
Zombies - the creation of voodoo magic – have made a great contribution to the collection of horror movies that have come out of Hollywood in the last sixty years. Zombies, Talking Pictures short 2016
1932: White Zombies; 1941: King of the Zombies; 1941: I Walked with a Zombie 1943; Night of the Living Dead 1968 ... ibid.
Zombies: History’s most terrifying urban legend. Now becoming a reality? New more potent drugs and super viruses linked with freakish crimes suggest that modern science could be turning fiction into fact. Is the United States about to unleash the next zombie plague? Conspiracy Files Unsealed: Zombies, 2012
In the Caribbean chilling reports of the dead returning to life. Could zombies really exist? … Across the world many people are claimed to have returned from the dead. The Unexplained Files s2e10: Voodoo Zombies & Life After Death, Science 2014
It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries. Hordes of human beings transformed into mindless bloodthirsty monsters as civilisation collapses. Could this nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered parasites that turn the living into the walking dead, and new strains of deadly pathogens attack us every year. Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s5e10: Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible? Science 2014
‘The first problem is to know when the dead are truly dead.’ Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia: Investigating the Haitian Zombie, Dr Nathan Kline, Vice 2012
Wade Davis (anthropologist) travelled to Port au Prince to investigate the biological underpinning of the Haitian zombie. ibid.
‘And was able to secure the formula for the preparation … ‘A Whitman’s sampler of poisons.’ ibid.
I will travel to Haiti to investigate the zombie and attempt to collect poison samples for the first chemical analysis in almost thirty years. ibid.
The past 100 years have been especially turbulent for Haiti: including more than 10 US military interventions. ibid.
Puffer fish: Its internal organs contain one of the most potent neurotoxins ever discovered. It is the TTX in the puffer fish which induces a total body flaccid paralysis, almost indistinguishable from death. ibid.