There is much debate on what defines a being to be a zombie. Actually zombies can be broken down into different categories. I'll BRIEFLY describe some of the well known types, not ALL of them. Feel free to add information or tell me how far off I am you ass!

For example, the zombies you battle in the Resident Evil series(1 through 5 with many other suck dick side games) are humans turned into biological montrosities by being injected or coming into contact with different strains of virus's or other zombies that contracted the virus. Later in Resident Evil 4 and 5 the zombies are different than the first 3 games. People turn into zombies in the 4th and 5th installments by being forced fed a type of living organism or again, being injected with the virus. Dead bodies and animals can be reanimated much like the original zombie movies. In some cases the zombies will weild machine guns, stun rods, rocket launchers and shotguns. All of the zombies in the game series DO NOT thrist for brains or blood. They do not need any nourishment from a living body. They tend to blow your ass up or maul you to death. These zombies DO NOT turn you into a zombie. They are fast and agile and have the basic motor skills of humans. Some of these undead have special abilities and some can turn into huge monsterous creatures that have qualities of different animals or humans. Example, you fight a giant vampire bat with the legs and the tail of an insect or scorpion in Resident Evil 5. These zombies do share some qualities of the original but not all. Honestly, I would rather call these zombies "infected organisms" due to the fact the virus's or the "Las Plagus" alter and transform some of the hosts. Decapitation, grenades, unconventional weapons, and mutliple shots from conventional weapons are the best ways to drop these type of zombies in of all the games.

Voodoo zombies are more than likely the real origin of zombie lore. Some say dead people were brought back from the grave to run amuck in society creating chaos and murder. Some were brought back for the shamans biding. Others believe they were brought back from the grave to complete unfinished business, such as a person wrongfully murdered. When bitten by these zombies you do turn into a zombie. They did feed for nourishment or were used as a weapon and then decapitated after their "job" was fulfilled.

The Night of the Living Dead type zombies are by far the best well known type of zombies in America and quite possibly the world. These zombies were actually reanimated to the land of the living much like their voodoo cousins but they do differ from them also. These zombies were lethal in numbers even though they were slow enough for an average person to run away from in an open area. They trapped and killed their victims by sheer numbers. For some odd reason the humans in these films tried to hold up in houses only to have their barricaded walls and doors knocked down by hundreds of the slow, lumbering zombies. They do feed on humans for nourishment. Decapitation seemed to be the only way to stop them.

Like I said in the beginning there is much debate on what makes a zombie a zombie. Do they have to move fast or slow? Do they kill humans out of rage much like the 28 Day Later film or kill for nourishment? Are they the undead or Lucifers overflow of bodies coming from hell?

One thing is for certain. Zombies and their undead counterparts are a pop culture phenomenon, have been always will be. Clothing, bands, comic books, magazines, movies, cartoons, games any form of media has been infiltrated by the "zombie horde". Some people around the globe actually have started organizations to prepare for the undead awakening. There is also a very popular book simply named "The Zombie Handbook" that will inform a person on detailed information on zombies, where to hold up, what not to use against zombies, so on and so forth.

Aim for the head and yes, zombies can climb. Oh yea and some have supernatural strength! ;)
Damn Joe thanks for watching my back! Now zombies are eating my brains from my skull like ice cream!

Zombies Ate My Neighbors!
28 Days Later
I Am Legend
Return of the Living Dead
The Night of the Voodoo Zombie Nigga

by boredasshitiniraq April 29, 2009
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The Walking Dead. Scientific name Homo Coprophagus Somnambulus.

A deceased human being who has partially returned to life due to undeterminable causes. The brain retains base facilities, namely gross motor function. In its near-mindless state, it grasps no remains of emotion, personality, or sensation of pain. In rare cases, some of the reanimated have reflexively preformed routine activities from their past lives.

The rotting bodies of the undead operate on a fraction of the level at which our bodies normally function. Circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems are unaffected by reanimation. Labored breathing, choking, and moaning are reflexive but no oxygen is carried through the blood. The nervous system functions primarily within the brain and brain stem. Sensory reception is minimal at best and seemingly unecessary in the pursuit of prey. The undead are incapable of fatigue and will persist at any cost. They will even crawl when their legs have been removed. Even if the head is removed from the body, it will continue to live. The only way to stop the reanimated is to destroy the brain. To prevent reanimation in the recently departed, decapitate the corpse and burn the body.

The only observable action a zombie takes part in is killing living creatures, especially humans, and eating them. Many theories and speculations surround this disturbing behavior. One theory is based on the thought that reanimation is the result of a contagious infection or virus, and that the primal drive to feed will spread the disease to other host bodies. Research has shown that although the majority of zombie attacks result in fatal wounds, all corpses return to life soon after passing, regardless of cause of death. Another theory is that zombies eat the brains of the living to refuel the "un-life" giving chemical serotonin. Because digestive and circulatory systems are incapable of bringing these elements to the brain, this just cannot be true. The final speculation seems the most obvious, that the dead feed for sustenance to satiate their unnatural metabolism. But because the gut has no function in the undead, this is also false. One documented encounter claims that a zombie was unable to move due to the sheer mass of undigested flesh resting in its distended gut. The creature continued to eat even after it's gut had burst open. Studies regarding the nature of feeding have proven that zombies will try to eat when their stomachs and even jaws have been removed. One explanation offers that the walking dead are the incarnation of death itself, a mockery of life that uses the vessels of the living to carry out their dark intentions, they are the opposite of life and are driven to simply undo it.
"When there's no more room in hell, the dead shall walk the earth."
by X__x October 17, 2004
when a girl is sucking a guy off he shoots cum in her eyes so she cant see....and she walks around with her arms extended looking for a towel to wipe her eyes with.....looking like a zombie
adam gave adriana the zombie this morning she fell down ....full thriller style.
by tink July 19, 2004
A drink consisting of White Rum, Dark Rum, sours, and pinapple juice

Got the name because of its grey green colour (like a zombie skin)
I'd like a Zombie please..
by NetFreak April 13, 2005
A person who accepts the status quo because of fear and/or lack of conviction. They generally only act out of anger and by then it's to late. They live without beliefs other than the following- Go to school, get a job, make money, buy lots of crap, die. Frequently encountered in the American school system and the suburbs.
Steve: Do you think we should be in Iraq? Do you feel the war is right or wrong?
John: Hey the new Hummer is only going to be 36K! and it comes in yellow!
Steve: Should we devote more federal funds to conduct stem cell research?
John: Did you see American Idol last night?
Steve: Shouldn't we report that death threat letter we found at school today?
John: Huh? Were you speaking to me?
Steve: Never mind. Your such a Zombie.
John: (Groans. Starts chewing on Steve)
by m1z_w1z_11 August 27, 2005
1.) Reanimated corpse that feeds on tle flesh of the living. Can be exterminated by destroying the brain, or removing the brain from the body.
2.)Haitian voodoo mythology involving a human body being "zombified" by a "bokor" or voodoo priest. Nothing like most movie zombies, this is the original kind of zombie.
1.) These Zombies eat their victims
2.) The body became a zombie thanks to the bokor
by Dagon January 11, 2005
In popular culture, zombies commonly refer to the undead. Generally, any formerly human creature that is no longer acting with freewill. Often erroniously attributed to the Carribean practice of Voodoo in Western society, the zombie has been portrayed for thousands of years in cultures in India, China, and among Native Americans. These include (but are not limited to the following):
1. The Voodoo Zombie, which is a living human who has lost it's free will.
2. The Viral Zombie, which is a reanimated (usually human) corpse that has been brought back to life.
3. The Chinese Zombie, which is a supernatural/spiritual being with a yellow piece of paper on its forehead, capable of moving very quickly, and jumping very far or flying.

A number of zombie survivalist organizations (ozort for example) exist worldwide that set up contingency in the event of an outbreak of Viral Zombies
Mankind can be easily destroyed by zombies.
by Master Zort August 23, 2006
slang for marijuana, pot, refer, or herb in Australia.
Men at Work song "Down Under" Lyrics

"Travelling in a fried out Kombie, on a hippie trail head full of zombie."

Lets smoke some zombie mate....
by dogwood April 11, 2006

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