What works for zombies is that they're not stuck to any one origin story

This time-lapse video stunningly captures 100 years of zombie evolution in pop cultureScreenshot from Video
Social Pop Culture Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:57

In recent decades, one movie monster that has shown surprising tenacity and even adaptability, spreading outside of its resident home in Hollywood, is the zombie. A couple of years ago, Bollywood gave rise to its first zombie flick with “Go Goa Gone”. And even Tamil cinema can boast of a zombie flick, thanks to “Miruthan”, which released earlier this year.

Unlike werewolves, vampires, and other monsters from European folklore, zombies have a distinct advantage because they’re not stuck to any one clearly defined origin story. In fact, every new iteration creates a new breed of zombie with a variety of attributes depending on what the writer, director or game-maker hopes to do with them.

This video by Top Trending gives a sense of the kind of variety that the zombie mythos covers. It’s also a sneak peek into just how much work goes into transforming a living breathing actor into a lurching undead creature that just wants to gorge on your flesh. A warning though, some of the images in the video can be quite gory.

 

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