268 relations: Above the fold, Ambrose Bierce, AMC (TV channel), Amtor, Amy Wilentz, Anime News Network, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Archetype, Arizona State University, ARMA 2, Astral body, Asymptomatic carrier, Baron Samedi, Behavior-altering parasite, Bela Lugosi, Bio Zombie, Biomega (manga), Bob Balaban, Bokor, Book of the Dead (anthology), Braindead (film), Brazil, Brooklyn, Cadaver, Cahiers du cinéma, Call of Duty, Catatonia, Cell (novel), Cemetery Man, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chicago Sun-Times, Christopher Columbus, Clairvius Narcisse, Collectible card game, Comic Book Resources, Commonwealth Caribbean, Cool Air, Cordyceps, Criminal code, Cultural variations in adoption, Culture of Haiti, Culture-bound syndrome, Damballa, Dan O'Bannon, Dance of the Dead (film), Datura, Dawn of the Dead (1978 film), Dawn of the Dead (2004 film), Day of the Dead (1985 film), DayZ (mod), ..., DayZ (video game), Dead Island, Dead of Winter: A Cross Roads Game, Dead Rising, Demonic possession, Diary of the Dead, Dying Light, EC Comics, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ego death, English language, Epic of Gilgamesh, Ethnobotany, Fantasy, Fela Kuti, Fetishism, First-person shooter, Flatbush Zombies, Folklore, Frankenstein, French West Indies, Gamasutra, George A. Romero, Ghoul, Gothic fiction, Guinea (region), H. P. Lovecraft, Haiti, Haitian Creole, Haitian French, Haitian Vodou, Hallucinogen, Hell of the Living Dead, Herbert West, Herbert West–Reanimator, Home Delivery (short story), Homelessness and mental health, Horror fiction, Horror film, Houngan, House of the Dead (film), Humans vs. Zombies, Hypothesis, I Am a Hero, I Am Legend (novel), I Walked with a Zombie, In the Vault, Inanna, Income tax, Independent video game development, Inheritance tax, Internal Revenue Code, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, James Bond, Jane Austen, Jillian McDonald, John Skipp, Jonny Quest, Journal of American Folklore, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Jumbee, Junk (film), Kongo language, Land of the Dead, Left 4 Dead, List of zombie short films and undead-related projects, Live action, Live and Let Die (novel), Live-action game, Lost on Venus, Lucio Fulci, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Mad scientist, Magic (supernatural), Magic: The Gathering, Maine, Mambo (Vodou), Manga, Marc Leverette, Mary Shelley, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Max Brooks, Medical history, Mesopotamia, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson's Thriller (music video), Misanthropy, Mod (video gaming), MSNBC, My Boyfriend's Back (1993 film), National Film Registry, Necromancy, Night of the Living Dead, Nkisi, Nova Science Publishers, Novella, Nzambi a Mpungu, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, Oxford English Dictionary, Pathogen, Peter Jackson, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap Games, PopMatters, Post-industrial society, Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Psilocybin mushroom, Psychedelic drug, Psychoactive drug, Psychological trauma, R. 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Above the fold is the upper half of the front page of a newspaper or tabloid where an important news story or photograph is often located.
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran.
AMC is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by it namesake AMC Networks.
The Amtor or Venus Series is a science fantasy series consisting of four novels and one novelette written by American author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Amy Wilentz is an American journalist and writer.
Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia, South East Asia and Japan.
Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, science fantasy or horror in which the Earth's technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed.
The concept of an archetype appears in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis.
Arizona State University (commonly referred to as ASU or Arizona State) is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.
ARMA 2 is an open world, military simulation video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive for Microsoft Windows.
Astral body is a subtle body posited by many philosophers, intermediate between the intelligent soul and the mental body, composed of a subtle material.
An asymptomatic carrier (healthy carrier or just carrier) is a person or other organism that has become infected with a pathogen, but who display no signs nor symptoms.
Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday) also written Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi, is one of the loa of Haitian Vodou.
Behavior-altering parasites are parasites with two or more hosts, capable of causing changes in the behavior of one of their hosts to facilitate their transmission, sometimes directly affecting the hosts' decision-making and behavior control mechanisms.
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
Bio Zombie is a 1998 Hong Kong zombie comedy film, starring Jordan Chan.
is a Japanese science fiction manga written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei.
Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and director.
A bokor (male) or caplata (female) is a Vodou witch for hire who is said to serve the loa 'with both hands', practicing for both good and evil.
Book of the Dead is an anthology of horror stories first published in 1989, edited by John Skipp and Craig Spector.
Braindead (also known as Dead Alive in North America) is a 1992 New Zealand splatstick comedy horror film directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Jim Booth, and written by Jackson, along with Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
A cadaver, also referred to as a corpse (singular) in medical, literary, and legal usage, or when intended for dissection, is a deceased body.
Cahiers du Cinéma (Notebooks on Cinema) is a French film magazine founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca.
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise.
Catatonia is a state of psycho-motor immobility and behavioral abnormality manifested by stupor.
Cell is an apocalyptic horror novel by American author Stephen King, published in 2006.
Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) is a 1994 comedy horror film directed by Michele Soavi and starring Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro and Anna Falchi.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Christopher Columbus (before 31 October 145120 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer.
Clairvius Narcisse (January 2, 1922 – 1964) was a Haitian man said to have been turned into a zombie by a Haitian vodou preparation, purportedly a combination of psychoactive substances (oftentimes the paralyzing pufferfish venom tetrodotoxin and the strong deliriant Datura).
A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or many other names, is a kind of strategy card game that was created in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.
Comic Book Resources, also known as CBR, is a website dedicated to the coverage of comic book-related news and discussion.
The term Commonwealth Caribbean is used to refer to the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean region.
"Cool Air" is a short story by the American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in March 1926 and published in the March 1928 issue of Tales of Magic and Mystery.
Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi (sac fungi) that includes about 400 species.
A criminal code (or penal code) is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law.
There are several notable cultural variations in adoption, which is an arrangement by which a child whose biological parents are unable to care for it is "adopted" and given the same legal and social status as though he/she were the biological child of the adoptive parents.
The culture of Haiti is an eclectic mix of African and European elements due to the French colonization of Saint Domingue and its large and diverse enslaved African population, as is evidenced in the Haitian language, music, and religion.
In medicine and medical anthropology, a culture-bound syndrome, culture-specific syndrome, or folk illness is a combination of psychiatric and somatic symptoms that are considered to be a recognizable disease only within a specific society or culture.
Damballa also spelled Damballah (Danbala) is one of the most important of all the loa.
Daniel Thomas "Dan" O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American film screenwriter, director, visual effects supervisor, and occasional actor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres.
Dance of the Dead is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy, directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini.
Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae.
Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi or Zombie) is a 1978 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero.
Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American action horror film directed by Zack Snyder (in his feature film directorial debut) and written by James Gunn.
Day of the Dead is a 1985 American zombie horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Night of the Living Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).
DayZ is a multiplayer open world survival third-person shooter modification designed by Dean Hall for the 2009 tactical shooter video game ARMA 2 and its 2010 expansion pack, ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead.
DayZ is an open world survival video game currently in development by Bohemia Interactive.
Dead Island is a 2011 survival horror action role-playing video game developed by Polish developer Techland and published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative strategy board game for two to five players designed by Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega through Plaid Hat Games.
Dead Rising is a series of open world survival horror beat 'em up video games, created by Keiji Inafune.
Demonic possession is believed by some, to be the process by which individuals are possessed by malevolent preternatural beings, commonly referred to as demons or devils.
Diary of the Dead is a 2007 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero.
Dying Light is an open world first person survival horror action-adventure video game developed by Techland and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American publisher of comic books, which specialized in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction, and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres.
Ego death is a "complete loss of subjective self-identity".
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia that is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature.
Ethnobotany is the study of a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.
A fetish (derived from the French fétiche; which comes from the Portuguese feitiço; and this in turn from Latin facticius, "artificial" and facere, "to make") is an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a human-made object that has power over others.
First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
Flatbush Zombies is an American hip hop group from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2010.
Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
The term French West Indies or French Antilles (Antilles françaises) refers to the seven territories currently under French sovereignty in the Antilles islands of the Caribbean.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.
A ghoul is a demon or monster in Arabian mythology, associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh.
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
Guinea is a traditional name for the region of the African coast of West Africa which lies along the Gulf of Guinea.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Haiti (Haïti; Ayiti), officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea.
Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen,; créole haïtien) is a French-based creole language spoken by 9.6–12million people worldwide, and the only language of most Haitians.
Haitian French (français haïtien, Haitian Creole: fransè ayisyen) is the variety of French spoken in Haiti.
Haitian Vodou (also written as Vaudou; known commonly as Voodoo, sometimes as Vodun, Vodoun, Vodu, or Vaudoux) is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent which can cause hallucinations, perceptual anomalies, and other substantial subjective changes in thoughts, emotion, and consciousness.
Hell of the Living Dead (Virus - l'inferno dei morti viventi) is a 1980 horror film directed by Bruno Mattei.
Herbert West is a fictional character created by H. P. Lovecraft for his short story "Herbert West—Reanimator", first published in 1922.
"Herbert West–Reanimator" is a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft.
"Home Delivery" is a short story by American writer Stephen King.
In a study in Western societies, homeless people have a higher prevalence of mental illness when compared to the general population.
Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.
Houngan is the term for a male priest in Haitian Vodou (a female priest is known as a mambo).
House of the Dead is a 2003 German-Canadian-American action horror film, and the adaptation of the 1996 light gun arcade game of the same name produced by Sega.
A hypothesis (plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon.
is a Japanese horror manga by Kengo Hanazawa.
I Am Legend is a 1954 science fiction horror novel by American writer Richard Matheson.
I Walked with a Zombie is a 1943 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur.
"In the Vault' is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, written on September 18, 1925 and first published in the November 1925 issue of the amateur press journal Tryout.
Inanna was the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, beauty, sex, desire, fertility, war, combat, justice, and political power.
An income tax is a tax imposed on individuals or entities (taxpayers) that varies with respective income or profits (taxable income).
Independent video game development, or indie game development, is the video game development process of creating indie games; these are video games, commonly created by individual or small teams of video game developers and usually without significant financial support of a video game publisher or other outside source.
A tax paid by a person who inherits money or property or a levy on the estate (money and property) of a person who has died.
The Internal Revenue Code (IRC), formally the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is the domestic portion of federal statutory tax law in the United States, published in various volumes of the United States Statutes at Large, and separately as Title 26 of the United States Code (USC).
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, that stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
Jillian McDonald is a conceptual artist and curator from Canada, living in Brooklyn, New York.
John Skipp is a splatterpunk horror and fantasy author and anthology editor, as well as a songwriter, screenwriter, film director, and film producer.
Jonny Quest is a media franchise that revolves around a boy named Jonny Quest who accompanies his scientist father on extraordinary adventures.
The Journal of American Folklore is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the American Folklore Society.
The Journal of Ethnopharmacology is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering the traditional medicinal use of plants and other substances.
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
A Jumbee, jumbie or mendo is a type of mythological spirit or demon in the folklore of some Caribbean countries.
is a Japanese Yakuza Zombie movie directed by Atsushi Muroga.
Kongo or Kikongo is one of the Bantu languages spoken by the Kongo and Ndundu peoples living in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo and Angola.
Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's Land of the Dead) is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six Living Dead movies, it is preceded by Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, and succeeded by Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game, developed by Valve South and published by Valve Corporation.
The following is a list of zombie short films and other zombie- and undead-related projects, such as television series.
Live action is a form of cinematography or videography that uses actors and actresses instead of animation or animated pictures.
Live and Let Die is the second novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series of stories, and is set in London, the US and Jamaica.
A live-action game is a game where the participants act out their characters' actions.
Lost On Venus is the second book in the Venus series (sometimes called the "Carson Napier of Venus series") by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Lucio Fulci (17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects, which may include altered awareness of one's surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they are not.
Mad scientist (also mad doctor or mad professor) is a caricature of a scientist who is described as "mad" or "insane" owing to a combination of unusual or unsettling personality traits and the unabashedly ambitious, taboo or hubristic nature of their experiments.
Magic is a category in Western culture into which have been placed various beliefs and practices considered separate from both religion and science.
Magic: The Gathering is a both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield.
Maine is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Mambo is the term for a female (as opposed to the Houngan, or male) High Priest in the Vodou religion in Haiti.
are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
Marc Leverette is an American photographer and multi-media artist.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ''Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus'' (1818).
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Maximillian Michael Brooks (born May 22, 1972) is an American author.
The medical history or case history of a patient is information gained by a physician by asking specific questions, either of the patient or of other people who know the person and can give suitable information, with the aim of obtaining information useful in formulating a diagnosis and providing medical care to the patient.
Mesopotamia is a historical region in West Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish–Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 14-minute horror-themed music video for the song of the same name, released on December 2, 1983.
Misanthropy is the general hatred, dislike, distrust or contempt of the human species or human nature.
A mod (short for "modification") is an alteration that changes some aspects or one aspect of a video game, such as how it looks or behaves.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
My Boyfriend's Back is a 1993 American romantic horror comedy film directed by Bob Balaban which tells the story of Johnny Dingle (Andrew Lowery), a teenage boy who returns from the dead as a zombie to meet Missy McCloud (Traci Lind), the girl he's in love with, for a date.
The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.
Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea.
Nkisi or Nkishi (plural varies: minkisi, zinkisi, or nkisi) are spirits, or an object that a spirit inhabits.
Nova Science Publishers is an academic publisher of books, encyclopedias, handbooks, e-books and journals, based in Hauppauge, New York.
A novella is a text of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel, somewhere between 7,500 and 40,000 words.
Nzambi a Mpungu is the Kongo language name for a high creator god.
Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is an entomopathogen, or insect-pathogenising fungus, discovered by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in 1859, and currently found predominantly in tropical forest ecosystems.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.
In biology, a pathogen (πάθος pathos "suffering, passion" and -γενής -genēs "producer of") or a '''germ''' in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s.
Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1959 American independent black and white science fiction film, written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood, that stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Vampira (Maila Nurmi).
PopCap Games, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher, based in Seattle, Washington, United States, and is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts.
PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture.
In sociology, the post-industrial society is the stage of society's development when the service sector generates more wealth than the manufacturing sector of the economy.
Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.
A psilocybin mushroom is one of a polyphyletic group of fungi that contain any of various psychedelic compounds, including psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin.
Psychedelics are a class of drug whose primary action is to trigger psychedelic experiences via serotonin receptor agonism, causing thought and visual/auditory changes, and altered state of consciousness.
A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior.
Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event.
Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R. D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illnessin particular, the experience of psychosis.
In physics, radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium.
Re-Animator (also known as H. P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator) is a 1985 American science-fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the 1922 H. P. Lovecraft serial novelette Herbert West–Reanimator.
The Regency in Great Britain was a period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent.
Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard, is a media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the Japanese video game company Capcom.
Resident Evil is an action-horror film series loosely based on the Japanese video game franchise of the same name by Capcom.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.
Robert Southey (or 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the "Lake Poets" along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and England's Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
Roland Littlewood is a British anthropologist and psychiatrist, and Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry at University College London.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (ASU Law) is one of the professional graduate schools at Arizona State University, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality.
Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.
Seth Grahame-Smith (born Seth Jared Greenberg; January 4, 1976) is an American novelist, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.
Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with what they believe to be a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost.
Skeptical Inquirer is a bimonthly American magazine published by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) with the subtitle: The Magazine for Science and Reason.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
Slavery in Haiti started with the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the island in 1492.
A smartphone zombie (German: Smombie) is a pedestrian who walks slowly and without attention to their surroundings because they are focused upon their smartphone.
Sotho (Sesotho; also known as Southern Sotho, or Southern Sesotho, Historically also Suto, or Suthu, Souto, Sisutho, Sutu, or Sesutu, according to the pronunciation of the name.) is a Southern Bantu language of the Sotho-Tswana (S.30) group, spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Lesotho, where it is the national language.
In many religious, philosophical, and mythological traditions, there is a belief in the incorporeal essence of a living being called the soul. Soul or psyche (Greek: "psychē", of "psychein", "to breathe") are the mental abilities of a living being: reason, character, feeling, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, etc.
Soul dualism or a dualistic soul concept is a range of beliefs that a person has two (or more) kinds of souls.
is a Japanese horror comedy film, released in 2001.
State of Decay is an action-adventure survival horror stealth video game developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios.
A stealth game is a type of video game in which the player primarily uses stealth to avoid or overcome antagonists.
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience.
Survival of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead) is a 2009 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh and Kathleen Munroe.
Suspended animation is the inducement of a temporary cessation or decay of main body functions, including the brain, to a hypometabolic state in order to try to preserve its mental and physiological capabilities.
The Taíno people are one of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean.
Tabletop games are games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface, such as board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames or tile-based games.
Tales from the Crypt was an American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, producing 27 issues.
Terence Hines (born 22 March 1951) is professor of neurology at Pace University and adjunct professor at the New York Medical College and a science writer.
The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin.
The Body Snatchers is a 1955 science fiction novel by American writer Jack Finney, originally serialized in Colliers Magazine in 1954, which describes real-life Mill Valley, California, being invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space.
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler.
"The Death of Halpin Frayser" is a Gothic ghost story by Ambrose Bierce.
is a 1988 Japanese horror film directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi.
The Evil Dead is a 1981 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker.
The House of the Dead is a horror-themed light gun video game franchise created by Sega.
The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal.
The Last Man on Earth (L'ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 Italian-American science-fiction horror film based on the 1954 Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend.
The Last of Us is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.
"The Outsider" is a short story by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.
The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 American horror comedy film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon, and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, and Don Calfa.
The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombies, and Magic is a 1985 book by anthropologist and researcher Wade Davis.
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont for AMC that is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel, owned by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios.
The Zombie Survival Guide, written by American author Max Brooks and published in 2003, is a survival manual dealing with the fictional potentiality of a zombie attack.
Thriller is a viral video featuring the CPDRC Dancing Inmates of a high-security penitentiary.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Times Higher Education (THE), formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
Tower defense (TD) is a subgenre of strategy video game where the goal is to defend a player's territories or possessions by obstructing the enemy attackers, usually achieved by placing defensive structures on or along their path of attack.
Traditional healers of South Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa.
Tsonga (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people.
UBM plc is a global business-to-business (B2B) events organiser headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
The undead are beings in mythology, legend, or fiction that are deceased but behave as if they were alive.
The United States occupation of Haiti began on July 28, 1915, when 330 US Marines landed at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the authority of US President Woodrow Wilson.
The University of North Carolina Press (or UNC Press), founded in 1922, is a university press that is part of the University of North Carolina.
Urban Dead is a free-to-play HTML/text-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Kevan Davis.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force (generally in the form of blood) of the living.
In epidemiology, a disease vector is any agent that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen into another living organism; most agents regarded as vectors are organisms, such as intermediate parasites or microbes, but it could be an inanimate medium of infection such as dust particles.
Venda, also known as Tshivenḓa or Luvenḓa, is a Bantu language and an official language of South Africa.
is a 2000 Japanese independent zombie action film co-written, produced, and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura.
Victor Hugo Halperin (August 24, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois – May 17, 1983 in Bentonville, Arkansas) was an American stage actor, stage director, film director, producer, and writer.
The term Voodoo doll is commonly employed to describe an effigy into which pins are inserted.
Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K or simply 40K) is a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science fantasy universe.
Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles (formerly Warhammer Fantasy Battle and often abbreviated to Warhammer, WFB, WHFB, or simply Fantasy) is a tabletop wargame created by Games Workshop, and is the origin of the Warhammer Fantasy setting.
Warm Bodies is a 2013 American paranormal romantic comedy horror film based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name.
Webster University is an American non-profit private university with its main campus in Webster Groves, Missouri.
White Zombie is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film independently produced by Edward Halperin and directed by Victor Halperin.
Wild Zero is a 1999 Japanese horror film directed by Tetsuro Takeuchi.
William Buehler Seabrook (February 22, 1884 – September 20, 1945) was an American Lost Generation occultist, explorer, traveler, cannibal, and journalist, born in Westminster, Maryland.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a 2006 apocalyptic horror novel written by American author Max Brooks.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, known as the in Asia, is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami.
is a Japanese zombie horror manga series created by Koji Aihara.
Zombi 2 is a 1979 Italian zombie film directed by Lucio Fulci.
Zombie is a studio album by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti.
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the zombie is an undead creature, usually created by applying a template to another creature.
"Zombie" is a protest song by Irish rock band The Cranberries, written about the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, and in memory of two young victims, Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry.
A zombie apocalypse is a particular scenario within apocalyptic fiction.
A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes.
Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Zombies!!! is a tile-based strategy board game for two to six players.
Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans.
Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an influential author of African-American literature and anthropologist, who portrayed racial struggles in the early 20th century American South, and published research on Haitian voodoo.
Zumbi (1655 – November 20, 1695), also known as Zumbi dos Palmares, was an important warrior figure in Brazilian history, being one of the pioneers of resistance to slavery.
28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Alex Garland, and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, and Christopher Eccleston.
28 Weeks Later is a 2007 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
The 5K run is a long-distance road running competition over a distance of five kilometres (3.107 miles).
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