Get ready to see some of the coolest, scariest and most gory pictures of zombies around. The images will be from people of various countries around the world. There will also be some creepy guys that aren’t human. We are also going to share some funny video footage of a zombie walk.
A zombie by definition is a living corpse that was revived by magic. The word was first recorded in the English language back in 1810. However, “zombi” was first spelled without using the letter E. According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the word originally came from West Africa. However, this was not the type of monster that craves human brains. It was related to an African deity.
The corpse that rises from the dead and devours human brains came later in Haitian folklore. It was also spread in other parts of Africa through slave trade. The tales from Haitian folklore involve voodoo priests with magical powders that can revive the dead. The word “zombi” in Haitian means “spirit of the dead.” Around the world today, zombies have become a pop culture phenomenon.
Of course, most of us know how one becomes a zombie. Simply, if you are bit, you become one. Since there is no cure, you are surely out of luck. If you happen to get away from them, you are likely going to run into them again. So in order to get rid of them, you must either destroy their brains or remove their heads. Although the zombie is all fun and games to most of us, in Haiti and other parts of the world, they are believed by many to be real and are also taken quite seriously.
A Real-Life Zombie?
A man by the name of Clairvius Narcisse was believed to be a real-life zombie that had died and came back to life 18 years later. He was declared dead by doctors in Haiti and buried in 1962.
According to researchers, he was given a dose of a chemical mixture containing puffer fish poison. Although puffer fish is often used as a delicacy, there are still some of its parts that are highly toxic. Narcisse was given this mixture to induce a coma that had mimicked the appearance of his death.
After he was given the powerful chemical mixture, he was eventually allowed to go back home. Unfortunately, he had collapsed and died. However, although he was buried, he was technically not dead. Instead, he had fell into a comatose state that had closely resembled death. Soon after his so-called death, his body was said to be recovered and then revived by a bokor (voodoo priest). He was given doses of Datura stramonium (a plant often used as a herbal medicine) to create a compliant zombie-like state so he would take care of the work on a plantation. However, two years later, the owner of the plantation had passed away. This allowed Narcisse to walk away free.
The phenomenon of the is story is that according to an American Scientist interview, Narcisse had returned to his home village after a total of 18 years of supposedly being dead. His return puzzled doctors because his death had been previously confirmed and documented. Two American doctors had verified him deceased. The million-dollar question still remains. That is, where was he all of those years? Did he just find a comfortable home for nearly two decades, or did he die and return?
The Zombie Walk
A zombie walk is an organized public event where people get to dress up in their zombie costumes and walk through the streets. Although some of the events are organized just for the purpose of entertainment and breaking world records, others serve a purpose to benefit charities. In October of 2012, the Brisbane Zombie Walk had raised a whopping $55,000 for the Brain Foundation of Australia. This popular event originated in North America, but now occurs throughout the world.
The first zombie walk gathering was located in Toronto back in October of 2003. Since then, it has grown extremely fast. The event has been breaking record after record for the number of zombie participants year after year. The current record (as of this writing) for the most zombies gathered at a zombie walk is held by the event that took place in November of 2012 in the Twin Cities. The estimates of the total Twin Cities crawl event had came up to approximately 30,000 zombies.
Pictures Of Zombie Walks From Around The World
The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself
Do you want to become a real zombie from The Walking Dead? Now you can turn your own face into a realistic bloody and brain-craving zombie. You can simply edit a preferred photo of yourself and add zombie features to it. It is a free app from AMC. The images above show two toddlers and an infant with transformed faces. Of course, this exciting app can be used by people of all ages.
Zombies Seen In Music, Movies And Television Shows
Michael Jackson’s Thriller
The 13-minute music video below was released on December 2, 1983. The total budget for the recording was $500,000. Of course, we all know its popular name. Michael Jackson’s Thriller video was listed as the “most successful music video” by the Guinness World Records in 2006. It has sold over 9 million copies and has also been voted as the most influential pop music video of all time. Perhaps, the zombies in this video helped bring more popularity to the whole zombie concept.
Night Of The Living Dead
The spooky zombie film Night of the Living Dead premiered on October 1, 1968. With a total budget of $114,000, the film had brought in a total of $42 million at the box office. At the time of its release, viewers were terrified of the zombies. Due to its explicit content, it was also criticized.
This cult classic helped bring life to five more Living Dead films from 1978-2010. Although short horror films had came about in the late 1800s, this movie had something that made interested viewers think twice before entering the theater. Below are a variety of images from the movie.
Return Of The Living Dead
The Return of the Living Dead is a dark comedy and also a zombie horror movie that was released on August 16, 1985. With a total budget of $4 million dollars, the film pulled in over $14 million at the box office. Thanks to this movie, the well-known concept that zombies crave and eat brains was introduced. In the past, zombie iterations had them solely eating human flesh. Due to its moderate success for the first film, four sequels would later follow.
The Walking Dead
The television series The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010. Since then, it has been nominated for many awards, broke records for cable series and became the most-watched drama series telecast in all of basic cable history. The season five premiere was on October 12, 2014 and had 17.3 million viewers. If you are a big fan of this popular show, you are guaranteed a season six. Just five days before the premier of season 5, AMC had announced that it renewed the popular television series to come back for a sixth season. At this rate, it will likely come back for season 7.
Zombie Dioramas With Animals And Insects
Rat Zombie Attack
This a unique diorama from OdditiesBizarre author Kirin Johnson. It features a real pig and a real rat that becomes a zombie. According to the story, the rat named Brainlover had rose from the dead to seek revenge on the pigs that had taken over the land of rats. The pig population had thrived, while the rat population ran out of food, water and shelter. They eventually all died out one by one. Brainlover came back with the goal of eating the brains and flesh of the pigs to restart another family of rats.
Flying Zombie Attack
The next zombie diorama features a flying lizard from Indonesia named Brainzilla, three Sagra longicollis from Thailand and two Sagra buqueti from Malaysia. The lizard was kicked out of his planet called Planet Lizzylick. This is because he was a dictator that had slaughtered thousands of rebels. In search of food, water and another place to rule, he finally found a habitable planet.
Brainzilla was able to obtain food and water from two Sagra buqueti and three Sagra longicollis. Their brains were his food and their blood was his water. However, after devouring his victims, he eventually ran out of all food and water. He had no other provisions to survive. He finally took off to find another planet. Unfortunately, for him, the closest planet was 20,000 light-years away.
Miami Zombie Attack Prank
Take a look at this hilarious video of a man dressed up as a zombie. He goes out on the streets to hunt for brains. He scares people and also makes a few others upset. See their funny reactions.
Zombie Walk 2014 In Lyon, France
Throughout the world, everyone seems to have gone zombie crazy. From music to video games and movies to clothing, they are virtually everywhere. Plus, there will likely be many more record-breaking zombie events to come in the future. As you can obviously see after reading this post, their popularity sure isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. It is definitely on the rise globally.
Out of all the pictures of zombies, which one is your favorite? Did any of the costumes give you ideas for your next zombie crawl? Thank you for reading this interesting and entertaining post.