Zombies

According to different definitions, a Zombie refers to an animated corpse whose originality can be traced back to the African voodoo religion. The zombies came from the belief that dead bodies are controlled through magic and the person who raised them is the only one with the ability of controlling them. Solary Report published on August 2012 argues that this believes have been distorted and accorded another meaning to the contemporary audience. The modern conception of a zombie is that it has no brainpower, no mindset and no individuality. The primary intuition of a zombie is to haunt and do not need food for survival. Zombies rely on human flesh and only crave for that. They are believed to move in crowds and many people believe that zombies have the desire to fit into a particular group. Besides, it is also assumed that zombies have a small memory that is retrieved from the living ones. Thus, they are more attracted to leisure and eating venues and shopping centers.

Based on reports from various sources, including movies, books and novels, zombies have varied origins. With regards to the works, ‘’Night of the Living Dead,’’ radiation emissions of satellite returning from Venus crushed on the surface of the earth. Zombies began to surface 28 days later as a result of the virus created in the laboratory as a military means of creating man-made soldiers. However, some comedies like ‘Zombie Land’ reveal that the virus came from a fast-food bistro that had an awful bunch of beef and virus from a mad cow disease.

In his work on ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ Romeo argues that zombies emerged due to lack of a room left in hell. In order to stop these creatures, he pointed out that their brains should be completely destroyed. People turn into zombies after their death as a result of global pollution. This even makes the process to occur much faster. Besides, biting or scratches increases the spread of the virus. Most authors argue that process of an individual turning into a zombie takes a period of 24 hours. Zombies can have numerous impacts like collapse of governments, and even industries with a small number of humans left travelling and practicing agriculture for survival. People should start avoiding their friends and fencing their cities in order to stop new entrances.

The idea of zombie movies has gained quite a lot of popularity since their inception in the 1930s. These movies showcase an implication of the dead coming back and they way in which life could be. Grind House movies of 1960s and 1970s emerged as ridiculous, cheesy, funny and cheap to produce. In the 1980s, comedies like ‘Return of the Living Dead’ were still part of the zombies. In the 1990s, further developments were achieved in the creation of zombie movies that were terrifying. However, the culture of zombies is clearly brought out across the globe. The Japanese have their games of what contributes to a zombie like Resident Evil and Silent Hill. The United Kingdom’ spiritual element of zombies is that they are souls of the dead that possess plant life. A variety of the zombie flash mobs are found in several colleges in the United States and their elements are being integrated in many movies, video games and novels. Their culture is evident in various restaurants and music videos. The zombie survival war games are conducted in various competitions across the country especially in schools and colleges.

On conclusion, the philosophical implication of a zombie culture is that people are interested in the culture because of the instinctual and repressed desire for killing. Today, there is a philosophical debate that zombies are not really human. The Solari Report of August 2012 points out that the love of zombie movies is the desire for fun and to move beyond the ridiculous plots, blood and spear. The report further argues that against all odds, against all oppression, human will endure and look out for one another in their families since human life and family principles are outstanding just like bonfire in the destroyed world.

Works Cited

The solari report with Catherine Austin Fitts: What are Zombies? Where do they come from?, Why are they so Popular. August 19 2012. Retrieved from:

https://solari.com/blog/what-are-zombies-where-do-they-come-from-and-why-are-they-so-popular