1. There are three types of Zombies, all named after Zombi, the voodoo snake god or possibly the West African word “zumbi” meaning “fetish”.
2. The term “zombie” only came into general civilized world use in 1929, after the publication of William B. Seabrook’s book, The Magic Island.
3. Rumors persist that zombies prefer eating human brains, but that is purely comic book conjecture.
4. Zombies are universally fearful of bright lights and fire, are unusually strong (even the slow ones) and can only be killed by a severe head/brain injury or decapitation.
5. In film, primarily conceived in George Romero’s 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead, zombies came forth because “the was no more room in hell”.
6. Mummies are not usually regarded as zombies because while zombies are in a constant state of decay, mummies are deliberately physically preserved
7. Zombies may have the trademark zombie limp because their bodies are affected by the same decomposition process as any normal corpse.
8. The most famous “real-life” zombie is Haitian Clairvius Narcisse. He claimed he was turned into a zombie by a combination of powerful neurotoxins and hallucinogens.
Keep up with the zombie culture because India’s first zombie origin film is hitting theaters on 22nd February 2013.