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Over the last decade we have seen the rebirth of several different pop culture ideas Vampires have risen from the living and have bitten many teenagers necks with the series of movies known collectively as Twilight There are racing movies which have us chanting Ricky Bobby and war movies that inspire us to find our own Band of Brothers Despite all these different genres Zombies have become more than just a genre to some Americans it has become a cult and to many American an inevitable end of world The reason Americans worship them is that many people want there to be a world where there are no rules where they survive lead and decide their own fateBefore we examine why zombies have become such an influential part of our society it might be helpful to know where the word zombie actually originated The first mention of something that represented a zombie was written as far back as colonial Saint-Domingue Haiti zonbi which described not a returned soul but a returned body A person physically rose from the grave and turned into a slave worker However the film that made zombie the official name for the living dead came out after the classic film Night of the Living Dead by George Romero After this film European film-makers had created the inaccurate but memorable label Zombies This name for the living dead has been widely used in all aspects of films cinema literature and games While this name has taken charge over anything that resembles a zombie there are different styles of zombies Although in the end most if not all zombies are linked together solely on one thing they are bound to wander the earth in search for human flesh The popularity of this genre however was not achieved overnight or even over a decade It took many different attempts in cinema and literature to captivate the brains of the now cult it
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