The Night Of The Living Dead

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The true origins of zombies and the undead can likely be traced back to the stories men and women first told around campfires. They certainly date back to the origins of written language in tales such as the epic of Gilgamesh, and have taken on many different attributes through the generations. The shambling creatures that were first displayed in the movie titled “The Night of the Living Dead” are what many would consider today to be the ‘typical’ representation of the modern zombie story (Estes, 2012).
The zombies in the story “Meathouse Man” by George R. R. Martin do not follow this trend. They are throwbacks to, and futuristic interpretations of, the Hattian zombie that is often acknowledged to be the modern origin of today’s zombie mythology.

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