Zombie!

  • October 14, 2007
  • Jenna Maxwell

Since the season of Halloween revolves around the souls of the dead returning to earth to haunt the living, what better “poster child” to have for Halloween night than the Zombie!

The dictionary describes a Zombie as,  “the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose”.   I have never been to a haunted house where there weren’t several Zombie’s scaring people to death! 

For me the word Zombie only means one thing - “Night of the Living Dead”.  Night of the Living Dead was a black and white Independent horror film from back in 1968 and directed by George A. Romero.  The film cost $114,000 to make and to date has grossed an estimated $30 million Internationally.  By those figures, I’m not the only one who thinks of Night of the Living Dead when they hear the word Zombie! 

Today, there are five films in the “Dead” series.  Although they’re not considered sequels, they all have one thing in common…..Zombie’s!

  1. Night of the Living Dead – 1968
  2. Dawn of the Dead – 1978
  3. Day of the Dead – 1985
  4. Land of the Dead – 2005
  5. Diary of the Dead – 2007

 

Did you know that they even have Zombie Walks?  The world's largest zombie walk was held on October 29, 2006 in Monroeville Mall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the setting of Romero's original Dawn of the Dead film. The walk consisted of 894 attendees who all were instructed to bring canned food for a local food drive. The walk was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest zombie walk ever held. 

Since Zombies are “the body of a dead person come to life”, they could be anyone from a doctor to an outlaw.  Check out our Zombie costumes for the Doctor of Death Zombie,  Zombie Doctor Halloween Costume  Sea of Death Pirate Zombie Pirate Zombie Halloween Costume or the Dead Outlaw Zombie Outlaw Zombie Halloween Costume.   We also have many more great Zombie costumes to choose from.  Zombie Halloween Costumes

If you already have your Zombie costume but need a little extra help with accessorizing check out our entire line of Zombie props at Zombie Halloween Props.  It’s the place to go if you’re looking for Zombie themed decorations, yard props, make up tips for the perfect Zombie or some unbelieveable animated Zombie’s that are sure to scare everyone!   You’ll find everything you need for the Zombie in you!