Science fiction fantasy
- May 5, 2022
It seems that in a lot of zombie stories, there somehow isn't any popular mythology or speculative fiction about the dead walking around and attacking people.
If you're going that direction, then think about Ash and the Army of Darkness. Zero sense or reasoning at all, but a lot of campy fun!
But in regard to what you are looking at, Resident Evil and Night of the Living Dead are going with a genetically altered virus/gene approach as you probably know.
From a mythology point of view, I think the closest creature would be a vampire? I only say that because both need to consume humans; blood/flesh, in order to keep living. Maybe take it in that approach?
I'm a little out of my relm on this so forgive me if I'm not going in the direction you're thinking.
Kind of hints towards your mushroom idea.
We'd go crazy if we could access everything that we know. I keep forgetting really basic stuff that keeps biting me in the tendies.
The undead corpses actually trace their roots to Haiti and Haitian Creole traditions that have their roots in African religious customs. According to Haitian folklore, the book Race, Oppression and the Zombie recounts, zombies are the product of spells by a voudou sorcerer called a bokor.
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