First off, sorry for not posting for a while (not like anyone noticed I wasn't posting), I'll start posting short, scary stories a few days a week. Here's something for anyone interested in where zombies come from.
Zombie is a term used to denote an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means such as voodoo or witchcraft. The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in Western folklore.
In modern times, zombies became a popular subject in horror fiction, largely because of the success of George A. Romero's film Night of the Living Dead and they have appeared as plot devices in various books, films and in television shows. Zombie fiction is now a large genre of horror, usually describing a breakdown of civilization occurring when most of the population become flesh-eating zombies a.k.a, a zombie apocalypse. The zombies are usually hungry for human flesh, or specifically brains in certain movies and books. Sometimes they are victims of a fictional pandemic illness causing the dead to reanimate or the living to behave this way, but often no cause is given.