According to popular culture and mythology, a zombie is a corpse that has been brought back to life either through necromancy or being bitten by another zombie that has a virus. They have an insatiable hunger.
Zombies are typically shown as powerful creatures with rotting flesh. Their sole purpose is to feed.
Inspired by the zombie of Haitian legend, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) was the first modern film adaptation of Zombies that garnered great commercial success.
A motley collection of Pennsylvanians lock themselves in a decrepit property to protect themselves from a swarm of flesh-eating monsters devouring America's East Coast.
Each director offers their zombies a distinct set of characteristics appropriate to the movie's setting. The undead are frequently depicted as sluggish, however, some films show zombies that can sprint.