• Zombies FAQ

    Before they doggedly shuffled, moaned and munched their way through countless breakfasts of brains to take up permanent residence in the hive mind of pop culture, zombies were originally animated in the minds of long-suffering slaves on the island of Hispaniola in what's now Haiti, according to an interesting history over at The Atlantic.

    It was believed that slaves who sought to escape their bondage through suicide would actually find themselves trapped in their rotting corpse, forever cursed to haunt those they left behind. Over the centuries, and particularly in the decades since George Romero's movies helped make them mainstream, zombies have evolved into the ravenous, mindless monsters that continue to devour our brains today via a wide array of screens.

    Story from cnet.com