Rise of the Zombies

Undead limp their way into America’s hearts

It took 45 years for zombies to evolve from the walking corpses featured in George Romero’s landmark 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” to creatures with feelings.
In the 2013 movie “Warm Bodies,” the lead character, R, lets the audience inside his brain. We hear what it’s like to be a zombie; we empathize.
“It was really the first popular film to look at it from the zombie’s point of view,” said Tara C. Smith, associate professor of...

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