In myths and songs, Hairypeople were understood as human-like but uncivilised. Different responses to them in two Warlpiri communities show how colonisation has changed these monsters too.
SARS-CoV-2 is much like a zombie virus. It interferes with normal sickness behavior and blocks pain, turning its victims into unsick spreaders of the virus.
Now that the whole world is echoing Romero’s films, everyone can learn from his legacy.
How a bunch of wizards and goblins drove a 25-fold explosion in the share price.
The 1918-1919 flu claimed millions of lives worldwide. Could it also have given birth to the viral zombie?
Zombie TV shows are reboots with the same casts and locations. Seachange is the zombie virus’s latest victim but the zeitgeist has moved on and the show’s comic tone grates.
Four spine chillers and a slapstick zombie comedy film to get you back out from behind the sofa.
The real focus of end-of-days narratives isn’t the spectacle of collapse, but about what comes after and how it challenges our world view.
In Cargo, zombies roam Australia and Aboriginal people living off the land are best equipped to repel them. The first half hour is brilliant but the film becomes far less satisfying.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.
This massive online game shares many characteristics with other big hitters, but Fortnite has its own special recipe for success.
Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ will be remembered among the first films to use horror as a form of political critique.
The world will be a less scary place without the don of the dead.
James, aged 8, of Sydney wants to know: are zombies real?
If the plot of the television series doesn’t promise much more than gory entertainment, in fact it provides interesting lessons on styles of organisation and management.
How zombies and gaming can help students learn.
Whatever drove villagers to dig up the dead and mutilate their corpses may seem to strange to us, but it was evidently real for them.
Flakka was believed to be behind two cannibalistic attacks in Florida that left one man blind and a married couple dead. It wasn’t so. Here’s why we need facts, not myths, about dangerous drugs.
All the popular monsters you’ll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
What could we do if a real-life zombie disease started to spread?