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Your Guide to Zombie (and related) Movie History

Your Guide to Zombie (and related) Movie History, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

AKA “How Eric Spent His Halloween”.

Not clear about the connection between Return of the Living Dead Part II and Dawn of the Dead? And still wondering where Day of the Dead 2: Contagium fits into all this? Then you’re probably the very narrow target audience for this diagram I put together!

I have, to my shame and/or pride seen most of the movies listed here, plus a bunch of others I haven’t figured out how to put in yet, and I decided to use my zombie movie knowledge (with some help from wikipedia) to map out the most notable films, series and subgenres. Most of the influences are totally my own take on things, so let me know if you disagree. Let me know, too, what I’m missing and/or got wrong, and it’ll go into the inevitable “Your Guide to Zombie (and related) Movie History, v2.0”.