Have you noticed how popular zombies have become in our culture? My kids are constantly playing this game called “Plants versus Zombies.” And then there’s “Resident Evil” and “Urban Dead.” The recent novel, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has become a hit. Zombies have appeared in Harry Potter books, Simpson cartoons, and South Park. And when I was in college, one the biggest video hits was Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller,” where zombies moved unnaturally fast in cool dance moves that have been copied by dance teams and Asian prisoners all over the world.
But do you know when zombies initially became popular?