In the 2006 article “The Movies That Rose from the Grave,” Max Brooks, explains the epidemic of Zombies in today’s world and the huge impact it has in our society. Zombies are being portrayed in movies, books, video games, and television shows. Max Brooks, mentions that Zombies have dominated horror for more than half a decade. The name Zombie was first originated back to West Africa. The first Zombie movie was released in 1932 and during the 1932 movie, a Zombie was a living person that was made to act as a corpse. It wasn’t until 1968 George A Romero gave zombies a twist and a new reason to be afraid. These zombies were the result of science. Zombies were only to be destroyed by scientific solution, by destroying the brain and splitting the head from the body. Computer games were then created, such as Resident Evil and House of the Dead. Due to the success these video games had they eventually became a movie. There are a lot of people asking why now, why are zombies returning back to life again. Brooks says that it’s not fiction, but current events from the past 6 years that consumers seek, such as terrorism, war, viral outbreaks, and weather related disasters. In today’s society, filmmakers use character such as zombies to escape from the anxiety created from real life threats. They have created Zombies to escape from realities of the world knowing what happens will never happen in real life. People use fictional events and characters to escape from real life events and daily life stresses, but in reality watching something scary gives them an even greater anxiety for a short period time. In conclusion, it is unclear how long the zombie trend will last, they won’t be gone forever, but as the years and events continue to pass, zombie shows continue to grow in creativity with modern filmmakers that expand their imagination.