Zombies may be on their way out, but before they disappear take a look at what defined the zombie genre and how they’ve evolved.

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White Zombie came out in 1932, and, of course, Bela Lugosi was involved.

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Hailing from 1961, Dr. Blood’s Coffin was about reanimating the dead. Pretty original stuff, if you ask me.

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George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead brought back the zombie movie with a bang, and, just maybe, invented the modern zombie.

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Though not the focal point of Heavy Metal, the zombie segment stuck with a lot of people.

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This isn’t the only Sam Raimi movie on the list. Evil Dead was a groundbreaking film for its time, and even now can make grown men cry in fear.

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Sam Raimi did it again in the third installment of the Evil Dead franchise: Army of Darkness.

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Shaun of the Dead is quite possibly the most popular zombie movie of the modern era. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg made zombies a bit funnier but still very, very scary.

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Last, but not least, we have Fido, where zombies have been domesticated for fun and profit.

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