Being a corpse exhumed, bound by foul magicks, and enslaved. The corruption of the flesh is advanced, its stench both rank and cloying withal. As exposure to the sun's rays speeds this decay, they are oft conditioned for nocturnal activity. Perhaps due to this, they seem to shun even the lesser light of candles.
[view·edit·purge]A zombie is an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired popularity in North American and European folklore.