This month marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of the classic zombie horror movie Night of the Living Dead. Horror expert and English Professor Stephen Graham Jones can define the modern zombie and discuss the legacy of the film, which helped give rise to a genre that now includes mainstream hits such as The Walking Dead.

Jones—author of many zombie-themed books, including Zombie Bake-OffZombie Sharks with Metal Teeth and The Gospel of Z—will discuss the mythology of zombies in an Oct. 11 public talk. He's also willing to break down zombie theory and why zombies wants "braaains" for reporters.

“What Night of the Living Dead gave the zombie was flesh-eating, contagiousness, infectiousness and a decomposed form—which are four things the zombie didn’t have,” he said.
sgjones@colorado.edu

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Sam Linnerooth, CU Boulder media relations
sam.linnerooth@colorado.edu
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Stephen Graham Jones
sgjones@colorado.edu

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