We got a couple questions in the mail from a young zombie researcher named Sulley. See his original letter below, and here is the transcription and our response:
“Dear Zombie Research Team-
I love zombies. I have some questions. Who was the first human to get bite? Who was the first zombies? I am five years old and want to know everything I can learn about zombies.
Great questions! We’re glad to see that the younger generation has people like you dedicated to zombie research.
Zombies as we know them today first appeared in 1968 in a movie called Night of the Living Dead. It was directed and co-written by legendary zombie filmmaker George A. Romero.
In Night of the Living Dead the first character to be bitten by a zombie and then turn into a zombie is a girl named Karen Cooper. She then goes on to eat her own parents. Gross! Scroll down to see a promotional picture of Karen Cooper from the movie.
We hope this answers your questions. Keep up the good work, and always remember the Zombie Research Society motto: What you don’t know can eat you.
-Zombie Research Society