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Days ago I found a lot of images that I done long time ago for a "horror movie" project: mad scientist, zombies and stuff like that, you know, very B movie material, so the idea was not go for a gore or something very creepy, but instead for a campy feeling, very 80´s vibe. Hope you like it! :) This image is based in this motherfucker that scared me a lot when i was a kid! XD Tarman is my favorite zombie!



A zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft. The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore.

In modern times, the term "zombie" has been applied to an undead being in horror fiction, largely drawn from George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

In 1937, while researching folklore in Haiti, Zora Neale Hurston encountered the case of a woman who appeared in a village, and a family claimed she was Felicia Felix-Mentor, a relative who had died and been buried in 1907 at the age of 29. Hurston pursued rumors that the affected persons were given a powerful psychoactive drug, but she was unable to locate individuals willing to offer much information. She wrote:

What is more, if science ever gets to the bottom of Voodoo in Haiti and Africa, it will be found that some important medical secrets, still unknown to medical science, give it its power, rather than gestures of ceremony.

Several decades later, Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist, presented a pharmacological case for zombies in two books, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1985) and Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988). Davis traveled to Haiti in 1982 and, as a result of his investigations, claimed that a living person can be turned into a zombie by two special powders being introduced into the blood stream (usually via a wound). The first, coup de poudre (French: "powder strike"), includes tetrodotoxin (TTX), a powerful and frequently fatal neurotoxin found in the flesh of the pufferfish (order Tetraodontidae). The second powder consists of dissociative drugs such as datura. Together, these powders were said to induce a death-like state in which the will of the victim would be entirely subjected to that of the bokor. Davis also popularized the story of Clairvius Narcisse, who was claimed to have succumbed to this practice.

The process described by Davis was an initial state of death-like suspended animation, followed by re-awakening — typically after being buried — into a psychotic state. The psychosis induced by the drug and psychological trauma was hypothesised by Davis to re-inforce culturally-learned beliefs and to cause the individual to reconstruct their identity as that of a zombie, since they "knew" they were dead, and had no other role to play in the Haitian society. Societal reinforcement of the belief was hypothesized by Davis to confirm for the zombie individual the zombie state, and such individuals were known to hang around in graveyards, exhibiting attitudes of low affect.

Davis' claim has been criticized, particularly the suggestion that Haitian witch doctors can keep "zombies" in a state of pharmacologically induced trance for many years. Symptoms of TTX poisoning range from numbness and nausea to paralysis , particularly of the muscles of the diaphragm, unconsciousness, and death, but do not include a stiffened gait or a death-like trance. According to psychologist Terence Hines, the scientific community dismisses tetrodotoxin as the cause of this state, and Davis' assessment of the nature of the reports of Haitian zombies is viewed as overly credulous.

Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing highlighted the link between social and cultural expectations and compulsion, in the context of schizophrenia and other mental illness, suggesting that schizogenesis may account for some of the psychological aspects of zombification.
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ProphetStorm's avatar
I'm probably not the only person to have said it but...this gives me One Piece vibes. This really reminds me of that scene on Thriller Barque where the zombies are first threatening Luffy and his crew. Damn my roomie for getting me hooked on that show XD
K9theXV's avatar

Look at it this way, at least he got you into it while the iron was hot. I've heard the manga is getting close to the thousands in chapters so that's gonna be one hell of an archive panic for newbies to One Piece.

RecreationalNukes's avatar
In your head, in your head, they are fighting...
(Someone join me plz)
barsha-pol's avatar
Wow this look amazing! Cheers :) (Smile) 
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*goes off to die somewhere in fandom hell*
Daisuke-Love-1366's avatar
That sure is one sexy zombie.
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This drawing is beautiful!
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when I'm on deviantart and I remember I have homework and I go to school in 10 minutes and my homework is 30 pages long and each page has 35 questions
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when i have school...
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i want it to vore me
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Very cooland creepy. Love the art style and the colours. You really are one fantastic artist.
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Lucio Fulchi would be proud.
Spookyartz's avatar
I thought this was realistic sans for a bitFuzzydemon 
StarsAndBoredom's avatar
I knew SOMEONE was gonna comment that.
decaplover1960's avatar
I'd love to see this as a decomposing female zombie!
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