Zombie (disambiguation)

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Zombie may refer to:

  • Zombie, a fictional undead creature regularly encountered in horror and fantasy themed works.
  • Zombie (folklore), in Hatian mythical tradition, an animated corpse brought back to life by means such as witchcraft.


  • Zombie (computer science), a computer compromised by a hacker and used to perform malicious tasks
  • Zombie object, in garbage-collected object-oriented programming languages, an object that has been finalized but then resurrected
  • Zombie process, on Unix-like OS, a process that has completed execution but still has an entry in the process table



  • Zombie ant, an ant infected by the parasitic fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis
  • Zombie fly, a fly, apocephalus borealis, that lays eggs in honeybees, which then become "zombees"
  • Zombie spider, a spider, cyclosa argenteoalba, infected by reclinervellus nielseni





  • Zombie bank, a financial institution with an economic net worth less than zero that continues to operate because of implicit or explicit government support


Magic tricks[edit]

  • Zombie ball, an illusion in which a silvery ball appears to lift into the air and move about under a cloth






  • Rob Zombie, real name Robert Cummings, former lead singer of White Zombie
  • Zomby, British music producer



Social activism[edit]

  • Zombie walk, an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes
  • Zombie Squad, non-profit community service and disaster preparedness organization that uses the metaphor of a "Zombie Apocalypse" for any natural or man-made disaster

Other uses[edit]

  • Zombie, a derisive name for Canadian conscripts during World War II; see Conscription Crisis of 1944
  • "The Zombie", the ring name for Tim Roberts, professional wrestler for ECW
  • Zombie (cocktail), an exceptionally strong cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums
  • Zombie star, the result of a supernova which leaves behind a remnant star

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