The idea behind The Walking Dead is not a new one. Zombies have been depicted in cinema nearly as long as cinema itself has existed, though the concept had to be softened in the Hays Code years. It was 1968’s Night of the Living Dead that broke the ice and set the stage for countless hordes of shambling rotten meatbags.
In this time-lapse video, people are dressed up as depictions of zombies throughout cinematic history, from the very first zombie movie released in Japan to the present day overload. Conveniently, the last zombie to be created is the one at the center of a new video game that this video is promoting.
Today a unique time-lapse video showcasing the evolution of zombies in works of popular culture – from the classic movies of the 1930s to modern video games – has been released.
Techland is proud to share the video as it features, among many recognizable pop culture icons, the Volatile – a trademark zombie from Techland’s game Dying Light. This is also the very first time the Volatile has been portrayed in real-life by an actor.
It may be an ad, but it’s a nifty ad. Watch it in full below.