A question that keeps coming up in our discussions of the Zombie menace is whether we should consider every decomposing, supernaturally reanimated villain a Zombie. We know that Zombies are dead. We know that Zombies have been reanimated by some means, whether it’s a virus or a Bokor. We also know that Zombies shouldn’t run.
There are many, many occasions when a creature seems to follow these rules yet isn’t a Zombie and there are cases where one of the rules is broken and it can be argued that the creature is, in fact, a Zombie.
For a deeper explanation of what makes a Zombie a Zombie, listen to Joe Dodson and Alex Navarro discuss how you can separate Zombies from other supernatural nasties.