Because you didn’t get enough scares on Halloween… along comes this zombie-licious article in Scientific American that puts the fear of the undead in you…
…and makes the inevitability of a real zombie apocalypse all the more tangible.
Seriously, the article goes through about a half-dozen different real-world natural zombie scourges that plague various smaller members of the animal kingdom. It’s a cinch, at least as a story-telling macguffin, to scale one of these up to human-level and have the real deal.
Enjoy the creep-fest.