zombification

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zombification

The purported conversion by magic means to a state in which the awareness of an individual is retained by a sorcerer in a bottle or jar while the body, lacking will or agency, becomes the slave of the sorcerer. Zombification is deemed to be murder in Haiti even if the victim is manifestly still alive. The state is either induced by various poisons or by strong suggestion in a context of powerful superstitious belief. Some zombis have been found to be schizophrenics.
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Or, to put it another way, to zombify the host and reprogram its brain.
KW: How long does it take to totally zombify someone's face?
By the time the 20th zombie is shot through the head, the characters look outright bored--as will many auds--and there's little of the poignancy found in the earlier pics when newly infected loved ones must be slain before they zombify.