I'm a fan of The Walking Dead series on AMC, and the fact that the zombies are never called zombies got me thinking about synonyms for zombies. Here are some synonyms along with their sources. Those that are not sourced are from unknown sources (public domain, I guess) or my uneaten brain.
the walking dead--from The Walking Dead
flesh eaters--from Yahoo Answers
the living dead--From Night of the Living Dead
biters--from The Walking Dead
roamers--from The Walking Dead
lurkers--from The Walking Dead
walkers--from The Walking Dead
revenants--from Yahoo Answers
the infected--from Yahoo Answers
wraiths--from Yahoo Answers
silent ones--from Yahoo Answers
the contaminated--from Yahoo Answers
the unconsecrated--from The Forest of Hands and Teeth
worst dinner guests ever!
soulless corpses--from Yahoo Answers
Elvis has left the building
The ghost is not in the machine
meat bags--from Zombiepedia
freak bags--from Zombiepedia
the draugr--from Zombiepedia
Of course, this is just a few synonyms. It'll be interesting to see what kinds of words future authors and filmmakers come up with!
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