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Where “The Walking Dead” Goes Wrong With Zombies

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Rick Grimes is cornered. A walker shuffles toward him, thoughtless yet eager for flesh. Sweat drips through Grimes’ thick beard, grown in the hundreds of fearful days and nights since the dead started to roam the earth. He quickly reaches for his knife—a weapon he never used in his days as a cop—and sinks it straight into the ghoul’s forehead.

This isn’t any specific scene from AMC’s . It fits the bill for many of them. But is the human skull—zombified or

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