DeCandido universe
(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)

"Zomboid" is a neologism used by Otto Walenski and Claire Redfield's convoy after the global T-virus pandemic to refer to the undead. Their refusal to call the infected creatures "zombies" was because of the cheesy depictions of zombies in popular culture, Claire describing that word as "[conjuring] up images of bad movies and worse comic books".[1]

Further notes

The use of "Zomboid" is an homage to the frequent avoidance of the term "Zombie" in horror films, including the live-action Resident Evil franchise which uses "Undead".


  1. DeCandido, Extinction, Chapter Six.
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