You can assume that if a writer's work has survived for centuries, there are reasons why this is so, explanations that have nothing to do with a conspiracy of academics plotting to resuscitate a zombie army of dead white males.
Rebecca, you must be careful... the forest is full of zombie... and monsters...
My eyes were running because there were pieces of zombie all over my toys, Jesus.laurell k. hamilton
But, Daddy, he ain't no zombie. He's just a man!