Zombies don’t eat flesh…they don’t eat anything. Now ghouls will eat flesh, it just has to putrefy first. Reanimated corpses eating flesh and being called “zombies” is a new phenomenon. In the film “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) they were called “flesh-eaters” or “ghouls” not zombies. They have been called “stenchies”, “walkers”, “biters” and some other appellations when one wants to avoid the word—-“zombie”. However in other films not related they were called “zombies” starting in Italy with one gory film of that name. Unfortunately the vox popli have spoken.