By Oliver Gettell
February 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Zombies have come a long way in the past century. After all, who would have ever guessed that a bunch of shambling, mindless creatures would come to dominate the pop-culture landscape?

To celebrate the grand tradition of the undead on screen — and to promote the new Xbox expansion pack Dying Light: The Following — the demented minds behind the game have offered up a time-lapse video chronicling the evolution of zombies over the last 100 years.

In two and a half minutes, one normal-looking fellow is transformed in accordance with zombie depictions from such movies, TV shows, and video games as White Zombie, Night of the Living Dead, Resident Evil, 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead, World War Z, and of course Dying Light.

Watch the increasingly gory history lesson above.