Psychobilly music is a mash-up of punk, goth and rockabilly. Its exponents, fans of such bands as Demented Are Go, Creepshow and Hellfreaks, sport brightly coloured extended quiffs - or wedges - often combining impeccable rock n'roll attire with zombie makeup. 1950s Sci-Fi iconography (think B-movie posters) and tattoos also feature heavily. And psychobilly - via complex and very entertaining routes of transmission - can be considered one of Romanticism's late, and very much undead, cultural forms.
While Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) isn't a "zombie novel" per se, it develops several motifs that inform psychobilly, and the book looms large in the genre's collective unconscious. Throw in Romantic dandies and gothic romance more generally, and you're practically there. I wouldn't be fulfilling my Romantic responsibilities if I didn't immerse myself in the form. So here's my take on the style through alter ego, Elixir Chimera and the Pulpits (all words found on the same page of Frankenstein) ...