There are many verses that speak about the dead rising first. The Bible actually speaks of the dead rising.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (New International Version)
16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.
And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
The rest of the dead did not live until the 1,000 years ended. This is the first time that people come back to life.
and the most interesting verse about the dead rising in the Bible is when Christ dies.
Matthew 27:45-53 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ?”that is, “ My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me ?” 47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48 And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. 49 But the rest of them said, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth shook; and the rocks were split, 52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
So you see even the Bible speaks of the dead rising. I speak to many Christians about this subject and it is one they do not like to talk about. Why? It is in plain black and white that the dead will rise in the "return of Christ". So if you are a Christian that is proof enough that there will be zombies. Call me crazy but that is even more horrific that the conservative nature of religion (christianity) and it speaks of the dead rising. Interesting yet ironic in the same sentence.
But this is just some of the many verses that explain the dead rising in the Holy Bible.