What Gave Life To The Idea Of The Zombie?
Zombies occupy a special place in the Halloween monster pantheon.
They’re all over pop culture, in our TV shows, our
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While George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” is credited with starting the undead fascination here in America, zombies aren’t exactly an American invention.
The concept actually traces its origins back to slavery and Haitian folklore.
How did zombies make their way to the U.S.? And what does the American fascination with zombies tell us about ourselves?
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Max Brooks, Author, World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, and Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre; @MaxBrooksAuthor
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