A Brief History of Zombies
The zombie is one of the most popular horror monsters in the world, but few know the real story of where this pop culture phenomenon came from. In this 10,000-word JasonColavito.com eBook Mini, horror expert Jason Colavito traces the zombie to its origins in the demons of Mesopotamian and Arab folklore before examining the major threads that contributed to its development: vampire legends, Haitian zombies, and Hollywood. Along the way, Colavito examines the creature’s uneasy relationship to nineteenth and twentieth century racist and colonialist ideas and makes the case for zombies as the least common denominator horror monster.
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