Top Ten Origins: Zombies: The Undead Shuffle by Jeffrey Cohen

July 30, 2018
Zombie scene from the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead

Zombies are everywhere these days—in movies and books; on stage and television. They lurk in the shadows waiting patiently to pounce and feed on brains. Undead and not quite living, where do zombies come from and why are they here? The story of our contemporary fascination with zombies begins in Africa and continues through Haiti and Hollywood. Dr. Cohen lists 10 things to know about their history, their causes, and their role in contemporary culture in this Origins article