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From pufferfish poison to Hollywood trope, the winding myth of the zombie

On movie screens and bookshelves alike, zombies have been a played-out fad for several years now. But the zombie myth goes back more than a century before Night Of The Living Dead, to Haitian mythology, with possible earlier origins either from West Africa or Haiti’s indigenous Taíno people. Zombies have served as a useful metaphor from everything from slavery to consumerism to mindless conformity, but they’re also just plain scary.

read more From pufferfish poison to Hollywood trope, the winding myth of the zombie · Wiki Wormhole · The A.V. Club.

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This entry was posted on November 4, 2014 by in zombies.

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