A history of Western culture’s fascination with undead creatures in film and television.
Are you a fan of the undead? Watch lots of mummy, zombie and vampire movies and TV shows? Have you ever wondered if they could be “real?”
This book, A History of the Undead, unravels the truth behind these popular reanimated corpses.
Starting with the common representations in Western media through the decades, we go back in time to find the origins of the myths. Using a combination of folklore, religion and archaeological studies we find out the reality behind the walking dead. You may be surprised at what you find . . .