October 27, 2010

The Truth About Zombies (National Geographic)

If you're in the mood for a ghoulish documentary on Devil's Night (Oct 30th), pop some corn and tune into the National Geographic Channel for THE TRUTH ABOUT ZOMBIES.

NGC travels to Haiti to enter the mysterious, fascinating and creepy world of voodoo magic and discover The Truth Behind Zombies. Explore the zombies' voodoo roots and discover evidence of real-life zombification. Meet the people preparing for a zombie apocalypse, and the investigators who want to know whether the "Living Dead" are based in reality or simply silver screen fantasy.

As with other zombie documentaries, I'm always concerned by the lack of attention given to the history of modern fictional zombies. Documentarians like to go to the Haitian origins of zombies, but there's very little Haitian or Voodoo influence in the depiction of modern zombies.

Which route will National Geographic go? Tune in to find out.