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Monday, July 23, 2012
Horror fans will relish this zombie fest. A fascinating look at a subject that refuses to die.
Most people believe zombies are a recent phenomenon that grew out of comic books, movies and TV. The truth is very different. This HISTORY special explores the real story of zombies beginning at the dawn of civilisation and continuing right through to today. The first written reference to zombies can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind’s oldest work of literature.
A look at both the old and new testaments of The Bible reveal numerous stories of the undead. We’ll detail how Europe’s Black Plague became one of the most prolific periods for myths and legends about zombies and find out why Viking legends believed zombies were nearly indestructible, except by decapitation or immolation.
Take a look at the history of the zombie, from its original routes in the Haitian voodoo religion through to the popular culture’s ultimate zombie offering George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Examine other zombie legends from around the world, including secret stories of China’s Terracotta Warriors and the voodoo rituals of Haiti. See how modern science added a whole new twist on zombies beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Available on DVD from the 23/07/12 - RRP: £9.99
Out now from Amazon.co.uk
To be in the chance of winning a copy of the DVD,just tell us;
Who directed the movie Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?
A) Kenneth Branagh
B) Steven Spielberg
C) Quentin Tarantino
Enter online at the link below, quoting “ZOMBIE”
Competition closes 23rd of August 2012.
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