Monday, April 11, 2011
So due our nation's current over-obsession of vampires and the flooding of Twilight information, I've decided to change my monster to zombies.... despite the large popular culture that surrounds zombies, as well, I think narrowing my research will be a little more tangible.
Zombies are not formally classified in the cryptic family, but are considered monsters, and exist in the popular media as an undead-monster, or in Haiti, originating in West Africa-as people in an entranced state controlled by a wizard or bokor. This is closely related to voodoo practices.
I think taking the angle of researching the zombies originating in West Africa and residing in Haiti will yield some pretty good results-theres a film the National Geographic did that I'm excited to watch.