The Man Who Brought Zombies to America

Following on from the article ‘The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies’, there is this thoughtful biography of William Seabrook by Roger Luckhurst. Seabrook helped introduce the figure of the zombie into Western popular culture following his travels to Haiti where he learnt about Haitian beliefs regarding the return of the undead. Seabrook published what he learnt in The Magic Island (1929) which would go on to influence the arrival of zombies onto the silver screen.

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