earthed: A Cultural History of the Zombie
Before they invaded American shores to feast on our brains, zombies were social outcasts in Haiti, working mindless slave labour and generally minding their own business. Nowadays, their portrayals in horror movies are scrutinized and celebrated for their satirical elements and social commentary about modern Western society. Zombie academic Andrea Subissati presents a sociological look at the origin of zombie, from its origins in Haitian mythology to its hugely popular resurrection in American cinema.
October 11, 2012 at 8pm
Cost: $12 advance / $15 at the door