What is a Zombie? Part Two: Voodoo Zombie

The Voodoo Zombie

I know that in reading over the posts in this blog, and even the items in our ZombieMall.com shop, you can tell that a lot of what is written is in jest. However, I do need to stress that the Voodoo Zombie is very much real.
Do you remember the movie that came out back in 1985 called Serpent and the Rainbow?
Based on VERY real events.
In essence the Voodoo zombie is a form of poison. There are ties to this form of zombie based in Africa as well as in Haiti. What happens is the “doctor” (a term I will use very loosely), afflicts the person with powerful drugs, rendering them into a state of total mind wipe. This “zombie” no longer has the ability for free will, instead is extremely succeptible to suggestion, almost like being hypnotized.
This “zombie” will now be told what to do, anything from working in a field picking crops to killing someone the “doctor” has run afoul with.
Much of this is also tied in to the Haitian culture and Voodoon religion, hence the term Voodoo Zombie.

Make no mistake, of all the zombies you hear about in fiction, this is one to be truely scared of, because at the end of the day, it is real. They may not creap up on you in the middle of the night, or try to eat your flesh, but they are a zombie none-the-less. Can you imagine having your very will ripped away, leaving you as a shell of your former self, being witness to your actions, but not having the ability to stop yourself from doing them?

That is truely frightening!

Preview of What is a Zombie? Part Three:
The Toxic Zombie.

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One Response to “What is a Zombie? Part Two: Voodoo Zombie”

  1. Martin says:

    Oh yes! I remember seeing the Serpent and the Rainbow back in the 80s! Really frightning! Not sure if it’s real however? 🙂

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