Good Morrow and joyous tidings fellow Zombiephiles. Josella Chrysalids-Harris-MacArthur hosting. Indeed! The very same author of ‘Zombies v Triffids’ the eleventh most voted-on Zombie Showdown. So who better than my humble self to make public the fourteenth poll in the series?
For verily, this profound question has wracked my waking ruminations since I partook in a recent honeymoon to Haiti. As one is doubtless aware, in times of yore, the word zombie pertained to the victim/slave of a witch doctor. Implementing their shamanic devilry, the village Voodoo Man would apparently revive the newly dead, before enslaving them as dumb – their tongues being oft cleaved – minions.
So did moving-pictures impresario G.A.Romero Esquire merely hijack the term zombie to denote an entirely different creature? Or are Undead Haitians the ancestors of postmodern zombies? Furthermore, does West Indian Witchcraft still hold an omnipotent sway over all forms zombie, regardless of evolutionary advances?
Understanding the foe is a weighty aspect of Z-Morrow preparations, therefore I urge cogitation of the most searching order.