Watch Now! The Folklore of Zombies with Author Lisa Morton

Before George A. Romero introduced the world to flesh-eating zombies in his 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead," these shambling corpses were something very different. In this illustrated presentation, author Lisa Morton explores the early folklore behind zombies, and how that led to their later cinematic kin.

Recorded March 18, 2024.

About the Author

Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, the author of four novels and 200 short stories, and a world-class Halloween and paranormal expert. Her latest releases include "Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances" and "The Art of the Zombie Movie." Learn more at

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