From bogeymen under the bed to ghosts in the attic to monsters in the closet strange tales of frightening creatures have been capturing the human imagination for centuries. One of the most formidable creatures in the world of horror is the zombie. By definition a zombie is a dead person who is brought back to life through a curse or a mutation and has recovered some vital functions such as movement. While tales of the "living dead" have been a part of world culture legend and lore for thousands of years little is actually known about the origins of zombies. Now discover the hidden history behind this mythic creature-from historic legends to Hollywood zombie films to the alleged "real" zombies that appear in Haitian voodoo culture. Featuring expert interviews including filmmaker Wes Craven and authors Wade Davis and Max Brooks FEAR FILES presents a chilling look at the science and the psychology behind this diabolical mythology.