The Truth Behind Zombies
Network: National Geographic
I was taking a look on Netflix hunting for a Zombie movie that I hadn’t seen yet when I came a across the National Geographic special, “The Truth Behind Zombies”. With a running time of 45-50 mins I figured I had nothing to lose and gave it a go, and you know what? It was ok. With some big names in the Zombie business mixed in with the history of the Zombie and a little over hype it is sure to get people thinking, “Could it really happen?” and “Would I survive?”
It begins as an outbreak: humans exhibiting an extreme level of violence, entranced states and a descent into madness. Within days, the epidemic has spread, with fear and tales of the walking dead gripping the planet. But while these tell-tale zombie characteristics are more blockbuster Hollywood movie than real-life pandemic, is there some truth behind the zombie myth?
The Truth Behind Zombies explores the origin of zombies, their religious roots and whether mutated virus strains could cause devastation of zombie proportions. With commentary from zombie enthusiasts and cult experts, virologists and mathematical epidemiologists, this unique show separates the truths from the fiction that surrounds one of popular cultures most tangible monsters.
By the end of this programme you’ll know how to survive a real-life zombie attack!