Recently I published an article about the history of Voodoo in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it's influence in the world as being the capital of the ancient African tradition. This is something that Hollywood has certainly capitalised on in horror films and depictions of ancient black magic.
While a lot of it can be considered appropriation, there are a few that certainly provide a more in-depth look into life of New Orleans in an entertaining way. Here are some of my favourite TV Shows and movies to watch if you want to inject a little bit of hoodoo into your life.
The world has some very dark and grim places. From abandoned towns of Chernobyl, witch burnings in Salem, and tales of horrific torture in the Tower of London, there is one particular place that summons a very particular energy of darkness, spirituality, and a connection with the other side.
I am talking about New Orleans, the deep south location in Louisiana, America.
New Orleans made history through Hollywood with it's depiction of voodoo and hoodoo running rampant in the streets, causing chaos of black magic cults, evil voodoo dolls and selling your soul at the crossroads. You can see this history dripping in darkness...
Zombies are just an imaginary supernatural creature right? They're the stuff of horror movies, either rising from their graves or being bitten by other zombies and causing flesh eating cannabalsitic tendencies.
I mark my career on zombies after writing Cosmic Decay: Contamination, so I've gone out of my way to read, hear and watch as many zombie pop culture projects as possible.
But did you know that the tale of the zombie is based on religious legend? In the same way that vampires can be traced back to Vlad Dracul, and werewolves can be traced back to Native American lore, yes, even zombies have their origins.