They are the stuff of horror movies; re-animated corpses who rise from the grave to torment the living. But could there be a real-life basis for zombies? Incredible as it may seem, there are many who say "yes". ZOMBIES examines the sacred rites of Voodoo, which includes zombies as an essential part of its belief system, and talks with Max Beauvoir, a Voodoo priest and zombie expert whose testimony will surprise you. In other interviews, a biochemical researcher reveals the scientific basis for re-animation, Haitian experts explore the importance of zombies in Voodoo lore and Haitian culture, and authors and experts reveal astonishing "true" stories of zombies. Dramatic re-enactments and extensive evidence from both sides make this a reasoned, compelling examination of one of the more fantastic superstitions on earth, the belief in zombies.