Wes Craven Tribute: Serpents, Rainbows & Zombies


Wes Craven Tribute: Serpents, Rainbows & Zombies

With the recent passing of horror director Wes Craven, it seems appropriate to cover the science behind his 1988 film "The Serpent and the Rainbow." Join Robert and Christian for a discussion of Haitian folklore, zombie powder and the challenges of filmmaking.

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Topics in this Podcast: religion, christian sager, horror, drugs, psychology, zombies