From those that go bump in the night to ones that offer hope, mythical creatures and monsters are abound in fiction. You can find them in anything from horror to science fiction and fantasy. But where do our ideas for creatures to scare or inspire come from? Throughout October, Writing Roots will be delving into the myths of monsters across the world to help bring inspiration for anyone seeking to write a classic creature or one with a bit of a twist.
Stories of people rising from the dead to hunt the living have riddled histories and cultures for centuries. From more modern takes on zombies to ancient stories of vampires who feast on blood, there are so many elements to draw from when creating a story involving the undead. Leigh and Ley discuss some of the more common themes in this episode.
First aired October 22, 2020.