PBS is celebrates Halloween with the launch of EXHUMED: A HISTORY OF ZOMBIES, a new special presented by PBS Digital Studios’ popular series MONSTRUM. The one-hour documentary premiered on Friday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET(check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

EXHUMED: A HISTORY OF ZOMBIES is written and presented by MONSTRUM’s Dr. Emily Zarka. She’ll take audiences deep into the lore of the zombie throughout American history, examining zombie legends and tales to share what these creatures reveal about shifts in society, history and our deepest anxieties. EXHUMED: A HISTORY OF ZOMBIES also provides unique insight into America’s dark past of slavery and foreign occupation, as well as modern-day uncertainties about pandemics and bioterrorism.