ARTICLES BY Darius James

The Zombie Monologues

Darius James


Each year at this time the dead rise from their graves but way back in the summer of 1961 Nazis revivified deceased plantation slaves through the powers of voodoo during the midday movie on WNEW’s Jungle Jive at Five. A young tyke at the time, Darius James was thirsty for any televisual images of African-Americans even the eye-popping antics of Mantan Moreland and discovered more than he bargained for. James is the author of the novel Negrophobia and That’s Blaxploitation!, a book every bit as stylized and opinionated as the films it profiles.