Best Zombie Movies
Zombies Will Improve Any Movie
What's not to love about zombies! They are not just mindless, flesh-eating, brain-loving cadavers, they are much more, unlike any other movie monster, Zombies have no agenda, no evil plans -in fact they have no plans at all. You know exactly what they are going to do - walk up to you and eat you. They are fearless, ugly and smelly. They just want some brains.
You can kill them without any guilt - they are already dead. They don't scream out in pain, or beg for you not to shoot them, they really don't care.
I have long believed that there is hardly a movie made that could not have been improved with at least a couple of zombies.
- Titanic - Trapped on a cruise liner with flesh eating zombies
- Steel Magnolias - Who wouldn't want to see some zombies in this one
- Rocky - Forget punching sides of beef, try punching the undead
- Smoky and The Bandit - Zombie sheriff chasing the Bandit.
- Shakespeare In Love - If he was such a genius, how come none of his plays have zombies?
Still not convinced, try this. Think of the latest movie you saw that was a complete waste of your time and money. Now imagine this movie with nice horde of flesh eating zombies. Did it put a smile on your face, of course it did.
Until they remake these movies into worthwhile zombie movies, here are my favorite zombie movies of all time.
Night of the Living Dead
Want to watch a truly creepy movie that will get under your skin and keep you up at night. The grandaddy of all zombie movies. Night of the Living Dead, directed by George A. Romero, is a horror masterpiece and the first of five of his "Dead" movies. This low budget horror changed the way movies are made, and still one of the scariest movies I have seen. Black and white, B-movie special effects, yet the constant threat of death and symphony of tension will have you catching your breath. As a matter of fact , the Library of Congress placed it on the National Film Registry as a film deemed "historically, culturally or aesthetically important".
The plot goes something like this, a group of seven unlikely strangers, trapped in a boarded up rural house surrounded by flesh eating zombies, the story and situational horror, not the special effects or gore is what sold this classic horror movie. Still one of the best horror movies of any genre.
The 1997 Original Cult Classic
The 2004 Running Zombies Remake
Dawn of the Dead
Zombies are now elevated to the level of social satire, and they are still just as creepy. Besides being George Romero's attack on crass commercialism, it's an outright scary sequel to Night of the Living Dead. Many thought the original was just too good for a sequel, but this 1997 zombie movie is a classic in its own right. if the original movie let the Walking Dead out of their tombs, this horror classic gave zombies the keys to the kingdom. Laying down all the rules for a Zombie Apocalypse and how to survive it.
Rule #1: AIM FOR THE HEAD!
Rule #2: FORGET THE NATIONAL GUARD - THEY GONE ROGUE.
Rule #3: ANYONE WHO SAYS "ITS NOTHING" WILL BECOME A ZOMBIE.
It seems that for some reason Dawn of the Dead kept surpassing expectation with the 2004 remake! Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley star in this updated version of Dawn of the Dead. The movie throws you immediately into the horror/gore, and right from the onset of the opening credits you know that this film is no satirical statement. Sarah Polley plays a nurse who wakes up one morning to find herself in the middle of a nightmare...only, it's not merely a nightmare but a waking reality of living dead cannibilistic zombies. One added ingredient has been added to the zombie genre in this fright-fest - zombies can run! How awesome is that!
Return of the Living Dead
Re-animated corpses, swearing, blood & gore, full-frontal female nudity, hilarious satire on American pop culture, and of course the Tar-man-what more could a horror fan ask for? . This movie is certainly one of the best zombie movies of all times, it is also the only one of the "Living Dead" franchise that is not from George A. Romero. Dan Obannon really did a great job when he wrote this,and something special happened with this film. It is a different kind of zombie movie, trying to be equal parts horror movie and comedy, it make sense and it works great.
This is really an 80s classic,I don't see this as a B movie, it is an excellent film, better than most blockbusters now. This is also the first movie to educate us that zombies are really after your brains. A mandatory addition to any serious zombie collection.
The Best of Tar Man
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Zombie (Also known as Zombi 2) a straight-out adventure story that ends in a horrific, apocalyptic nightmare. The plot is fairly straightforward, and more or less exists simply as a structure to hang scenes of extreme gore and terror on. Dr. Bowles's boat floats into New York Harbor missing its crew and carrying an undead passenger. Zombie quickly became a worldwide sensation and more than twenty years later is still one of the most graphically depraved shockers in horror history.
Originally considered by critics as simply a cheap Dawn of the Dead rip off, When "Dawn of the Dead" was released in Italy, it was released under the name "Zombi" in Italy. Zombies or "Zombi 2" was written before Dawn of the Dead and was supposed to be Titled Zombi as well. So rather than call it "Zombi" again, they stuck on a "2," making it seem like a sequel, and hoping maybe to cash in on the name recognition. Lucio Fulci's Zombie is actually an over the top gorefest that has become a classic among fans over the years. Featuring some of the most realistic looking zombies ever to be seen on film, they're rotting and decomposing and look brilliantly disgusting.
Shaun of The Dead
Shaun of the Dead plays perfectly on two levels — it's a clever comedy, but disguised as a fun, dumb horror flick. A movie made to delight, and even accidentally enlighten, both the living and the dead.
Shaun of the Dead manages to be both the best comedy and the best horror that I´ve seen in ages. This is action-packed zombie movie gore-fest. It is rare that I get this excited about a film and go to see it to find that it is even better than I had hoped.
The film stars and was co-written by Simon Pegg and he does a fantastic job. Edgar Wright is the co-writer and director. Together they have created a hiliarious send up of the zombie genre. What I loved best is that they were able to create a absolutely hysterical zombie movie while maintaining a loving respect for zombies and zombie movies. At times scary and mostly side-splitting, this is instant classic zombie movie and a must have film for your zombie collection.
Resident Evil Trilogy
As if zombies aren't cool enough, let's add some science-fiction and hot looking girls with guns. Loosely based on a series of video games, the Resident Evil trilogy is truly some mindless, flesheating fun. Starring several action Heroines, Milla Jovovich(5th element) in the lead role as Alice, the gun toting, genetically enhance killing machine. Resident Evil movies also star Michelle Rodriguez(Lost), Ali Carter(Heroes), Sienna Guillory(Love Actually). All these women tough as nails, and they look great with strapped with a machinegun.
It all begins with the deadly T-virus which has escaped the Umbrella Corporation's underground controlled environment and infected the outside world. There are few who can remain alive in such a hostile atmosphere where nature has reclaimed her own and flesh hungry zombies seek the warm lifeblood of the living. Earth is desolate. The entire planet shown is now a barren Necropolis and our existence is over. . . or is it?
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