|—||Taking Back Sunday
Best friends means, that if you get bitten by a zombie, I will pull the trigger (twice, remember rule #2: double tap). Friends don’t let friends become zombies.
For those who know me, I am a huge zombie fanatic and have watched my fair share of both awesome and horrendous zombie flicks.
Of course I have to give it up to George Romero, the Godfather of Zombie films. This list automatically assumes that Night of the Living Dead is one of the best zombie movies and is a cult classic. That being said, there have been a lot of revisiting the Zombie since.
I’m going to run down a list of awesome zombie flicks that you may or may not have come across.
Dawn of the Dead
Simply put, the remake of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead arguable put Zombies back on the big screen and into the heart of geeks.
Shawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead spawned one the all time best comedy zombie flicks, Shawn of the dead staring Spaced’s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. This movie almost instantly became a cult classic.
Dead Snow is feature’s Norwegian Nazi-zombies! Yes, Zombie Nazis.
Three words: Gangsters, Cops and Zombies. You wouldn’t think these elements would fit together but they do oh so harmoniously.
Fido creates a world where zombies are essentially servants however, its unique commentary of 1950’s/1960’s subtext makes this film work on so many levels.
Dead Set (Serious)
Dead Set Serious mixes Big Brother and mixes Zombies. Watch this mini series cut into a more interesting movie and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Severance follows a group of workers who travel to Eastern Europe. Zombies, of course, interrupt this pleasant team-building weekend.
Quarantine, a remake of a zombie flick REC follows a reporter and cameraman in the zombie apocalypse.
Zombeland mixes Zombies and comedy so perfectly, it should be illegal. It features Zombie Bill Murray. That is all you need to know.
28 Days Later/28 weeks later
28 Days later and its sequel 28 weeks later should be watched back to back. What is particularly interesting about this zombie film is its focus on human relationships and how twisted they can become.
Small town punk rockers THE BRAIN DEADS have their first out of town show, but there are a few problems: The venue is deserted, the promoter is a creep, their bassist has gone missing, and the only kids in the audience turn out to be bloodthirsty punk rockers from Hell. NIGHT OF THE PUNKS is an award-winning 19 minute splatterpunk love letter to 1980’s horror cinema, influenced by films like Return of the Living Dead, The Evil Dead and Night of the Demons.