For the next Halloween I want you to be prepared with a list of some of the best zombie movie titles of all time. Don’t let your friends be more informed than you. Of course, Halloween party is easy to be organized; you gather up with friends and throw some random horror movie, but if you want to have a really good time, then remember that preparation is the key. After the Walking Dead, AMC raised the bar to the sky. However, one night will definitely not be enough for watching all series, so a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat is recommended. I would like to introduce some of the best classic zombie movies of all times as well as a few new titles.
# 6 – The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
This classic movie released in 1988 directed by Wes Craven and starring Bill Pullman, is a screen version of the book The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis, published back in 1985. The main character has been poisoned and then buried alive. Then he is revived by herbal brew, which, according to the book, includes puffer fish and other herbs. Admittedly, this is not the typical bite infection, which makes the plot quite original.
# 5 – Dead snow (2009)
This Norwegian zombie movie directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, tells a story of a group of skiers who go on a mountain vacation. There they find a group of Nazi zombie soldiers. And to make matters worse, they turn out to be bloodthirsty Nazis who eat the flesh of anyone who is unlucky to meet them. Fortunately, our skiers know how to use chainsaws.
# 4 – Braindead a.k.a. Dead Alive (1992)
The Braindead (released as Dead Alive in the USA) movie is a New Zealand production inspired from the 15th episode of the 8th season of the cult TV show The X-files. In this film, you will see real over-the-top violence scenes and I mean there is blood and guts all over the place. The zombie infection spreads when a woman gets bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies and then she returns from dead and becomes a zombie who eats everything including dogs and people. One of the most violent scenes is when a guy kills a bunch of zombies using a lawn mower. I really don’t recommend this movie for those with a weak stomach.
# 3 – Zombieland (2009)
Zombieland is a comedy – horror or if you like, a zombie comedy movie directed by Buben Fleischer. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Emma Stone, this film promise a lot of fun. Here these happy survivors find themselves in a chain of comic zombie-related situations as they are trying to get to Ohio. During this road trip, they attempt to find sanctuary that would protect them from the zombies. Zombieland was a huge success, grossing more than $60 million in just 2 weeks in the box-office
# 2 – Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead is another zombie comedy that presents the zombie apocalypse in a brilliant way. This is a British-French-American co-production directed by Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Simon plays Shaun, a guy with a boring job who is trying to get his ex-girlfriend back and reconnect with his mother and doing all that while the entire human race is turning into zombies. The movie was a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nominee as well. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg revealed that they were considering a sequel but only the future will tell.
# 1 – 28 Days Later… (2002)
28 Days Later is a British production directed by Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris. The plot begins with a guy waking up in a hospital just to find out that there is a virus that turns people into zombies. The virus is highly contagious and has already spread all over the UK. The 4 main characters try to find the sanctuary that would protect them from the zombies.
Although there are a lot of horror movies, those, mentioned above deserve your attention for sure. Do you agree or disagree with this list? Let me know by leaving your comment in the question section.