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HK-47
17-09-2009, 04:48
I was wondering, with zombieland set to come out next month; what are people's favorite zombie films?

Mines are:

"Night of the Living Dead." The movie that started it all.

"Shaun of the Dead." I consider this to be one of the funniest movies ever.

"28 Days Later." Love this one, but hated the sequel.

"Dawn of the Dead (1978)." When the zombies come don't hid in a mall!

"Army of Darkness." Don't know if it counts as a zombie movie, but it's Bruce Campbell so it's going up on the list.

Also found this funny article on cracked.com about the coming zombie apocalypse. 5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed) (http://www.cracked.com/article/126_5-popular-zombie-survival-tactics-that-will-get-you-killed).

They say World War Z is being made into a movie; what are peoples' thought on it being made into a film?

Hellebore
17-09-2009, 05:03
28 days later. Really like this movie and it just so happens to be a zombie film too.
Shaun of the dead is pretty good.
If Army of Darkness is included then I second it.

Hellebore

snurl
17-09-2009, 05:03
I was wondering, with zombieland set to come out next month; what are people's favorite zombie films?

Mines are:

"Night of the Living Dead." The movie that started all.

"Shaun of the Dead." I consider this to be one of the funniest movies ever.

"28 Days Later." Love this one but hated the sequel.

"Dawn of the Dead (1978)." When the zombies come don't hid in a mall!

"Army of Darkness." Don't know if it counts as a zombie movie, but it's Bruce Campbell so it going up on the list.

Also found this funny article on cracked.com about the coming zombie apocalypse. 5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed) (http://www.cracked.com/article/126_5-popular-zombie-survival-tactics-that-will-get-you-killed).

They say World War Z is being made into a movie; what are peoples' thought on it being made into a film?

All of the above plus "The Serpent and the Rainbow" - a different kind of zombie, but just as scarey.

eltanko
17-09-2009, 05:51
All of the above especially Shaun of the dead, which is hilarious!
Bit of a lower budget film, but I found "outpost" pretty good. Long dead Nazi zombies, freaky stuff!!

ElTanko

Gimp
17-09-2009, 06:16
28 Days Later comes first

Followed not far behind by [REC]

Condottiere
17-09-2009, 06:37
I liked Army of the Dead, though I don't bother watching Zombie films. I'm not sure Will Smith's I Am Legend applies.

Foolish Mortal
17-09-2009, 07:17
My absolute favourite must be the original Night of the living dead. I did like the remake as well, but the original is one of the few films that I actually thought of as 'Scary'

I also like Army of Darkness - which is strange really as I otherwise hate comedy horror films, which is pretty much what put me off getting Dead Snow.

Thud
17-09-2009, 09:06
Dead Snow.

Nazi zombies, chainsaws, snowmobiles and completely out-of-place music. Gotta love it!

x-esiv-4c
17-09-2009, 11:42
For me it's the original "Night of the Living Dead"

Shortly after, the running zombies showed up and I stopped caring.

Foolish Mortal
17-09-2009, 12:13
Dead Snow.

Nazi zombies, chainsaws, snowmobiles and completely out-of-place music. Gotta love it!


Have you seen it?

Is it any good?, more to the point, what's the comedy like?

I really want to get this film, but it's the whole 'comedy' thing that's putting me off.

Charax
17-09-2009, 13:28
- Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh Eaters)
- The original Dawn of the Dead
- Diary of the dead (not many people liked it)
- Dance of the Dead (Fun comedy)

I should really get around to watching Dead Snow. Shame there aren't many zombie movies coming out soon.

Kordos
17-09-2009, 13:47
Have you seen it?

Is it any good?, more to the point, what's the comedy like?

I really want to get this film, but it's the whole 'comedy' thing that's putting me off.

it is quite good IMO - it is not a straight up comedy like Shaun of the dead - it is a standard zombie movie which just goes over the top - the comedy is the ridiculousness of the situations and how they do/do not get out of them.

pookie
17-09-2009, 13:56
not allowed to watch em by the wife :cries:

tho from what i have seen - i enjoyed all the New versions of the classic dawn/day/night of the Living dead, although the third film did confuse me a bit! ( dont help when you cant watch em from start to finish !).

Charax
17-09-2009, 14:33
god, the remake of Day of the Dead was HORRIBLE

Bretonnian Lord
17-09-2009, 15:24
Shaun of the Dead :D That movie cracks me up every time!

HK-47
17-09-2009, 16:40
All of the above especially Shaun of the dead, which is hilarious!
Bit of a lower budget film, but I found "outpost" pretty good. Long dead Nazi zombies, freaky stuff!!

ElTanko

I saw "Outpost" a month ago, for the first ten minutes I was like "that's Titus Pullo from Rome; this is going to be great". Then the Nazi zombies showed up, and I was both going "this is great," and :wtf: "you can't kill them". "Outpost" is one of the few movies that have invulnerable zombies, you can't kill them. That made me made because I liked the characters and was hoping for some of them would survive.

It's a good movie to watch one night when you can't find anything else to watch, it goes by pretty fast.

x-esiv-4c
17-09-2009, 16:44
Outpost was surprisingly fun.

Ozorik
17-09-2009, 18:39
I'm not a fan of zombie films but anyway.

I didn't really enjoy outpost much really. At least it tried a different (but still utterly mental) zombie origin story.

Shivers deserves an honourable mention. Only David Cronenberg would have made a film featuring 'love zombies'.

Apparently Haters is being made into a film, that should be interesting.

Cuchulain84
17-09-2009, 18:41
I was wondering, with zombieland set to come out next month; what are people's favorite zombie films?

Mines are:

"Night of the Living Dead." The movie that started it all.

"Shaun of the Dead." I consider this to be one of the funniest movies ever.

"28 Days Later." Love this one, but hated the sequel.

"Dawn of the Dead (1978)." When the zombies come don't hid in a mall!

"Army of Darkness." Don't know if it counts as a zombie movie, but it's Bruce Campbell so it's going up on the list.

Also found this funny article on cracked.com about the coming zombie apocalypse. 5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed) (http://www.cracked.com/article/126_5-popular-zombie-survival-tactics-that-will-get-you-killed).

They say World War Z is being made into a movie; what are peoples' thought on it being made into a film?

You have good taste, my friend.

Thud
17-09-2009, 21:31
Have you seen it?

Is it any good?, more to the point, what's the comedy like?

I really want to get this film, but it's the whole 'comedy' thing that's putting me off.

I have seen it, and the comedy is more geared towards the Norwegian audience, IMO. There were a few scenes that had me in stitches, but I doubt you'd even notice it as funny because it plays on intra-Norwegian phenomena. Otherwise, the comedy is restricted to over-the-top extreme violence coupled with weird songs and some of the dialogue.

The entire film is on youtube, by the way.

only joking...
17-09-2009, 22:22
Dawn of the Dead, 'nuff said.

vforvenator
18-09-2009, 03:49
Dellamorte Dellamore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onLvxe9jjUI) (AKA Cemetery Man). Mental.

The Guy
18-09-2009, 16:20
I loved Outpost. ONe of my favourite horrors of all.

I also like the Dawn of the dead remake [Original is disastrous IMO] and found it fun to watch.

I don't suppose Jason Vorhees counts as a zombie? :angel:

P.s Am I the only person who hated 28 days and months later?

only joking...
18-09-2009, 17:35
I loved Outpost. ONe of my favourite horrors of all.

I also like the Dawn of the dead remake [Original is disastrous IMO] and found it fun to watch.

I don't suppose Jason Vorhees counts as a zombie? :angel:

P.s Am I the only person who hated 28 days and months later?

In what way is it disastrous? :eyebrows:

The Guy
18-09-2009, 19:07
It's almost impossible to take seriously. Sure it's old and had a huge impact blablabla, but it wasn't scary, wasn't particularly good [characters a bit dull too]
Just my opinion anyway :D

only joking...
18-09-2009, 19:30
Hey good sir, I my not agree with your opinion, but I will die for your right to say it (or something) :D

The Guy
18-09-2009, 19:51
Hey good sir, I my not agree with your opinion, but I will die for your right to say it (or something) :D

Hooray :D

I saw a trailer for dead snow ages ago but can't remember much of it, may have to check it out.
*Facepalm* and how could I forget Shaun of the Dead!?!

vforvenator
18-09-2009, 21:42
Hooray :D
*Facepalm* and how could I forget Shaun of the Dead!?!Just lucky I guess, I wish could forget it.

ashc
18-09-2009, 23:38
I love zombie movies, I pretty much own all of the previously mentioned titles in my DVD collection.

As one that hasn't been mentioned yet, Peter Jackson's Braindead is fun.

Penitent
19-09-2009, 01:44
P.s Am I the only person who hated 28 days and months later?

I never saw the latter, b/c I also was not impressed with the former.

Perhaps, if I had seen it at initial release, when the concept of fast zombies was still new, I'd feel differently.


Most of the other zombie flicks I've enjoyed have already been mentioned. I'm curious to see Carriers (http://www.carriersmovie.com/), but it has yet to play anywhere near me.

Kohhna
19-09-2009, 02:38
Otto, or Up With Dead People (dir. Bruce laBruce); It combined Zombies, Hard Marxist Cultural Theory and Gay Porn, whats not to like?

broodan
19-09-2009, 02:58
Dawn of the Dead, 'nuff said.

Agreed. Dawn of the Dead embodies everything that makes a Zombie film successful.

Some others I enjoy:

Zombie (Zombi 2)
Burial Ground
Day of the Dead
Sean of the Dead
Dead and Breakfast
Nightmare City (Zombie-esque film)
The Video Dead
Braindead (Better known as Dead Alive)
The Zombie Diaries
Night of the Living Dead (1990 - EXCELLENT ZOMBIE FLICK!)

and of course the original Night of the Living Dead

Warlord Gnashgrod
19-09-2009, 19:48
Return of the Living Dead is a good one as well.

ashc
19-09-2009, 19:49
Ooh, 'H.P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator' is a fun romp, even if little to do with the reference material :)

spetswalshe
19-09-2009, 21:33
Dellamorte Dellamore was indeed awesome. You haven't seen Rupert Everett unless you've seen him shoot a man in the face.

While writing a thesis on the zombie genre I was unfortunate enough to see most zombie films made at the time, and discover that I actually really didn't like any of them. The whole 'so gory/silly it's funny' thing doesn't wash with me, I don't find that kind of thing particularly interesting. Hence things like Army of Darkness, Return of the Living Dead series and Dead Snow are just lost on me.

Shaun of the Dead was fun the first time I saw it, and 28 Days Later remains a pretty good film. [REC] was pretty good, though should have been better, and I did quite enjoy the Dawn of the Dead remake. To be honest, I've found every single Romero film except Martin (and that was pretty rubbish) to be eye-gougingly dull. The original Dawn of the Dead, in particular, is a film that I'm determined never to watch again, and I'm surprised to hear people laud it. It's a bloated mess of a film, and George Romero seems to think dead human flesh is bright blue and that if you try hard enough you can put your hand through someone's stomach.

Sceleris82
19-09-2009, 21:41
House of the Dead

Omg so awsome, a rave party on a island, with zombies and matrix effects,,, wtf... To awsome


Oki that might be the worst, but i really liked 28 days later, i hated 28 weeks later though.

There is a danish one called the last hour, sidste time on danish which is really good to.

ashc
19-09-2009, 22:17
zombie movies typically fall in to the 'awesome' or 'so bad it's awesome' categories for me :)

GenerationTerrorist
20-09-2009, 01:38
Zombie Flesh Eaters

Think it was banned in the UK for 20-odd years or something. Pretty gruesome (if dated!) when watching in a darkened room.

nightgant98c
20-09-2009, 15:07
Shaun of the Dead is one of the only zombie movies I like at all. It's great though.

The boyz
20-09-2009, 15:31
Braindead has to be my favourite zombie film.

only joking...
20-09-2009, 21:21
The original Dawn of the Dead, in particular, is a film that I'm determined never to watch again, and I'm surprised to hear people laud it. It's a bloated mess of a film, and George Romero seems to think dead human flesh is bright blue and that if you try hard enough you can put your hand through someone's stomach.

Seeing as Romero pretty much invented the modern 'western' zombie genre I think he can give them whatever god damn skin colour he likes. Capiche? :eyebrows:

ashc
20-09-2009, 21:24
I would say that Dawn of the Dead is lauded more for its social commentary than anything else, although a lot of the film's gore effects were pretty revolutionary at the time, as Tom Savini began perfecting much of his craft.

spetswalshe
20-09-2009, 21:43
Seeing as Romero pretty much invented the modern 'western' zombie genre I think he can give them whatever god damn skin colour he likes. Capiche? :eyebrows:

Hardly. He gave it a handful of cliches that the genre has only recently managed to shake off. And no matter how much people revere it, silly walking blue zombies and single action revolvers and that scene where the biker with the thompson sub-machine gun dies, that's just not very fun.


I would say that Dawn of the Dead is lauded more for its social commentary than anything else, although a lot of the film's gore effects were pretty revolutionary at the time, as Tom Savini began perfecting much of his craft.

Savini's prosthetics, yes. That bit where he pushes a screwdrier through a zombie's ear and it floods bright red paint, not so much.

Also the 'social commentary' angle is the bit I just never understand. It's so heavy handed, and it has pretty much two things to say; 'Bwah consumerism!' and 'We're worse than the zombies!'. I mean, subtlety? Making a valid point? Come on Romero. Anyone read the issue of Little White Lies with an interview with him, when Land came out? That was pretty spot-on in my opinion.

ashc
20-09-2009, 21:53
Except Romero *knows* its heavy-handed, and silly, and over-the-top satirical. It reflects the times it was made in perfectly, its the whole point of the films underlying irony. Romero doesn't have a vision of how to save capitalist society, he's only interested in destroying the whole rotten structure itself. the mordant humour barely conceals the film's disgust at the shallow, zombified wasteland of 1970's America.

thank you Book of the Dead, The Complete History of Zombie Cinema :)

Romero's work went on to influence most of the European zombie movies of the next 20 or so years and is still talked about today, so it couldn't be all bad. It was trailblazing for its time, which I think is what you forget.

LOTR aren't especially good books in all honesty, but they were one of the first pieces of work to do what they do and hence are historically influential. Romero's first 'of the dead' films are similar to this.

HK-47
20-09-2009, 22:28
LOTR aren't especially good books in all honesty, but they were one of the first pieces of work to do what they do and hence are historically influential. Romero's first 'of the dead' films are similar to this.

Perfect point, you made there ashc. A lot of Romero works, especially his later stuff like "Land of the Dead", are not the best of films but they do open the zombie genre to a larger audience and lay the foundation for other films.


Though just because someone made some successful zombie films doesn't mean you should follow there ideas for how zombies work, then you end up with cliches.

ashc
20-09-2009, 22:31
Though just because someone made some successful zombie films doesn't mean you should follow there ideas for how zombies work, then you end up with cliches.

Thanks HK-47, and yes, this point above is why we seem to have an even distribution of great to rubbish films in the genre :)

eltanko
20-09-2009, 22:45
Not a film, but did anyone else see Dead Set on Channel 4?

I thought that was pretty good, pretty gruesome, silly in parts.

For those who didnt, the story line is basically like 28 days later, except the survivors are the contestants from Big Brother (yes, you heard right). as they were stuck in the house they weren't infected, but zombies get in etc etc.

ElTanko

HK-47
20-09-2009, 22:59
Not a film, but did anyone else see Dead Set on Channel 4?

I thought that was pretty good, pretty gruesome, silly in parts.

For those who didnt, the story line is basically like 28 days later, except the survivors are the contestants from Big Brother (yes, you heard right). as they were stuck in the house they weren't infected, but zombies get in etc etc.

ElTanko

I have to see this! Does anyone know if I can get it online?

ashc
20-09-2009, 23:00
I have that on DVD, it was an enjoyable series (written by critic Charlie Brooker for those who don't know).

Basically the Romero comment on society with the twist being the comment on the big brother society of celebrity; fun stuff.

Thud
20-09-2009, 23:11
I have that on DVD, it was an enjoyable series (written by critic Charlie Brooker for those who don't know).

Zombies, spoofing reality TV and written by Charlie Brooker? I need to see this!

ashc
20-09-2009, 23:13
Thank you, IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285482/

:)

only joking...
21-09-2009, 18:51
Hardly. He gave it a handful of cliches that the genre has only recently managed to shake off. And no matter how much people revere it, silly walking blue zombies and single action revolvers and that scene where the biker with the thompson sub-machine gun dies, that's just not very fun.




He gave the genre a handful of cliches? :rolleyes: He invented the genre! Seriously who else has the kind of influence that Romero wields in this genre? Answer = no one...

nagash66
22-09-2009, 08:35
The last man on earth, i belive that is the name yes, Pure 100% win

spetswalshe
22-09-2009, 13:49
He gave the genre a handful of cliches? :rolleyes: He invented the genre! Seriously who else has the kind of influence that Romero wields in this genre? Answer = no one...

Um, I would probably say Danny Boyle. If you watch any modern zombie film you'll find they have a lot more in common with '28 Days Later' than with 'Dawn'. The ideas of pandemic, infection and zombies presenting a serious threat are far stronger and better thought out than any of Romero's films. '28 Days Later' achieved a revival in much the same way as 'Night Of The Living Dead', whereas 'George A Romero's Land Of The Dead' almost killed it. So answer = at least one person (and notice I haven't mentioned Fulci or anyone else), and that's if we're only talking films. The Resident Evil series or Max Brooks would be easy comparisons in other media.

Dead Set was excellent (though I missed the last few episodes), and is on 4oD (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dead-set/4od).

vforvenator
22-09-2009, 23:51
But as has been said, with the 1968 Night of the Living Dead, Romero basically invented the genre of 'plague of mindless cannibals' in horror - that single trope is borrowed/stolen/paid tribute to by each and every 'zombie' movie since then (except his) Plus there have been so many variations, to say 28 Days Later really reinvents the concept to my mind is completely wrong, for one thing the films Rabid by David Cronenberg and The Crazies by Romero again - which both show similar scenarios with outbreaks of insanity rather than cannibalistic undeath - predate 28 Days Later... by +20 years.