Top Ten Must-Watch Zombie Films Sean M. Thompson October 19, 2012 Movie Reviews, Movies 1. Dead and Buried This film was released in 1981 and directed by Gary Sherman. It has a story by Jeff Miller and Alex Stern, and was written by Ronald Shusett and Dan O’Bannon. Actually heard about this from watching Guillermo Del Toro’s commentary for the trailer over on Trailers From Hell. It was good, surprised me. 2. Cemetery Man (AKA Dellamorte Dellamore) Cemetery Man was released in 1994, and directed by Michele Soavi. The script was written by Gianni Romoli, based off of a novel by Tiziano Sclavi. Also, it has Anna Falchi in it. 3. Deadgirl Deadgirl is Australian, about a zombie girl, and what some horny teenage boys do with her. It was released in 2008, directed by Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel, written by Trent Haaga. Twas gnarly. 4. Re-Animator Just go watch Re-Animator right now. Nothing stated could be better than experiencing the madness first hand. 5. Brain Dead (AKA Dead Alive) Peter Jackson at his (very) bloody finest. “I kick ass for the Lord!” 6. Dance of the Dead Get down with ya bad self. No, seriously, this movie is — dare I say, cute, along with its requisite zombie action. Not the same zombie “action” as in Deadgirl mind you… oops, perverted spoiler. 7. Dawn of the Dead (1978) Romero will eat your face. 8. Shaun of the Dead “When the dead walk the earth, a hero rises… from his sofa!” How could I resist putting this onto my top ten list of zombie pictures? 9. The Serpent and the Rainbow Wes Craven film about real life zombies from Haiti. Terrifying. 10. Fido Carrie Ann Moss, set in the fifties, pet zombies. Another cute zombie movie. Honorable mentions that didn’t make the top ten list are… Every other Romero film with zombies, particularly Diary of the Dead. Diary has personal significance, as I went on my first date with my beautiful, wonderful, and lovely girlfriend to see it. So, hey… it’s a good date movie. Added bonus. Dead Snow for the hilarious visual of Nazi zombies. Zombieland for having meta rules, even though Scream basically started that. Would add 28 Days Later, but those people are infected with a virus, so they aren’t technically zombies. Enjoyed the Dawn of the Dead remake, but didn’t feel it deserved to be in the top ten. Agree? Disagree? Did I miss any? Sound off in the comments. http://www.facebook.com/nosocialize David Brooke You hit the nail on the head with Dead Snow. It’s all to see the visuals. So disapointed with taht one. http://twitter.com/demozthenes Emily Deadgirl: commentary on rape culture or simple grossout film? Serpent & The Rainbow: the only REAL zombie movie? DISCUSS http://www.facebook.com/SpookySeanT Sean Thompson I think Deadgirl is absolutely a commentary on the rape culture we live in. The whole zombie girl could be a metaphor for what some men would prefer to have as a mate; a relatively mindless mass of flesh who is ready to have sex whenever, and or can’t speak, hence can’t say no. It could be a statement on what women are expected to become to please men in our current culture of oversexualization. Just look at what women in pop music have turned into for example. Spears, Minaj, Rihanna all have strip tease parts to their live shows. Then again, that could be seen as female empowerment, and embracing of female sexuality, and a step forward for women to take charge of their feelings as humans, and to act more like men and be proud of sex. However, I think they also figured it would be a new take on the zombie genre, and went for it from that angle as well. Even Romero films, where the message is usually so overt it practically slaps you in the face with an undead hand, still delights in the simple joy of rotting dead people running amok. And as for the Serpent and The Rainbow being the only “real” zombie movie, I would say no. I’ll say it’s the closest to what the zombie mythos began as, but it’s still a movie, and so even if it is based on real accounts, well, unless we take a plan to Haiti, no way to know for sure. GenderEgalitarian Women actually say, “No?” ::rimshot:: Just kidding everybodies, please put the pitchforks and shivs down! http://www.facebook.com/SpookySeanT Sean Thompson No, those weapons are too phallic. It’d be poison, or perhaps a hanging, or electrocution. http://twitter.com/demozthenes Emily The Iron Maiden, as it is yoni-shaped instead of phallic. http://www.facebook.com/SpookySeanT Sean Thompson What the fuck is a yoni? Doesn’t he make crappy elevator music? http://twitter.com/demozthenes Emily ZOMBIE EN-PORNULATION I just saw this comment and I love it so much.