Join Date: Jun 2008
What's weird is that zombie movie are a rollicking good time and have a serious cult following, but let's face it, zombie movies are all shit. The best zombie movie I've ever seen, as in not just viscerally amusing but actually good, is Shaun of the Dead. Romero deserves props for birthing the genre, but come on, he's awful. Night of the Living Dead is awful. Dawn of the Dead is awful. Day of the Dead is awful. Any OG zombie film fan would crucify me for saying this, but honestly, Land of the Dead is Romero's best movie. Which is funny, because that movie is averagetastic. But John Leguizamo X Dennis Hopper collabos can't be argued with. Diary of the dead is beyond awful. I think watching that movie took 10 years off the end of my life it was so bad.
If you want zombies, here's what I reccomend:
1. Shaun of the Dead. Best zombie movie evarrrr.
2. Dawn of the Dead remake. This movie is terrible, but has a lot of redeemable elements. Cast was like, a 6.5, which makes it among the better casted zombie films ever. Music was unbelievably bad, and during the midsection it completely loses all its direction. BUT, for pure adrenaline and balls-out zombie murdering violence, it gets the job done admirably.
3. Land of the Dead. Cast is a 7.5, which is the record to beat in all of Zombiedom. Pretty samey, but again, for the adrenaline kick, it gets a reccomendation.
4. 28 Days Later. Again, since I'm a film snob detail loving fagmosexual, I have to mention it's not technically a zombie movie. But fuck that, for all intents and purposes it's a zombie movie. This is actually a really solid film. Like Land, it loses direction halfway through, but unlike Land when it deviates from zombie attacks for a bit it's actually pretty compelling.
5. 28 Weeks Later. Like its predecessor, an all around solid bit of filmmaking. Nice and tense, excellent soundtrack, and I'm just taking a stab in the dark here, but you'd probably smash the lead jailbait honey. The medic chick can get it too.
Frankly that's where the well runs dry for me. There are practically innumerable zombie flicks out there (for Christmas I actually got a comprehensive guide to zombie movies, so when I can be buggered to read it I'll probably amend this post), a lot of them from Italy or elsewhere because Romero is retarded and didn't properly copyright Night, so a lot of unofficial remakes were legally fair game. Feel free to look outside the english speaking world, but there's no reason to believe an Italian zombie flick is any less shit than all the American and English ones.
Happy hunting, homie.