31 Days of Halloween: Day #15 … My Top 10 Zombie Movie to Watch
Welcome back to my 31 Days of Halloween series. Today is Day #15, and I’m listing my top 10 zombie movies.
Today’s post is about zombie movies, so I’m listing my top 10 ten. Out of all the movie lists I’ve posted there isn’t a single zombie film on any of my lists, because I thought they deserved their own special post.
Zombie movies border on the real-life threat of contagion (of some sort), and the horde of the dead. From the funny side of these movies, with slow-moving zombies, to track-race zombies, and zombies that talk … there is no way to avoid the apocalypse.
There are hundreds of fringe zombie movies bordering on the strange, to the cult-classic and if you like the gore, there’s plenty to go around.
“Top 10 Zombie Movies to Watch”
1. Return of the Living Dead, 1985
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
2. Night of the Living Dead, 1968
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricades themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
3. Shaun of the Dead, 2004
There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch – and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree.
4. Re-Animator, 2004
After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.
5. 28 Days Later, 2002
A group of misguided animal rights activists frees a caged chimp infected with the “Rage” virus from a medical research lab. When London bike courier wakes up from a coma a month after, he finds his city all but deserted. On the run from the zombie-like victims of the Rage.
6. Resident Evil, 2002
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
7. Planet Terror, 2007
Married doctors William and Dakota Block find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes.
8. Night of the Creeps, 1986
In this campy chiller, a college couple, in 1959, see an object plummet to Earth like a meteor. The boy accidentally swallows a space-slug that shoots out. In 1986, two freshmen roam the campus and stumble across the corpse of the boy who swallowed the space-slug. Once thawed out, the corpse comes to life.
9. ParaNorman, 2012
From the makers of Coraline comes the magically thrilling story of Norman, a boy who must use his ability to see and speak with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
10. Zombieland, 2009
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
My list is in no particular order and rounds out the early beginnings to the mid-2000s, as I’ve seen all of these movies at least once. So … What’s your favorite zombie movie? or … Are you NOT a fan. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.
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