Thursday, June 01, 2006

My top 10 favorite zombie movies of all time! Part: 2

Here's my top 5 zombie films of all time.


Originally intended as a sequel to Night of the Living Dead Director Dan O'Bannon decided not to and do a new take on the undead. O'Bannon who was the writer for the film ALIEN creates a great horror/comedy story about a guy named Freddy on his first day at work in an army surplus store. He unwittingly releases a gas from an old secret U.S military canister. Causing the dead to raise and it also has a strange side effect on poor Freddy and his co worker. This film is a lot of fun. A great story about an accident that goes from bad, to worst, to horrible. You'll laugh out loud. Great to watch with friends late at night.

Best Line:

"Send more cops."

#4 - DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

This is the 3rd film in the George A. Romero Dead trilogy. At first it just seems like rehashed stuff from the last film. People hiding in a military base instead of the mall, but the story takes on a new dimension when Dr. M. Logan ( Played wonderfully by Richard Liberty ) an insane Doctor who experiments on the dead. He wants to see if they can communicate and learn, even be tamed. Great performance by Sherman Howard plays Bud. A zombie who is part of Dr. Logan's experiments. He's one of the best characters in all of zombie film history. Sure you've got "Big Daddy" from LAND OF THE DEAD, but BUD was here first. A special nod to Tom Savini for some of the goriest effects make up ever on film. GAK!

Best Line:

"I hope you choke on them!"

#3 - DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

George A. Romero's 1978 Classic! Survivors trapped in a shopping mall as the zombie hordes mass outside, wanting to feed on the living inside and maybe do a little shopping. Great commentary by Romero on the consumers in us all. Great performances by Gaylen Ross, David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reinger. With a special cameo by the great Tom Savini as a leader of a biker gang. The Sound track by Gonk is brilliant.

Best Line:

"The people it kills, get up and kill!"

#2 - SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)

One of the best films of 2004. A romantic comedy with zombies. The story about a guy named Shaun (Simon Pegg) who trying to fix his relationship with his girlfriend and deal with his slob of a friend (Nick Frost) as the world being is taking over by zombies. Funny and original. Horror and comedy are a great mix. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright wrote a really tight script. George A. Romeros loved the film so much he gave Simon and Edgar comeo's in LAND OF THE DEAD.

Best Line:

"You've got red on you."


The Best for last. George A. Romero's Masterpiece. It was ground breaking in story, shooting and budget. Romero was inspired by Richard Matheson's book "I Am Legend" But instead of one person alone fighting against vampires, he made it a group fighting the undead. Tension raises as they begin fighting each other. A fantastic look at social breakdown under pressure. Watch it late at night by yourself, it will scare the hell out of you. GAK!

Best Line:

"They're coming to get you Barbara."

Well, there they are. My top 10 favorites zombie films. What are yours? Post them.


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