Once upon a time, zombies were everywhere for almost two decades. They’ve rushed to popular TV shows, have movies on every streaming service, and feature in countless comics. While the zombie movies aren’t made with the same frequency as they once were, the weird versions prove that the undead movies always come after each other, just like their relentless onscreen counterparts.
Now, of course, everyone has seen the big ones. Romero’s famous “Dead” movie franchise is epitome of viewing, and one would have to live under a rock not to have seen Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead or the Resident Evil franchise. However, there are other features that will satisfy your undead solution. You just have to look a little deeper and be ready to embrace the weird.
To avoid having to sift through a dozen bargain-priced B-movies that feature flesh-hungry ghouls devouring the poor (often dumb) that stand in their way, take a look at this Carefully curated collection of awesome zombie movies which you probably haven’t seen.
As we all know, there’s no way to keep a good zombie, and these movies prove it.
It Stains the Sands Red is exactly the type of movie that rewards your experimental adventures in the independent realm of lesser-known horror films. Directed by Colin Minihan, who is now making waves after quietly building his CV with titles such as Spiral, Grave Encounters and Z, this is a zombie flick like no other.
Britanny Allen (The Boys) plays Molly, a woman who tries to leave behind her tarnished past in zombie-infested Los Vegas. With a secluded airfield potentially offering a way to escape, she sets out on a life-changing journey through the desert on foot while being relentlessly pursued by a lone zombie.
Thanks to its unique premise and small cast, It Stains the Sands Red allows for a much-needed and refreshing change of pace for the zombie subgenre. Rather than a group of survivors fighting for themselves against a ruthless horde of meat-hungry monsters, it offers a slow-burning escapade that’s tonally diverse. While it doesn’t excel in any area, it’s a well-rounded indie that deserves your attention.