Much like so many other horror subgenres, the stalwart zombie movie is one that recalls certain stereotypes, certain familiar tropes, and a whole lot of cliches to chew on.
For the most part, a good chunk of these undead images feature a slew of lurking corpses swarming the landscape, as a group of would-be survivors battle each other and the zombies in their desperate quest for a living. other day.
Luckily, there are those other films in this moaning, moaning corner of cinema that try to think outside the box a bit rather than just rehash the mundane, over-the-top ideas.
Of course, that “outside the box” thinking doesn’t always lead to a particularly great movie, but hey, God loves a judge, right? And boy, have some filmmakers clearly done their best to come up with something, way above the norm when it comes to serving undead-based offerings.
With all that in mind, here are ten of those zombie movies that, for better or worse, had at least some damn original premises in play.
That you know him as Aaah! Zombies!! or Wasting Away, Matthew Kohnen’s 2007 film is a hugely intriguing beast due to the way it flipped the script on what audiences have largely come to expect from zombie movies.
Aaah! Zombies!!, the majority of the action is told from the perspective of the zombies in the picture.
Having been infected after eating ice cream that had been contaminated with a military test serum, our core group of undead here aren’t quite aware that they are in fact zombies.
With an obvious dose of humor on display, Aaah! Zombies!! delightfully changes perspective throughout its 90-minute runtime. Scenes seen from the zombies’ perspective are shown in full color and at a normal pace with normal interactions – just with a spoonful of eaten brains here and there.
Apart from that, the film uses black and white scenes to show how these kinds of undead are perceived by the rest of the world. As in, very much your regular zombies from your regular zombie movies.
There are plenty of zombie movies that incorporate comedy into their story, but few do it as well or as uniquely as Aaah! Zombies!! Is.