Zombie movies are a genre that doesn’t have a lot of good entrances in Hollywood. But there are a few zombie movies we could watch over and over again.
Shaun of the Dead
This is basically a comedy film set in the zombie survival genre. The film sees comic tropes overwhelm the tropes typically found in zombie movies. But it does the trick. To top it off, it’s also a really good movie. Shaun and his friends try to survive the zombie apocalypse in their crazy and eccentric way. A good set of actors helps to point out that the film is generally loaded with humor in the midst of abject chaos.
The day of the Dead
We don’t often see zombie movies exploring lore from a zombie perspective. A group of scientists crouch in an underground facility while trying to find a cure for the zombie virus. But one scientist believes that initially bloodthirsty zombies can become submissive and tame over time. Day Of The Dead features exceptionally well-crafted makeup and cosmetic design that you rarely find in Hollywood these days. The film has a brilliant legacy due to its extreme attention to detail.
28 weeks later
After 2002’s 28 Days Later became a dormant hit (we’ll talk about that in a moment), the studio announced it would be making a sequel. 28 weeks later occurs after the events of 28 days later. London has been quarantined with zombies kept at bay beyond quarantine borders. Humanity is now trying to prevent the survivors from being infected. Like 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later manages to create a very exciting plot and emotional scenes that leave you breathless.
the land of zombies
This movie proved that you don’t have to stick to survival horror formulas and scare to make zombie movies. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin do a phenomenal job of keeping the story light and airy as the characters face looming disaster. Bill Murray’s cameo was just the icing on the cake. Zombieland is intense and fun and keeps it balanced right through to the credits.
Dawn of the dead
Zack Snyder’s Dawn Of The Dead movie is a remake of the 1978 classic of the same name. Despite being successful on the original film, 2004’s Dawn of the Dead manages to make its own business. It has several unique plot points and character elements. Zombie movies usually don’t pay much attention to making zombies terrifying. But this is where Dawn of the Dead shines. It has some amazing action scenes and a very realistic arc of a group of people trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies.
28 days later
The 28 Days Later movie is considered the gold standard for all zombie movies. It was released around 20 years ago but still remains an absolute cult hit. The story centers on a coma patient named Jim who wakes up from the hospital to see that London has been overrun by zombies. the rabies virus took over and the epidemic destroyed London itself. 28 Days Later has a tremendous amount of emotional moments and noteworthy good action sequences that we could watch over and over again.