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Zombie Flicks That Are Worth Your Time.

There’s a lot of shit to sift through here so I thought I’d compile a list of thought provoking/well made films that are worth your time.

I’ve probably missed a few here but I’m sure I’ll keep coming back to this and adding more in later.

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Seriously there’s nothing really wrong with this it’s barely a zombie movie. I would say more but I kinda can’t because I can’t bare the thought of spoiling any bit of it for anyone.

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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    There’s really not much to say here except this movie really rules.

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Who knew the walking dead could perfectly frame a dark comedy? Well I guess a lot of directors did because there are lots more to come, none as expertly done as this I’m afraid.

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★½

    Does this count? Fuck it I don’t care it rules. Do not expect a zombie movie at all it’s more of a disease movie it’s so good and I wish more people saw it. Ambiguity is one of my favourite things in film and this is riddled with it. A bit of interpretation and imagination.

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★

    There are times where I wonder why Romero didn’t copyright the zombie as his own ip as I look at shameless reboot after shameless reboot of his films but then something like this comes along. Fuck yes this movie rips and is one of my all time favourites, similar to Romero this film places a neglected father/daughter relationship in the midst of a zombified train ride, sound crazy? it kind of is. Sound good? You bet your ass, buckle up, show the inspectors your tickets because you’re in for a treat.

  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★★★★½

    Kind of the epitome of modern day zombie movies really. Brutal, fast paced and directed by the dude that made ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’

    The sequel was pretty good too but I’m not gonna put it on the list.

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  • [REC]

    [REC]

    ★★★★

    Basically a bottle episode but also a disaster movie at the same time. A terrifying real look at what the government will probably do to ordinary people in order to keep the peace.

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    There’s a reason why fans of zombie films always cite this as their favourite Romero flick, guess you’ll have to watch it and find out.

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★½

    The only good Romero remake, and Snyder’s making a new zombie film soon. Good luck.

  • Land of the Dead

    Land of the Dead

    ★★★

    The last good Romero film.

  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    Just a lot of fun. The last of the original ‘Of The Dead’ trilogy, not as socially conscious as the others (I think that’s by design, at this point Romero solidified himself as an emotional story teller he just wanted to have some fun) but good in its own right.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★★

    If formulaic zombie movies are not what you’re looking for then definitely check this one out it’s probably the most original take on zombies I’ve seen in a while and it’s based off of a critically acclaimed best selling book.

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  • Zombieland

    Zombieland

    Yeah another zombie dark comedy it’s a load of fun and is very special to me. I think I’ve seen this more than any other movie on this list.

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  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    This is a very very (I can’t emphasise how very I mean) very polarising film it has no real point and Jarmusch might just be taking the piss here but it’s kinda bad, but I liked it and if you’re a fan of Jarmusch’s other stuff I think you’ll like it too. (He’s actually a pretty good director)

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  • Warm Bodies

    Warm Bodies

    First sexy vampires now sexy zombies.