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EHC Discussions => General Horror Films => The Zombie Arena => Topic started by: CountOrlok on February 03, 2020, 04:33:14 PM

Title: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 03, 2020, 04:33:14 PM
1.  Day of the Dead (1985)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-smzoEfWsjaw/UcDIuIQYoiI/AAAAAAAAOK4/Pvp296W7s0M/s1600/day+of+the+dead.gif)

2.  28 Days Later

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3.  City of the Living Dead

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OGPG3nywkiY/WU1dHSU7ykI/AAAAAAAB0DU/DVBoUqr1DPMW49LM7HofWG9ywTHJS4PbwCLcBGAs/s1600/giphy-8.gif)

4.  28 Weeks Later

(https://media.giphy.com/media/nHyWrFiR07TRC/giphy.gif)

5.  White Zombie

(http://basementrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/white-zombie-bela-lugosi-zombie.jpg)

6.  Zombie

(https://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Zombi_4.jpg)




7.  Pontypool

(https://mywifemademewatch.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/713_fi_x491_pontypool.jpg)

8.  Braindead

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9.  REC 3

(http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/REC-3-Genesis-Leticia-Dolera-interview-3.jpg)

10.  Return of the Living Dead

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/bcc1e361b4ba3290151f751cf53bfc25/tumblr_nr5w3uldPx1reovi0o2_500.gif)

11.  Plague of the Zombies

(https://antifilmschoolsite.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/plague-of-the-zombies-1.jpg)

12.  Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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13.  Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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14.  Land of the Dead

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15.  Tombs of the Blind Dead

(https://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/50%20zombies%20tombs%20of%20the%20blind%20dead%20%28Custom%29.jpg)

16.  Day of the Dead:  Bloodline

(https://i2.wp.com/teaser-trailer.com/wp-content/uploads/Day-of-the-Dead-Bloodline-2018.jpg?resize=600%2C314&ssl=1)

17.  Resident Evil:  Apocalypse

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18.  Burying the Ex

(http://horrorfuel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/burying-the-ex-4.jpg)

19.  Undead

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lEQ7LYsUr_c/TL5IVNmNEYI/AAAAAAAAAC4/PY5mCdgJf30/s1600/undead-movie.jpg)

20.  Burial Ground:  Nights of Terror

(http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Burial-Ground-Nights-of-Terror-1981-7.jpg)

I could do a top 100 list.. there is so many good zombie films.  But making this list just in case I decide to do a zombie marathon one day.  :exciting:
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 03, 2020, 05:06:14 PM
Other honourable mentions:

Zombie Lake
Grapes of Wrath
Resident Evil
Lifeforce
REC
Return of the Living Dead 3
Zombie Holocaust
Dead Snow
The Beyond
Shock Waves
The Ghost Galleon
Night of the Seagulls
Night of the Creeps
The Video Dead
Rabid (1977)
Contracted
Zombi 3
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 03, 2020, 06:24:22 PM
Hell of the Living Dead and Burial Ground would be in my top hmmm 10.

On my phone so will return to this thread when I can.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 03, 2020, 08:29:38 PM
I can't remember if I saw Hell of the Living Dead, or I'm getting it confused with Zombie Holocaust.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 04, 2020, 12:01:14 AM
They two very different movies. One set in New Guinea with elephants and the lead actress goes native with the amazing changing make-up. Also known as Virus.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 04, 2020, 09:07:32 PM
I'm pretty sure the one I watched was Hell of the Living Dead.  I remember it being set in the jungle with natives and was quite gory.  Or maybe I'm thinking of something completely different.

Zombie Holocaust is otherwise known as Doctor Butcher M.D.

Both look insane as hell, very gory sleazy Italian schlock from the early 80s probably made because of the big success of Dawn of the Dead otherwise known as Zombi in Italy.   :horror:
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: woodenheart on February 04, 2020, 09:36:30 PM
Otto; or Up With Dead People

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/e984d91076550a3ed6171769d6b23a3f/tumblr_n0rygiTSse1rcztqjo2_250.gifv)
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/0dbf62dbe7d375a5b618579595938283/tumblr_n0rygiTSse1rcztqjo10_250.gifv)


Train to Busan

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Miss Zombie

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e2/c5/77/e2c577bc2d609686d1a02c6c86f25f3d.jpg)

The Battery

(https://multiglom.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/the-battery-still-2.jpg?w=640)

Junk

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Overlord

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Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: Mr. Awesome on February 04, 2020, 11:10:55 PM
I always find zombies boring in movies and video games. I don't like them but there are some exceptions. Like this one


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Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 05, 2020, 06:12:44 AM
Second wooden's picks, all amazing films!

As for Hell, yes it is. Doctor Butcher, Hell of the Living Dead and Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombie came in a boxset by Umbrella years ago.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 08, 2020, 06:45:53 AM
IMO, there are three seminal zombie films:

White Zombie (1932) - by many accounts the first zombie movie, which borrows from Haitian folklore.  These zombies are controlled by a Master.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-omqWVhw3eLw/UbYmUxwN3iI/AAAAAAAABLY/RN7nvZTA7qg/s1600/white_zombie.jpg)

Night of the Living Dead (1968) - these aren't really supposed to be zombies, they are more like the ghouls in Carnival of Souls, but it introduced what most people consider the classic zombie.  Flesh-eating, slow moving, one bite and you become a zombie, etc..

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4GT41dGTaQg/T0IG9bZI72I/AAAAAAAAATY/CsuXIinO1kE/s1600/Night+of+the+Living+Dead.jpg)

28 Days Later (2002) - these are like the classic zombies except they run, and they are infected by a virus.  Now almost every zombie movie is viral infected, running zombies.

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/f/fe/InfectedClifton2.png/revision/latest?cb=20140212144833)

Of course there are many other types of zombies, but these appear to be the main types.  And all other zombies are variations of.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 08, 2020, 07:04:34 AM
Haven't seen White Zombie in decades. Need to revisit!

Thought ReZort (2016) wasn't bad. After a apocolyptic event the humans over come the zombies and put the last of them on an island. People can visit there to go shooting zombies. Naturally the shit hits the fan and in 24 hours the island will be obliterated.

What I dug about this was the fresh zombies can run and the older ones obviously shamble along. Zombies looked pretty good too.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 08, 2020, 08:48:41 AM
White Zombie is a classic.  Should be as highly regarded as Frankenstein and Dracula. 

One of Bela Lugosi's best too.

There was also a sequel made called Revolt of the Zombies (1936).
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 08, 2020, 04:25:18 PM
Totally agree!
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 13, 2020, 10:10:08 PM
After careful consideration I would have to say that Day of the Dead is my favourite zombie film.  I love the other Romero zombie films up to Land of the Dead as well.  But Day of the Dead has the best characters IMO, a great script, awesome gore effects/zombie makeup and a dark tone.  Maybe not as dark and creepy as Night of the Living Dead, though.

And Bub the zombie, the best zombie of all time.

(https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/day-of-the-dead.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1)
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 14, 2020, 12:45:36 AM
Three movies that likely influenced George Romero's Night of the Living Dead:

Carnival of Souls (1962)

(https://www.entertainment-focus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/carnival-of-souls.jpg)

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

(http://basementrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/last-man-on-earth-vincent-price-vampires-attacking-house-review.jpg)

Plague of the Zombies (1966)

(http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Plague-of-the-Zombies-Dream2.png)

And an often overlooked zombie film:

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

(https://antifilmschoolsite.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/plan-9-from-outer-space-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: Hemwick on February 21, 2020, 04:00:51 PM
Day of the Dead
Burial Ground
Night of the living dead
Dawn of Dead
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 26, 2020, 08:34:31 AM
The Dawn of the Dead remake and Shaun of the Dead are both very good zombie movies, I would include them on my list for sure.  Also, the first Resident Evil I mentioned but that's also a really good zombie flick.  Also REC and REC 2.

Train to Busan I will be checking out soon.  A lot of praise for that movie.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: Hemwick on February 26, 2020, 01:13:19 PM
I would add Bone Sickness to the list as well.  A really fucked up unique movie. And amazing SFX.  Got to be a little much at the end but I love that shit so i was all in.  More splatter please haha.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 26, 2020, 10:17:40 PM
....andPaulin's Blood Pigs too!
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: Hemwick on February 27, 2020, 07:01:35 AM
I've sadly not seen Blood Pigs.  I'm still trying to track down a copy.  I can order one online but I'm a brick and mortar shopper.  Online only when I admit defeat.
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: CountOrlok on February 27, 2020, 07:59:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh59vmq40Vg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh59vmq40Vg)
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: Hemwick on February 27, 2020, 10:40:44 AM
Looks amazing! Thank you for posting the trailer. 
Title: Re: Favourite zombie films?
Post by: splat on February 27, 2020, 10:47:26 AM
Love it!

Sadly these was a problem with the programme he used and the rate of frames or some shit. But to be honest after the first couple of times it just became an aspect of the experience. It's a great gory, post apocalypse  zombie masterpiece...."Eat the Dead!"