in this thread, i shall bravely chronicle my quest to see every zombie film ever made. here's where i'm at so far:
ZOMBIE FILMS A-Z
28 Days Later (2002)
animal rights activists accidentally release a deadly virus called "rage." Director Boyle claims the crazies in this film aren't zombies. whatever assh0le. the film that started the nu-wave zombie cycle
28 Weeks Later (2007)
far superior sequel to 28 Days Later
Action Girls: Soldiers of the Dead (2008)
completely exploitive action/horror starring a ton of sexy Czech porn stars. sometime in the near future something happened, and uh, this guy make girl get naked and fight each other. his girlfriend gets mad at him and takes over an abandoned prison. she finds a very helpful art collage that teaches her how to use a Re-Animator style zombie juice. the zombies aren't very gross or rotten, rather they are all quite healthy strapping young men. while certainly not very scary, it's all very entertaining with lots of well choreographed fights and impressive pyrotechnics.
After Death (1988)
zombies VS mercenaries on a tropical island. very 80's with Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Jeff "The Gay Pornstar" Stryker
Alien Dead (1980)
a meteor crashes in Florida and turns the hicks into zombies. pretty decent stuff from Fred Olen Ray
All Souls Day (2005)
unwatchable crap with Danny Trejo
Apocalypse of the Dead (2009)
Ken Foree stars as a CIA agent on one last assignment, escorting a dangerous criminal to Belgrade. he's teamed up with a green horn officer and his old drinking buddy, Dragon. meanwhile, hazardous material from Chernobyl is being transported via train through a sleepy little Serbian village. naturally this leads to a very implausible acident that releases a toxic cloud into the air and zombies up the place. early scenes have the look of the Fantom Kiler movies, but as it gets going you can see that the production values are actually pretty high. filmed in The Republic of Serbia, where life is cheap, and so is making a movie. easily accomplishes the atmosphere of desolation and emptiness, filming in real police stations and train yards...something that would have cost a fortune (or CGI) to accomplish in the US. briskly paced, good makeup/gore, decent acting (Foree is great, as is the mysterious criminal) and a few hot Serbian chicks running around with their panties hangin out
lo-fi sci-fi about a machete-wielding zombie...thing. w/ Tura Satana and John Carradine
Attack Of The Staph Spider (2009)
hilarious porn star/stuntman/actor/director/singer Tommy Pistol (Re-Penetrator, XXXorcist) directs this DISGUSTING flick. on the set of a porn movie, pro Daisy Sparks is bitten on the ass by an invisible alien spider...during a ridiculous solo scene (use it like a phone!) she starts breaking out in gross boils and turning into a female Incredible Melting Man. she orgasms sea foam over the crew and soon the whole place is full infected with nasty bubbling icky zombies. no real porn, so you can watch it with gramma. featuring Eon Mckai (Art School Sluts) and Gia Paloma.
Attack Girl's Swim Team VS The Undead (2008)
a zombie virus spreads through the staff and students of a Japanese girl school. only those who are exposed to pool water are immune, so it's up to the swim team to fend off the undead-in between getting finger banged and squealing. really dumb and cheap softcore silliness
Automaton Transfusion (2006)
over-hyped piece of shitt emo zombie crapfest
Awaken The Dead (2007)
another indie-amateur zombie flick that tries too hard and fails. a drunk priest who looks like Scott Weiland receives a mysterious message telling him to be at a certain place at a certain time. it seems his violent past is coming back to haunt him...WITH ZOMBIES. too much plot for too little movie. occasionally funny, never scary and terrible KNB-ish Dusk Till Dawn-esque zombie makeups
The Beyond (1981)
surreal zombie fun from Fulci
a semi-remake of Dawn Of The Dead from Hong Kong. worth seeing, but not exceptionally good.
Black Demons (1991)
Lenzi proves he still has it (as of 1991) with this story of undead slaves seeking revenge on whitey in South America
The Blood Eaters (1980)
John Amplas plays an FBI agent looking for pot growers in the Pennsylvannia wilderness. a plane sprays a paraquat-type herbicide on the plants, but has unfortunate side effects, like turning hippies into zombies. low budget, sorta creepy goreflick.
Bog Creatures (2003)
a team of JD archeology students (!) are hired to excavate some peat bogs, meanwhile the descendant of an Evil priestess has resurrected some Viking's dumped in the bogs hundreds of years ago. the zombies look pretty cool, almost Fulci-esque, but are given very little to do. if not for some gratuitous boobage early on, i'd swear this was made for TV
Bone Sickness (2004)
ambitious and well done DIY SOV zombie trash. obviously made by metal heads, but almost good enough to overlook their handicap.
very stupid, though loved by all (but me) junk from Peter Jackson. the final massacre is very bloody and all, but god this movie is annoying.
Brain Dead (2007)
awful alien/zombie crap that steals it's set-up from Track Of The Moonbeast (!?) where a tiny meteorite lodges itself in a fisherman's brain and turns him into a zombie. this first zombie looks pretty cool, but all the rest turn out like 90's KNB rejects in From Dust Till Dawn (not a good thing)
Burial Ground (1981)
for me, the most perfect zombie film. no political messages, no "zombies as metaphor for the collapse of society", nobody is a hero, nobody lives. it's all about zombies munchin' people up.
Castillo De Mommias De Guanajuato (1973)
a Scooby Doo group of Luchadores battle an evil scientist and his army of zombies. the zombies/mummies are really nasty looking, and although they don't eat anyone, they do step on babies.
Cementerio Del Terror (1985)
Mexican zombie mayhem on Halloween night. two Medical students, in effort to impress their chicas, steal the body of a recently slain Satan worshiping murderer. one black magic ritual later, the dead are rising from their graves. obviously inspired by Michael Jackson's Thriller, but none the less highly entertaining. with Zombie Vet Hugo Stiglitz
Cemetery Man (1994)
great, artsy zombie film from Michele Soavi. Rupert Everett in a rare non "gay best friend" role, plays Francesco Dellamorte, caretaker at the Buffalora Cemetery. this particular cemetery has a problem with the dead coming back to life 7 days after they are buried.
The Child (1977)
Rosalie is a creepy little girl who hangs out in the graveyard and claims she can speak to the dead. spooky 70's horror, the zombies don't show up 'til the end, but they make a good show of it when they do.
The Children (1980)
a school bus runs through a cloud of toxic gas, turning every kid into a little zombie @!%!. not a great film, but at least you get to see lots of kids shot in the faces with shotguns
Children of the Living Dead (2001)
i put off watching this for years based on it's horrible reputation. it's by no means "good" or "entertaining," but i've seen much worse kids. the fun part is the opening 10 minutes or so during the original zombie outbreak with Tom Savini clearing out dozens of zombies single-handedly. skip forward to the present, and some weenie is opening a used car lot over top of a barn that belonged to a serial killer...and zombie. the lead zombie looks ridiculous; think Sergio Stivaletti at his worst. rubbery, exaggerated, goofy. he kinda looks like the bad guy from Lazy Town. so anyways, this dead guy gets all pissy about his mom's grave being defiled, so he starts killing and zombiefying all the local teens. shot on film and pretty well paced, also goddamn hilarious. the lead zombie walks in slow motion, but it's not actually filmed in slow motion. the part where he walks out in front of a van and the van instantly falls off a cliff had me laughing for a good 5 minutes straight!
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (1972)
if you can make it through the horrendous early 70's fashion, the hammy acting and the terrible pacing, you'll be rewarded with one of the best "zombies rising from their graves" scenes ever. the last half hour is really good
The Chilling (1981)
sick fucck porn star Jamie Gillis stars as a CIA agent investigating a group of neo-nazis, who turn out to be real Nazi's who are also zombies. nice atmosphere, and Gillis is actually a pretty good actor.
The Chilling (1989)
not to be confused with the movie that somewhat good. this movie consists of 95% padding, 4% stupidity (plot driven stupidity) and 1% cool zombies in rubber masks and mirrored jumpsuits. also Linda Blair and that beard guy
Choking Hazard (2004)
very bizarre (in a bad way) and confusing zombiedy with intentionally pretentious philosophical dialog. a group of twats gather at a remote lodge to discuss the meaning of life, while a group of "woodsmen" rise from the grave to eat people. this is most likely a metaphor for something. fairly awful.
Chopper Chicks In Zombie Town (1989)
an early role from Billy Bob Thornton is all this turd will be remembered for
Cinque Tombe Per Un Medium (1966)
better known as Terror Creatures From The Grave, and is really more of a ghost story than a zombie film, but the ghosts do look like zombies, so...
City Of The Living Dead (1980)
classic Fulci. an evil priest hangs himself in a cemetery, thus opening the gates of hell and causing the dead to walk
The Corpse Eaters (1974)
an hour long Canuck Zombie feature that took me years to hunt down. beer drinkin, dope smoking Canadian "teens" decide to +%$% around in an old graveyard. one of the "teens" just happens to know some black magic rituals, and he accidentally raises the dead. really odd film with a Tales From The Crypt-style ending
The Crazies (2010)
George Romero's original is one of the few films i thought could use a remake. great idea. but nearly crippled by a (mostly) awful cast and no budget at all. this updated version fixes the budget at least. Romero's film isn't listed here because the "crazies" clearly were not zombies. this version blurs the line. they certainly look like zombies, they can take more punishment and sustain more injuries...but they can also drive cars and play possum. same basic plot, just expanded in scope: a military accident contaminates the water supply with a dangerous biological weapon, turning everyone who comes in contact with it into ravenous psychos. the military, in an attempt to both cover their asses and to avoid spreading of the disease, rounds everyone up and shoots them. seems a bit overkill since they nuke the whole town anyways. every other scene features someone hiding behind something stupid, like plastic sheets, bubbles, windows and a brisk breeze. after being found, they act very surprised. nothing special, but fun.
Creatures From The Pink Lagoon (2006)
the first all gay zombie film? not particularly good, in fact kinda irritating but worth a watch just to be able to say you've seen it
Creature With The Atom Brain (1955)
a nice mix of Noir/Sci-Fi with a mad scientist creating an army of "Automatons," which is a fancy way of saying "zombies"
Curse Of The Screaming Dead (1982)
not as terrible as it's made out to be, but very slow going. nice weird vibe to it and fun to watch with a head full of cough syrup
Dance Of The Dead (2008)
a surprisingly good pro-am film. plot is nothing special and the acting is fairly atrocious, but props for getting actual teens to play the teens (mostly) it's prom night and the nuclear plant next to the cemetery is making it kinda hard for our protagonist to get laid, what with all the zombies. another reanimated dissection frog scene here (see NIGHT OF THE DEAD)
Dark Echoes (1977)
slow-paced solo-zombie effort concerning a zombie/ghost pirate. sorta predates Carpenter's The Fog in theme, but not nearly as entertaining. there's a good gore scenes...well, 2, and they're both badly done. features former Krimi starlet Karin Dor, and she's pretty damn MILF-tastic
The Dark Power (1985)
yeesh. Toltec Indian "zombies" terrorize ugly girls until an old fart shows up and defeats them...with a whip! full of lame sub-Three Stooges physical humor, but featuring one of the all time great screen face rippings
The Darkness (198?)
so, they're supposed to be Vampires, but they're very sloppy eaters and could easily be mistaken for zombies. a classic of "Metal head camcorder" cinema
Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
George Romero's classic. 4 people take refuge from the undead inside a shopping mall, but the dead aren't all they have to worry about
Dawn Of The Dead (remake) (2004)
an action packed brain dead remake, perfectly entertaining in it's own right
Day Of The Dead (1985)
the darkest entry in Romero's zombie cannon, with some amazing gore by Savini and crew
Day Of The Dead 2: Contagium (2005)
Day Of The Dead (remake) (2007)
very very silly and needless update. a flu-like virus turns people into zombies that climb around on walls like spiders
Days Of Darkness (2007)
flawed but ambitious entry in the "alien parasite" zombie sub-sub-genre. a meteor crashes to earth and turns everyone who isn't drunk into flesh eating pod people. it also makes men's wedding tackle drop off. a bit too much character development and conflict, not enough gore and human/zombie interaction but worth a watch for some decent Cronenbergian body horror and a few small titties.
Dead and Breakfast (2007)
wow! a mix of zombie horror and comedy! whatever will they think of next? not just bad, this movie will PISS YOU OFF. a camper full of absolutely obnoxious characters played by terrible, ugly actors annoy you until zombies show up. i missed why, probably from all the fast forwarding. there's some gore, but who cares? oh, David Carradine is in it, and i hate him too.
Dead and Buried (1981)
somewhat reminiscent of Messiah Of Evil, with it's small coastal town setting and creepy zombiefied citizens. atmospheric and suitably gory, but sorta muddled
Dead Clowns (2003)
surprisingly good for a movie about zombie clowns. seems some 50 year past, as the residents of a coastal town battened down for a hurricane, a tug boat crashed into a railroad bridge just as a circus train passed over head. yes, that is an awful lot of coincidence. anyways, the clowns from the train were never rescued and their bodies never recovered. come present day, and the clowns have risen from their watery tomb to extract vengeance on the town. the clown zombies are actually pretty well down (although the masks are recycled often) and it's all surprisingly played for tension and scares more than lame jokes and excessive (read: Boring) gore
Dead Dudes In The House (1991)
it's called "Dead Dudes In The House" and it's from Troma and it was made in 1991...you can pretty much guess how terrible it is. a bunch of ASSHOLES are helping out a friend (whom no one likes) renovate a house, when one jerk knocks over a tombstone and pisses off an old granny zombie/ghost. pretty damn goofy with some decent gore
Dead Girl (2008)
vile and disturbing and very unique take on the genre. a couple white trash kids skip school to hang out in an abandoned by well stocked hospital. after getting chased by a nasty dog, they find a locked room, and inside the room a chained, naked and pretty hot zombie chick. naturally one of the kids wants to stick his C**k in the zombie. not a whole lot of zombie action, but twisted enough to keep you interested
The Dead Hate The Living (2000)
my pick for the worst zombie film of all. stupid plot, bad acting and groanably stupid dialog that drops more names than Quentin Tarantino. i hate it so much.
Deadhunters: Sevillian Zombies (2003)
really bad SOV from Spain. you'd think that the more cultured Europeans would make better amateur zombie flicks, but no. same bland camera work, over done and poorly executed gore, lame attempts at humor and awful metal soundtrack. fail!
Dead Lands: The Rising (2006)
Dead Life (2004)
goofy junk, but somehow i watched the whole thing. i guess that counts for something.
amateur zombie short from the Netherlands. radioactive mosquitoes turn a...um...TV station, or video game company, or something into zombies. pretty slick and some good gore, but for a film only 20 minutes long, overly padded.
Dead Meat (2004)
Irish zombies? pretty decent attempt with good pacing and not too terrible acting
Dead Moon Rising (2007)
plays like Saved By The Bell with zombies, only shittier. failed the 15 minute test (if nothing remotely interesting happens, or if something extremely annoying occurs within the first 15 minutes, YOU FAIL and the movie gets shut off)
The Dead Next Door (1988)
8mm zombie comedy. the Zombie Squad protects the living from the hoards of zombies who have taken over America, but now they have to deal with a tree huggin pro-zombie cult
The Dead Pit (1989)
there's like, this gateway to hell under a mental hospital. i don't remember, but it was entertaining.
The Dead Set (2008)
this UK series find the inhabitants of TV's Big Brother under siege by a hoard of zombies falling somewhere between 28 Days Later and the Dawn Of The Dead remake. flawlessly done, tense and scary with despicable characters and some hardcore graphic gore-including a fire exstinguisher VS head gag that makes Irreversible tame by comparision. could easily be edited into a feature and released stateside to make a bundle. from the creator of Nathan Barley.
Dod Sno (2009)
Nazi zombies from Norway! snow boarding buttholes steal some Nazi gold and suffer the consequences. pretty derivative and goes more for laughs than screams, but very entertaining and realistically on of the better Nazi zombie films
Dead Summer (2005)
an absolutely tedious non-film. a bunch of bros battle zombies when not banging their ugly girlfriends or hitting golf balls for 10 minutes straight. apparently only 71 minutes (the golden time) but i only made it 15
Death Dream (1974)
Bob Clark's Monkey's Paw variant has a soldier return from 'Nam after his parents are told he was killed.the boy ain't the same, and needs blood to keep himself from rotting away. scary stuff with early Savini effects
zombie/demons invade a movie theatre
Demons 2 (1986)
zombie/demons invade an apartment building
Diary Of The Dead (2008)
heart-breakingly terrible film from George Romero
Dr. Blood's Coffin (1970)
a doctor invents a serum that brings the dead back to life. there's only one zombie in the whole movie, but he's pretty cool lookin
Down To Hell (2002)
a dry run for the film Versus from the same director. a mix of The Most Dangerous Game, Predator and Evil Dead. only 45 minutes long but better than Versus...still not great tho.
Edges of Darkness (2009)
comes very close to being a good movie, but only succeeds at being kinda interesting. end of days stuff, the Anti-Christ, expandable RAM from hell/outerspace, vampires and goofy dream sequences. supposedly an anthology, but i thought it was just really disjointed until i read it was supposed to be an anthology. worth watching if you like confusing movies (i do) but like i said, more interesting than good.
Erotic Nights Of The Living Dead (1980)
a zombie porno with horrible porn, but surprisingly good zombies scenes
the first Greek zombie film. a pretty fun 28 Days Later knock off with lots of action, sexy ladies and some good gore. GREAT final scene too
this high-concept film is set in the 1950's where man has won the zombie war and invented mind controlling leashes that allow man to use zombie for domestic labor. Billy Connelly is great as Fido
Flesh Eater (1988)
plotless trash from Bill Hinzman (the cemetery ghoul from Night Of The Living Dead) on Halloween, a farmer uncovers a sealed tomb on his property. he opens it up, and out pops a zombie. what follows is basically a string of more or less unrelated scenes of zombie carnage with a Halloween setting. i watch it every year for Halloween
Flesh Freaks (2000)
with it's abysmal IMDB rating and that it was put out by Sub Rosa, i wasn't expecting much. maybe that's why i liked it? the acting is pretty bad, the plot somewhat confusing, but Flesh Freaks is one of the very few recent zombie films, SOV or not, that actually tries. there's no comic relief, no 25 year old guys covered in tattoos playing the mayor, no death metal soundtrack. the camera work is pretty stylish, and the location footage of South America is very Jess Franco-esque. not a great film by any stretch, but by far one of the best of the bunch
Flight Of The Living Dead (2007)
Snakes On The Plane with Zombies. very low brow, very entertaining.
The Fog (1980)
zombie pirates come to reclaim their gold in this Carpenter film that tries hard but doesn't quite make it
Game of the Dead (20??)
lame French short with zombies playing reverse Russian Roulette-only one bullet missing from the gun. sorta just there, with no point, no story and only slightly decent effects
Garden Of The Dead (1974)
prison inmates get crunked up on Formaldehyde. after a prison escape attempt, the formaldehyde-heads are shot to death, only to return as zombies. good 3am viewing, only running about an hour
The Ghost Galleon (1974)
the worst of the Blind Dead Series, set on a boat and with terrible effects
The Ghouls (2003)
relentlessly sleazy, depressing, mean spirited and scummy LA-shot curio. the film follows a Mondo-like videographer as he runs around chasing ambulances and filming rape and murder for a living, in between chain smoking (cigarettes and crack). during one drunken binge he thinks he sees a group of bums raping a woman-but the bums turn out to be sewer dwelling cannibals and the rape turns out to be eating intestines. the acting is really good for something like this-including Joe Pilato of Day Of The Dead fame. if you can over look a few boom mikes and light stands, a pretty interesting movie.
Grapes Of Death (1978)
Jean Rollin directs this haunting story where anyone who drinks wine contaminated with pesticide becomes a zombie. very gross gore, but overall pretty high class
Graveyard Of The Dead (2008)
Vic Campbell, director of the fun but retarded short Violencia Gore, tries his hand at feature-length...with terrible results. having seen many, MANY awful indie, SOV, amateur and even backyard zombie flicks, i can testify that this is far from the worst i've seen. if looked at as a long-awaited unofficial sequel, yes it falls flat on it's ass. look at it as a homegrown tribute...well, it still sucks. but it's almost endearing. the biggest problem is it's length. if this was cut down to 20 minutes, it would have been relatively painless. instead we get stuff like a 5 minute POV shot of someone driving a car, although the film opens in the 1300's, and recycled shots of zombies advancing looped for 3 minutes. there's also an extended Irreversible-esque incestuous rape scene, though the film nerd in me likes to think it's a commentary on the casual rape scenes that popped up in all of De Ossorrio's original films
Hard Rock Zombies (1985)
planned as a short, then expanded to feature-length much to my dismay. a horrible %#!! rock band gets abducted by Hitler, his werewolf wife, a midget, a zombie midget and a sexy groupie skank. there's a few brain melting musical montages, and the band are killed. thankfully the singer with his beautiful mane and his sexy pedo-stache, has the forethought to record an ancient Druid resurrection song. it's got a great bass line! the first half of the movie is definitely awful, but has enough oddball elements to keep you entertained. the second half devolves into groaningly dreadful splatstick...though i did like the weird zombie midget who eats himself. according to the IMDB, the guy who plays the drummer (who can't play the drums) went on to star in THREE roller blade-themed action films!
Hell Of The Living Dead (1980)
a personal fave. a team of commandos are sent to New Guinea to investigate an accident at a chemical research center. along the way they must battle both zombie and cannibals
Hell's Ground (2007)
this Pakistani outting isn't completely zombie filled, and really after the big set up the 4 zombies are a bit of a let down. it is really fun and gory, so you won't feel cheated.
Hood Of The Living Dead (2005)
Boyz N The Hood meets Dawn Of The Dead in the SOV effort from The Quiroz Bros. i'm always a little shocked when something like this turns out to be decent. most of the time one gets the feeling that little to no effort has been applied. Hood is not played for laughs, makes an attempt at establishing a mood and for better or worse tries to add to the zombie mythos. the story follows two brothers living in a bad part of Oakland. the older brother works as a research scientist while the younger brother is starting to get involved in gangs. the younger brother is killed in a drive-by and his scientist sibling uses an experimental regenerating serum to revive him, with obvious results. cheap and rough around the edges, but a good effort.
Horror Express (1972)
A frozen yeti turns a train full of people into blank eyed zombies. very creepy, effectively using the setting-both the train itself and the frozen tundra it's traveling though. with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas and Helga Line
Horror Rises From The Tomb (1973)
Paul Naschy stars in this classic. the Nasch and a group of friends head to his old country home where they are set upon by ghouls and ghosts
The House By The Cemetery (1981)
a 100 year old lizard-faced zombie lives in the basement of the house a family has just moved in to, and he loves to stab people up
House Of The Dead (2003)
hell, i liked it
House Of Seven Corpses (197?)
a film crew is shooting a horror movie in a creepy old house with a history of murder. there's seven corpses, but only one zombie.
I Drink Your Blood (1970)
hippies eat Rabies infected meat and go crazy. not really zombies and not really good.
I Eat your Skin (1964)
fun, trashy pre-NOTLD zombie film set on a Carribean island
I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
decent creaky old horror. nice atmosphere
I'll See You In My Dreams (2003)
Portuguese Zombie short packs a lot into less than 20 minutes. Lucio (groan) is a respected zombie killer who lives in a town where the dead return to life. one day Lucio comes home and finds his wife in bed with another man, so he does what any red-blooded male would do: gut-shoots the guy and throws his wife out to the ghouls. he felt bad about the whole thing and keeps his zombiefied wife locked up in the basement, feeding her patatos. Lucio saves the honor of a barmaid and brings her home and after a very funny sex scene, his zombie wife gets loose and the two are on the run from a hoard of zombies. great production values, good acting, good effects and some bad comedy. would make a great feature-length film
Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stoped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)
painfully boring eye-sore takes 45 minutes for anything to happen and another 30 before we see any zombies. the zombies are big paper mache heads like in the Guanajuato Mumy movies, but these guys don't wrestle or step on babies.
Invisible Invaders (1957)
an invisible alien race invade earth and use corpses as shells. great stuff
Invasion De Los Muertos (1973)
a meteor (or something) crashes into earth and turns everyone into zombies. Mexican escape artist Zovek goes into action to save us, while Blue Demon stands around. Zovek died during the filming, so producers got Blue Demon in to pad the running time
Island Of The Dead (2006)
Bruno Mattei returns to his roots with this godawful SOV zombie turd. boasting the production values of a Mexican soap opera, terrible dubbing, terrible zombie make up, very little gore and shot on sets that look like some off-brand Spanish Conquistador theme park. all you Hell Of The Living Dead haters should see this bastard!
It Came From The West (2007)
A 17 minute Dutch zombie film, set in the old west. with puppets. it also sucks. the puppets are cool though.
Le Jour De La Pandemie (2009)
French short film about a mutated Bird Flu (H5N1) with zombiefying effects. sets up a nice tone in only 8 minutes and promises "to be continued..."
opening with a nod to (of all things) Zombi 3, then moving on to a jewelry store heist Junk succeeds as an entertaining zombie entry without doing anything special. the usual government experiments gone wrong, jewel thieves in the wrong place at the wrong time, ect. the zombie are pretty well done and it moves along at a brisk pace. the soundtrack features a "remixed" version of the theme to Zombi 3...again, why?
Killing Birds (1987)
confusing weirdness with some neat dusty, cob webbed zombies popping up now and then
Land Of The Dead (2005)
Romero's come back film. flawed but good.
The Last Man On Earth (1964)
a strange disease has turned 99.9% of the World's population into vampires who act more like zombies than Bela. Vincent Price tracks them down and kills them during the day, and defends his home during the night
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
Spanish film starring Italians about zombies invading England. an experimental pest control device wakes up the dead. slow paced but a great payoff
The Living Dead Girl (1982)
toxic waste dumped into a tomb revive a dead girl. her best friend in life supplies her with the blood she needs to live. poetic, artsy stuff from France's Jean Rollin
Living Dead Lock Up (2005)
even in a genre known for cheapness and amatuerness, this one...wow. set for the most part in a prison, yet featuring a cast of maybe 6. the "prison" appears to be the basement of a high school and there's never more than 2 people onscreen at any given time. the budget only allowed for one prison jumpsuit...but anyways. apparently this prison was built over an Indian burial ground or somesuch, and during a "brutal prison fight" some blood seeps into the soil and revives the dead? on one hand boring and embarrassingly cheap, on the other very inspiring. I can certainly do better
Living Dead Lock Up 2: March Of The Dead (2007)
to tie up all those loose ends i guess. manages to be even cheaper, more disjointed and more confusing than the first. the lead keeps getting haircuts shot to shot, there's an odd over use of chroma keyed scenes-such as when the setting is in a hospital and the actors big head will be supered over a freeze frame of a hospital room. for some reason they stuck an intermission and some retro "grindhouse" junk in the middle and they threaten "To Be Continued..."
Living Dead World (200?)
another meteorite makes zombies movie. on a shoestring budget and not especially exciting, but seems to try harder than most of it's ilk
The Mad (2007)
Billy Zane stars in this lame zombie spoof that tries really hard to ape Shaun Of The Dead without anyone noticing. Zane and his teenage daughter (along with Zane's bitchy new girlfriend and his daughters dopey boyfriend) pass through a hayseed county fair on the way to their luxury cottage. they decide to stay the night and "rough it." and they really do rough it when the townsfolk turn into ravenous cannibals after eating contaminated hamburger. a hilarious BJ scene and a semi-witty debate on what exactly constitutes a "zombie" are all this one has to offer
Mansion de Los Muertos Vivientes (1985)
Jess Franco's perverted take on the Blind Dead films follows a bunch of horny girls as they are molested and murdered by even hornier Templars. makes good use of it's off season hotel setting.
Mansion De Siete Mommias (1977)
silly Guanajuato Mummy hijinks
Meat Market (2000)
of of many hundreds of SOV zombie movies starring nothing but chubby goth girls, metal heads and tattooed punks, all under the age of 25.
Messiah Of Evil (1972)
creepy, arty and criminally neglected film about a woman who goes looking for her father and finds a town full of bleeding-eyed zombies.
The Midnight Hour (1985)
some kids steal some crap from a museum on Halloween and incur the wrath of a witch. with lots of zombies, some werewolves and the odd vampire. features a great vampire bite scene set to The Smiths 'How Soon Is Now?' made-for-TV movie starring lots of TV personalities, pretty goofy, but a nice Halloween movie
Las Mommias De Guanajuato (1972)
the first in the Guanajuato Mummy series with Mil Mascras, Blue Demon and Santo
obscure Spanish zombie outting that makes zero sense. i did watch this in Spanish with no subtitles, but still...zero sense. lots of (hairy) nudity and random (bloodless) zombie attacks and even a (tame) satanic orgy. not exactly enthralling, but oddly watchable. but was it all just a dream? yes. it was a dream.
goofy Tobe Hooper movie about a cursed Mortuary. or something.
Mud Zombies (2008)
how refreshing! an artfully made zombie film full of effective (and occasionally over the top) gore, old school animatronics and a very unique setting. set in a Mangrove Swamp area in Brazil, pollution has all but killed off the crabs and fish in the area...it's also started turning people into flesh hungry ghouls. the likeable hero goes out of his way to save prettiest girl in the village and gets his ass beat constantly for his troubles. the zombies are all very well done-made all the more impressive seeing the awful wet and muddy conditions they were shooting in. a stand out scene, up there with the splinter in the eye from Zombie and the shootgun VS head in Dawn, has a partially submerged zombie rising out of the swamp, with the flesh sliding off it's skull where it was underwater. very highly recommended!
Mulberry Street (2007)
here's a weird one. not because it's a movie about rat zombies, but because it's a really fudgin' good movie about rat zombies. an unexplained virus, spread from rats to humans turns people into blood crazed psychos. there's a lot of character development, but for once it wasn't too bad as the entire cast is really good, and you actually care about them. it's very well directed, effectively conveying the terror the characters are experiencing...it's almost as if this movie was some sort of bet: make a great film out of a retarded script.
having a hard time recalling anything from this. there are some lame zombies and Wing Hauser
Neon Maniacs (1986)
i guess they're zombies. zombies dressed like the Village People who die when touched by water...but live in the Golden Gate Bridge-you know, the one over a massive body of water?
Night Of The Creeps (1986)
Alien slugs shoot into peoples mouths and turn them into zombies. much better than it sounds.
Night Of The Dead: Leben Tod (2006)
surprisingly good unknown straight-to-DVD zombie flick with slick production values, good acting, a decent script and effective gore. a doctor working on a regenerating serum finds a way to resurrect the dead, and just in time as his wife and daughter are mowed down by a hit and run driver. the doc keeps his "mistakes" locked up in the basement of his hospital, and that's never a good plan. fun stuff with points deducted for A) gratuitous frog dissection B) really hot girl wearing a pregnant hump appliance (thus reducing hotness by 95%) and C) gratuitous preggo sex scene (thankfully aborted...hehehe)
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
the classic film that set the rules that zombies films must adhere to
Night Of The Living Dead (remake) (1990)
harmless remake from Tom Savini. good in a 1990's VHS sorta way
Night Of The Living Dead 3-D (remake/re-imagining) (2006)
dogshit awful movie, but i got to see it in a near empty theater with two sexy girls and the 3D worked great
Night Of The Dawn Of The Dead...The Musical (197?)
so, it only 4 minutes, and it's really stupid, BUT it looks like it was shot in the same area at the same time, even on the same film stock as Dawn Of The Dead. the title explains all you're gonna see, and in the credits, listed as one of the zombies is one Howard Sherman...Bub?
Night Of The Seagulls (1975)
creepy final entry in the Blind Dead Series. features an outsider-hating village, a Lovecraftian fish cult and of course, the Templars
Night Life (1989)
lets see...made in 1989. stars John Astin. horror/comedy. this must suck, right? actually no. it's 80% teen comedy with the typical smart ass nerd gets beat up by jocks but gets the girl formula, but it does it pretty well and manages to be fairly funny. the last act turns to more or less straight horror as the bullying jocks die in a car crash, then while in the freezer at the morgue where the nerd works, they get struck by lightening and return from the dead.
Nightmare City (1980)
action packed, solidly entertaining zombie film from Umberto Lenzi. meatball-headed zombies tear through Spain in search of blood, one of my faves.
Oasis Of The Zombies (1983)
not that bad, but not exactly underrated. slow, but rewarding to the patient and with some of the best looking zombies around.
demented 8mm masterpiece from France. Ogroff is mask-wearing, axe-swinging killer who keeps a basement full of zombies. his new girlfriend accidentally lets them out and they terrorize the country side. did i say terrorize? well, they more sorta just walk around...
The Omega Man (1971)
Charleton Heston stars in this 70's update of The Last Man On Earth
The Outpost (2008)
buried in the action section at Best Buy, The Outpost is actually one of the best in the long series of Nazi Zombie films. a team of merceneries are hired to escort a man to an abandoned Nazi bunker. in this bunker the SS experimented with the "field theory" and that's a little too over my head to repeat. suffice to say, it makes nazis into zombies. the zombies in this one are all metaphysical and sh!t like the ghouls in Fulci's City Of The Living Dead. but don't get any ideas, cause they'll still stick you to a wall with a pick axe!
The Outsider (1994)
an adaption of my favorite HP Lovecraft story...only with a drastically changed plot and awful new monologue. has the look of a British TV show from the 70's, or maybe the video for The Cure's Charlotte Sometimes, but the "Outsider" looks more like a goblin than a dead guy
Ozone: Attack of the Redneck Mutants (1985)
a hole in the Ozone turns rednecks into mutants who attack...and puke banana pudding all over the place
Parasol Island Dead (2008)
7 minutes of zombie orgasm! shot on film by some German ad agency to show off their skills, PID gets the look, feel and sound of an 80's zombie movie down PERFECT. one can only dream that this guys will make a feature. watch it here PARASOL ISLAND DEAD
a zombie movie made by a 13 year old girl. sure it plays like a zombie movie made by a 13 year old girl, but you gotta admire her dedication
Pet Semetary (1989)
kinda sorta almost good movie from the Stephen King book (i'm not a fan)
Pet Semetary 2 (1992)
gorier and dumber sequel
Plaga Zombie (1997)
one of the great backyard zombie movies, from Argentina
Plaga Zombie: Zona Mutante (2001)
even better follow-up to Plaga Zombie
Plague Of The Zombies (1966)
a zombie master uses ghouls to work in his mine
Planet Terror (2007)
a fantastic throw back to 80's gore flicks. a mysterious chemical is released into the air, turning most of the city into "sickos." an instant classic!
an interesting experiment rather than a good movie. set in a snow-blown little town somewhere in Canada where an obnoxious Don Imus style DJ is starting his first day at a new station after getting fired from his last position. after trudging through a seemingly endless stretch of talk radio garbage (i hate talk radio) we finally get to the meat and potatoes: an unexplained virus, possibly a terrorist attack, is spread through the English language. it's never really explained in detail if these things are flesh eaters or just crazies as 99.9% of the action takes place offscreen. at times it's amusingly arty, creepy in spots, but overall pretty uneventful and not nearly as high class clever as it presents itself
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2007)
a chicken restaurant is built on top of an Indian burial ground, and soon the place is overrun by chicken zombies. if not for the musical numbers, a damn fun movie
Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997)
ambitious and very gory. Premutos was an angel who feel to earth before Satan (or something) and wishes to wage war on the living...concurrently, there's a green zombie juice making the rounds. enough with the plot, this one is near constant violence & gore but unlike most crappy zombies movies from Germany, this one's shot on film and has decent effects.
needless dumbed-down remake of the near perfect [REC]. has some effective moments, but you've already seen them
The Quick And The Undead (200?)
years after the zombie plague spread across the globe, the government pays bounty hunters to kill zombies based on how many fingers they bring in. basically a boring western with zombies and terrible actors. the whole finger thing is just silly. most humans, therefore zombies, have up to 10 fingers. so when the hero of the film is double crossed and has his sack of fingers stolen...why doesn't he just cut off some more fingers? very boring and a chore to sit through, but shot on film for a change. *fun fact* the man character is played by a guy named Clint, but the goofy hardcore font makes it look like his name is "C-U-N-T"
Porn Star Marylin Chambers "goes straight" in this Cronenberg film. Chambers is involved in a motorcycle accident near an experimental plastic surgery hospital. the docs there fix her up, but she develops a strange armpit tendril that need blood. everyone she feeds on turns into flesh crazed zombies and even Santa Claus isn't safe
Raiders Of The Living Dead (1986)
a patch work of several different films, none of them any good
The Rape After (198?)
a gross and deplorable HK black magic gross out with a fairly impressive zombie sequence
Raw Force (1982)
zombies, cannibals, titties, gore, Cameron Mitchell
The Re-Animator (1985)
a humorous take on the HP Lovecraft story with some nice gory stuff
a GREAT film! a news show is doing a ride along with a fire crew. the crew responds to a call about an elderly woman acting erratic, and shitt goes downhill from there. seems a mutated strain of rabies is making the rounds, and the police seal off the building, trapping the survivors inside
Redneck Zombies (1987)
the first time i saw this one, i was tripping pretty hard on mushrooms at my then girlfriend/now wife's parents house at 2 in the morning. during the out-of-nowhere LSD zombie autopsy scene, her dad comes out into the living room and i'm forced to describe what's going on in the movie.
Resident Evil (2002)
first film version of the great video game series, and one of the first in the new wave of zombie films. i liked it.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
second in the series, featuring the least amount of zombies
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
the first full-length animated zombie film. basically like watching the cutscenes from an RE entry without getting to play, but if you're a fan, worth a watch. much like the games it starts better than it ends, and the dialog is very stiff-but on the plus they got the same guy from RE4 to do Leon's voice
Resident Evil : Extinction (2007)
third in the series, set in a post apocalyptic wasteland with some decent zombies and annoying character getting killed off quickly
Return Of The Blind Dead (1973)
the goriest and most entertaining of the Blind Dead films has the Templars sacking a village during a fiesta
Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
great horror comedy. punks vs zombies with James Karen and, Clu Gulagher and Don Kalfa with music by The Cramps and a bunch of generic punk bands
Return Of The Living Dead 2 (1988)
very stupid sequel
Return Of The Living Dead 3 (1993)
going in a different direction, this third entry is a lot more serious, but more over the top. Melinda Clark is a sexy bich and should be the poster woman for self-harm
Return Of The Living Dead 4: Necropolis (2005)
not as good as the first, much better than the second, about on par with the 3rd. ignore the gratuitous dirt bike scenes, some annoying characters (who get killed) and the terrible nu-metal soundtrack and this one's actually pretty fun. there is some humor, but not too much. it's pretty gory and "serious" for the most part. unlike the first few films where the zombies couldn't be killed even by decapitation, these zombies go down with a shot to the chest, or even a well placed roundhouse kick
Return of the Zombis (1973)
nice gothic setting, classic "heirs gather for reading of will" setup, black magic shenanigans, and GREAT looking zombies that don't show up until the last 10 minutes. Paul Naschy is great as the necrophiliac gravedigger.
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls
poisoned milk turns a trio of French ladies into zombies. the poison makes their faces all rotten and gross, but thankfully leaves their titties and bootays untouched
Revolting Dead (2003)
very very boring movie about a family of bickering grave robbers who steal a druid's amulet. the druid's daughter finds out about it a gets all Sabrina The Teenage Witch and raises the dead. not all of 'em, just a couple. there's a pretty neat slimy skeleton zombie puppet about 4 1/2 hours in, and a few fat boobies scattered around, but nothing worth sitting through the rest of it.
Robo De Los Momias De Guanajuato (1978)
more Luchadores VS evil scientists and their zombie/mummy minions
The Rising Dead (2007)
SARS Wars (2004)
slapstick Thai remake of Demons 2. fun stuff.
thieves hijack a bankroll and parachute into a deserted farm house where evil scarecrow zombies thingies kill them off. very scary, even with the ridiculous subject matter
The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988)
based on Wade Davis' book. a man researching voodoo finds the truth about zombies
Severed: Forest Of The Dead (2006)
thoroughly average zombie outing. some sort of tree juice turns loggers into zombies. watchable, but not anything special.
Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
probably the best mix of zombies and comedy from the people behind Spaced. see it!
another "slug-like parasite turns people into zombies" movie. this time they don't feed on flesh, the just wanna get some sweet lovin. pretty disturbing, with Barbara Steele in a small role
Shock Waves (1977)
Peter Cushing keeps a troop of underwater nazi zombies on his deserted island. slow-paced but creepy
a fairly blatant rip off of Night Of The Creeps. a man finds a meteor and pokes it with a stick (apparently he never saw The Blob) and unwittingly becomes host to an alien parasite. soon little sluggy fellas are squirming around and turning the populace into zombies. has all the ingredients, but comes out somewhat bland
Special Dead (2006)
pretty damn funny zombie spoof set at a summer camp for the mentally retarded. most of the jokes work and the zombies are well done. there are problems, like the corny "comedic effect" music and some scenes go on way too long...but there's some sexy (non retarded) girls and frequent topless/upskirt shots. FYI, "Retarded" is once again the "PC" term
Sugar Hill (1974)
blaxploitation/horror combo wherein a foxy black mama uses voodoo and zombies to get her revenge against the mob for...something. probably killed her mother or got her sister hooked on dope. i forget. the zombies are great looking spider web covered guys
Survival of the Dead (2009)
George George George...what are we gonna do with you? a huge leap up from Diary of the Dead, somewhat better than Land, but still a mostly silly, occasionally annoying more or less waste of time. zombies pretty much take the back seat to the Hatfield and McCoys plot. old grouchy Irishmen (one real, one with a fake accent) argue over what to do with the dead: rehab or shotguns to the face. the AWOL military guys from Diary show up again to throw Tom & Jerry grenades. lots of half baked ideas and groanable goofiness, but the cast is mostly good and there's no heavy-handed political/social messages
Swamp Zombies (2006)
from Brain Damage films, with their seal of mediocrity. somewhat watchable. a high school class on a field trip runs into a gaggle of zombies, while pornstar Jasmine St. Clair washes her fake boobies with lots of soap and UFC fighter Dan Sevrin kicks zombies in the face. features an inappropriate amount of fight choreography
Teenage Zombies (1959)
Jerry Warren, known chiefly for importing and ruining Mexican Horror films and directing the silly (but fun) yeti film Man Beast, directed this "zombie" outting. there's only a handfull of "zombies" and only one gets any screen time, but the movie does have an undeniable goofy charm and at 70 minutes is relatively painless to sit through
Tokyo Zombie (2005)
deadpan, as in not funny Japanese zombie film with Tadanobu Asano and Sho Aikawa playing fire extinguisher manufacturers who practice wrestling in their spare time. after accidentally killing their boss, the bury him at "Black Fuji," which is a huge pile of garbage with corpse-regenerative properties. very little in the way of action, comedy that's not funny and a LOT of pedophilia jokes
Tombs Of The Blind Dead (1971)
the blind dead are a group of Templar Knights, executed for heresy, who come back to feed on the blood of the living. possibly the creepiest zombies ever to grace the screen: eyeless skull with long beards wearing rotted monk's robes
a French remake of Re-Animator from the director of Ogroff. sadly no where near the delirious heights of that one, Trepanator instead goes for splatstick and linear story telling.
lame Aussie zombie movie with awful CGI and irritating characters. no surprise since all Aussie movies suck.
Undead or Alive (2007)
yes it has Chris Kattan, but it's still pretty decent. set in the old west, where Geronimo has put a curse on the white man. this curse turns men into flesh eating monsters that can only be killed by decapitation. Kattan and his partner join up with Geronimo's niece (piece of ass Navi Rawat) as they're hunted down by a zombiefied posse. really funny in spots with some decent gore (and shitty CGI) with Brian Posehn in a great zombie role
Una De Zombis (2003)
bizarre horror-comedy from Spain. a man and his friend set out to make a zombie movie while being harassed by real zombies. featuring Santiago Segura
Vengeance of the Zombies (1972)
Paul Naschy plays about 40 roles in this film about an evil scarred Mystic creating an army of sexy zombie ladies
overrated gun-fu zombie crap
The Video Dead (1987)
a cursed TV releases a small group of zombies (one looks like Let's Dance-era David Bowie) though obviously meant as a comedy, i thought it was kinda creepy despite itself. a staple of VHS, but not yet on DVD
White Zombie (1932)
surprisingly good early zombie film with Bela Lugosi. pretty creepy with only a slight lull in the middle stretch
Wild Zero (2000)
very fun film with a great soundtrack. aliens turn the population into zombies, and the band Guitar Wolf saves the day
boring pretentious film about special zones where the dead can return to life. the dead don't really do anything though, nor does anything else of interest occur
one of the best. a woman and a reporter go looking for her father on an uncharted desert island. the island has been overrun with the living dead. with some of the greatest zombie make-ups and some great gore
Zombi 3 (1988)
maybe the worst of all Italian zombie films, very goofy, very uneven, awful music
Brazilian zombie silliness. a couple soaking up the sun run into some random zombies (one has really long obviously fake arms for no apparent reason) and a zombie queen. the climax features a monster than is equal parts HP Lovecraft and Super Mario Brothers. blissfully short at about 25 minutes
Zombie '90: Extreme Pestilence (1991)
Andreas Schnaas "directs" this SOV gorefest. a plane load of bad stuff crashes in the forest, leading to the resurrection of the dead. two doctors take it upon themselves to squelch the uprising. a bad enough film on it's own merits, Zombie 90 was dubbed into English by the funniest people in the world. the tall, lanky and very white doctor is dubbed to sound like a jive talking black pool hustler from 1974 and says stuff like "imma run this muthafuckas dick ova" and punctuates every sentence with "dayum"
Zombies: The Beginning (2007)
Mattei's swansong, and thankfully a big step up from Island Of The Dead. picking up right where the first film left off, our heroine is lured back to the Island to confront the undead. only this time, they're not Spanish Conquistadors, they're Resident Evil style corporate zombies. this one is really fun and gory and moves along at a nice clip. stupid yes, but entertaining.
Zombie Bloodbath (1993)
Todd Sheets, metal head film maker from KC poops out a living dead turd. a must see if only for the jaw dropping performance of Mr. Jerry Angel
Zombie Bloodbath 2: Rage Of The Undead (1995)
the "best" of the lot featuring and even more goofball Jerry Angel role
Zombie Bloodbath 3: Zombie Armaggedon (2000)
Todd tries way too hard with this one, and no Jerry Angel!
Zombie Campout (200?)
another piece of %+$! SOV zomber, with a few changes to the formula; instead of metal heads, this one was made by Bros. instead of chubby goth girls, we get Yoga Instructors. best of all, they actually use some real squibs. the fast forward button WILL be needed, but there's some nice flesh on display and a few decent effects scenes
Zombie Christ (2001)
if they'd played it straight, this story about Jesus' resurrection as a zombie might have been pretty good. sadly, like most longhairs with camcorders, they think they're soooooo funny. sacrilegious, yes, but you almost get the feeling that this is some odd Christian propaganda device-spreading the word of the lord to gore loving burnouts
The Zombie Chronicles 3D (2001)
a nice disc to have if you have a field-sequential set-up, but not if you like good movies.
Zombie Cult Massacre (1998)
gruesome and fairly effective zombies VS religious cult VS bikers flick with gore effects from JIM VAN FUCKIN' BEBBER! as the apocalypse grows nearer, the dead rise to eat the living. cult leader Jeffrey gathers his flock into an isolated compound while a mad doctor keeps a caged ghoul in his lab and experiments on disobedient members of the church. Satan himself makes a few appearances and the film does veer a little into the silly zone at times, but ZCM makes up for it with really nasty and well done gore and some pretty impressive stunt work
Zombie Day (2002?)
three Aussie pot heads find themselves locked in a car while a zombie hoard swarms outside. only about 10 minutes long, but really funny and creative for such a limiting setting
The Zombie Diaries (2007)
beats Romero to the punch, and does a better job with the same concept as Diary Of The Dead
Zombie Genocide (1993)
one of the better DIY camcorder zombie movies made by three kids in Ireland
Zombie Gore (2003)
blatantly retarded Dutch zombie film swiping from Andreas Schnaas (of all the things to swipe from!) almost brilliant in it's utter disregard for continuity, linear story telling, craftsmanship and cohesion. a quick run down of events: a guy taking a pee finds a corpse, then two special agents are sent to arrest Dr. X, they give up.a metal head in a black wig is injected with a serum that makes him act stupid, and Dr. X cuts his face off. a man doesn't like his sandwich. and runs over a zombie . he changes his clothes. a zombie shoots a fake machine gun for a full 3 minutes, wearing the black wig from earlier. then another zombie, played by the same actor and wearing the same wig hides under a sheet. then we take a break to watch death metal band "Maggots" play an entire song in a bar. there's a sword fight, and that one guy turns into a puff of smoke. a mom, played by the same guy that plays 50% of the zombies (and wearing the wig AGAIN) makes soup for her son. Dr X and two guys fight each other with fireballs like Street Fighter 2. Dr. X has to take a pee (the film comes full circle) and is eaten by a not really giant, but pretty damn big (and fake) ant. THE END....?
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
classic/goofy zombies vs cannibal savages with lots of great gore and nudity, often at the same time!
Die Zombiejager (2007)
another mysterious plague revives the dead. the police call in "Die Zombiejagers" a team of zombie killers. one guy looks like Al Jurgenson from Ministry. tries really hard at the comedy and not at all with the horror. it's no Operation Dance Sensation
at 23M, one of the biggest budgeted zombie films ever made...too bad it mostly sucks. Woody Harrelson is no bad ass, i don't care what the script says. Jessie Eisenberg is no Michael Cera, no matter how hard he tries. Shaun Of The Dead is a perfect example of how to make a character driven zombie movie where the undead are mostly in the background. here it doesn't work because you hate or are indifferent to the characters. the director Ruben Fleischer said in interviews that he doesn't like horror films or zombies, so his making of one screams CASH IN at the top of it's lungs. Bill Murray cameo is funny, but not nearly as good as it could have been.
Zombie Lake (1981)
a poignant tale of a father's love, a love which transcends death. and green faced Nazi zombies biting girls on the titty. with graphic gynecological shots of vag.
Zombie Nightmare (1986)
a baseball bat swinging ghoul takes revenge on the kids that killed him
Zombie Night (2003)
made for Canadian TV docu on the living dead films. predictably very entry-level stuff, of course mainly focusing on Romero's trilogy and offering very little in the way of new information for anyone even casually into Zombie cinema. annoyingly smug talking heads from jerks at Rue Morgue Magazine, the awful author Brian Keene and some guy that writes some terrible zombie comics-all reading way too much into the pathos of zombie pop culture, backed with ham-fisted archive.org stock footage. on the plus side there's some great bits from Max Brooks, who rarely breaks character and from Wade Davis discussing how voodoo zombie potion is made from toxic fishies.
Zombies Of Mora Tau (1957)
zombie pirates guard a sunken treasure off the North African coast. a fun saturday morning watch.
Zombie Rampage (1989)
pre-Zombie Blood Bath Todd Sheets. not nearly as bad as the ZBB movies, but probably less entertaining because of it. enough plot for 3 movies-a gangwar rages while a virus turns people into zombies. the gangs both simultaneously decide to use black magic to revive fallen members, making more zombies. the acting is surprisingly natural. not good, but natural. dialog is full of priceless stuff like "next time i'll cut a hole in your face as big as your ass hole." that's not really that big a hole.
Zombie: The Resurrection (????)
yet another SOV zombie movie from Germany . this time the random string of zombie attacks is accompanied by an R&B/Smooth Jazz soundtrack. a relatively painless 45 minutes
Zombie Strippers (2008)
overlook the bad puns and sub Denis Miller political humor (Bush is apparently stupid?) and you got a pretty funny, gory and sexy little flick. a crack commando squad is called in to clean up a zombie outbreak in a lab, but one of the soldiers is bit, and fearing for his life, flees and hides out in a strip club where he bites a stripper (Jenna Jameson) the zombie-fied stripper turns out to be a cash cow and soon the other girls are lining up to get bit. Jenna Jameson knows her way around a stripper pole, but sadly, due to her recent plastic surgery overkill, she looks better after she becomes a zombie. Roxy Saint, a singer for some band i've never heard of is even hotter. with a Robert Englund and a hilarious cameo from Tito Ortiz as a pusssy, chicken-shitt bouncer
(editors note: i recently rewatched this, and it's actually pretty awful)
Zombies Vs Strippers (2008)
yes, two zombie/stripper movies in one year. believe it or not, this is far dumber, cheaper, lamer, more unfunny than Zombie Strippers... and while there's plenty of boobs, no clam shots and the girls all have an awful "Florida" look. i knew i was in for trouble when instead of zombie carnage for the first 20 minutes, i got lectures on the toll stripping takes on women and those who love them. NEXT.
made for Wizard video compilation of the zombie films they had in their catalog...plus a few that have no zombies at all. akin to watching a trailer comp, something to put on while taking an afternoon nap. connecting segments feature sexy (by 1986 standards) women chased by zombies in stiff halloween masks. the girls all end up running to the El Rey Theatre in LA (now a concert venue-i just saw Friendly Fires there) where the audience is populated by ghouls in even more ridiculous masks. featuring clips from: Zombie, Zombie Lake, Oasis Of The Zombies, Fear, The Invisible Dead (Orloff and The Invisible Man), Virgin Among The Living Dead and Astro-Zombies. according to the credits, the "Special effects artistry" is provided by Joe Reaper
Zombie Toxin (1998)
probably the most disgusting zombie movie i've ever seen. not that the special effects are too extreme or anything, it's because it's so fooking stupid and every character drools on themselves. i can't deal with drool. story? uh...some guys butcher a horse (a fake horse in the movie's only entertaining scene) that's infected with something. it turns them into zombies. Hitler shows up. stupidity ensues. not entertaining stupidity either...
Zombie Town (2007)
yet another alien parasite slug zombie movie. there's almost as many of those as there are nazi zombie movies...
anyways, it's shot on film for a change, but it's really dumb, full of annoying ugly people and played for laughs. what it doesn't steal from Night Of The Creeps, it steals from Return Of The Living Dead 2. yawn.
Zombie Wars (2006)
plays like a feature length episode of Xena The Warrior princess with zombies, but set in the mythical future instead of the mythical past. and with a lower budget
update: Dark Echoes, Graveyard of the Dead, Hard Rock Zombies, Pontypool added 7/27/10