What’s the worst part of any zombie movie? It eventually ends.
In preparation for AMC’s new original series “The Walking Dead”, based on Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic book series, I will be reviewing a different zombie movie everyday for the entire month of October. 31 movies in 31 days. That’s enough brain chomping fun for even the most hardcore zombiephile. Look, there comes one of them now…
George A. Romero became the godfather of the modern zombie with his groundbreaking directorial debut in 1968. Still studied 40 years later.
Sequel to NOTLD. Turned the gore factor up to 11 while presenting an interesting take on American consumerism. My favorite of the series.
Lucio Fulci’s quicky rip-off of DOTD is actually a lot of fun. Contains 2 classic scenes : A Splinter In Your Eye and Zombie vs Shark!
This low-budget horror classic from director Sam Raimi is incredibly ambitious and highly imitated. Introduced the world to Bruce Campbell.
Crazy zombie apocalypse from Italian director Lucio Fulci. The plot is pretty nonsensical but the ending is very good.
I Am Legend meets John Hughes. Two rad sisters (Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney) try to survive the end of the world. One of my personal favorites.
Best special effects and probably the weakest film in the Romero series. Budgetary problems are probably to blame for the film’s limited scope.
What’s more metal than zombies? How about some dead rock stars returning from the grave to fight Hitler and his werewolf wife Eva Braun!
Really funny punk rock riff on Romero’s zombie series. First appearance of the “running zombie” that I could find.
One of those rare movies that embraces it’s own campiness. Nobody played a cop better in the 1980s than Tom Atkins.
A really terrible movie turned into a classic thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000. Don’t try watching it without their hilarious riffing.
The perfect mixture of horror and comedy. I still think this scene contains some one of the greatest fights ever captured on film.
Horrible acting, zero budget – this movie is so bad its awesome. I don’t know what the hold up is, but release this thing on dvd already!
Less than stellar sequel tries to be too funny and fails miserably. Case in point – Michael Jackson zombie. Skip this one.
The funniest film of the series finds Ash transported back to medieval times. This is the movie that made Bruce Campbell an icon.
Before Peter Jackson was winning Oscars, he directed some amazing horror films – including this one that may be the goriest movie ever!
Ditching the lame comedy of Part 2, the series really got back on track with this installment. Really amazing and gross special effects.
Funny and just plain weird Italian zombie movie from Dario Argento protege Michael Soavi starring Rupert Everett. I really like the ending.
This Yakuza/zombie import is pretty forgettable but it does contain one of the funniest lines ever – “They’re probably zombies”.
Every bad American actor living in Japan showed up for a part in this movie about young schoolgirls turning into zombies.
Brought the zombie movie screaming (and running) into the 21st century. I really like the documentary look of the movie.
So bad its not even funny, this Uwe Boll stinker should be avoided at all cost.
Zack Snyder did the impossible – made a great remake of one of my favorite movies of all time. Make sure you watch all of the credits…
Even though I feel like this movie is the weakest of the series to date, it does have a few cool things going on to keep your attention.
Hilarious homage to the Romero zombie universe. Made me a lifelong fan of any work Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg do in the future.
After 19 years away from the genre he invented, George A. Romero has returned! Slickest looking of the series and you actually see the zombie evolve.
I know, let’s buy a recognizable title and crap all over it! The makers of this excuse for a movie should really be ashamed of themselves.
An interesting movie that takes place in a 1950s-esque alternate universe where people use shock collars to keep zombie servants.
Few zombie movies take place in daylight let alone the desert. I really like that about this movie, probably my favorite of the series.
Thankfully not just a rehash of the first movie’s style or story. I wonder if they will ever get around to making 28 Months Later…
George A. Romero reboots his own series with mixed results. I’m not a huge fan of this movie but I’m interested on where he goes from here.