30 Days Of Horror 2

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…

Night Of The Living Dead

George A. Romero became the godfather of the modern zombie with his groundbreaking directorial debut in 1968. Still studied 40 years later.

Dawn Of The Dead

Sequel to NOTLD. Turned the gore factor up to 11 while presenting an interesting take on American consumerism. My favorite of the series.

Zombi II

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!

The Evil Dead

This low-budget horror classic from director Sam Raimi is incredibly ambitious and highly imitated. Introduced the world to Bruce Campbell.

The Beyond

Crazy zombie apocalypse from Italian director Lucio Fulci. The plot is pretty nonsensical but the ending is very good.

Night Of The Comet

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.

Day Of The Dead

Best special effects and probably the weakest film in the Romero series. Budgetary problems are probably to blame for the film’s limited scope.

Hard Rock Zombies

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!

The Return Of The Living Dead

Really funny punk rock riff on Romero’s zombie series. First appearance of the “running zombie” that I could find.

Night Of The Creeps

One of those rare movies that embraces it’s own campiness. Nobody played a cop better in the 1980s than Tom Atkins.

Zombie Nightmare

A really terrible movie turned into a classic thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000. Don’t try watching it without their hilarious riffing.

Evil Dead 2

The perfect mixture of horror and comedy. I still think this scene contains some one of the greatest fights ever captured on film.

The Video Dead

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!

Return Of The Living Dead Part II

Less than stellar sequel tries to be too funny and fails miserably. Case in point – Michael Jackson zombie. Skip this one.

Army Of Darkness

The funniest film of the series finds Ash transported back to medieval times. This is the movie that made Bruce Campbell an icon.

Dead Alive

Before Peter Jackson was winning Oscars, he directed some amazing horror films – including this one that may be the goriest movie ever!

Return Of The Living Dead 3

Ditching the lame comedy of Part 2, the series really got back on track with this installment. Really amazing and gross special effects.

Cemetery Man

Funny and just plain weird Italian zombie movie from Dario Argento protege Michael Soavi starring Rupert Everett. I really like the ending.

Junk

This Yakuza/zombie import is pretty forgettable but it does contain one of the funniest lines ever – “They’re probably zombies”.

Stacy

Every bad American actor living in Japan showed up for a part in this movie about young schoolgirls turning into zombies.

28 Days Later

Brought the zombie movie screaming (and running) into the 21st century. I really like the documentary look of the movie.

House Of The Dead

So bad its not even funny, this Uwe Boll stinker should be avoided at all cost.

Dawn Of The Dead

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…

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

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.

Shaun Of The Dead

Hilarious homage to the Romero zombie universe. Made me a lifelong fan of any work Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg do in the future.

Land Of The Dead

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.

Day Of The Dead 2: Contagium

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.

Fido

An interesting movie that takes place in a 1950s-esque alternate universe where people use shock collars to keep zombie servants.

Resident Evil: Extinction

Few zombie movies take place in daylight let alone the desert. I really like that about this movie, probably my favorite of the series.

28 Weeks Later

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…

Diary Of The Dead

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.

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