28 Days Later is not a Zombie movie…but here are 10 movies that are Zombie movies and Awesome

| July 7, 2011

I recently watched a Zombie Movie documentary and it included 28 Days Later. 28 Days Later is a great movie but it is not a Zombie movie. A Zombie is a corpse that has been reanimated. In 28 Days Later the villains are infected with a rage virus. They do not die, they become infected almost instantly and commit attacks on people who are not.

In order to help my fellow movie lovers here is a list of my top 10 Zombie Movies that are readily available at your local Best Buy or at amazon.com enjoy!!

10.Land of The Dead(2005) George Romero returns to the zombie genre and continues his version of the apocalypse. The natural evolution of the Zombies is explored and an awesome performance by Dennis Hopper makes this a can’t miss movie.

9. Night of The Creeps(1986) This movie has a lot going on in it. It’s a revenge tell, a comedy, a little sci-fi, and of course a bunch of Zombies. After two fraterinty pledges thaw an infected corpse it stalks a college campus and turns it’s coeds into the walking dead. Best line “The good news is your dates are here…the bad news is they’re all dead.”

8. Dawn of The Dead(2004) A remake that could have been the worst idea in horror history turns out to be one killer of a movie. The first 20 minutes of the movie are truly scary and the direction of Zack Snyder is great. The movie does a great job of taking what you know about the original and turns it sideways. This movie also took what made 28 Days Later effective and had the monsters be fast and ferocious.

7. Day of The Dead(1985) Romero’s third zombie movie is as bleek as they get. The last of the human survivors are trapped in a bunker and not only have to fight the dead but also each other. This movie is an interesting study on what happens when almost all humanity is lost and how people will react being cooped up with the same area for extended periods of time. This movie is very dark and doesn’t have a character to root for…well maybe Bub the Zombie.

6. Return of The Living Dead(1985) Brrraains! Another dark comedy but also has some great terror moments. This movie actually features running Zombies and gives them a voice as well. There are several memorable zombies in here none more so then Tar Man.

 5. The Walking Dead(2010) Yes I’m cheating here since this is a TV show but it is amazing. Based on the great comic series by Robert Kirkman the story follows police officer Rick Grimes as he awakes from a coma to find the world overrun by the living dead. The first episode alone makes this a much watch and so too does the incredible acting by all actors.

 4. Zombieland(2009) Funny and super clever Zombieland follows a shy kid Columbus as he survives the Zombie apocalypse. Along the way he meets Tallahassee who is a zombie killing expert and two girls Wichita and Little Rock. The movie does a great job of having humor and horror blended into one awesome smoothie. And it also winks at the zombie movies before by having Columbus create and follow very specific rules.

 3. Dawn of The Dead(1978) Romero’s second movie is a clever take on commercialism. The movie takes place at some point after the zombies have risen and starting to overtake the world. Tom Savini makes a name for himself in this movie with some great carnage. But what makes this movie standout like most Romero Zombie movies is it’s political message through out the movie.

 2. Shaun of The Dead(2004) Part comedy, part horror, 100% awesomeness. The movie that introduced Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright to the world has a great energy through out. The movie follows a pair of slackers as they combat Zombies and their own personal lives. The movie does an amazing job balancing comedy and horror. I’ve watched this movie so much but every time I watch it I find something else to love.

 1. Night of the Living Dead(1968) Was there any doubt what number one be? This is the single most ground breaking film in mordern horror, and it’s also one of the best. No real reason is given for the dead returning to life which adds to the horror. It also makes social commentary having the lead of the movie be a black man(remember this was 1968!). Also the way the movie is shot by Romero adds to the tension and it’s impact cannot be disputed.

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Every week Ryan, James, and Brad of Denver based Reel Nerds Podcast attend a new movie and then we podcast our experience to the world. We also share news, opinions and reviews of movies, comics, video games and pop culture! Turn off your cell phones and save the chatter for after the credits!
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