Zombie movies are a genre that does not have many good entries in Hollywood. But there are a few zombie movies we could watch over and over again.
Shaun Of The Dead
It is essentially a comedy movie set within the zombie survival genre. The movie sees the comedy tropes overwhelm the tropes generally found in zombie movies. But it does fit the bill. Top top it off, it is a great movie as well. Shaun and his friends are trying to survive the zombie apocalypse in their own crazy, eccentric fashion. A good set of actors help highlight the fact that the movie is generally abound finding humor in the midst of abject chaos.
Day Of The Dead
Not many times do we see zombie movies explore the lore from the zombie viewpoint. A group of scientists hunker down in an underground facility while trying to find a cure for the zombie virus. But one scientist believes that the initially bloodthirsty zombies can get docile and tamable with the passage of time. Day Of The Dead features exceptionally well-crafted make-up and cosmetic design you seldom find in Hollywood these days. The film has a brilliant legacy because of its extreme attention to detail.
28 Weeks Later
After 2002’s 28 Days Later became a sleeper hit (more on that in a bit), the studio announced they are making a sequel. 28 Weeks Later happens after the events of 28 Days Later. London has been quarantined with the zombies kept at bay beyond the quarantine borders. Humanity is now trying to keep the survivors from being infected. Like 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later succeeds in creating a very thrilling plotline and emotional scenes that leave you gasping for air.
This movie proved that you do not need to stick to formulaic survival horror and jump scares for making zombie movies. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin do a phenomenal job at keeping the story light and breezy all the while the characters are facing impending doom. The Bill Murray cameo was just the cherry on top. Zombieland is intense and funny and keeps it balanced till the credits roll.
Dawn Of The Dead
Zack Snyder‘s Dawn Of The Dead movie is a remake of the 1978 classic of the same name. Despite succeeding the original movie, 2004’s Dawn of the Dead manages to make its own case. It has several unique plot points and character elements. Zombie movies generally don’t pay much attention to make the zombies look terrifying. But that is where Dawn of the Dead shines. It has some incredible action scenes and a very realistic arc of a group of people trying to survive in a post apocalyptic zombie infested world.
28 Days Later
The movie 28 Days Later is considered the gold standard for all zombie movies. It was released around 20 years ago but still remains an absolute cult hit. The story centers around a coma patient named Jim who wakes up from the hospital to see that London has been overrun by zombies. the Rage virus has taken over and the epidemic has destroyed London itself. 28 Days Later has an umpteen amount of emotional moments and good noteworthy action sequences we could watch over and over again.