Saturday, May 24, 2014

My Top 10 Zombie Movies

With OCEAN revolving around three most important things in entertainment (killing motherfuckers, zombies and boobs), I've decided it's time to compile a list of my all-time favorite zombie movies. Because hey, why not?

Also, please note that for the first time in forever, this is actually a rating chart, not just a list of 10 entries (unlike most of my other Top 10s). Just so you know.

10. World War Z (2013)
Why: Likeable characters, mega-fast zombies, heavy on atmosphere, dripping with suspense, great effects, fast-paced story and action.

9. Re-Animator (1985)
Why: The duo of Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott, some of the darkest jokes ever, awesome practical effects, memorable characters, a whole mix of other horror subgenres.

8. The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
Why: It's sort of like Shaun Of The Dead for the 80s, with lots of references to classics, extremely funny characters and the perfect 'time capsule' armosphere; again, great practical effects and varied zombie types, and of course, the famous 'Braaaaaains!' line.

7. Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Why: Bruce Campbell, Bruce Campbell, Bruce Campbell amd Bruce Campbell.

6. Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Why: Social satire, fast-paced action, Tom Savini, great atmosphere, clever characters compared to most (but not all, surely) other horror movies of the time, also very gory and violent by 70s standards.

5. Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Why: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, jam-packed with quotes, references and parodies of the classics, lots of hilarious scenes and dialogue.

4. Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) aka Cemetery Man
Why: Surreal and arthouse elements, dark humor, incredible acting by Rupert Everett and anna Falchi (who is the hot as hell), interesting twisted emotional storyline.

3. Dead Alive (1992) aka Brain Dead
Why: TONS of gore, guts and violence, CISTERNS of fake blood, unbelievable action scene involving a lawnmower, and the whole thing is soaked with excellent dark humor.

2. 28 Days Later (2002)
Why: Pitch perfect atmosphere, realistic and believable setting, effects and soundtrack, great action scenes, and of course, Cillian Murphy.

1. Day Of The Dead (1985)
Why: Effects, score, completely crazy protagonists, a great female lead (for the first time in G. Romero's movies), but most importantly, the one and only Captain Motherfucking Rhodes.