The zombies have taken over the theaters this weekend with the opening of World War Z, the most expensive zombie flick ever made. You can expect our own reviews of this zombie epic shortly but in the mean time World War Z inspired me to share some of my favorite zombie movies, movies about the dead returning to life, with a hankering for BRAINS in most cases. I will not include classics in my list because my erudite MoviefiedNYC readers, I am sure you already know them well (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Return of the Dead, etc). I hope you enjoy my …BRAINS, BRAINS, BRAAAINS. -MD
Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) (1994)
Here we have Rupert Everett playing a cemetery worker who just wants someone to love. Cemetery Man is a bit of a mess but does have a few entertaining moments. A pack of zombie boy scouts, and a living dead severed bride head, veil and all, as one of Rupert’s love interests are among some of the entertaining moments. No matter what you might think, it is in the very least original.
Dance of the Dead (2008)
A 21st century high school zombie romp, it’s quick, funny, sick, sweet, geeky and gory. My favorite scene is when the punk rock band keep? the zombies at bay. Dance of the Dead is a surprisingly entertaining movie, an amiable teen satire with some good zombie-killing action.
Dead Snow (Død snø)(2009)
Dead Snow is a genuine zombie movie with equal parts gore and humor. A ski vacation gone bad, for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by Nazi zombies. Dead Snow is my favorite Nazi Zombie movie, granted there are only two others, but this one is on the top of the list.
This sharp, funny, post-apocalyptic road movie really brings the joy of battling zombies in a new and ridiculous way to life. Zombieland also has one of the best cameos I can remember.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
I have to admit I have a major a soft spot for the Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost crew. They are good, they are funny and so is Shaun of Dead. Shaun of the Dead embodies the best of zombie comedy films, with realistic living dead, gore, and fun use of household items to battle zombies.
Braindead (Dead Alive) 1992
Known as Peter Jackson’s magnum opus to gore, it is so over the top that it is actually funny. Bloody, gruesome and outrageous from start to end. You will never eat soup again.
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