Submitted by All Fancy Dress
With the release of Resident Evil and the new series of The Walking Dead, zombies are once again the biggest trend in popular horror. We have seen some pretty amazing zombie films in our lives and below you can discover what flesh eating horrors we recommend for you to watch this Halloween. Check out our Top 5 below and see if you agree.
5. Dawn of the Dead (Remake)
This thrilling, action-packed and truly scary zombie film catapulted George A. Romero’s film into a modern day scream-fest. The famous scenes that took place in a deserted shopping mall are given a new twist, which to this day remains unique to this film – a pregnant zombie (well, we can’t think of any others, can you?). If the original never scared you, we strongly recommend that you watch the Dawn of the Dead remake.
Zombieland is one film you can’t afford to miss. A nerdy college boy sets off onto the road to Ohio in search for his family with Twinkie obsessed and gun mad Woody Harrelson. Their adventure takes them to Bill Murray’s house and eventually, to the playground of zombies that is the theme park. Although this scene is late on into the film, it’s most certainly worth the wait.
3. 28 Days Later
When 28 Days Later arrived to our screens, it set a new standard for up and coming zombie films. This post-apocalyptic film ensured that the undead will always remain at the top of the most terrifying monster list, and with its modern twist – making the flesh eaters fast, everyone remained at the edge of their seats.
2. Dead Alive/Braindead
Before the days of The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson liked to dabble in horror films, and his Dead Alive or Braindead has become a popular cult classic. One of the goriest zombie films ever made, Dead Alive has been banned in several countries for its graphic scenes. However, many would say that because the gore is so over the top it is more of a comedy than a horror. Nevertheless, there is a reason why this film is number two on our list.
1. Night of the Living Dead
Romero’s debut into the realm of zombies, Night of the Living Dead is a classic that can never be taken off any top zombie film list. Barbara and Johnny visit a small Pennsylvania town, but their adventure turns into the deadliest trip they have ever taken as Johnny is killed by a flesh eating zombie.
Although Dead Snow and Planet Terror didn’t quite make our top five, we also recommend that you have these films on your Halloween list.
The Best zombie Films has been written by zombie film enthusiasts and Halloween costume retailer AFD.