[31 Days Of Horror] 5 Of My Favourite Zombie Films

Fav Zombie Films

Since I haven’t been 100% this month and I didn’t get to watch much of what I wanted to, so to make up for some of the lack of 31 Days Of Horror posts, I’ve complied a short list of 5 of my favourite zombie films.

They are in no particular order and and since I’ve only picked 5, there will be a lot not on this list. I didn’t want to list the usual suspects, so expect some unexpected choices here.

FIDO (2006)

Fido

I loved this film, it was very different and it felt so fresh. It really provided something different for the zombie sub-genre and it looked at zombies in a very different light. I thought there performances were wonderful, especially Billy Connolly who plays very much against type and is unrecognisable. This is easily one of my favourite zombie flicks of the 00’s, its fun and very well made.

WARM BODIES (2013)

WarmBodies

Yes I do have a personally connection to this film, but that has nothing to do with the love I have for this film. It’s great! It’s a wonderful spin on the zombie genre, one with a great message and it’s insanely fun, with it’s heart in the right place. Yes it is a Romeo and Juliet story of sorts, mixed with clever writing and top performances. It’s nice to see something very different with the sub-genre, much like how Fido above did too.

BRAINDEAD (1992)

BrainDead

Peter Jackson’s splatter fest from the early 90’s is amazing, its funny, its gross and I love it to bits. It’s kind of hard to define what it is, but a rat monkey does turn people into weirdo zombies so it’s part zombie film too. I can’t even decide on what my favourite thing about this is, it’s freakin fantastic from top to bottom. Yes, before Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson was the master of splatter!

PARANORMAN (2012)

Paranorman

Seriously, I fell in love with this film when I saw it as part of MIFF last year. It’s one for the whole family, that pays tribute to the genre of horror and it isn’t ashamed to show it either. It’s a very sweet film, with lots of life lessons, and quite well done zombies. It’s not extremely scary so younger audiences can enjoy it, and it definitely has a lot of appeal to the older audiences too. It’s got all sorts of awesome elements, and the zombies are kind of funny.

RE-ANIMATOR (1985)

ReAnimator

My favourite horror film of all time, I love this one so so much! For me this film blends the horror/comedy perfectly (as does Braindead) and it has given us one of horrors best icons, Herbert West! Jeffrey Combs is fantastic, so is the entire cast in the wild and crazy ride of one man’s journey to re-animate the dead. Seriously if you haven’t seen this one, you need to do me a favour and watch it! Then watch it again!

4 thoughts on “[31 Days Of Horror] 5 Of My Favourite Zombie Films

  1. Saw Paranorman last night and really loved it. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would actually. I am surprised it has done as well as it has though. Not sure it really has an obvious target audience.

    What is your personal connection with Warm Bodies?

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  2. Warm bodies is definitely one of my favourite films of this year. I failed to see it at the cinema but bought it straight away when it came out on DVD. I love it, it’s such a weird love story haha! I watched it with my boyfriend and he didn’t mind it, he loves a good zombie flick as much as the next horror fan, he hates the normal rom-com style movie so he was happy there was a zombie twist. I haven’t seen Braindead but I’m certainly going to give it a watch as I’m a massive fan of Peter Jackson (Frightners kicks buttocks!) so I’m going to hop on amazon now and buy it :-D!

    Emma x

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