The last thing I want to do is help Dan lose any more painfully than he has already…but, I said we’d post up the 10 Best Zombie Films and by gosh, here they are in no particular order. Again, I had help compiling this list. Again, holler back if we’ve gotten it completely wrong.
Shaun of the Dead (2004) directed by Edgar Wright
This one’s easy. It’s funny, has lots of gore, and moves from “good horror film” to “great film” easily.
Dellamorte Dellamore aka Cemetery Man (1994) directed by Michele Soavi
Rupert Everett is super hot! Also, if you’re catching a theme: comedy seems to work well in terms of making a successful zombie film. Um, we like a touch of funny with our gross and our scary.
Fido (2006) directed by Andrew Currie
While it might not be the greatest film we’re listing, it stars Billy Connolly and is actually a Canadian film — and not just a picture made here and dressed to look like some inane American city/place (Resident Evil; we’re looking at you).
[Rec] (2007) directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza
The whole hand-held, one cameraman “faux news” technique (kind of akin to Cloverfield only they’re technically professional news peeps in [Rec]) does the trick in this Spanish film. See if you still want to grow up to be a firefighter after watching this picture.
Dead Alive (Braindead) (1992) directed by Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson with a decidedly lower film budget.
White Zombie (1931) directed by Victor Halperin
Before zombies were reinvented by Romero. Bela Lugosi in all his creepy overacting glory.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943) directed by Jacques Tourneur
Jacques Tourneur also directed Cat People. This film’s truly an old school zombie/voodoo deal that is also an adaptation of Jane Eyre. Hummm, I wonder where the idea for P+P+Z came from?
Dawn of the Dead (remake 2004) directed by Zack Snyder
I know we just made a snarky comment about films made in Canada to look like the “Midwestern” US (or anywhere in the US) but this picture is kind of the exception. Plus, Sarah Polley rocks in it. And as far as remakes go, it’s pretty damn good.