Four Frighteningly Good Zombie Flicks

By Dan January 16, 2015

The flesh eating  zombie has thrilled, excited and terrified cinema going audiences since George A Romero’s 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead…

We all know that during winter one of the best things you can do is enjoy a movie marathon, and if you’re looking for excitement, a zombie experience is perfect. You can also read our interview with zombie bootcamp to find out some more about it.

So without further ado, here’s a quick run down of our top four zombie flicks (aside from Night of the Living Dead, of course)…

A cartoon of what a zombie may or may not look like

Braindead (1992)

Before Peter Jackson hit the big time with his Lord of the Rings trilogy, he dabbled in gory horror comedy which included zombies.

Set in 1950’s Wellington, Braindead is the story of a city overrun by the living dead and features a Kung Fu fighting priest, subterranean monkey and improper use of a rotary lawnmower!

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

This action packed film is arguably one of Simon Pegg’s best pieces of work and is considered by many to be somewhat of a ‘zom-rom-com’.

Initially, slack Shaun is so hurt by being dumped by his girlfriend that he fails to notice that north London is under zombie attack, but once he does, the gore and gags come thick and fast.

Fido (2006)

This quirky film offers a completely different take on the world of the living dead.

Described by critics as a cross between Lassie and Night of the Living Dead, Fido is based on the life of an obedient zombie pet played by Billy Connelly -everything is fine and dandy until one day, when he eats the next door neighbour…

Zombieland (2009)

Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenburg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin star in this high-octane zombie survival flick which is packed full of memorable moments from start to finish.

In search of civilisation, solace – and Twinkies – this unlikely gang drive across the United States while slaying the undead and to top it off, there’s even a cameo from Bill Murray.

If you’d like to venture into the terrifying world of the living dead, check out our thrilling zombie Battle Bunker or why not be a zombie for a day.

Images: Ian Welch and Axel BuhRmann via Flickr

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