I felt guilty that I haven’t really posted anything for the Halloween season yet and as much as I’d like to blame it on the snow outside that’s not an excuse to not write something. I mean Halloween is one of my favorite holidays after all, how could I neglect it? So I’m gonna write about one of my favorite Halloween/horror subjects. That’s right kid’s it’s Zombie time!I guess the title did kind of give that away though didn’t it.
With Zombieland doing so well at the box office I figured I’d highlight some of the other Z-word films out there. I’m sure that at least some of my regular viewers have seen most of these but I’m betting there may be one or two that have slipped through the cracks that they haven’t. So without further adieu let’s get this show on the road!
Zombi 2: If you haven’t seen this one and your a Zed head you really need to put this in your Netflix queue, trust me you won’t regret it! I’m not gonna give you a plot summary, that’s what Wiki’s for but this movie is famous for two things and lucky for you I’m gonna show you both of them!
The first one…well I don’t know how to describe it without ruining the moment so go watch it for yourself. Go on, I’ll wait.
Well? What did you think? I’m still trying to figure out how they shot that particular scene! I dig it though!
This next one, all I’m gonna say is don’t watch it if your in the least bit squeamish, it’s pretty bad! Again I’m not gonna describe it for you because I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it but here it is: (Don’t say you weren’t warned!)
That one makes me cringe just a little, not enough to stop watching but just enough to be uncomfortable.
This next clip comes from one of my personal faves, the original Dawn of the Dead. I’m sure most of you have seen this one but this part still cracks me up.
The best part about that clip is the zombie totally looks like my friend Curt! To this day we still call that one the Curt zombie.
Versus: I’m not sure how many of you have seen this one but it’s actually pretty good! It’s kind of a cross between The Usual Suspects & Night of the Living Dead with a dash of Kill Bill thrown in. Sounds weird I know but it actually works pretty well. See for yourself! (FYI – Zombie goodness around the 3:30 mark)
Flight of the Living Dead: I’m sure there’s a Wiki for this one but honestly this movies so bad I didn’t bother to look one up. I watched this stinker at my annual Zombie-thon last year. It was an hour and a half of my life I’ll never have back.
Undead: An Australian movie this time! This one isnt’ gonna win any awards but it’s not a bad movie. It’s one of two “horror/comedy” entries (you can probably guess the other one). Again I’ll let Wiki explain the plot for this one because it’ll do a better job than I can. Me? I’m just a clip whore. See?
One thing I do have to give to Undead, it’s the only movie I’ve ever seen where a man punches a zombie fish. Don’t believe me? Check this out!
Not sure why the fish sounds like a pig, maybe it’s an Australian thing. If any of my readers are Aussies, please feel free to correct me! 🙂
As long as we’re down in that neck of the woods, let’s take a look at……
Black Sheep: While not technically a zombie movie it was advertised as one to me, it’s an interesting little film from New Zealand. See for yourself.
Shaun of the Dead: Again I’m not gonna bother with a Wiki for this one. I’m fairly certain most of you have seen this one at least once. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite zombie movies ever. They obviously have a lot of love for the Romero films and you can totally tell with this one. The clip that follows is my favorite part of the movie, the clip itself however is less than spectacular. Sorry about that but it was the best I could find without really exerting myself.
George Romero paid back Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright in his movie Land of the Dead:
That’s them under all the makeup. So that’s my official Halloween entry for now. I’ll try to come up with something a little less video/wiki heavy next post but it’s late, I’m tired and cold so you take what you can get right?
Till next time kiddies, thanks for reading!