Sure, the plot revolves around agile maniacs infected by biological rage as opposed to slow-moving dead people, yet that is precisely what makes it the most realistic “zombie” movie of all time. For decades, the creatures didn’t have much of a presence or definition outside Voodoo lore, radioactive humanoids, and the unforgettable art of E.C.

But if the undead are used for sociopolitical commentary and the film is replete with all the frights and thrills that it can be and the audience cares about the characters, then it can result in a real masterpiece. 100 episodes’ worth of material was squeezed into an hour and a half and it resulted in the highest grossing zombie movie in the United States (at the time). The key to Shaun of the Dead's success, and its realism, may be its highly relatable characters. Author Max Brooks stated in the documentary Doc of the Dead that zombies do not scare him; he is not convinced by the idea of cannibalistic reanimated corpses at all. Essentially, Dekker took every hacky or clichéd situation he’d seen in zombie movies, alien invasion movies, and slasher movies, and then crammed them into a delightfully absurd and hilarious screenplay that he wrote in less than a week. It is the constant dread of being caught in uncontrollable chaos and the lengths one must go to protect loved ones and even strangers alike. The Korean horror extravaganza Train to Busan may be the most potent example in recent memory of the key elements of a perfect zombie movie: relentless terror, critical thinking, and a heart. He's currently in pre-production on his first feature film, Hunting Trip, and has been for a while because filmmaking is expensive. Instead, it puts you right into the middle of the event, as Pitt’s United Nations investigator struggles to figure out the cause and, hopefully, the cure for this international catastrophe, while also serving up potent political commentary.

Zombie movies are always concerned with how the living deal with the dead. It's completely impossible!". Infection breaks out as the passengers find themselves trapped in a mobile fight for survival. However, I cannot say I find mindless flesh-eaters smart enough to climb a several-hundred foot wall particularly realistic, so it loses points there.

But, if we’re talking about realism here, even Romero can’t beat this modern classic. In addition to writing for Screen Rant and Comic Book Resources, covering everything from Scorsese to Spider-Man, Ben directs independent films and does standup comedy.

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Few horror movie subgenres have found as big a following as the zombie film. Is it genre burnout? The characters’ ill-advised efforts only make them more authentic and, while they also serve as setups for some memorably hilarious moments, they lead to heartbreaking consequences that make you wonder why you were laughing in the first place. It was developed as a TV series before being turned into a movie, which meant that it was jam-packed with world-building. Whether you think Re-Animator is any good or not, you can’t deny that it’s a dark, twisted, and very unique piece of work. The filmmakers bite off more than they can chew (so to speak) as they attempt to depict a virus spreading across an entire country – or the world! Tim Burton Is Making An Addams Family TV Show With A Twist, Why Adele's Weight Loss Is About So Much More Than Getting Skinny, Why The Masked Singer's Fake Audience Is More Unsettling Than Comforting, 2020 Fall TV Premiere Schedule: List Of New And Returning Shows, Enter For A Chance To Win CinemaBlend's Huge Horror Film Giveaway, What To Stream On Disney+ To Get Into The Halloween Spirit, 6 Movie Marathons To Get You Through Halloween, Bill And Ted Face The Music And 6 Other Movies That Had Wild Alternate Endings, Lovecraft Country: What To Stream If You Like The HBO Show, For details on Gateway Blend's privacy and cookie policies, please visit our, nightmarish vision of survival and carnage, agile maniacs infected by biological rage. So, before a virus turns us into flesh-eating monsters, here are the 10 Best Zombie Movies Of All Time. This is a formula that’s been repeated by countless movies and TV shows since.

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So, while the supernatural plot device may not be as convincing, the message is shockingly believable. Borat Issues Official Statement Regarding Rudy Giuliani’s “Innocent Sexy Time Encounter”, 13 Great Witch Movies for a Spellbinding Halloween, ‘News of the World’: Tom Hanks Goes Full Western in New Trailer for Paul Greengrass’…, ‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ Multiplayer Raid ‘The Tale of Iyo’ Release Date, Details Revealed, Here’s How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Order (Chronologically and by Release Date). Another reason 28 Days Later is so frightening and notable is that it was one of the first major examples of fast zombies. How many films can that be said for? Not to say that these naysayers are wrong, and even television shows (see The Walking Dead), exploring the concept of the rise of the undead have provided thought-provoking looks at how society is consumed by chaos, widespread hysterics, senseless violence, and our own loss of humanity. I have picked eight iconic creature features (and one franchise that you could probably guess) and rank them by how realistically they imagine a world that has been overrun by the dead. First Danny Boyle‘s genre-evolving 28 Days Later set the stage, then came the Resident Evil adaption, and Zack Snyder‘s Dawn of the Dead remake. It is a thought-provoking reminder these monsters steal not just human lives, but also humanity, and sees the traditionally feared undead earn our unexpected sympathies. Work out your "brains! Throughout his career, he would continue to evolve the idea of the zombie film, first with his satirical Dawn of the Dead — a colorful, playful diversion from the dire drama of NOTLD — then with the divisive and highlight political Day of the Dead, and ultimately for the rest of the career. Something about the public’s fascination with death and the fantasy of starting the world anew in a post-apocalyptic wasteland has made zombie stories universally adored. “They’re coming to get you, Barbara!” George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was the first ever modern zombie film, so it can be forgiven for not being perfect. As with any genre, there are plenty of terrible zombie movies. The story picks up speed after Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma four weeks after a virus that is non-fatal, but turns most of London into senseless, adrenaline-fueled predators, breaks out. Romero’s point is that we’re already mindless zombies flocking to the mall. Train to Busan is a brainy, highly entertaining, no-holds-barred gore fest that is not for the faint of heart, but the scariest thing about the film is not the cannibalistic monsters just one train car away. Make sure the blood gushes out on the victim when the zombie bites him. Jason has been writing since he was able to pick up a washable marker, with which he wrote his debut illustrated children's story, later transitioning to a short-lived comic book series and (very) amateur filmmaking before finally settling on pursuing a career in writing about movies in lieu of making them. The sprinting undead mixed with the shaky camera movements make this a petrifying work of horror cinema. Gamers all over the world eyed this J.J. Abrams-produced gem with ecstatic anticipation that they were finally seeing the film adaptation of the zombie-inspired levels of Call of Duty they had dreamed of. 's Voight Could Be 'Integral' To Police Reform, But Can He Change? Shaun of the Dead isn’t a spoof of the zombie genre – it’s a zombie movie that affectionately homages every trope of the zombie genre and also happens to be hilarious. It’s possible, but unlikely considering the success of one pop culture juggernaut: AMC’s The Walking Dead, which has triumphed in ratings since it debuted back in 2010. But this would all be meaningless if it wasn’t frightening, tightly plotted, engaging, and filled with characters you care about – luckily, it succeeds on all counts. Despite being pretty straightforward, Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead still managed to become one of the most iconic movies of the zombie genre. There are still the genre oddities (Maggie), occasional breakouts (World War Z) and ongoing franchises (Resident Evil). It was officially official. His findings bring him closer to the truth than he wanted, as, not just his life, but his soul soon becomes threatened. The Collider staff breaks down the 21 best zombie movies of all time, from George Romero's classics to the modern movie classics he inspired.

As it turns out, it is not the Army vs. undead splatterfest they expected, but that is essentially what helps Overlord maintain some shred of plausibility. [Rec] follows a young television reporter and (Manuela Velasco) her cameraman (Pablo Rosso) who become trapped inside an apartment building experiencing an outbreak of a deadly virus turning its victims into hunters and the uninfected into their prey. While Romero didn’t invent the zombie (as he’s often credited with doing), he did redefine it into a universal concept and establish the mold from which nearly every other zombie movie has sprung in the 50-plus years since Night of the Living Dead arrived in theaters.