Oct 13, 2016

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Top 5 Zombie Movies of All Times

Zombie ApocalypseOne of the most unique genres in the movie world is Zombie Movies. Whether it is stylistic adding value to the medium as well as the genre or full of horrible-looking flesh-eaters, for horror-lovers they are fine pieces of entertainment. The 1968 zombie movie Night of the Living Dead by George Romero is considered to be one of the best zombie movies though it didn’t contain the word ‘zombie’ but the living dead creatures were called ‘ghouls’. When Romero was asked whether he would like to do another such movie, he said that he would love to, provided the film should “mean something”. Indeed zombie is a genre that has the power to attract viewers and filmmakers alike. Here are some of the best zombie films of all times.

1. White Zombie

Based on the Hollywood conversion of original Haitian Voodoo concept of zombies, the 1932 White Zombie, directed by Victor Halperin was the first feature-length film in the zombie genre, much before the NOTLD ghouls. Bela Lugosi plays a witch doctor in White Zombie with actually a name ‘Murder’ and tries all his powders and potions on a young woman to zombify her trying to make her obey a cruel estate owner. While this was a bland, dry storyline, it ignited a series of voodoo zombie films in Hollywood.

2. Night of the Living Dead

The 1968 NOTLD was the revolutionary zombie film by George A. Romero which was successful in creating a tremendous horror with a storyline of zombies attacking people in a house. Full of a never-before cruelty, accompanied by comedy and somberness, Night of the Living Dead created a history in Hollywood. It also reestablished the zombie genre rules, like zombies are reanimated dead bodies, they are forced to eat living humans’ flesh, they cannot think, get tired or injured and the only way to kill them is to destroy their brain. These rules were used thereafter, at least in films with Romero-style zombies.

3. Zombie

Full of all the required material for a successful horror movie, the 1980 Zombie was directed by Lucio Fulci. Being a particular lover of horror genre, Fulci has tried various ideas in the film. The film is also particularly attractive with the idea of people living in the pristine setting of a tropical paradise being horrified by zombies.

4. Dawn of the Dead

Another gem by George Romero ten years after NOTLD, the 1978 Dawn of the Dead is set in a mall. Showing the zombie problem as an epidemic, the film creates a great horror with people taking refuge in a mall while fighting the human flesh-eaters. Having the topnotch special effects and a fascinating storyline, DOTD is indeed a fantastic movie. The specialty of the film is it has no death that is wasted; each one of them has a reason. All in all, the film has attained a high value.

5. Land of the Dead

The 2005 Land of the Dead was the last film in the Dead-series by George Romero which would be recommended to others by anyone who watches it. After a bit of bland films like Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, Romero’s creativity lit up in Land of the Dead and built continuity with his two earlier masterpieces, Dawn and Day of the Dead, stating the right tone.

If you are a fan of zombie apocalypse and haven’t watched these films yet (or even have watched them) watch them and enjoy the horror!

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