Best Zombie Movie Ever

So ….

What is it?

No picking the originals just cause they’re classics.

I want reasons. Cinematography. Plot. Direction. Original theories. Realism.

You can list more than one if you describe what each did well.

I’ll update with my pick and why over the weekend.

Go!

Side note: If the zombie apocalypse happens and bites aren’t contagious … an awful lot of us are going to get whacked because of Hollywood.

Bonus: best anti-zombie weapon

ArmedGeek

14 Comments

  1. Best Zombie movie? Zombieland. Why? Bill Murray, of course. And banjos. And Twinkies. Gotta be the Twinkies.
    Second-best? Shaun of the Dead. Twist to the regular Zombie stories, Brit-style. Simon Pegg does a great straight-man.
    Best weapon? Truck-mounted snow auger a la “Monster Hunter Alpha” by Larry Correia. If you don’t know the reference, read the book. Hell, read his whole series of books.

  2. Shaun of the Dead is my all time favorite zombie flick for use of humor with undeath.

    Dead Snow is my second pick, because of the suspense of having fast moving undead Nazis.

    As far as favorite zombie-killing weapon, I have to go with machete, and not because of Michonne. It is reliable, you can hone it, and best of all, doesn’t need gas, bullets, or oil.

  3. I enjoyed both Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, but I’m not a zombie flick aficionado.

    YMMV

  4. Zombieland. It’s about killing zombies. Had laughs. Human connections. And Bill Murray.

    28 Days Later. It had scares, the worse of which didn’t come from the zombies.

  5. Return of the Living Dead.
    Written and directed by the late Dan O’Bannon (Dark Star, Heavy Metal, Lifeforce, the Alien franchise and Total Recall to name a few). Campy, gory and the quintessential 80’s Scream Queen Linnea Quigley in a state of undress throughout.

  6. It’s hard to go against Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, but Dance of the Dead is awesome.

    It has the school bully dying like a man, the gun nut gym teacher being the man, the lame garage band that plays for hours to keep the zombies dancing instead of killing them and, of course, the cute redhead in the bloody taffeta dress and combat boots dancing at the prom surrounded by dancing zombies.

    Although,,, Aaaahhhh Zombies has one of the best ideas, albeit with bad execution.
    It’s told from the point of view of the zombies. They don’t realize they’re zombies and can’t figure out why everybody is moving so fast.

  7. Best anti-zombie weapons?
    A suppressed Ruger 10/22.
    Silent, mag-fed and low recoil for increased accuracy.
    Although a suppressed semi-auto Uzi would be nearly as good. It’s heavier but has low-recoil and higher capacity magazines.

  8. Sorry, but it is my sad duty to inform you that the best zombie movie, ever, has not yet been made. Also, it will have to be a television series; too damn long for a movie
    Start by reading ‘Under A Graveyard Sky,’ by John Ringo.
    One name: Faith Marie Smith. 13 years old. “I never got to go to the Prom.”
    Who eventually turns into THE DEADLIEST ZOMBIE KILLER ON EARTH.
    Who gets commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, because her skills at killing zombies while boarding and clearing ships at sea are simply off the scale.
    Whose standard weapons load consists of: a Saiga semiauto shotgun with 12 spare magazines, 3 (Yes, three!) H&K pistols chambered for 45 ACP with 15 spare magazines, a full size Halligan bar, a standard 18 inch bladed machete,
    a massive kukri, and all the extra boot knives she can carry. Oh, and a pouch full of fragmentation grenades, for, as she says, occasions “when ‘Fuck You’ just isn’t enough.”
    Her tactical radio callsign is “Shewolf.”
    Is that enough to get your undivided attention? ;D

    P.S.: There is also a weapon in the last book in the series called, ‘The Beast.’
    The Beast is described as a very large, insanely over-powered paintball gun, deck mounted, that fires (and I ain’t makin’ this up) 2 inch steel ball bearings, at ‘not much under the speed of sound’ velocity.
    P.P.S.: the zombies in THIS story do NOT shamble along, like the Walking Dead – these bastards sprint like a rabid dog.
    Interested yet?

    • I own the book, so I agree with you on everything. But as you said, it hasn’t been made yet, so I didn’t include it on my list above. Had it been best zombie BOOK, then it would have won by about eleven orders of magnitude 😀

  9. Shaun of the Dead is a great one. Using the records was the best weapon.
    Zombieland was also great, who doesn’t love Bill Murray and Twinkies and the Survival Rules
    Dead Snow is good as well but I like Outpost – Who doesn’t love Zombie Nazi’s.

    Loved 28 days later, except they really weren’t zombie’s

    But my favorite one has to be the original Dawn of the Dead, the remake was pretty good as well.

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