List of my all time fave zombie-themed movies/shows:
-Night of the Living Dead (1968) The rise (pun intended) of the modern day zombie
-Dawn of the Dead (1978) The [so far] greatest zombie film to date
-Day of the Dead (1985) which wasn't Romero's best work, but it had its moments
-28 Days Later (2002) which I hesitate to mention since the screenplay was based on one of mine
-28 Weeks Later (2007) a good one. More action/less scares than the original. They're making a 3rd
-The Walking Dead (2010) [AMC] one of the best shows on tv in my humble opinion
-La Horde [French] (2009) an interesting scenario flick that I found quite watchable
-The Crazies (2010) like 28 days later, these zombies aren't dead, just realllllly crazy... hence the title
-Dawn of the Dead (2004) not as "authentic" as the original, but still a good movie.
-Night of the Living Dead (1990) Tom Savini's remake of Romero's classic. Best zombies on film imho.
and coming soon...
-World War Z (2012) the assembled cast makes me think this will be the biggest zombie flick ever
Most zombie films are
garbage as stated in the op, but it seems the genre is finally beginning to find its flow thanks to some good literature
out there now via Max Brooks and Robert Kirkman. Whenever I can't find a good zombie flick, I usually turn towards the
chemical/nuclear/biological/related horror flicks to fill the gap. Some of my faves in that genre include:
-Right At Your Door (2006)
-Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-The Stand (1994)
-The Last Man on Earth (1964)
-I Am Legend (2007)
Shaun of the dead and Zombieland are honorable mentions.
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