Flesh-eating zombie films...

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  1. Todd H

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    I need some advice. Can anyone recommend any good flesh-eating zombie pics? I've seen the Romero trilogy and the Return of the Living Dead movies. I'm thinking of picking up Dead Alive this weekend because I've heard so much about it.

    As for upcoming movies...I know Resident Evil is coming up in March. I've also heard about a movie called 28 Days Later from the Trainspotting chaps. Any more I should know about?
     
  2. TimDoss

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    Check out the ongoing thread in Home Theatre Software,

    "Horror/Gore DVD shopping".
     
  3. Berk

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    Todd:
    Believe it or not, a true flesh-eating zombie movie is hard to find. I think the idea itself turns off theaters due to the inevitable rating problems (NC17, etc.).
    Aside from the dead trilogy and Return of the Living Dead (the first one was GREAT!) I only know of some low budget and Italian made films:
    Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
    City of the Walking Dead
    Zombie
    Here are some links to check out as well. Some mix in the true zombie flicks with other horror (like the Evil Dead):
    http://www.flesheaters.btinternet.co.uk/zindex.htm
    http://www.arachnia.com/Best-of-Horr...bie-movies.htm
    http://www.htwm.de/luehr/zombie/history.html
    Good luck and be sure to stock up on weapons and ammo!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Julie K

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    Ah, my favorite subject...

    Flesh munching zombies may be hard to find in the theaters, but they thrive on home video. There's been a shortage lately, but things are looking up. Shortly we should be seeing such gems as Dead and Rotting, Death Island (from Savini), the Undead, an Australian flic, and some others I can't remember. Also coming to DVD this summer are the ultra-gory German films Premutos and Violent Shit III. In the meantime, some older goodies:

    The Beyond

    City of the Living Dead

    Dead and Buried

    The Boneyard

    Redneck Zombies

    The Dead Hate the Living (I really love this film)

    Hell of the Living Dead

    The Dead Next Door

    Re-animator (a must have)

    Bride of Re-animator

    The Evil Dead movies (more must haves)

    Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetary Man - wonderful, wonderful film, but you'll need a regionfree player)

    Bio-zombie (another must have)

    I'm sure I'll think of a bunch more after I hit 'submit'.

    And by all means pick up Dead Alive, and Bad Taste as well. Ok, in Bad Taste they're technically aliens, but they act a lot like zombies.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    Flesh-eating zombies? The first thought that went through my head was of my ex-wife. But we'll overlook that for now.

    I've mentioned this before: As great as the Romero trilogy is, I actually prefer the Tom Savini-directed remake of Night of the Living Dead. It's so damn good that, for two solid hours, I can believe in flesh-eating zombies.
     
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    Well beyond endorsing Night of the Living... and Dawn of the Dead, I doubt I can be of much help.
    However, once school is out in Vegas, I'm sure you can expect some input from our resident zombie expert. [​IMG]
     
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    Knew I'd forget some!

    I, Zombie

    Dead Creatures

    These two are quite different in that they are told from the zombies' viewpoint. They are still the people they were before the zombie infection, but now they require human flesh and eventually rot to pieces. Dead Creatures is much more polished than I, Zombie, but I like them both. ("I used to be a vegetarian, but now I only eat human flesh.")

    Idle Hands

    Maybe not a traditional zombie movie, but it's funny and has a couple of zombies.

    Tombs of the Blind Dead

    BTW, I wasn't kidding about Re-animator. Jeffrey Combs makes a wonderfully evil Herbert West who is ever eager to inject corpses with his reagent to bring them back to life. Pity, no one ever seems happy to be brought back...

    Anyway, pick it up along with Dead Alive and have a wonderful gross-out double feature.
     
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    Curious: three of HTF's most vehement skeptics turn up together in a thread about zombie movies.

    Hey, I got one for you: Bunny Lake Is Missing! The Zombies can be seen performing in that film, which stars, among others, Keir Dullea (he played in a movie I really like). I think The Zombies are playing "She's Not There" in the flick. Since The Zombies were part of the original British Invasion, I doubt Julie would care for them much. She hates The Beatles. But no one is perfect.
     
  10. Todd H

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    I've also seen the Evil Dead movies, the Re-animator movies, and strangely enough Redneck Zombies. I also vaguely remember seeing a few low-budget foreign zombie movies as a kid, but I can't remember the names. But you've given me some good suggestions. I think I'll definitely pick up Dead Alive this weekend. Is there a definitive version on DVD I should look for?
     
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    3 words. Zombie. Flesh. Eaters.
    You ain't seen nothing till you've seen an underwater battle between a zombie and a shark! [​IMG]
     
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    Also known as Zombie on this side of the pond [​IMG]
    Fulci Lives!!!
     
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    Speaking of foreign Zombie movies there's a new one about to be released here in Australia called Undead. The trailer doesn't look to bad but it does look kinda like Night of The Living Dead.
     
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    Well, I managed to pick up Dead Alive. I found it for $15 at Media Play. After watching it, I've gotta say that it was pretty good. The mixture of gore and humor worked for the most part. It's hard to believe that the same person that made this film also made LOTR. You've come a long way Mr. Jackson.

    I also saw The Dead Hate The Living, but didn't pick it up. I'll save that one for next time.
     
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    OK, this flick looks like it's from the 50s or early 60s and I recall there is an army of zombie/dead being raised by aliens(?) to take over the world, blah blah blah. These zombies don't eat people though (too bad).

    It really scared the pants off me. There were large shots of whole zombie armies shambling through the streets of a city and (i think) theramin music.

    Anyone know what this is I'd love to know!

    Thanks!

    Jason
     
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    Plan 9 From Outer Space? [​IMG]
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    I should perhaps mention that The Dead Hate The Living works best if you have a knowledge and appreciation for the Italian zombie movies. It should still work if you're not familiar with them, but you'll miss a lot of in-jokes.
     

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