The excellent news for all fans of zombie lore is that these days there is no shortage of the undead in media. Once upon a time you might get a good movie every few years but now there are zombies everywhere (and I don’t just mean the people you see on your bus commute on Monday mornings). Here are some of my personal favorites – feel free to share yours in the comments!
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- The Walking Dead – You probably guessed this, right? I will watch almost any TV show a day or two after it airs but TWD is the one show I refuse to miss watching live unless I am gravely ill.
- Z Nation – This show is not, in my opinion, on par with TWD. In fact, it gets downright cheesy more often than not. It’s still fun to watch though!
- Shaun of the Dead – Not everything about zombies has to be serious! Shaun of the Dead is in my top 10 list of favorite movies ever.
- World War Z – It was wildly different from the book but it was INTENSE and exciting and I loved it.
- Serpent & the Rainbow – This was my first zombie movie that I ever saw. I was pretty freaked out throughout the entire thing but I kept telling myself that at least it was only a movie. Then during the end credits it mentioned that it was based on an actual practice in Haiti and I had a lot of trouble sleeping that night!
- Zombieland – Always double-tap.
- Dawn of the Dead (2004 version) – I am not always the biggest fan of remakes. In fact I can get positively belligerent about it. In this case though, I loved it. It was also the movie that turned me into a zombie fan. Prior to this I never understood what was so scary about a slow-as-molasses-shuffling corpse. Then they re-did Dawn of the Dead and the zombies were so fast that it was downright terrifying.
- Cockneys vs Zombies – Silly as all hell, but entertaining.
- Night of the Living Dead – The place where it all started. Zombie culture today would likely not exist as it does if not for George Romero’s 1968 film.
- The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks – I am willing to allow for some creative interpretations of zombies (I’m more rigid when it comes to vampire lore; let’s just say I was appalled by what they did to vampires in Twilight), but for the most part I subscribe to Max Brooks for understanding zombies.
Ontario is a bit far for me, but some day I want to do this or something similar. Zombie Survival Camp!
Okay, your turn! Any suggestions? Leave them in the comments below! As you can see, I could especially use some book suggestions!