The Zombie Research Society declared May the official month for Zombie Awareness. In the spirit of education of the un-dead, how the zombie-apocalypse may come about, and the rules of survival post- outbreak, here is a list of five zombie films that should make it to the top of your list for May.
Night of the Living Dead, directed by George A. Romero
This is an undeniable classic, surviving more than 40 years in the hearts of horror film fans of all ages. That vintage feel and appearance never loses its impact on audiences, and the plot set the format for any good zombie flick following.
Dawn of the Dead, directed by Zack Snyder
Also with Romero’s fingerprints on it (screenplay), Snyder’s homage to classic zombie movies immediately rose to a respectable platform, and comes highly recommended by anyone who loves flesh eating monsters in their movies. Dawn of the Dead is a relentless flood of gore and suspense.
Shaun of the Dead, directed by Edgar Wright
A tremendous blend of horror and comedy, Shaun of the Dead always makes critics and fans top list of zombie films. If you haven’t seen this film already, then you are probably a member of the undead to start with. This movie is so much fun you’ll look forward to a zombie apocalypse.
Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez
Originally released under the umbrella title Grindhouse –presenting two films and a set of fake trailers as a single, retro feature – Planet Terror stands on its own amazingly well. Complete with missing reels, gallons of blood, gratuitous sex, poor quality film, and ludicrous script, you simply cannot deny the excitement this film offers, even though the zombies are more a minor roll.
Zombieland, directed by Ruben Fleischer
Another one that glorifies a time when the undead walk among us, and makes the apocalypse look like fright fest at Great America. Receiving mixed reviews while in theaters, Zombieland became a bit of a cult classic once it hit home video. It may not strike you right away, but this film will grow in your brain until you stumble mindlessly towards it.
When the outbreak happens and a virus spreads, we all know the best thing to do is find a secure location and stay put; going outside only attracts copious amounts of living-dead. Once you find your fortress, simply put in a couple films and wait it out.
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