Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: Zombie Films!
Close but no cigar: Night of The Living Dead, Return Of The Living Dead, Zombie Flesh Eaters
5 -Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
Zack Snider remakes a classic and makes an a film almost as good. Great set pieces, excellent effects and fast zombies that really work. Just an excellent film.
4 -Day of The Dead
Day of The Dead is brutal. From it’s gut ripping effects to it’s post-apocalyptic nialistic world stripped of hope this is one of the most oppressive horror films ever made. And it’s brilliant.
3 – Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Romeo made a stone clod classic in Dawn Of the Dead. The fact that it exists in so many versions means you probably have never seen the whole film. Romero’s cut, An extended cut. The Fuci cut. This aside Dawn is the grandfather of modern Zombie films and set the pace for all the imitators that followed.
2 – Shaun Of The Dead
Comedy horrors often fall flat. Good low budget comedy horrors are rare as hens teeth. Yet. Shaun of The Dead works. Not just as a comedy but as, more importantly, a Zombie film. It’s brutal and funny.
1 – 28 Days Later
Raw, stripped back and brutal, 28 Day’s Later isn’t technically a Zombie film according to Danny Boyle but it really it. Introduced us to fast zombies/infected and proved that once again humans are more dangerous than the undead. Unparalleled.