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wakeuplena asked:

Hi tena! I was wondering, since it seems like you have good taste for horror films, do you have any recommended Zombie Movies? Going on a huge binge right now and (if it isn't inconvenient) I'd love to hear your input. Anyways, thanks for being cool on tumblr, really love your blog ^-^

Oh, goodness.  This might be a long one, as that’s one of my favorite subgenres:

  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) - This film was actually revolutionary for its time for casting a black male in the heroic lead.
  • Night of the Living Dead (1990) - Tom Savini’s reimagining is good in its own right, and makes the character of Barbara a much more capable heroine.
  • Return of the Living Dead (1985) - Possibly has the greatest soundtrack (non-composed) of all zombie films.  Also a must-see in the genre.  R.I.P., Dan O’Bannon:  You were one of the good ‘uns.
  • Dawn of the Dead (1979) - Romero’s classic stab at consumerism.  Pay close attention to the background when the bikers invade the mall:  You might catch a glimpse of George Romero in a Santa Claus outfit.
  • Day of the Dead (1985) - I personally like this even better than Dawn.  Features one of the strongest (and most under-appreciated) heroines in horror, and one of the all-time best zombies (Bub).
  • Land of the Dead (2005) - The humans aren’t necessarily the ones you’ll connect with.
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004) - James Gunn wrote it, so you know it’s a good remake.
  • Zombie (1979) - Required viewing.  Fulci’s bravura master work.  Still compelling after all these years.  Plus:  ZOMBIE VS SHARK UNDERWATER BATTLE.
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004) - A comedic masterpiece.  REQUIRED.
  • Dead Alive (aka Braindead) (1992) - What Peter Jackson did before he went on to garner mainstream acclaim for Lord of the Rings.
  • Dead & Breakfast (2004) - Fun.  Fun fun fun fun fun.
  • Undead (2003) - Underrated wonder from down under.
  • Zombieland (2009) - Bill.  Murray.
  • 28 Days Later (2002) - Technically not “zombies”, but who cares about technicalities?  Melancholy, but lovely.
  • Cemetary Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore) (1994) - Absolutely beautiful work from Argento protégé Michele Soavi.
  • Redneck Zombies (1989) - This cannot simply be explained.  It has to be experienced.
  • The Dead Next Door (1989) - Low budget,  and a bit confusing towards the end, but enjoyable nonetheless.  Keep an ear out for Bruce Campbell’s voice dubbing over one of the main actors.
  • Ozone (1995) - I’m using its alternate release title of Street Zombies to justify adding it to this list.  IT’S MY LIST, DAMMIT.  I will put as many J.R. Bookwalter films on it as I damn well please!
  • Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005) - Not an official entry in Romero’s popular franchise.  I LIKE THIS ONE, OKAY?  I’M SORRY.
  • Dead Heat (1988) - BUT I’M NOT SORRY FOR LIKING THIS ONE.
  • Zombie Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher, M.D.) (1980) - I have no reasonable explanation for liking this one.
  • Versus (2000) - A Japanese tale of zombies vs Yakuza.
  • Deathdream (1972) - Bob Clark (Black Christmas; A Christmas Story) helmed this subtle critique of the Vietnam war disguised as a horror film.
  • City of the Living Dead (1980) - Second in Fulci’s own series of zombie-related films.  Beautiful score.
  • The Beyond (1981) - More zombies from Fulci.  LISTEN TO THAT SCORE BY FABIO FRIZZI, OH MY GOD.  SO gorgeous.
  • BioZombie (1998) - More brain-munching shenanigans from Japan.
  • Wild Zero (1999) - Starring Japanese rock group Guitar Wolf.
  • Junk (1999) - Zombies vs jewel thieves in a warehouse.
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) - It’s Troma.  You’ve been warned.
  • Helldriver (2010) - A fine piece of splatter from gore guru Yoshihiro Nishimura.
  • Dead Snow (2009) - Nazi zombies rise again!
  • Shock Waves (1977) - There are actually a LOT of movies with Nazi zombies, come to think of it.  Many more than these two.
  • Pontypool (2009)
  • Night of the Comet (1984)
  • Fido (2006)
  • Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1973) - This is less about the zombies, and more about the banter between the characters.  Also directed by Bob Clark.
  • Deadgirl (2008) - I’m not gonna deny–not a huge fan, but I have to applaud Noah Segan’s performance.
  • Thriller (1983) - So it’s not a movie.  It still deserves to be here.

I’m sure I’m probably missing some important ones here, but that’s all I can get out of my brain right now.  I would have links to many of these, but it would appear that some punk went through all my lists of movies with links, and reported every last one of them to Youtube.

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anonymous asked:

Fave horror movies?

Beetlejuice (1988)
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2010)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Tremors (1990) (Not really a horror movie, but was to me when I was little)

Those are really the only horror movies I have and would watch multiple times.