Alright guys today we are going to be focusing on some unknown walker movies. I mean..maybe you have seen them or maybe you haven't but these for sure slide into the wood when you think of walker movies so today I am going to show them off. Tell me below if you have seen these! And if you have some you think others would like to know!
Wondrously weird, Andrew Currie's 2006 film Fido is unlike any other movie in the zombie canon thus far, and something tells us it'll remain the only one of its kind for quite some time. Living in a post "Zombie Wars" world, the Robinsons take in a revived human corpse to keep as a pet, fit with collar and all. Unfortunately for the sweet-as-pie family, they experience some rough patches with their new canine-esque cadaver as he goes on a feeding frenzy, wiping out half the neighborhood in the process. (Talk about a bad dog.)
Fido is a little bit slice-of-life with its '50s-inspired view of suburbia, but it's a lot weirder on basically every other front. Essentially, it's the lovechild of the equally strange Disney show Dog with a Blog and a slightly tamer version of The Walking Dead: something you'll just have to see to believe.
2. Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)
Rammbock is a German zombie film telling the story of a man visiting Berlin to see his ex-girlfriend whom he desperately wants to win back. He heads to her apartment, there's some zombies, all hell breaks lose. This film is also confined to an apartment building and does go for some classic, slow zombie scares, but what really sets this film apart is its sense of heart. It's a zombie romance of sorts, with likable leads so that you seriously want the main protagonist to survive and win his girlfriend back. This film is also incredibly short, clocking in at just over an hour, but its brevity is a big part of what makes the film so effective. It's quick, lean and tense, and this same sense of urgency drives our characters as they ingeniously try to evade the zombie horde at their heels. Remember that scene in The Raid: Redemption (which, if you haven't seen, you absolutely must, after all these zombie films of course), where they use an axe to cut through the apartment floors in order to escape a different sort of horde? They do something similar here, except with a makeshift battering ram. I shouldn't need to tell you how awesome that is.
3. 2 (2009)
I'm sure many of you have seen Quarantine, a found footage zombie film released a few years back about a two person news crew stuck in a zombie infested apartment. If you didn't know, Quarantine was a remake of the Spanish film , arguably one of the best zombie and found footage films of all time. , of course, also had a sequel, two of them in fact, with a fourth supposedly on the way. If you haven't seen , you should, and if you haven't seen 2, well, I think you know where I'm going with this. 2 is like Aliens to Alien. It takes the first films storyline and mythology, smartly picks up where the last one left off (starting from the POV of a GEO team entering the building from the first film), and ups the ante in every regard. builds for an hour or so before its explosive finale; 2 starts immediately from that point, kicking it into high gear right out of the gate. It's fast, visceral and intense, and I might even say that I enjoyed it more so than the first. What interests me was how the GEO team's camera is on their helmet, putting you more directly into the action and making you feel less like an observer. I found the switch suited the more thrilling sequel. Lastly, there's been criticism from fans regarding the films second act, where the POV switches to that of a few meddling kids before intersecting with the first one. Personally, I liked that part, it felt oddly realistic, I could buy that a few dumb kids might do what these did, and watching their situation go from bad to worse was quite harrowing. All in all, a slightly different film from its predecessor, but every bit as worthy.
4. The Dead (2010)
The Dead is the newest film on this list, and what makes it so great is how it manages to present more traditional zombie scares in a more unusual setting. Set in Africa, it has only two real protagonists, a United States Army Engineer trying to get home and an African soldier trying to find his son. The Dead smartly uses old school, slow, Romero style zombies, which is a nice contrast to many of the films on this list. By effectively utilizing slow zombies, the film is imbued with that classic sense of tension and dread. There are few scenes in this film without a zombie, because even if they're not attacking their presence is felt constantly. You'll notice them in the background of shots, lingering off to the distance, hobbling slowly toward the camera. This sort of unnatural determination is part of what made slow paced zombies so creepy to begin with and The Dead understands this. A simple, straightforward zombie film, The Dead is exactly what purists of the genre should be looking out for.
5. Dead Set (2008)
Moving on, unlike the other films on this list, Dead Set is technically a miniseries, but all together it runs for a total of 141 minutes as a DVD release, so you can watch it all like one longer film. Dead Set is actually from the same production group that Big Brother U.K. is from, and because of this, the film is set within the Big Brother U.K. house and even features real life television personalities playing themselves. I'm not from the U.K. though, so that aspect of the film was lost on me, but ultimately it doesn't hamper your enjoyment of it. Being a TV miniseries, it features a large cast, giving you a somewhat broader look at the zombie apocalypse than normal, and it also allows the film to play around more with its genre. Over-all, many of the characters are fairly likable; the main storyline within the Big Brother house is much more comedic than the one set outside, which goes for a bit more realism and some traditional zombie apocalypse scares. Despite its length, Dead Set doesn't become tiresome, and the variety of characters and situations keep it feeling fresh throughout its running time.
6. Dead Alive (1992)
Dead Alive, Peter Jackson's splatter film classic. In case you didn't know, Peter Jackson wasn't always crafting fantasy epics, he started off his career making some truly bizarre b-movies (including a completely deranged and sickeningly entertaining The Muppet Show parody). Dead Alive is arguably the best one, an over the top gorefest of a zombie film. The mother of a lovestruck young man named Lionel is bitten by a Sumatran Rat Monkey (Keep an eye out for it in Peter Jackson's King Kong), turning her into a zombie that Lionel desperately tries to keep tucked away. What ensues is some gleeful over the top zombie mayhem and carnage, featuring buckets upon buckets of gore. This film also includes a kung-fu priest who, and I quote, 'kicks ass for the Lord'. You definitely want to watch this now, right? It's also absurdly gory, so if that's your thing, this is the best film on the list for that. Possibly the most interesting thing about this film is just seeing how it compares to Peter Jackson's later films. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a far cry away from Dead Alive, but watching it again after seeing his previous films reveals more connections than one might previously think. The editing, shots, humor and creature effects in the LOTR trilogy are natural extensions of Peter Jackson's early efforts, and Dead Alive is almost worth it to watch just so one can see his evolution. Did we miss any under-appreciated zombie flicks that you think deserved to be mentioned? Share your own picks below.
7. Versus (2000)
Versus is a little Japanese flick about a couple of escaped convicts who meet up with some Yakuza in some sorta ancient, mysterious forest. Then someone dies, and then zombies, and everything that follows is giant bundle of off the wall action absurdity. I could try to explain the plot better, but it's just something you need to experience for yourself. Like many Japanese things it seems, this film is downright bonkers, combining horror, comedy, sword fights, martial arts, gun play and zombie mayhem all into one, ridiculously over the top film. It's heaps of fun, and the plot is pretty nonsensical; you can tell the films creators went for broke while conceiving this film and it certainly paid off. Versus is a triumph of style over substance. It's pure entertainment, not the most straightforward zombie film on the list, but certainly one of the most enjoyable. I don't want to say too much about this movie because you seriously should just go watch it, like right now. Leave this page open, it isn't going anywhere.
8. Dead Snow (2009)
I love this film, it's a horror comedy, about a group of teens taking a trip up to a remote cabin (seen this one before, haven't we?) where they come face to face with some Nazi zombies (which we all know are the best kind). By keeping the zombie attack focused on one location, the film is able to mix up slasher conventions with some supernatural zombie horror. Thankfully, Dead Snow is also fully aware of itself, playing most of its cliches for laughs. The film really gets great about half way through or so, when it stops becoming a simple zombie/slasher parody and kicks it into full blown over the top B-movie territory. Like, hanging onto a zombies entrails for dear life before mounting a machine gun onto your snowmobile in order to kick zombie ass type B-movie territory. If you love something like Grindhouse, then Dead Snow is right up your alley.
9. The Signal (2007)
The Signal is probably one of my favorite movies on this list, providing some more untraditional zombie material. The gist behind the film is that a weird signal is being broadcasted through all electronic communication devices and it's driving people crazy. The idea seems to be that it exasperates your worst flaws, which results in most people just going on murder sprees with whatever is close at hand. What separates the film from the rest of the pack is that it's split into three parts, each with a different director. Despite this, the movie actually works quite well, with the first half containing your more traditional zombie action, the second being somewhat of a black comedy before veering off into some rather disturbing horror (just wait for that pesticide), with the last being some sort of dark romantic thriller. One would expect the film to be inconsistent because of this but each section manages to be effective in its own way. The film's editing also tries to give the viewer the feeling that they've been influenced by the 'signal' as well. Spooky.
10. Dance of the Dead (2008)
Dance Of The Dead is a much more simple film. It's more of a typical zombies assaulting the town scenario. It combines zombie horror and teen comedy in a really fun, youthful way. Even the zombies have this slightly exaggerated, almost cartoonish look to them which enhances the mood. The film also has some fairly sympathetic characters throughout, but the highlight is definitely a garage band full of stoners who prove surprisingly useful in surviving the night via the power of rock and roll. It's a hilarious concept, and one that I wouldn't mind seeing borrowed. While perhaps light on genuine scares, Dance of the Dead is a fun diversion that manages to stand out despite its more generic plot.
Whoa..some of these are creepy and should be more known. Do you have one I didn't mention? TELL US!