Alright guys we are doing something a little different this time around. Instead of having a theme for movies or shows or whatever being turned into a Walker buffet. I am going to give you guys a list of pretty awesome Walker/zombie movies that you guys can nibble at. I think we need a few walker reminders don't you? So let's get right into it!
1. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies.
2. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.
3. Re-Animator (1985)
After the horrific incident back at the Zurich University Institute of Medicine in Switzerland, medical student, Herbert West, obsessed with the idea of overcoming the obstacle of death and determined to vindicate himself by backing up his theory, arrives at the Miskatonic University in New England. Before long, Herbert will begin experimenting with dead feline tissue, and then, with fresh human cadavers, while his eager roommate, Dan Cain, convinced that the phosphorescent green reagent works, will join West in his work. Inevitably, as the two young scientists burrow deeper and deeper into uncharted territories, the reanimated corpses will ensure that, shortly, all hell will break loose, while in the meantime, Herbert's arch-nemesis, Dr Hill, yearns to take credit for this discovery. Apparently, the dead shall rise again, even with a bit of help.
4. 28 Days Later (2002)
Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind's savage nature.
5. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun is a 29-year-old with no real ambition in life, much to the consternation of his friends, family, and fed-up girlfriend. With only a loyalty to his lazy best friend Edgar, a dead-end job where his employees step on him, and the good-ol' days, Shaun isn't exactly putting his best foot forward. But when the flesh-hungry undead start to rise in numbers around modern-day London, Shaun must come to the rescue of his girlfriend and mother before all hell breaks loose. With loyal Edgar at his side to fight the good fight, the two will have to pave their way through zombie-ridden London as Shaun must take on the first real challenge in his life--with comical results.
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Upon finishing a long shift working as a nurse, Ana goes home for a much needed rest. Not noticing the emergency television broadcasts, seeing the daughter of a neighbor tearing out her husband's throat sends Ana into survival mode. Fleeing from her home, she sees the extent of the carnage that has ensued in the world around her. Ana groups up with other humans who have not been infected in a bid to remain safe. They find a haven in an empty mall, which has the supplies they need for now. Planning ways to keep their numbers up while the zombie population increases dramatically, the group face a number of challenges. Trapped in the mall, they make plans to move on, in hopes of finding an infection free zone in which they can regain some sense of normality.
7. Zombieland (2009)
By a strange mutation of the mad cow disease, America, from end to end, is irreversibly infested with hordes of innocent civilians turned to decomposing and insatiable zombies. Still human and one of the few zombie apocalypse survivors, Columbus, is not exactly hero material, nevertheless, with his attentiveness and his handbook of life-saving, zombie-evading survival tips, somehow he manages to live to fight another day while on his way to Ohio to check whether his family is still alive. Surrounded by mayhem and destruction, Columbus after an unexpected encounter, he will eventually join forces with Tallahassee, a redneck badass and a pro survivalist with a thing for Twinkies, to continue the road trip through Armageddon. Reluctantly, as the band of zombie hunters is joined by stranded survivors Wichita and her younger sister Little Rock, they will be tempted to change plans and head to the last place rumoured to be still unspoilt, the Pacific Playland amusement park in Los Angeles. Could the rumours be true or is the odd team heading toward its demise?
8. Train to Busan (2016)
The investment manager Seok-woo is a divorced man that lives in Seoul, with his daughter, Soo-an, and his mother. Seok-woo is a selfish man and neglects Soo-an, who misses her mother that lives in Busan. On Soo-an's birthday, she asks to visit her mother, and Seok-woo travels with her with the intention of returning after lunch. They board the fast train KTX, but a sick woman also boards another car. During the journey, the woman attacks a member of the train staff and soon all the passengers in the car are attacked, turning into zombies. Seok-woo realizes that there is a zombie outbreak in South Korea, and together with the passenger Sang-hwa, who is traveling with his pregnant wife Seong-kyeong, they isolate the safe front cars from the infected ones. Along their journey, the non-infected passengers have to fight the zombies and the selfishness of their fellow human beings.
9. World War Z (2013)
A virulent and unprecedented pandemic of global proportions which turns humans into rabid flesh-eating zombies takes the world by surprise. Under these circumstances, the retired United Nations special agent, Gerry Lane, must leave behind a peaceful family life, a wife, and two daughters, to escort a team of scientists on a mission to find a cure, navigating through zombie-swarmed cities. However, as the deadly pathogen obliterates entire areas, incessantly giving birth to diseased masses of freshly-reanimated undead, the frail hope of finding a viable solution starts drifting away. Does humanity have enough time to wait for a miracle?
10. Land of the Dead (2005)
The living dead have overtaken humanity. The last remnants of the human race live inside a walled city as they come to grips with the situation. The wealthy live in sealed skyscrapers as the poor fend for themselves on the streets. Protecting them is an enormous tank called Dead Reckoning, controlled by a group of people led by Riley. But when Riley loses command of the tank to an insane man bent on destroying the city, he must save it from Dead Reckoning as those who walk beyond the walls of the city slowly develop new abilities and become a much greater threat to humankind.
Well there you go a nice list of movies that you can pick from that gives you the chance to really get your walker fill. My favorite I would have to say is "Train to Busan" So check that out if you don't mind subtitles because let me tell you it is pretty fucking crazy. Comment below which of these catches your eye, or if you have already seen some which is your favorite!
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