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ZOMBIE MOVIES – Hostile (2017)

Hostile tells the story of Juliet, played by Brittany Ashworth, as she tries to survive in the post apocalyptic world. Food and resources are scarce, and at night the “Reapers” come out to hunt for food. The movie starts out strong, with Juliet scavenging.

Things are looking good for Hostile at this point, at least until Juliet swerves off a dirt road and flips her truck, and breaks her leg. This is where the movie really went south. There are long flashbacks revealing her addiction, and her previous relationship with the man who helped save her from heroine.

This would all be fine, except it really broke the rhythm of the movie. What could have been a classic zombie survival movie turned into a strange Romeo and Juliet (at least they didn’t name the male character Romeo) story.

The ending was as bad as it was predictable, and I’m being generous when giving it a 40/100. There are better zombie movies out there, and this is one you should skip.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Another World (2014)

When Another World started I was so psyched. It had all the things I want in a zombie movie. It is the end of the world, the undead are roaming and humanity is on the brink of dying. The two main characters have a mission, and it is simpler, kill as many of the undead as they can. They set up ambushes, lure the undead in, and then blow the hell out of the biters.

I honestly could have watched a movie just built around that simple, hunt and kill, premise. As the duo moves on to another target, the female leads enter the picture. They aren’t the reason the movie takes a turn for the worse, at least not directly, but when they join, the conversations get more involved, and the writer/director felt the need to try and give the characters “deeper motivations”. How did that work out? Let me graph for it for:

Did I need to add the color? No, but I liked the way it looked. This movie did not need a complicated back story. It was a Zombie Movie and should have been about surviving, and killing zombies. We didn’t need the additional, very predictable, origin story. This movie would have been so much better if it just followed the pattern set in the first ten or fifteen minutes of the movie. Survivors find other survivors, they train them how to fight, and then the movie ends with an epic zombie horde coming down on the survivors.

This was a budget movie, but the fight scenes were well done. If Another World had gone a slightly different direction, it could have been a sleeper hit, but as it was, it reached too far, and fell flat on its face.

So how did it rank overall? I’m giving it a 35/100, but the honest truth is that 34 of those points are just because of the first fifteen minutes of the movie.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Range 15 (2016)

I’m always looking for new Zombie movies to enjoy. Sometimes I’m shocked by how good a movie is. Sometimes I’m shocked that someone actually paid people to act, and then released some of these movies. Range 15 is so bad I’m not sure how it got made, or even more amazingly, how they got the long list of huge actors who had cameos to actually do them. Sean Astin, Danny Trego, William Shatner, Bryan Callen, all make appearances, and play small parts. Ron Jeremy was also in the movie, bu the does porn, so I’m assuming that if you pay him, he’ll be there. The shocking thing is that the others agreed to do it.

What was this movie? It sounded like an okay start. A group of ex military men get locked up after a huge party, and then find the world has been taken over by the undead. The premise was better than the movie ever was. The only thing that I can figure out is that someone was really good friends with people in high places, or have pictures of someone in Hollywood in compromising positions.

How bad was this movie? At one part the main character has sex with an armless girl, and the visual humor and her trying to pick up a pair of keys with no arms was just offensive.

I don’t mind a bit of crude humor now and then, but this movie tried too hard, and clearly tried really hard to cross the line, which they did, but not in any way that was funny.

Jokes about love dolls, gay sex, and people having sex with zombies? This movie has it all, but sadly, none of it was funny. I think they meant it to be, but it was just so over the top it wasn’t enjoyable. Take a scene where the main character gets bitten, and his buddies need to give him the cure, which they discovered was in a batch of whiskey – which was mixed with viper semen. The virus was moving too quickly, so the only choice they had was to give it to him rectally. I’m sure it sounded funny during the read through, but it was just horrible to watch.

Do how did Range 15 rank? It earned a 2/100, and the only thing that could have made it worse was if it was shot in first person and made me motion sick on top of not being funny.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Daylight’s End (2016)

Daylight’s End takes the classic end of the world zombie apocalypse and adds in a bit of vampire lore. The sun hurts the undead, and they swarm at night. The world has been overrun, but there are survivors, fighting over what’s left of the world. One of those survivors, Rourke, helps a female scavenger after her group of survivors was ambushed by other scavengers. In return she offers Rourke gas and ammo if she takes her back to her home base.

It turns out that home base isn’t as safe as she thought, and the undead aren’t as brainless as they seemed. Rourke agrees to try to help her, and her group of survivors, but of course nothing is ever easy in the apocalypse.

At just over an hour and forty minutes long, the movie played to its strengths and didn’t put a lot of filler in. So how does Daylight’s End stack up? It is a very watchable movie, and is true to itself. It isn’t ground breaking, but it is a good movie, and earns a 71/100. If you haven’t seen it, add it to your list and let me know what you think.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

Zombie Movies – Serenity (2005)

Is Serenity a zombie movie? It sure is. The Federation has unleashed the Reavers on the universe after experimenting with weaponizing modified humans. What could go wrong right?

Sure, there is an awesome plot that revolves around the crew of the
Serenity, and the movie not a classical zombie movie, so I am going to deduct a point for that. Which leaves Serenity with an almost perfect 99/100.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching this classic, make it a priority, you won’t regret it.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

Zombie Movies – I Am Legend (2007)

Is I Am Legend a zombie movie? There is a virus that turns people into hungry animals that eat other humans. That qualifies as a zombie flick in my book.

I Am Legend is one of those movies I usually end up watching about once a year. So why am a giving it an 80/100? The main reason is that they never made a sequel. I feel like this world deserved a sequel, or better yet, a survival story taking place when the infection first started.

Will Smith plays Robert Neville, and his slow crawl into the edges of madness so amazingly well. The movie hits you in the guts at times, but also delivers on the action and the horror of what a post apocalyptic world would be like.

If you haven’t seen I Am Legend in a while, or somehow missed it, you need to go watch it right now.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

Zombie Movies – Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

The world has been overrun by the undead, but a small military base has taken in a small group of survivors. Day of the Dead: Bloodline has a couple subplots, but its basically about a stalker turned zombie, turned stalker still.

All the classic horror movie tropes are included. The vents are big enough and strong enough to support crawling about in, security is incredibly tight, but falls apart in a heartbeat.

Oh, and the zombies are getting smart, or at least some of them are.

If the movie started at the hour mark and was just the last thirty minutes I would have ranked it higher. I want hordes of zombies when I watch a zombie movie, not a single zombie stalker hunting the main character. Which is why I’m giving Day of the Dead: Bloodline a 51/100. It was watchable, but it’s not a movie I’d watch twice, if that makes any sense.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead is a cult classic for a reason. It’s fun, over the top, and has the perfect mix of not taking itself too seriously.

It’s Freddie’s first day on the job a a medical supply warehouse. Unfortunately for him, the bodies stored in the drums in the basement are about to cause him and his friends a lot of trouble. In true zombie fashion, when the dead come back to life they only care about one thing – eating brains.

It’s a classic, and holds up well after three decades of elapsed time, earns a solid 85/100.

The movie is almost worth watching just for the Linnea Quigley scenes. The first time I saw this movie i think I was thirteen or fourteen, and the images of her dancing (sans clothing) have been etched in my lizard brain since then.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

Zombie Movies – Night of the Comet (1984)

Night of the Comet is the movie that made me fall in love with the zombie genre. It has a great story revolving around two gorgeous sisters who are luckily inside when the Night of the Comet turns everyone who was exposed into the undead.

The movie is over twenty years old, and yet it has held up really well, only falling from a 100/100 back in the 80’s to an 85/100 now.

If you haven’t watched Night of the Comet, you have to put it on your short list now.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection

Zombie Movies – The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

I’d never hear of The Girl With All The Gifts when by brother brought it over for us to watch. It turned out to be one of those gems that you somehow missed when it was in the theaters, and your not sure how it slipped by.

Sennia Nanua plays the young female lead, and her performance as Melanie is amazing. Sennia plays Melanie perfectly, and the connection between her and Gemma Arterton, who plays Helen Justineau is what makes this movie the beautiful thing that it is. Please keep in mind that Gen Close plays one of the leads, and yet Sennia steals every scene she is in, regardless of who is on screen with her.

The Girl With All The Gifts takes a new spin on the zombie genre, and does it in a way that is unique and riveting, while also giving us some great movie moments.

In one of my favorites Melanie tells one of the soldiers to pretend to be scared, which he doesn’t really need to do at that moment in time.

Overall, The Girl With All The Gifts earned its 95/100 score, and the only thing that cost it five points was the fact that they didn’t leave a lot of room open for a sequel.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection