Tag Archives: Awesomely Bad

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 – Anna And The Apocalypse (2017)

Anna and the Apocalypse is an odd movie. I imagine it came about when a zombie movie fan decided he’d make a movie that his girlfriend would watch.

His girlfriend’s favorite movie is Mama Mia.

What do you get when you mix a zombie movie and a musical? Well, the answer is Anna and the Apocalypse. The music is actually pretty good, but things fall apart a little when the violence start. The shift from peppy musical to violent zombie movie is a bit jarring. I was actually getting into the musical part (Ella Hunt is an amazing actress and singer) and you start to root for the love story, when things, well, go about the way you’d expect with a zombie movie.

So, was the movie worth watching? Yes, don’t let my 55/100 score keep you from watching Anna and the Apocalypse. It is a decent, watchable movie, but it felt a little like it wasn’t quite true to itself, and worse, it doesn’t know exactly what it is. Is it a peppy musical that just happens to have zombies? Or is it a zombie movie that happens to have some musical numbers? I think it could have worked as one or the other, but not both.

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