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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 Weeks Later takes place 6 months after England has been overrun by the undead in 28 Days Later. The zombies have begun to deteriorate and with the help of US soldiers, parts of London are being taken back.
If you pay attention, the whole plot is foreshadowed in the first few minutes of the movie. The beginning is the end and vice versa.
So how does 28 Weeks Later stack up against its predecessor? It ranks a solid 80/100, and is well worth watching. Some of the magic from the first movie is gone, but there are also a few scenes that other movies can only hope to get close to. The evacuation shelter scene is something every other zombie movie hopes to achieve.
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.
Jim wakes up in the hospital but something is wrong, there are no staff or patients around. Him wanders outside to find that London looks deserted. At least until Jim make his way into a church, and discovers where everyone went.
If you somehow missed 28 Days Later, you need to watch it now. It is a solid 100/100.