I’m so, so excited for this weekend. No, I don’t have any awesome party plans…I’ve got something better: zombies.
I’ve always had this ridiculous fascination with them, an obsession nurtured by my dad’s (maybe tongue in cheek?) adamance that a zombie apocolypse is a real possibilty. Trying to satiate my fervor, he even agreed to teach me the basic survival skills should for when I’ll need them— much to my mom’s chagrin. Oh, dads.
Anyways, you can understand why the huge nerd in me is practically peeing herself in anticipation for the return of The Walking Dead this Sunday night. Cue zombies, suspense, adrenaline, sexy southern drawls (I’m looking at you, Rick), and more zombies — really, how could this weekend not be the best?!
I don’t know what it is about zombies, but they just get me, you know? But if you can’t wait for The Walking Dead, I’ve prepared a list of more great zombie flicks. ‘Cause every weekend should have at least a zombie or two.
2. 28 Days Later
This movie was the first scary movie I ever saw (maybe that’s where my zombie obsession started)! I was only 12 (this was back in 2002), and I remember half-watching, half-hiding during that intense tunnel scene, and later crying over the doomed dad and daughter duo. The filmmakers did such a good job of making the scenery look incredibly creepy, too!
Just a few years after 28 Days Later came Dawn of the Dead, the movie that made me seriously rethink my desire to be trapped in a shopping mall. In this remake of one of Romero’s originals, a bunch of strangers are trapped in a mall together as zombies rage outside. There’s a zombie baby and even a cute zombie-fighting dog.
What zombie movies did I miss? I need more to tide me over until Halloween!