Zombies and Film: My top 3 Recommendations

Spooky season is upon us. Every week leading up to Halloween I will be featuring some of my favorite monsters and my favorite video games and movies for them. Last week I wrote about my favorite zombie game, Dying Light. Because I think zombies deserve two weeks, I want to talk about my top 3 favorite zombie movies!

My new-to-me current favorite is “Train to Busan.” I think we held off on watching it for so long because it is subbed only, but holy cow, you need to watch this movie.

Released in 2006, Train to Busan follows a man and his daughter trying to get to Busan. The man is estranged from his wife and all his daughter wants for her birthday is to see her mother in Busan. During their journey, a zombie outbreak happens across the country. The film is one of the best horror films I have ever seen, you definitely need to watch it if you haven’t yet.

Next on my list is “The Girl with all the Gifts.” The film is based off the book by M. R. Carey. The author of the book also wrote the screenplay for the film.

The 2016 film takes place in a not so distant future where a fungal virus has wiped out a huge chunk of humanity. Humans have put their hope in a group of flesh-craving children. Although the children are zombie-like, they still have the ability to learn and to think. One girl, Melanie, is more exceptional than the others. If you want a zombie film with a unique outlook on zombies and with a lot of heart, you should definitely check it out.

Next up is World War Z. I always like to imagine that if a zombie apocalypse were to happen, that the Zombies would be like “The Walking Dead.” You know, as long as you don’t get too close or move too slow, you probably have a chance of surviving for awhile. Definitely not the case with World War Z.

World War Z, released in 2013, follows former UN agent Gerry and his family. We quickly learn that a zombie outbreak has occurred all over the world. And these zombies…are nightmare fuel. They sprint as fast as they can and use each other to pile up to climb over walls. The movie also inspired the recent and awesome video game “World War Z.” You should check both the movie and the game out.

It was really hard for me to pick a top 3 so I feel like I need to do an honorable mention to 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, I am Legend, Shaun of the Dead, and Dawn of the Dead. What are your favorites? Any I didn’t mention? Let us know! Stay spooky 🧟‍♀️

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