The Halloween topic is still hot and I'm here to bring you another Cult Classic Horrors You Need To Watch!
Last time we discussed some of the greatest monsters in cinema, and this week we will take a look at one of the principle themes of horror movies. Zombies! This one is a really popular topic for films, especially in recent years, and frankly we are all getting sick and tired of the mass production of zombie flicks that are essentially the same story in a different outfit.
In this article we will focus on the founding fathers and the milestones of the brain-eating franchise. The zombie movies that started it all.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
You cannot discuss zombie films without mentioning George A. Romero first. You just can't! He is the grandfather of the genre. He put down the foundations of the undead story in his timeless masterpiece: Night of the Living Dead.
It is the very first movie which featured the concept of zombies as we know them today. Without this flick none of your favourite undead films would exist. It inspired countless follow-ups, spin-offs and rip-offs (Not mentioning video games!). If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favour and watch it immediately! If black and white bothers you, there is a coloured remake (1990) that came pretty close to the original. Some people love it, and others hate it.
This low-profile kiwi horror-comedy is a lesser known work of now-famous Peter Jackson. It was one of the first films he has directed, and while Braindead is very unpolished, the seeds of talent are already there just not yet sprouting. It is a gore-fest taking a rather comedic approach to zombies. It is filled with dark-humour and a lot of guts and blood.
I definitely recommend this one if you like comedies and watching a dozen zombies slaughtered with a lawnmower.
Evil Dead (1981)
This cult classic horror flick tells the story of an ancient book that contains spells which can evoke demons that possess the living and turn them into feral undead creatures. Luckily for us, the all-american hero arrives to save the world and destroy the zombie menace. It was so good that it spawned two sequels, Evil Dead stands out from all the other movies on this list with it's rich backstory, badass protagonist and gory scares.
It was remade in 2013 with partial success. While the new version is really frightening and bloody it fails to live up to it's predecessor in therms of story and characters. I recommend you to stick to the original trilogy and you will definitely have a good time this halloween.
That is all for this week, be sure to check these gems out if you haven't already and let me know if I left out anything that deserves to be here in the comment section! Tune in for more by hitting that follow button. Cheers!