5. Train to Busan (2016)
Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 zombie thriller is a prime example of the timelessness of this film genre.
Set in South Korea, Train to Busan follows trapped passengers on a train to Busan at the wake of a zombie outbreak. Focusing highly on the culture of the world’s powerhouses, the film is underpinned by thoughts of selfishness, greed and wealth; and the disposable nature of human life. This film is fast-paced and gripping, and features some excellent acting; particularly from Kim Su-an.
4. Zombieland (2009)
Rule number one – fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
Zombieland is a hilarious take on surviving a zombie apocalypse and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. Abiding by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies, the four survivors attempt to make their way toward a rumoured safe haven in Los Angeles. This quirky comedy is a household name for all the right reasons. This one got bonus points for Bill Murray making an appearance.
3. 28 Days Later (2002)/28 Weeks Later (2007)
The 28 Days Later series is a particularly iconic British zombie-horror fest. After years of watching American towns and cities getting ravaged by zombies, this is the first time 21st Century Britain gets its zombie makeover.
28 Days Later presented a new kind of zombie; rabid, fast and smart – shown with animals as well as humans which, compared to George A. Romero’s films, was a vast difference. One thing to note is John Murphy’s incredible soundtrack for both 28 Days and 28 Weeks Later. “In The House – In A Heartbeat” is a memorable song used in both films to set an intense scene and bridge the five-year gap between movies. This is definitely a series that will be remembered for years to come, and leads us nicely onto our number two…
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