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PEE Poll: What's the best zombie movie?
George A Romero's fllms   -2 (28.6%)
Evil Dead Trilogy   -0 (0%)
Zombi 2   -0 (0%)
Shaun of the Dead   -3 (42.9%)
Resident Evil movies   -1 (14.3%)
28 Days Later   -1 (14.3%)
Return of the Living Dead (1985)   -0 (0%)
Dawn of the Dead 2004 remake   -0 (0%)
White Zombie   -0 (0%)
Zombieland   -0 (0%)
Night of the Living Dead 1990 remake   -0 (0%)
other   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 7

fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 02-22-2004 17:04 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2004 17:04 »

With the remake of Dawn of Dead coming in theaters and the original coming out on DVD this March, hopefully it will be good.  Resident Evil 2 is also coming out this year and hopefully it will make zombie movies scary and not campy like House of the Dead. But which zombie movie is your favorite. 
theZoid88

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« Reply #1 on: 02-22-2004 18:24 »

i hate zombie movies but i did see RE. so thats what i have to vote for.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #2 on: 02-22-2004 18:29 »

I'm not a fan of the genre, but some girl told me I might like the Evil Dead movies.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #3 on: 02-22-2004 21:49 »

Resident Evil was okay, but I believe George A Romero's Living Dead Trilogy set the bar for Zombie movies.  28 Days Later is a good example of Romero's work because the movie pays homage to Romero's movies.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #4 on: 02-22-2004 22:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 00:00 »

The original Night of the Living Dead is okay, but not great.  It was pretty groundbreaking for its time, though.  The original Dawn of the Dead is on my list of the most overrated movies ever.  People act like it's some work of genius, but really it's just a group of characters squabbling in a mall.  Actually, all three of Romero's movies are just excuses to get people together so they can squabble: in the first it's a house, in the second it's a mall, in the third it's an underground bunker.  Their squabbling isn't clever, it's just annoying.

Return of the Living Dead has some funny parts, but overall it's not so great.

It's been a while since I saw the original Evil Dead, but I just re-watched Evil Dead II on Saturday (with the great commentary: "Campbell has dialogue today!").  But those are more demonic possession movies and not really zombie movies (while Army of Darkness is more of an old-style monster movie, with obvious references to Ray Harryhausen).
Mr.MastodonFarm

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« Reply #5 on: 02-22-2004 23:13 »

Besides that, the Evil Dead trilogy has a lot of humor in it, I would think moreso than anything else in this poll.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #6 on: 02-23-2004 00:26 »

Action Jacktion really said it all. There are countless zombie movies that havent broke out of the underground scene - I cant simply say a film that would surpass the rest. I love the genre, though it is starting to be exploited (RE, Dawn of the Dead Remake..).

I will go on the record to say that Romero's zombie trilogy is a tad overrated in the sense that every teenie-bopper & concerned parents are making them seem more than they are. If only they take the time to see how much work he puts into his films, and the subtext it presents with the army being involved in some.

This new class of zombie genre films looks like their reworking the classics. Resident Evil did nothing for me, it just reminds me of hollywood trying to serve the teenager (by their standards of a teenager is that we love explosions, sex scenes & the typical cast).

The Sperig Bros. film, Undead, was a fantastic homage to the genre & such a great film at that. It is one of my favourite modern zombie films, as it was well directed and had some unexpected surprises. The Sperig Bros. also did a zombie trilogy before they did Undead, though I cant remember the names at this time.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #7 on: 02-23-2004 01:05 »

Evil Dead, though I laugh more than cry when watching it. 
nerdlingus

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« Reply #8 on: 02-23-2004 05:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 05:07 »

I'd go along with Dawn of the dead, out of the 3 that romero made that was definately best but I did not know about any "re-make".
As long as its still gory though, rather than doing resident evil which was abit kiddy, one of the highlights of a zombie movie for me is the gore (or is that just me?) like that bit in day of the dead where he/she has to chop that blokes arm off to stop infection from spreading, good stuff! 
But then I hadnt seen Braindead before that.

I'd like to see a zombie film with 28days zombies in it, superfast and with weapons, that'd be a blast   smile
Bushmeister

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« Reply #9 on: 02-23-2004 05:14 »

Evil Dead for me, classic imo. Although I did enjoy "28 Days Later", the final part with those soldiers was a tad too freaky for me.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #10 on: 02-23-2004 07:46 »

Indeed, I throughly enjoyed Undead, for all the right reasons. It made me laugh like hell, and meant to.
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 02-23-2004 08:53 »

I like Dawn of the Dead, mainly because I've been to the mall where it was filmed.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Speli

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« Reply #12 on: 02-23-2004 10:05 »

28 Days Later is not a zombie movie!!!
That aside, Dawn of the Dead
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #13 on: 02-23-2004 10:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
28 Days Later is not a zombie movie!!!
That aside, Dawn of the Dead

hmm a virus breaks out causing people to go crazy and hunt people because they have thrist for blood.  These infected can't be reasoned with but they run around killing people and every time they bite someone they become like them.  Sounds like a zombie movie.  It may not be a zombie movie where people come back from the dead, but people become infected and act as though they were zombies.  Many critics have even said the film's director reinvented zombie horror.

Speli

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« Reply #14 on: 02-23-2004 10:59 »

Alright, let me make points.
1. They were infected with RAGE, not solanum.
2. Zombies do not run.
3. They can be reasoned with; they're just really pissed.
4. Zombies do not thirst for blood, they hunger for flesh.
5. RAGE victims are still alive, have fully functional organs, and can be killed any way a human can. Zombies are dead, have no internal activitiy with the exception of the super brain, and can only be killed by obliteration of the brain.

What are your questions?
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #15 on: 02-23-2004 12:07 »


Has anyone seen the trailer for the remake of "Dawn of The Dead", it is looking really really stupid.

Oh and to weigh in on my favorites, Night of The Living Dead is probably my favorite Zombie movie, closely followed by The Evil Dead Trilogy.

"Hail to the king, Baby"
canned eggs

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« Reply #16 on: 02-23-2004 12:41 »

Wild Zero!

I just watched it again last night.  It's awesome.  It has the first ever DVD drinking game.  Now my head hurts.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #17 on: 02-23-2004 13:33 »

All I think I need to say is
"Groovey"
OC_James

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« Reply #18 on: 02-23-2004 16:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 16:11 »

   
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Originally posted by Speli:
Alright, let me make points.
1. They were infected with RAGE, not solanum.
2. Zombies do not run.
3. They can be reasoned with; they're just really pissed.
4. Zombies do not thirst for blood, they hunger for flesh.
5. RAGE victims are still alive, have fully functional organs, and can be killed any way a human can. Zombies are dead, have no internal activitiy with the exception of the super brain, and can only be killed by obliteration of the brain.

What are your questions?

Ahem, you also forgot to point out that Resident Evil isn't a zombie movie either. The infecteds in RE, though zombie-esque, are infected by a disease MUCH different than Solanum, which is the disease that makes people zombies.

So yeah, 28 Days Later and Resident Evil are  NOT[/u][/i] (maybe I'm over emphasizing this) zombie movies.
Speli

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« Reply #19 on: 02-23-2004 16:59 »

Well, I could point out that Evil Dead isn't technically a zombie movie either, since they were deadites..
OC_James

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« Reply #20 on: 02-23-2004 20:48 »

Ah, touche.
As much as I'd like to vote for Evil Dead, I'll have to vote for the best real zombie movie on that list: Dawn of the Dead.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #21 on: 02-24-2004 01:21 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2004 01:21 »

   
Quote
Originally posted by Speli:
Alright, let me make points.
1. They were infected with RAGE, not solanum.
2. Zombies do not run.
3. They can be reasoned with; they're just really pissed.
4. Zombies do not thirst for blood, they hunger for flesh.
5. RAGE victims are still alive, have fully functional organs, and can be killed any way a human can. Zombies are dead, have no internal activitiy with the exception of the super brain, and can only be killed by obliteration of the brain.

What are your questions?

1. Zombie don't have to be infected with solanum.  It Return of the Living Dead, it was Trixon.  In resident evil it was the T virus.

2. (Watch the movie.) Some of the zombies in Return of the Living Dead ran.
3. (Watch the movie) The zombies in ROTLD couldn't be reasoned. They could talk, but that didn't stop them from wanting to eat brains. In Dawn of the Dead it was said that those zombies couldn't because they only want flesh.  To some it up, typical Zombies can't stop their need to feed.  Unless you count that female zombie in Return of the living dead 3, but she ultimately helped herself to some brains.
4.Zombies come in different forms. In Romero's films were they were Flesh-eatera.  In Return of the Living Dead, and its sequels they were brain-eaters meaning they only ate the brain.  28 Later Days later we have new type of zombies that crave blood because they need fresh blood and they crave the same way past zombies craved brain and flesh
5. You may want to call them infected instead of zombies, because they aren't dead, but they behave in a manner like zombies in that they'll kill anything that isn't one of them.  So you don't have to call them zombies, but they behave like zombies. 
David A

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« Reply #22 on: 02-24-2004 01:28 »

What about Weekend at Bernie's II?
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #23 on: 02-24-2004 01:38 »

You see my point about being different types of Zombies.  Bernie didn't eat flesh, brains or blood, but he was dead and came back to life.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #24 on: 02-24-2004 04:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Levitate_Me:

Has anyone seen the trailer for the remake of "Dawn of The Dead", it is looking really really stupid.

Oh and to weigh in on my favorites, Night of The Living Dead is probably my favorite Zombie movie, closely followed by The Evil Dead Trilogy.

"Hail to the king, Baby"

Forgot about those  laff

"Gimme some suger, baby"
winna

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« Reply #25 on: 02-24-2004 05:35 »

Mmmmmmm braiiiins
Speli

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« Reply #26 on: 02-24-2004 06:29 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2004 06:29 »

*Beats Winna with a limp zombie penis* THEY EAT FLESH.

To Fanspy: The thing about Return of the Dead is, they were civilians and it was one of the first outbreaks. They didn't know crap about zombies.
To OC: Is the Zombie Survival Guide official?
nerdlingus

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« Reply #27 on: 02-24-2004 06:40 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2004 06:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
*Beats Winna with a limp zombie penis* THEY EAT FLESH.

To Fanspy: The thing about Return of the Dead is, they were civilians and it was one of the first outbreaks. They didn't know crap about zombies.
To OC: Is the Zombie Survival Guide official?

Watched a few zombie flicks then? I guess the word 'zombie' is quite a loose term. smile

Speli

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« Reply #28 on: 02-24-2004 06:45 »

You could call me and OC James zombie experts...
boingo2000

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« Reply #29 on: 02-24-2004 13:06 »

Dawn of the Dead is the best zombie movie ever.  Why?  Because there are stretches where you don't even see the zombies, and you don't care.  You've forgotten about them and gave gotten caught up in the characters.  You don't get that in horror films these days; instead characters are just there to be attacked in inspired ways.

Return of the Living Dead is also great movie, by making the zombies unstoppable, the characters dumber then rocks, and throwing humour and gratuitious nudity into the mix.

I'm going to say something contreversial now: Evil Dead is overrated.  It's another one of those movies I was talking about where all the charecters are zombie fodder.  Evil Dead II, however, does the exact same thing but with a sense of humour, and that makes all the difference.

And finally, since no one's hailed it yet, I must express my love for Dellamorte Dellamore, aka Cemetary Man.  Beautifully shot (apparently the director was 1st AD for Terry Gilliam's The Adventured of Baron Munchausen) the movie is the best zombie film I've seen in recent years.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #30 on: 02-25-2004 02:31 »
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Originally posted by Speli:
*Beats Winna with a limp zombie penis* THEY EAT FLESH.

In 'Undead' a Zombie eats a brain. Though 'Undead' did have Aliens & Zombie fish..

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
You could call me and OC James zombie experts...

Tell me, oh great one with vast knowledge of Zombies. Define the differences between Zombies & Vampires - Why is the latter smarter? Both are 'dead', but also define the differences between the 'dead' & the 'undead' if they are both resurrected.

Pretty please  smile
Speli

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« Reply #31 on: 02-25-2004 05:59 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2004 05:59 »

Theres a difference between resurrection and reanimation. Zombies are different from vampires because they were humans who somehow caught solanum, while vampires were just bitten. So while solanum acts up, the patient develops symptoms of severe fever, vertigo, et cetera and eventually expires. During this period, the brain could be seen as dead, but it's still active. The solanum virus starts mutating the brain and muscle tissue of the body, so now they are free to work without the tyranny of oxygen. Vampires thirst for blood because they need it to renew their life force, and zombies just do it because it's an instinct. I hope that answered your question   smile

Edit: Yeah, they rot. But vampires have the ability to renew themselves by sucking blood. Which is why they do it.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #32 on: 02-25-2004 06:08 »

instinct isn't it?

Also zombies continue to rot after death
OC_James

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« Reply #33 on: 02-25-2004 15:40 »

I can explain the many differences between the classic voodoo "zombies" and the true zombie, if anybody is curious.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #34 on: 02-25-2004 17:45 »

I don't watch zombie movies,but I think that Dawn of the Dead 2004 looks like all other horror movie re-makes:horrible.
I think I pick:Other
eggsandwich

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« Reply #35 on: 02-26-2004 02:31 »

 
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Originally posted by OC_James:
I can explain the many differences between the classic voodoo "zombies" and the true zombie, if anybody is curious.

Classic Voodoo Zombies? Are you referring to the tribal resurrection practices or something like that? I'd like to know about that. Also, there is alot of controversy about "true" Zombies - which I cant really be bothered to discuss.   tongue

Speli, thanks for the information - seems like your quite up with biology, either that you work as a mourtition .. or you could be making it up   roll eyes
Speli

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« Reply #36 on: 02-26-2004 06:41 »

Nah, I hate biology, but when it comes to zombies, I could tell you everything you want  wink
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #37 on: 02-27-2004 14:39 »

Personally, I enjoy more of the foreign Zombie movies, being a big fan the Italian "Zombi" series, along with the spanish "Blind Dead" films, and some of the Japanese movies, especially "Versus".  I enjoy Dawn of the Dead a lot, but am really not looking forward to the
re-make.  I don't think Hollywood today, could do a decent Zombie movie, if they had too, usually it's the independents that rock.  By the way, has anybody watched "Children shouldn't play with Dead things" has one of the funniest scenes near the very end, one that makes you sympathize with the victim, and laugh out loud at the same time.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #38 on: 02-28-2004 02:09 »
« Last Edit on: 02-28-2004 02:09 »

Yes, I have. That film was also taken off some video-rentals stores around this area. Luckily, I got a few viewings before the ol' movie-hating jerks got to it. I really didnt sympathize with the victim, I must be shallow.

I'd love to see the Spierig Bros. do another zombie film, they'd put the right mixture of dark-humour & an original horror script - without it being over-the-top.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #39 on: 03-07-2004 14:21 »

Since alot of people seem to like Dawn of the Dead, do you plan on seeing the remake coming out this month?
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