Oct 1, 2007

31 Days of Zombie

Day 2: 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2003)
Day 3: Undead (Michael and Peter Spierig, 2003)
Day 4: Tombs of the Blind Dead and Return of the Blind Dead (Amando de Ossorio, 1971/1973)
Day 5: Masters of Horror: Homecoming (Joe Dante, 2005)
Day 6: The Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon, 1985)
Day 7: Land of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2005)
Day 8: Oasis of the Zombies (Jesus Franco, 1981)
Day 9: 28 Weeks Later (Juan Carlos Fresnallido, 2007)
Day 10: Revolt of the Zombies (Victor Halperin, 1936)
Day 11: Resident Evil (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2002)
Day 12: I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)
Day 13: Zombi 2 (Lucio Fulci, 1979)
Day 14: King of the Zombies (Jean Yarbrough, 1941)
Day 15: White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932)
Day 16: Planet Terror (Robert Rodriguez, 2007)
Day 17: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (Ray Dennis Steckler, 1964)
Day 18: Braindead (Peter Jackson, 1992)
Day 19: They Came Back (Robin Campillo, 2004)
Day 20: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Alexander Witt, 2004)
Day 21: The Plague of the Zombies (John Gilling, 1966)
Day 22: Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985)
Day 23: Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
Day 24: The Dead Pit (Brett Leonard, 1989)
Day 25: The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981)
Day 26: The Serpent and the Rainbow (Wes Craven, 1988)
Day 27: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Jorge Grau, 1974)
Day 28: Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1988)
Day 29: Day of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1985)
Day 30: Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)
Day 31: Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)

External Contributions:
Night of the Living Dead at FilmSquish
What Say You: The Tortoise or the Hare Zombie? at Lazy Eye Theater
Strength in Numbers at Culture Snob
How I Lost the Zombie Drinking Game at Forward to Yesterday
Resident Evil: Extinction at Lessons of Darkness
Day of the Dead at Critic After Dark


  1. Anonymous4:20 PM

    Ack, no Vincent Price's "The Last Man on Earth". For shame, that you would not include the first zombie movie ever made.

  2. Alas, only so much room. All in all, there were three titles that I had to nix for space. Plus my sanity.

  3. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Ummm, "The Last Man on Earth" is about vampires, not zombies. Also, several of the films listed pre-date "The Last Man on Earth" by decades, so it's not the first zombie movie ever made either.

  4. Here's my contribution. Your post on the same movie is impressive, though.

  5. anonymous 6:42: Zombies and vampires are similar in many of their attributes, nonetheless. I'm not quibbling (since I interpret the definition of zombie about as widely as possible), but if "Last Man on Earth" were considered a zombie film, then it probably would be the first in which they eat flesh (as opposed to being influenced by voodoo).

    noel: Thanks for the contribution! The overall lack of external contributions has been fairly small, so this is all the more appreciated. Glad you've enjoyed.

  6. Sure thing. You seem to be doing a good job by yourself, tho.

  7. noel: Thanks (I'm flattered), but what I really dig are conversations, not one-sided arguments. Nevertheless, your words are very much appreciated.

  8. Gotta agree... "Last Man On Earth" has vampires (just like the novella it's based on, Richard Christian Matheson's classic "I Am Legend" which Romero cited as source material for his Anubis trilogy (direct lineage to "Night of the Living Dead"). "Omega Man" is also a film from Matheson's source material.

    To me there's zombies before Romero's "Night" (voodoo zombies had quite a bit of screentime in a number of schlocky films of the late 40's 50's and 60's... some were better than schlock, but there is no threat of a true zombie apocalypse... the only metaphor these zombies represented usually was one of sexual repression and/or mind control). After "Night" established the rules for non-voodoo zombies (as we all know them) there followed the spate of Romero-style films, some no better than the schlock of the past.

    Incidentally, the Vincent Price film of "The Last Man On Earth" was Italian made, and thus there is this weird cinematic lineage to Romero's "Dawn" by dint of it's being produced by Dario Argento... it's a stretch perhaps, but note how many Italian zombie films followed in "Dawn's" wake.

  9. Anonymous10:13 AM

    hell yeah

  10. Anonymous11:03 AM

    nice rotten post.