20 Facts About Essential Zombie Movies (of Both the Slow and Running Kind)
Quick, name your favorite zombie movie. If you said Peter Jackson’s Braindead, you’re a person of fine taste. If you said Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, then nice, foreign movies, we like you. And if you said Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, then… who are we kidding? That movie was awesome – whatever happened to that promising director, though? Hopefully he didn’t become a total hack. The point is: your favorite zombie movie may be a classic, but is it an essential classic? Ah, now you get it.
In this Pictofact, we’re examining 20 facts about essential zombie movies. Indeed, following the recent work of an Argentinian scholar, we might call the following films ‘the backbone of the zombie genre.’ This means you are going to complain that we forgot some obscure Italian movie or some underrated American gem, but we’re going with the main markers of the genre, the films that installed its tropes, that set its broadest templates, and that are the true inescapable references when dealing with zombie movies. Yes, exactly how we couldn’t possibly finish this intro without reminding you of that kickass Cranberries song. You get it.