Sunday, March 22, 2020

What to Watch This Quarantine: Zombie Edition

As many of us are stuck indoors for extended periods of time, the only options for entertainment are streaming.  Luckily, we have you covered with a selection of themed movies.  This time, we are highlighting zombie movies to show the other type of apocalypse we could have had.  

Anna and the Apocalyspe (Hulu)

My favorite movie of 2018, Anna and the Apocalypse offers something refreshingly different from anything else out now, with the perfect combination of holiday cheer, catchy music, zombie action, funny characters, and high school drama!  For more information, check out our review!

The Dead Don't Die (Cinemax)
I wanted to love The Dead Don't Die so much more than I did, but now that it is streaming it is a good candidate to enjoy at home.  It has great performances by Bill Murray and Adam Driver, but the story is slow and some of the humor is hit or miss.  However, if you want a slower paced zombie apocalypse, this is a great choice.

Dead Rising: Watchtower (Amazon)
Dead Rising is one of my favorite game series, so when I saw that there was a movie I was excited.  It is not a great movie, but it is entertaining and has enough references and easter eggs to the video game to make fans of the series happy.  It also has plenty of ridiculous zombie action to keep those new to the series happy as well. 

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (VUDU)
Ok, this movie looks ridiculous, but it has a very high rotten tomatoes rating and who doesn't love seeing zombie Nazis get their due.  However, reviews talk about how fun this film is with witty dialogue and silly antics.  

Evil Dead (1981) (Netflix)
Why not use this quarantine time to catch up on some classics like the original evil dead.  Sam Raimi's classic low budget zombie movie has just the right combination of gore and dark humor to keep you thrilled and entertained.

It Comes At Night (Netflix)
A tense film, this one has you on the edge of your seat from the start.  It has some good acting, really great cinematography, and enough suspense to keep you engaged throughout.  

Overlord (Amazon)
The alternate universe war movie tells a different side of Nazi Germany.  It has a lot of good action and what I loved most about it is that despite its clearly unrealistic antagonists, the movie is presented in a way that makes it fit into a plausible WW2 alternate history. 

Shaun of the Dead (Hulu)
A classic comedy zombie movie, Shaun of the Dead still holds up despite being 15 years old.  One of Simon Pegg’s earlier roles has him dealing with a zombie outbreak in his small UK town in a hilarious and gory adventure.

Train to Busan (Netflix and VUDU)
A Korean Zombie film features a father and a daughter trying to get to the city of Busan.  However, the area is overrun by fast moving, aggressive zombies.  This film has the perfect combination of tension, action, suspense, and heart as these do all that they can to survive.

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