Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Loves The Living Dead


Resident Evil 5 comes out in just a few days. I look forward to it with complete and utter terror. I can't wait to play it, and yet I know it will scare the piss out of me. Yaaaay! It's fun to be me.



In honor of its upcoming release, give me your Top 5 zombie movies. Here are mine in no particular order.

1. Dawn of the Dead (1978) "Every dead body that is not exterminated becomes one of them. It gets up and kills! The people it kills get up and kill! "

2. Night of the Creeps "What I'm going to need is your standard flame thrower. "

3. Shaun of the Dead "Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet."

4. Evil Dead II "Then let's head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch."

5. Return of the Living Dead "See? You made me hurt myself again! I broke my hand off completely at the wrist this time, Tina! But that's okay, Darlin', because I love you, and that's why you have to let me EAT YOUR BRAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIINS!"

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are five zombie movies?

dreamrot said...

Dawn of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
28 Days Later
Flight of the Living Dead
Quarantine

Fox said...

Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Deathdream
Re-Animator
Dead Alive
Frankenhooker (does this count?... I don't know?)

Are the characters in Resident Evil 5 as pretty as Milla Jovavich?

bird flu said...

You gotta be kidding me. No one has Night of the Comet ? I'm furious.

Emily Blake said...

Oh so much joy. I love zombies more than your average person, so hooray!

Dawn of the Dead for sure.
Shaun of the Dead for sure.
28 Days Later
Fido

I'm reserving the last spot for World War Z.

Garrett said...

Most the good ones are already taken, but i managed to throw one in there that hasnt been mentioned

-28 days later
-Shaun of the Dead
-Dawn of the Dead (i like the '04 version quite a bit)
-Weekend at Bernies 2

PIPER said...

Dreamrot,

Is Flight of the Living Dead really that good? I saw it on a couple of lists and wondered.

Fox,

What's Deathdream? Never heard of it.

Birdflu,

Damn. Night of the Comet is beautiful. I can't believe I missed it either.

Emily,

Leaving room for World War Z. It's bold. I love it.

Marilyn said...

Night of the Living Dorks
Resident Evil
Shaun of the Dead
Re-Animator
Night of the Living Dead

Three comedies...

dreamrot said...

Flight of the Living Dead is better than it has any real right to be. It's a lot of fun. It's kind of cheesy but very enjoyable.

Is it GOOD though? I guess that depends on what you would call good. It's a helluva lot of fun.

Caitlin said...

That's my favorite quote from Return of the Living Dead. And Night of the Creeps? Oh, Piper. You win.

PIPER said...

Marilyn,

There's really a Night of the Living Dorks?

Dreamrot,

With a title like Flight of the Living Dead, I expect it to be good in a fun way. I'll have to check it out.

Caitlin,

I think I saw something on your blog about Night of the Creeps and that triggered it all for me. Didn't you write about it sometime?

Marilyn said...

Yes indeed, Piper. I own the DVD and saw it at a film festival a few years ago with the German director in attendance. It came out the same year as Shaun, and it seems Americans only needed one foreign zombie film that year, according to the distributors.

I'll review it soon.

PIPER said...

Sweet, I'll have to check it out.

Thanks for the heads up Marilyn.

Caitlin said...

Yes, I did. I believe I lamented the fact that neither Night of the Creeps nor that immortal classic Cool As Ice are on DVD.

I only ever saw at once at 3:00 a.m. on TV but it made a huge impression.

Christian Toto said...

Fido - not a great one, but wholly original.

Night of the Living Dead (original) cuz it still works as intended.

28 Days Later -- reinvents genre and makes it better

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Rockin' choices for T5T!

Fave zombie flicks:

5. Fido
4. Mulberry Street
3. [REC]
2. 28 Days Later
1. Night of the Living Dead

I really need to see Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Creeps though .. they are on my to see (and soon!) list.

PIPER said...

Toto and Shannon,

Glad you gave some love to Fido. Not a great film, but an interesting idea.

Caitlin, you can't put Night of the Creeps in the same category with Cool as Ice. Is that the Vanilla Ice movie?

Shannon,

What's Mulberry Street?

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I saw Mulberry Street at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in 2007, looks like it got to a lot of the creepy-er festivals:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473514/

It's got a neighbourhood/character charm but still set in NY feel and it's a bit of a play on the zombies. Quite impressive for an indie film.

It's available on amazon.com and.ca

Caitlin said...

It is the Vanilla Ice movie! I just want to see them both again, albeit for different reasons. (True story: I nearly had to be given the Heimlich maneuver after watching Cool as Ice for the first time because I am... so awesome.)