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To think the 28 days 28 weeks later films are the best zombie films?

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Verticalvenetianblinds Sat 30-Apr-16 15:08:47

Home alone with grumpy teething baby, luckily he's slept lots and while I could be using his sleeping time to clean, I used it to watch 28 days later and 28 weeks later. They were made 2002 and 2007 and are by far my favourite zombie films. Avid walking dead fan as well.
Maybe it's because I was a fresh faced 18 year old when it first came out and I associate it with being able to go to the cinema whenever I wanted?!

Trills Sat 30-Apr-16 15:09:28

28 Days is brilliant.

It's very beautiful and atmospheric.

28 Weeks slightly less so.

Verticalvenetianblinds Sat 30-Apr-16 15:10:56

Isn't that always the way with sequels tho?!

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 30-Apr-16 15:11:42

I agree with Trills. 28 Day; great. 28 Weeks; meh.

Try the original Night of the Living Dead. It's awesome.

gamerchick Sat 30-Apr-16 15:12:49

They are awesome, I wore out my 28 days later disc.

They're not really proper zombie films though, I know there's the whole forth gen zombie thing but zombies die first, these are infected with a virus,

Oysterbabe Sat 30-Apr-16 15:13:27

I don't like it because it has fast zombies. Zombies should be slow.

gamerchick Sat 30-Apr-16 15:14:03

Wasn't 28 weeks US made though rather than British? They always struggle really to immitate Imo.

Verticalvenetianblinds Sat 30-Apr-16 15:14:14

But idris Alba is in 28 weeks (automatically makes it good) blush

Verticalvenetianblinds Sat 30-Apr-16 15:16:06

gamerchick your totally right and never really considered it!

Their fast in world war z too tho aren't they?

DixieNormas Sat 30-Apr-16 15:18:29

I love them, love wwz too

gamerchick Sat 30-Apr-16 15:21:23

World war z is the forth gen zombie thing. I disagree with that argument. Zombies don't run.

gamerchick Sat 30-Apr-16 15:22:15

Fourth even.

DraenorQueen Sat 30-Apr-16 15:22:44

Agree 28 days is absolutely awesome. Wouldn't call them zombies as such... But I love anything post apocalyptic. Anyone know if The Stand is still being remade?

Trills Sat 30-Apr-16 15:33:13

Don't use the Z word... grin

Littleallovertheshop Sat 30-Apr-16 15:34:30

Im desperate to see the Secret Cinema 28 days later but alas I'm too broke

Trills Sat 30-Apr-16 15:39:20

I am going next week...

duckyisback Sat 30-Apr-16 15:48:20


Return of the living dead is the best zombie film grin

Followed by the original dawn of the dead and remake.

duckyisback Sat 30-Apr-16 15:48:55

Oh oh oh and brain dead!!!

Verticalvenetianblinds Sat 30-Apr-16 15:58:44

Haven't seen brain dead, worth watching then?

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sat 30-Apr-16 16:03:46

Shaun of the dead is by far the best zombie movie.

<Goes to the Winchester to wait for all this to blow over>

ghostyslovesheep Sat 30-Apr-16 16:15:50

also Zombieland and Cockneys V Zombies!

I also like WWZ (yes I KNOW it's nothing like the book (read it 6 times)) but the ending is shit

28 days is good - scary as well - not my fave though

GoEasyPudding Sat 30-Apr-16 16:25:27

I really like the 2004 Dawn of The Dead directed by Zack Snyder. The opening scene, a montage of disaster and the end of times news type footage with Johnny Cash music is excellent.

BowiesJumper Sat 30-Apr-16 16:29:14

Love 28 days later. Not a zombie film though as others have said!

Looking forward to the Nick Carter penned syfy effort with 90's boyband members v zombies in the Wild West. (Note syfy- so think sharknado)

papayasareyum Sat 30-Apr-16 16:30:31

I Am Legend (will Smith) is a great zombie flick

deVelvet Sat 30-Apr-16 16:33:52

We are absolutely gripped by The Walking Dead right now. DP and I have just watched season 1-5 back to back. On season 6 now.

Have never really like zombie movies before as I was too scared but gonna have to go back and watch wwz and 28 days/weeks.

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