Five Great Moments in the History of Zombie Cinema

ZOMBI 2 – Zombie fighting Shark!

It astounds me that I don’t see more zombies in watery environments! They don’t breath hence it is perfectly acceptable that they could function below the water’s surface! This scene from Lucio Fulci’s delightful gorefest Zombi 2 still stands out as one of the sub-genre’s most unique moments!

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD – Send more Paramedics!

There are numerous funny scenes with spectacular site gags in Return of the Living Dead, but this relatively simple scene has always stuck with me.

DEAD SNOW – Oh buddy! That has gotta hurt! HUGE SPOILER!!

This is a serious spoiler…but damn it makes me laugh! I recommend you DO NOT watch this clip if you are interested in seeing Dead Snow!

DEAD ALIVE – Lawnmower Scene!

Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive is over-the-top gory insanity! Even among zombie films there are few that provide as much blood and gore! It is all delivered in a very tongue in cheek sorta way. There are a half dozen scenes I could have chosen but the lawnmower scene is a real dazzler.

DAWN OF THE DEAD – Bikers meet their end!

This clip from Dawn of the Dead is filled with gore galore! This is why you never throw a pie in a zombie’s face no matter how funny you think it might be.

16 Responses to “Five Great Moments in the History of Zombie Cinema”

  1. Lol, this is a great list. Dead Alive will always be a personal favorite of mine but it’s pretty hard to top the famous zombie vs shark scene. Utterly ridiculous.

  2. Zombie vs shark haha 😀

  3. I’m happy to know that someone else has seen Dead Snow – what a great one!!

    • This is a great little bit of horror-comedy this scene; equal parts funny and nasty is how it should be done! Dead Snow was seriously fun!

  4. I agree with this list! “Send More Paramedics” is a great moment.

  5. Ya, know – I forgot how bizzare that lawnmower scene is in Dead Alive. One of my faves!

  6. Also, because the zombie bit the shark, in the movie’s universe there is a zombie shark swimming around out there.

    • Zombie sharks! Has there ever been a zombie animal flick? Surely the sci-fi channel has done a Zombiesharktopusaurus film?

  7. If this list teaches us anything, it’s that zombie movies need more bladed landscaping tools and sharks.

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