Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 14 "favorite zombie movie" of the 30 day horror challenge

Favorite zombie film? This sub-genre of horror films is one that just won't die! There always seems to be a countless amount of zombie films to choose from at any one moment. Of course, the godfather of the zombie film would be George A. Romero who not only brought us Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. He's the one responsible for all of the tangents associated with this sub-genre. We also have entertaining fluff like the Resident Evil series. However, it isn't all good as we have low budget zombie movie after low budget zombie movie coming out these days and overcrowding the market. So with a sub-genre with so many titles, what did I pick? I wanted to pick a zombie film that not only frightened me, it made me laugh cause when you think about it zombies are both equally scary and frightening.  So without further hesitation, I give you........

The Return of the Living Dead - I saw this movie when it first came out. I must have been about 5 at the time. I was watching it one late night with my mom, as she had rented it from the new video store in town. I remember my mom running over to my side to cover up my eyes when Linnea Quigley got naked. I also remember just how much this film scared me to death! It frightened me so much that whenever I did remember my dreams (or nightmares), it usually involved me running from zombies! The Return of the Living Dead was one of those films I kept renting over and over again to watch throughout my child and teen years so that me and my cousins or friends could experience the chills and laughs of this horror comedy together. I know we would always get a good laugh at the opening where the viewer was informed it was based on a true story! You know what though, even to this very day, The Return of the Living Dead still has the power to frighten and scare me, even though I have seen it a million times by now. Maybe it has something to do with the claustrophobic setting or the impending doom of the character's situation? At any rate, a film that can still scare me 24 years after the fact and after repeated viewings deserves special praise.

So which film would you have picked? ....to take part, the rules are below, or you can check out the Facebook fan page and interact with everyone else that's taking part by visiting: 

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Or feel free to start your own blog posts on your site! (You can start on day one or you can feel free to join me on day we are currently at). Or just feel free to leave us a little comment so we know which film made the cut for you! The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can't pick the same horror film more then once. So once you pick say The Exorcist for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can't repick it again for any other day what so ever including favorite horror film. And for once, I am opening up the comments section so that, yes, you can comment each day along with me on your favorite picks! So let's get to it! This is the 30 Day Horror Film Challenge!

Day 01 - A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do
Day 02 - The horror film that you relate most to
Day 03 - Your favorite slasher
Day 04 - Your favorite werewolf film
Day 05 - Your favorite monster movie
Day 06 - Your favorite vampire movie
Day 07 - Your favorite supernatural horror film
Day 08 - Your favorite anthology
Day 09 - Your favorite exploitation / grind house type film
Day 10 - Your favorite psychological horror film
Day 11 - Your favorite science fiction horror film
Day 12 - Your favorite horror film involving the occult
Day 13 - Your favorite horror comedy
Day 14 - Your favorite zombie film
Day 15 - Your favorite horror film involving serial killers
Day 16 - Your favorite childhood themed horror film
Day 17 - Your favorite horror film remake
Day 18 - Your favorite foreign horror film (outside of your country of origin) Day 19 - Your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell or Satanism
Day 20 - Your favorite horror film involving a killer animal
Day 21 - Your favorite medical horror film
Day 22 - Your favorite horror themed TV show
Day 23 - Your favorite made for TV horror film
Day 24 - Horror film in which you prefer the edited version over the director's cut
Day 25 - A horror film that you used to hate, but now like
Day 26 - Your favorite horror film to watch as a child
Day 27 - Your favorite guilty pleasure
Day 28 - Your favorite horror film that no one's ever heard of
Day 29 - Your least favorite horror film of all time
Day 30 - Your favorite horror film of all time

3 comments:

Andrew Green said...

Really?
Not a bad film by any means, but I would have gone with something different.

Maybe even the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead. Hey, you can never miss with the classics, right?

Great review, though. I think you may have inspired me to watch ROTLD again.

iZombie said...

i love this film.

Kate said...

This is the one I struggled with the most, because I really love zombie movies. But I ended up choosing Planet Terror.