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Top 10 Tuesday: Weird Zombie Films

This Friday, Morbid Movies is set to unleash the ultimate experience in undead terror as we screen an all-new high resolution transfer of the all-time classic Night of the Living Dead, but before that happens we are going to share some straight zombie weirdness with you for this Top Ten Tuesday. Not all zombie movies are serious affairs and not all of them are straight up “people trapped amidst a siege of the undead” stories either. What follows is a list of my ten favorite weird zombie films.

Honorable Mention, Zombie in a Penguin Suit (2011)

This short film is a strangely emotional and moving affair. It’s just what it says it is, the journey of a zombie in a penguin suit. Short though it is, it should serve nicely as an aperitif to whet our appetite for what follows.

10. Fido (2006)

This movie an absolute delightful coming of age story about a boy and his zombie. The premise, a dystopian Utopia set amidst a post 1950’s apocalypse (Leave It to Beaver by way of Land of the Dead would be my elevator pitch for this one.). Light hearted but filled with biting dark humor this is definitely one to watch.

9. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

I admit it, this is not a zombie flick. It’s an amazing hodgepodge of zany, disgusting over the top gags and ideas that feature what has to be first and only use of a zombie finger as a…. well, you’ll see.

8. Zombeavers (2014)

Beavers become zombies in this madcap film which honestly is not terrible at all. Fun practical special effects and some amazing cheesy gorey gags make this a fun time.

7. Black Sheep (2006)

This is a favorite of mine. Sheep are docile and loving creatures, right? Not in this film. Practical effects by Weta help make this a unique and fun-filled film full of the zombie tropes you know and love but with a baaaaahhhh-rilliant twist.

6. Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse (2015)

I was going to include ZombieLand on this list but that seemed like very low hanging fruit. Instead I give you two films that are in the same hyperkinetic, oddball vein as that masterpiece. This is the first and gives us three friends who are trying to cling to the vestiges of better times while coming to terms with the fact that they are growing up and apart and they are smack dab in the middle of a burgeoning zombie apocalypse. Can they survive the night? Can they save the day? Check it out to find out.

5. Cooties (2014)

Elijah Wood stars as a failed writer turned summer school substitute teacher in this horror comedy. Alongside Rainn Wilson as the badass gym teacher, Wood and his fellow employees must deal with an elementary school full of zombie kids, all thanks to one. Bad. chicken tender.

4. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

A singular experience brought to us by Wes Craven. This film takes us back to the roots of the zombie legend and features Bill Pullman, some awesome dream sequences, and some insane torture techniques. A classic and worth revisiting if you haven’t seen it in a while.

3. House (1986)

Not a zombie film but I have included this because it inspired my first zombie nightmare. There are several nightmarish creatures in this film, but the dead reaching up and dragging a child, a boy my age at the time I saw it first, into the ground was what followed me into my subconscious that evening. I still remember the dream, and I still remember waking up screaming from it. I watched this one recently (I try to watch it once a year) and it held up. A fun time from the director of the Monster Squad.

2. Splinter (2008)

A singular take on the zombie genre this one is a tense film filled with interesting characters trapped in a gas station with a horrible monster trying to get in. Great special effects in this one help put it to the top on the recommendation pile.

1. Slither (2006)

This is my favorite horror movie. I love the nihilistic reality of the zombies in this one, and the throwback to Night of the Creeps that comes with the moment in the film where everyone is infected, well mostly everyone. Nathan Fillion stars in this film that really has a little bit of everything to love in it. Brought to us by the one and only James Gunn.

What’s YOUR favorite Weird Zombie Film?
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Night of the Living Dead 4K DCP

The FLORIDA PREMIERE of the 4K restoration of Night of the Living Dead, scanned from the original 35 mm camera negative and supervised by Romero himself. After decades of poor-quality prints and video transfers, Night of the Living Dead can finally be seen for the immaculately crafted film that it is.

“Closer than anything we’ve seen to the definitive version of the film.”
-George A. Romero

A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside — and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.

The thirty-third film in the Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series is a special one-time 50th Anniversary screening of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at Movies Of Lake Worth on FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH at 9:30PM. The first 100 attendees will get a Free Button courtesy of Cult, Horror & Sci-Fi Pins and there will be a raffle after the screening.

Raffle entry is FREE with the purchase of a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD movie ticket. Find us in the lobby before the movie to pick up your raffle ticket and the drawing will be held after the movie.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH at 9:30PM
MOVIES OF LAKE WORTH
7380 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467

NO MASKS, FACE-COVERING COSTUMES OR PROP WEAPONS.

Tickets are only $10 and will be available at the theater box office the day of the screening (cash preferred) and online.

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The Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series is exclusive, one-night-only screenings of cult horror films hosted by Morbid Movies every month at the Movies of Lake Worth.

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Box of Dread November 2016

Price $14 (1 Month) | $13 (3 Months) | Shipping $6

img_20161122_125448From the folks at horror news site Dread Central is their horror-themed subscription box, Box of Dread. Box of Dread is a lower-priced box with two different options. You can choose either $14 for 1 month or a 3 month plan for $13 a month and the shipping is $6. Every month they choose a “7th Box” at random worth over $200 in horror items. Each month has a general theme with this one being “Gremlins: Naughty or Nice”.

Box of Dread arrived in a wide brown box.

October’s Box of Dread included Ash vs Evil Dead Can Cooler, Exclusive Pin & Variant Comic, Digital Decorations DVD & The Crow Figure.

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img_20161122_130247Exclusive Enamel Pin

Box of Dread continued with their 4th Exclusive high quality enamel pin. This month’s features Kyra Schon’s iconic zombie from Night of the Living Dead!

 

 

 

 

img_20161122_130127Comic Book

From Space Goat Publishing is the Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Dracula one-shot comic! This is a variant cover Exclusive to Box of Dread.

 

 

 

 

img_20161122_130309Comic/Magazine

The second issue of the Box of Dread Exclusive “Book of Eibon”. This book previews the comics from Eibon Press including Zombie, Gates of Hell & Laserblast.

 

 

 

 

img_20161122_130141ReAction Figure

Apparently I was naughty this year because I received the Bandit Gremlin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

img_20161122_130211Greeting Cards

A pair of Gremlins greeting cards from the folks at NECA.

 

 

 

 

 

img_20161122_125841Poster

From Sinful Celluloid Sinema is a fun comic-styled poster for “Werewolves on Wheels”.

 

 

 

 

 

img_20161122_125932Multiple exclusive items including a variant Evil Dead Comic & Night of the Living Dead pin. Gremlins figure and post cards. Plus a magazine and a poster? All for $20 shipped? YES! Box of Dread continues to show why it’s the best Horror Subscription Box value on the market.

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