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Rabid Grannies (1983)
DIRECTOR: Emmanuel Kervyn YEAR: 1989 COUNTRY: Belgium DUR: 90 mins
SYNOPSIS: A family will-reading ceremony turns into a bloodbath when two old dears open a demonic present from their nephew.
COMMENT: The uncut version is good fun. Avoid the cut Troma DVDs, they're shit!
RATING: Euro trash zombie splatter with some gleeful gore and gags.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: It's always fun to see children being eaten.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US INSTANT
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Re-Animator (1985)
DIRECTOR: Stuart Gordon YEAR: 1985 COUNTRY: USA DURATION: 86 mins
SYNOPSIS: A student invents a serum that reanimates dead corpses and his rival steals it to create a zombie army.
COMMENT: Top-drawer carnage. Serious, funny and extremely gory.
RATING: Buy it now, if you don't own it already.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Barbara Crampton groped by a decapitated corpse.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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Redneck Zombies (1987)
DIRECTOR: Pericles Lewnes YEAR: 1987 COUNTRY: USA DURATION: 90 mins
SYNOPSIS: Hicks inadvertently incorporate a barrel radioactive waste into their still, turning the local populace into zombies.
COMMENT: Shot on video, and extremely low grade, though very gory.
RATING: For zombie completists only.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Chas Balun's cameo as a zombie.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US INSTANT
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Resident Evil (2002)
DIRECTOR: Paul Anderson YEAR: 2002 COUNTRY: UK DURATION: 100 mins
SYNOPSIS: A group of soldiers take on zombies after a laboratory accident.
COMMENT: Based on the infamous Capcom computer game series.
RATING: All style over content, but fun non-the-less.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Sliced to pieces by lasers in corridor - truly sick!
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US Blu-Ray : UK Blu-Ray : US UMD : UK UMD : US INSTANT
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
DIRECTOR: Alexander Witt YEAR: 2004 COUNTRY: Germany DURATION: 98 mins
SYNOPSIS: A killer ghoul tries to kill a group of soldiers to hide a conspiracy.
COMMENT: Based on a computer game series. Again: a big missed opportunity.
RATING: Worse than the original, which is saying something.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Erasing it from our minds with mind rubbers.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US Blu-Ray : UK Blu-Ray : US UMD : UK UMD : US INSTANT
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Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
DIRECTOR: Dan O'Bannon YEAR: 1985 COUNTRY: USA DURATION: 91 mins
SYNOPSIS: An accidental chemical spill raises the dead in a cemetery.
COMMENT: Great FX, characters, acting & music in this timeless zombie classic.
RATING: Tongue-in-cheek and shocking, with a superb punk rock soundtrack.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Sticking the zombie's head to the floor, then hacking it off.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US Blu-Ray : UK Blu-Ray
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Return Of The Living Dead Part II (1988)
DIRECTOR: Ken Wiederhorn YEAR: 1988 COUNTRY: USA DURATION: 89 mins
SYNOPSIS: A gang of twats unleash zombie mayhem when they release the contents of a storage drum.
COMMENT: Comedy re-run of the previous movie.
RATING: More like Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' than Return Of The Living Dead.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Suzanne Snyder's pendulous gazungas.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US INSTANT
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Return Of The Living Dead 3 (1993)
DIRECTOR: Brian Yuzna YEAR: 1993 COUNTRY: USA DURATION: 97 mins
SYNOPSIS: A boy brings his dead girlfriend back to life after an accident.
COMMENT: Moribund zombie flick let down by a duff script and some poor FX.
RATING: Better than the second part in this series, but still seriously lacking.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Body piercing.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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Shaun Of The Dead (2003)
DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright YEAR: 2003 COUNTRY: UK DURATION: 99 mins
SYNOPSIS: Suburban England is overrun by flesh-eating zombies.
COMMENT: Comedy love story with zombies. And gore. And wise cracks.
RATING: Superb spoof of the whole zombie film genre. A must see.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: "Any of you cunts want a drink?"
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US Blu-Ray : UK Blu-Ray : US UMD : UK UMD : US INSTANT
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Shock Waves (1977)
DIRECTOR: Ken Wiederhorn YEAR: 1977 COUNTRY: USA DURATION: 90 mins
SYNOPSIS: Visitors to a remote island discover a reclusive Nazi scientist who has created an army of underwater zombie soldiers.
COMMENT: Grainy and creepy. Strange soundtrack. Impressive cast.
RATING: A watchable and interesting take on the zombie movie idea.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: The eerie way in which the zombies rise out of the water.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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Tombs Of The Blind Dead (1971)
DIRECTOR: Amando de Ossorio YEAR: 1971 COUNTRY: Spain DUR: 86 mins
SYNOPSIS: A bunch of 13th Century Templars return from the dead to wreak revenge on the living.
COMMENT: Atmospheric but showing it's age. Cheesy dialogue doesn't help.
RATING: Paper-thin plot, but worth the admission for the gritty atmosphere alone.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Arm chopped off. Throat torn out. Lesbian scenes.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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Zombi 3 (1988)
DIRECTOR: Lucio Fulci & Bruno Mattei YEAR: 1988 COUNTRY: Italy DUR: 96 mins
SYNOPSIS: A group of terrorists try to steal a deadly virus, which escapes, causing the local population to die and return to feed on the living.
COMMENT: Fulci packed-in half way through, so Mattei finished the film off.
RATING: Real low grade zombie nonsense. AKA Zombie Flesh Eaters 2 in the UK.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Beatrice Ring's nipples.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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Zombie 4: After Death (1988)
DIRECTOR: Claudio Fragasso YEAR: 1988 COUNTRY: Italy DURATION: 85 mins
SYNOPSIS: A scientist working on a cure for cancer angers a local voodoo priest who raises the dead in retribution.
COMMENT: Stars porn legend Jeff Stryker!
RATING: Very bad, but energetic, (unintentionally) hilarious and gory.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Bad continuity. Zombie underwear.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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Zombie 90: Extreme Pestilence (1981)
DIRECTOR: Andreas Schnaas YEAR: 1991 COUNTRY: Germany DUR: 80 mins
SYNOPSIS: A chemical spill triggers a zombie epidemic and two doctors are ordered to find a cure.
COMMENT: Shot-on-video shit-heap. Though extremely sick and violent.
RATING: This kind of splatter looks so unconvincing shot on video. Next.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Umpteen disgusting disembowelments.
AVAILABILITY: US VHS
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Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)
DIRECTOR: Lucio Fulci YEAR: 1979 COUNTRY: Italy DURATION: 91 mins
SYNOPSIS: Couple go to island in search of relative and are attacked by zombies.
COMMENT: Cult movie with extreme gore, though cheesy direction and dialogue.
RATING: Dumb but fun. Some great splatter set pieces and zombie make-up.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Splinter in the eye scene.
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Zombie Holocaust (1979)
DIRECTOR: Marino Girolami YEAR: 1979 COUNTRY: Italy DURATION: 90 mins
SYNOPSIS: A mad scientist on a tropical island reanimates cannibal victims.
COMMENT: Z-grade zombie muck, with little going for it but the (badly done) gore.
RATING: So bad it's funny.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: A dummy's leg comically flies off when it falls.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD : US Blu-Ray : UK Blu-Ray
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Zombie Lake (1980)
DIRECTOR: Jean Rollin YEAR: 1980 COUNTRY: France DURATION: 90 mins
SYNOPSIS: Dead German soldiers, thrown into a lake during WWII, come back to life to seek revenge.
COMMENT: Good idea let down by rambling story and meaningless Euro dialogue.
RATING: Not a good zombie film. The French can do better than this.
STAND-OUT MOMENT: Blatant nudity.
AVAILABILITY: US DVD : UK DVD
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