Zombie with a Shotgun started as an amazing web series that took fans of the zombie genre by surprise. You can check out some of the episodes on the official Youtube channel in case you haven’t done so already and you will surely be pleased with what you’ll see!
But Zombie with a Shotgun became so popular over the years that work on a feature film started and it’s expected to launch sometime this year. And in order to keep us as hyped as possible, they’ve launched a website for the entire franchise. You can check it out here, with more details about the web series and the feature film, for interesting artwork and behind the scenes stills and even Zombie with a Shotgun swag in case you’re liking what you see so much that you need to own a piece of it.
The upcoming film is described as “that zombie film where all the rules we know about zombie films go right out the window”.
The movie tells the story of Aaron (played by Braeden Baade) who is on the run with Rachel (Kathryn Kuhn) and fighting for survival against zombies and humans alike. Aaron has been bitten, but for some reason remained stuck in a transition phase and the zombie virus didn’t get the chance to fully turn him into a walking dead. But it gave him some special abilities, one of them being the power to communicate with other zombies. Sounds pretty interesting and, even though this is a low budget indie flick, it’s extremely interesting.
There’s a lot of stir around the project too – there’s also a comic book series developed around the project and this one has the potential of becoming one of those cult classics. It’s coming slowly, like a classic zombie – but it’s those classic zombies that we really love and make the wait worthwhile!
You can never have enough zombie movies and unfortunately I am not saying that because there are a ton of movies for zombie fans released each year. However, even though sometimes their quality is questionable to say the least, we do get a fair share of zombie movie releases and in this article we’re going to talk about them.
Make sure you also check out my list of the best ever zombie movies – titles you have to watch if you haven’t done so already. Once you’ve watched the classics, then take a crack at this list:
The Girl With All the Gifts
Definitely the best on this list! It has a solid cast as well – Gemma Arterton or Glenn Close and I am sure you will love it. A must watch, suitable even for those who are not necessarily fans of the genre. Find out more about it on IMDB.
Day of the Dead
Very little is known about this movie, but it has a really hefty budget for a zombie flick: $10 million, so something nice might come out. It’s also said to be a remake of Romero’s Day of the Dead, which is definitely a bonus! Keep an eye on it on IMDB. This surely looks like a potential fan favorite for future years!
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
I am not a very big fan of Resident Evil anymore and I was sure that I’ve seen the last in the series 2 or 3 times ago, but there you have it: there’s one more left for fans. Not your regular zombie flick, but most people label it like a zombie movie so it’s on our list. More details on IMDB.
Another potential hit, starring the Hobbit aka Martin Freeman in a role I wasn’t expecting to see him anytime soon: a father trying to save his son during the zombie apocalypse. This one is definitely worth keeping an eye on – IMDB is again our friend.
Another big movie with AAA actors like Matt Smith, Clive Standen, Natalie Dormer or Stanley Tucci. It comes with an interesting approach, as we’re following a man who can speak the new language of the infected during the apocalypse and we follow him as he tries to lead a group of survivors to safety. Check it out on IMDB.
Marilyn: Zombie Hunter Documentary
This looks like a B movie at best, but since its director describes it as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Kill Bill,” this makes me want to find out more. Keep an eye on IMDB for more details.
Do you know of any zombie movies hits that we missed? Let us know by commenting below!
You can’t have a blog about zombies without featuring a list of the best zombie movies ever made. However, since all the other zombie blogs have this list and it’s pretty much the same everywhere, I was reluctant to quickly making it happen. But today is the big day when you might find yourself one or more great new zombie flicks to watch.
It’s time to check out Anything Zombie’s best zombie movies EVER list – and I will make sure to add to it as new movies are released. Don’t forget to add your own choices at the end of the article by sharing a comment and let me know what you think about my picks (which are in a random order, not from the best to the worst or vice-versa).
While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. This is the most recent movie on this list (launched in 2016) but I am sure it has what it takes to become a cult movie. If you love zombie flicks, by all means, watch this one!
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. The Movie is full of humor and fast gut ripping Zombies. This is also a remake of one of the best known zombie movies and THE zombie movie that made me a fan – the original Dawn of the Dead, released in 1978.
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. This movie is technically about Zombies, but a mix between Zombies and Vampires I think. It does give the same feeling and thrill that a Zombie movie does and surviving in an infected world.
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. A fun movie with lots of humor – probably the first of its kind to try a completely different approach to the genre and definitely the movie that put Simon Pegg on our radars.
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. Famous for its Zombie survival rules which you can check out here as well.
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. As I said already, this is the movie that made me love anything zombie and I will always hold it dear to my hear!
After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it’s up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. Robert Rodriguez at its best!
An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies, with an unlikely alliance forming. Check out this movie for an European take on the genre – one that has all the gore and fun we want from zombie movies!
There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal…. The forest of resurrection. Have in mind that this movie had a budget of $10,000… and still managed to deliver more than many higher budget zombie flicks out there (but don’t expect the world from it!)
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives. Highly underrated Zombie flick starring Elijah Wood!
A talented mechanic prepares to battle his way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters after his sister is kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. It’s basically Mad Max with zombies, so there’s nothing you can’t like about it!
And this would be my list of the best ever Zombie movies. Probably the older folks here will frown upon not seeing the classic zombie movies listed… but should feel free to list them in the comment section below. This list can only grow bigger and better from here on!
After you’ve finished binge-watching your favorite zombie movies, why not try a printable zombie escape room game – Escape Room Z! I’ve tested it for you, and can confidently give it the thumbs-up. Read my playthrough of the game here.
Here at Anything Zombie, we want to prepare you for the Zombie Apocalypse.
Therefore, we watched Zombieland 33 times to make sure we understood Columbus’s 33 rules for survival when the zombies attack. Columbus comes up with these rules to keep himself and his companions safe while trekking across the country. Because they work, we’ve gathered them all here in one place for you.
We explored every nuance of the film and distilled it to this list, expanding on the rules with helpful suggestions. While you may want to watch the film, once, twice, or even three times – reading, memorizing, and living this list will keep you safe.
These rules offer practical guidelines.
In the apocalypse, nobody has time for uselessly vague rules like “follow your passion,” “lead with your heart,” or “put your best foot forward.” Consider this a crash-course in zombie survival – with training on conditioning, safety, and knowing who you can trust. We only offer practical advice, such as the proper way to execute a zombie, staying focused, and changing your underwear.
Post these rules on your bathroom mirror. Memorize them. Make sure you can execute them. Have your zombie go-bag packed. When the apocalypse hits, remember the rules. They may save your life.
Most zombies are slow, but there’s a whole lot of them to run from. Plus, you may find yourself needing to outsprint a faster zombie, or even the dreaded zombie dog! If you can’t be faster than the zombies, at least be faster than your friends. Log some miles and run some sprints. Your life depends on it!
Always make sure with a clean shot to the brain. But stay out of arm’s reach as you execute the double-tap. You don’t want a zombie’s hand on your ankle as you shoot. It may throw off your aim and mess up your pants leg.
Always be cautious when entering the “facilities”. They like to sit on the basin with their feet on the bowl, waiting to grab you as you open the door or stand at the sink. Make sure the restroom is clear. Better yet, use a tree outside.
You need to remember how to have fun without twitching at every noise. Escape Room Z is the best way for you and your buddies to unwind after a long day of escaping zombies. It also gives you a low energy way to improve your anti-zombie skills. (We played Escape Room Z and had a blast! Check out my review)
Make sure you’re buckled-in secure, just in case. Getting ejected from a car will turn you into zombie fodder faster than you can say “brain dead.” And you don’t want the last thing you ever see to be the mouth of a zombie as he pulls you off the steering wheel and out the window. Buckle up! It saves lives.
That’s the way of the world in the apocalypse. So don’t get too attached to your travel buddies. You may be blowing their brains out in the end. No matter how many times you promise each other, in heartfelt tones over cans of pork ‘n beans, to blow each other’s brains out, you may hesitate a second too long when the time comes. You’re in this to survive, not make the next Lifetime movie.
One good swat to the head, then a double-tap. Best recipe around.
You never know when you’re going to have to pick up and go in a hurry. No framed pictures, no teddy bears, and no trophies from 10-year-old baseball. Sentimental feelings get you killed. If it does not keep you alive, ditch it.
Chuck Norris works best. Zombies see him and kill themselves. If you can’t find Chuck, find someone with a few notches on their belt (and gun, and water bottle, and backpack).
Do you really wanna touch these undead freaks with your bare skin? You would touch a zombie with a 10-foot pole, but not with your hands. The farther away they are when they splatter, the better.
That’s where you wanna aim. Remember, zombies don’t feel pain. They’re either dead (a good zombie) or ‘alive’ (a bad zombie). Go for the kill shot.
Your feet are always something you should take full advantage of. See Rule #1. Your feet can save you, but only if properly trained. Also, see Rule #9. Running beats kicking a zombie any day.
Always carry these for messes, big or small. They’re the quicker picker-upper. They handle blood, gore, and puke better than other leading brands.
Stay focused. Stay in the moment. Only worry about what is right in front of you, especially if it is a zombie. Anything else, shake it off, forget about it, and move on. Your survival depends on it, grasshopper.
See Rules #12 and #30 as well. Once you’ve escaped the zombies, you might prefer a more relaxing, fresh feeling.
Just watch out for the 7-10 split. If you focus too much on the leader of the pack, the ones on the outside may run you down, split you open, and leave you in the gutter.
But only answer opportunity, not a zombie. Be sure you know what is on the other side of the door before you answer. If you see a zombie and have to answer, do so with a gun or black iron skillet.
No high score exists in the zombie apocalypse. You will not find a leaderboard. There are no points. You win by staying alive. Showing off eventually leads to your gruesome death.
And a pulled muscle will end with you pulled apart. Stretch constantly, like a cat. Zombies will not wait five minutes for you to complete a warm-up routine.
If the zombie apocalypse has you all stressed out, just break something. Just make sure it’s not anything important. Break a stick, a clod of dirt, or the framed picture of your Aunt Linda that you should not have in your pack anyway (see Rule #7). Do not break weapons, water bottles, or your travel companion’s noggin.
Hopefully, you performed your cardio workouts. If not, this could be the shortest (and last) sprint you ever run.
Without seeing what dangers surround you, you could easily fall prey to a zombie… plus… it’s way more ‘icky’ in there now that everyone’s dead…
You never know when you might have to run. Never, never, hole up in an area you don’t know. Research your terrain. Before doing anything, make sure you find the nearest exit. Remember, the nearest exit may be behind your seat. Failing to know how to escape may prevent escape.
They help keep moisture out, so it’s always good to have them handy. Put your phone in one to keep it dry when you cross a creek. Put your snack bars in another. Your copy of How to Survive Zombies Without Looking Like One in another. Never your weapon. You need it available in case you get surprised.
They’re useful for grabbing things, like guns and black iron skillets.
What are you planning? Will you place the zombie under a bright light and play good cop/bad cop? Are you looking for the location of the hidden zombie plans for world domination? Will you ask the zombie to take you to its leader? Shoot! Then, shoot again!
Besides, the smell of sunburned flesh will summon zombies faster than flowers attract bees.
You never know what could come out of nowhere. You need eyes in the back of your head. No headphones or loud music. No white noise. No binging zombie shows on Netflix. You need to be alert 24/7.
Velcro laces work well too. You don’t want to see, in your last moment on earth, your untied shoestrings dangling while zombies bite your legs. Safety first!
See Rule #27. At some point, you will need to sleep. One of you must always be on guard. If you try to go it alone, you could end up with a zombie alarm clock.
Zombies can smell blood, so you don’t want it on your clothes. Also, you may not be a zombie, so you certainly don’t want to look and smell like one, right?
Check before you enter the car, not after. They’re sneaky, not bright. A quick glance should tell you whether you can enter. A failure to glance and your head will be facing backward not long after you hit the gas.
Just because the apocalypse struck, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life. Take in the blood-red sunset. Stop and smell the flowers. Play games with your friends (like this epic zombie escape room game). However, if you see the red dripping off of the roses, run.
While you will not want to fight with it (see Rule #9), you can eat dinner with it, whittle stakes with it, and use it to build traps to warn you of incoming zombies. Best of all, it takes up almost no space (See Rule #7).
What other rules would you add to this impressive set regarding survival during the zombie apocalypse?
While it is true that most of the zombie movies out there are low quality, low budget flicks with just a few real gems here and there, the same can’t be said about zombie TV series.
We have at least several extremely good zombie series you can watch on TV or, even better, on Netflix and we are here to share the titles and details with you. Who knows? Maybe you have missed one or more already and you get new ideas on what to binge watch next.
So without further ado, here are the best ever zombie TV series you should watch right now (in no particular order):
I wrote about this amazing mini series a little while ago and I consider it the best hidden gem when it comes to zombie TV series. Made before big shows like the Walking Dead, this one delivered unexpected high quality, an extremely solid plot and a great cast. You might have not heard much about this one, but it’s a must to watch it even if you’re just remotely (or maybe not at all) interested in the zombies!
The Walking Dead
This is probably the best know TV series out there and, even though I stopped watching it a good while ago, I can understand that many people still consider it amazing. If that’s the case, don’t forget that you also have a spin off to watch, Fear the Walking Dead.
I like to consider this the little brother of The Walking Dead. I still prefer it, even though it does have its moments that make me want to stop watching. But, hey, it’s got zombies, a good cast and a lot of crazy things happening, so I’ll keep watching this!
Highschool of the Dead
If animation is your thing, then you might just love Highschool of the Dead. The series follows a group of high school students trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. It’s Japanese animation, so expect to be surprised!
I absolutely loathe movies where zombies are shown as “human” or they try to reintegrate them back into society, but I am happy that I gave iZombie a chance. Although clearly not your typical zombie series, it is fun to watch and I love it so far. So give it a try, even though it’s not all blood and gore.
Another zombie series that’s not your typical zombie series. It does have people returning from the dead, so we can call them zombies, but it’s higher minded than the rest. Give it a try and see if that’s what you like – but be cautious because it appears that the series has already been cancelled after the first season.
Although it’s not technically zombies that we’re talking about in this movie, it’s really close to that. The infected are scary and hungry and this series will offer a ton of scares and great moments constantly. I highly recommend it, one of my favorites on this list!
As you can see, there are a few big budget, big names on our list of the best zombie series you can watch right now, but I am sure nobody would mind if even more and better series would pop up. There’s clearly an audience for that and we can only hope that the next few years will feed up more zombies.
Do you like watching a zombie TV series that’s not on this list? Let us know by sharing a comment below!
I’ve had my fair share of crappy zombie movies that I watched throughout the years, just like any regular zombie fan, but ZomBOOBIES seems to be the king and queen (and unborn price) of crappy zombie movies. Of course, it’s made in Japan, the country where everything can be brought to life in terms of entertainment and that kills some of the WOW factor, but still it looks like the crappiest movie of the year.
ZomBOOBIES tells the story of a zombie invasion – with the walking dead being obviously more interested in boobs than brains (like all modern males nowadays, actually), with inflating breasts and in-and-out action (I am referring here to blades). Check out the trailer to see the entire crappiness of ZomBOOBIES:
And I thought that when I heard about ‘Zombie Ass movie’, I’ve heard (and seen) the ultimate low in the genre…
Just like the video game series, the Resident Evil movie series doesn’t seem to be one that is willing to offer us an end of the zombie epidemic and the Umbrella corporation. Which is not necessarily a bad thing because we get to see a bit more of Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez, who is one of my favorite actresses.
All in the new Resident Evil: Retribution flick that seems to continue the saga without being able to put an end to it. Well… as long as Milla and Michelle are in it, I will not complain. Especially since the movie itself is absolutely action-packed!
So what do you think about Resident Evil: Retribution?
You probably remember about The Silent City – a new web series that got funded via Kickstarter.
Today I found out that the creators of The Silent City have kept their promise and even though the launch of the web series is a little late, we can see that it was totally worth the wait. Check out the launch trailer for The Silent City before we discuss about anything else:
And now that you’ve seen the trailer, I am sure you have many words of praise for The Silent City so feel free to post your comments in the comment section below.
Personally, I think that The Silent City has the potential to become an epic hit: an indie zombie / post apocalyptic movie to show to other directors and producers and say “That’s how you do it!”
If May 2012 was the month of the zombies in the real world, it appears that Amazon has some partying to do as they have kicked off an amazing sale: the original Dawn of the Dead, plus a bunch of goodies that make up the Ultimate Edition are for sale right now for just $9.85 (as opposed to the regular price of $49.97).
PLEASE NOTE: The promotion is no longer valid. You can still check the link out and see if it returns or a different discount is in place.
This is really a must have for every zombie fan (or just zombie movie fan), as the Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Edition from Amazon comes with four discs:
Disc 1: U.S Theatrical Version, with trailers and radio spots & more Disc 2: Extended Version, plus Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery, Memorabilia Gallery, Production Stills and more Disc 3: European Version & a lot more Disc 4: Documentaries about Dawn of the Dead and The Walking Dead
Add to that the fact that the Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Edition comes with a comic book and just the bonuses themselves make it worth a lot more and you have a must by collection/ collector’s edition right now for your viewing pleasure. So head over to Amazon and get this amazing collection right now!
At the end of the second season of The Walking Dead, we got just a short glimpse at one of the upcoming characters of the series: Michonne. Now it has been officially confirmed by the producers of the show that katana-wielding Michonne will be played by Danai Guira. Even better, we have a photo of it and she looks amazing!
Executive producer Robert Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly: “The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics. But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”
And she certainly looks good and you can check out the first look at Michonne in The Walking Dead. We’ll see her in Season 3, soon!