This year is full of crazy weather. From unbearable cold snaps to never-ending rainstorms, it’s been a hot mess. What’s a better way to wait out extreme weather than with a zombie movie marathon. You could watch the same old, same old again like 28 Days Later or your favorite Dead flick or you could be adventurous and try something new. The films listed in this article are great, but never received the same popularity the classic ones got. They are worth viewing at least once.
Thr33 Days Dead
It is a small, low budget film that takes place in Jasper, Alabama. It’s about three buddies who go on a fishing trip, just to return to see zombies have taken over in their absence. The three must now fight there way back home. The film had a brief showing on the ScyFy network, and the making of the film was shown on the reality show Town of the Living Dead which aired on the same channel in 2014. Director John Ware has been hinting around towards a sequel, but nothing has been officially confirmed.
Cockneys Vs. Zombies
A British comedy featuring the fictional Cockney family. The film starts with a group of construction workers accidentally unleashing a group of walking dead from an ancient tomb. The zombies make their way to a nursing home where an elderly man named Henry, and other residents, bunker down in the kitchen and wait for rescue. Henry’s family even stopped there plan to rob a bank to rush to his aide on the East Side of London.
This is a more serious film then Cockneys Vs. Zombies. It’s about a young man named Edward Young who returns home to rebuild his life after the Civil War has ended. Shortly after the war ended, an unknown viral outbreak spurs a zombie uprising. As he fights to stay alive he focuses on giving internal miss to his murdered wife and son. The story is told through one of Edward Young’s relatives named Malcom through Edward’s journal entries.
This unique Australian film uses a strange new type of zombie. Henry returns to sell his share of the family’s sheep farm to his brother Angus. Henry developed a crippling fear of sheep after a terrible prank played on him, shortly after his father’s death. While catching up on old times, Henry discovers his brother Angus has been doing bizarre genetic experiments on the sheep, turning them into vicious carnivores. It doesn’t take long before for the sheep to break out and attack humans.
Another crazy zombie/animal crossover film. This made-for-TV movie takes place in a safari park called the Eden Wildlife Zoo. As a new crew of college interns arrives for there orientation tour a group of monkeys falls ill from a strange virus. While at the medical center they turn into zombies and attack the vets, killing two before escaping into the park. Just as the tour begins park officials quickly lock down the park as the virus spreads through the zoo infecting all the animals in sight.
This is a comedy film with a twist. Instead of being told through the eyes of a survivor, this is told through the zombie’s point of view. A group of teenagers is out bowling when they are exposed to a military experimental goo. The film is shown into two different styles; a black and white style to show what survivors see and the color style is the zombie version.
Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island
This is the most family-friendly movie on the list. Even though the zombies only played a brief role in the film, many still categorize it with zombie movies. The cartoon movie takes place years after the mystery gang broke up. For his birthday, Fred decides to get the gang together for a trip to Lousiana to check out Daphne’s news TV program. While out there they meet a local named Lena Dupree. She tells them about a ghost haunting on Moonscar Island. So, the gang agrees to do one last trip together to check it out. The movie aired on Cartoon Network in 1998 and received mixed reviews. It is still played on their Halloween movie line up ever year, and a direct-to-DVD sequel titled Scooby-Doo! Return To Zombie Island was released in 2019