A couple of great examples of this are the remake of George A. Romero’s zombie series… (Don’t get me wrong, George A. Romero’s original zombie movies will always be the best, but the truth is, is that these more recent have not been that bad!) Another fun example on the big screen is Edgar Wright’s, Shaun Of The Dead (2004)!
On the small screen in more recent times it has been, ‘The Walking Dead’ and, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’, both of those shows about a group of survivors trying to make it in the post-zombie apocalypse world are just truly amazing!
But there is one movie that doesn’t seem to get a lot of play anymore, but I personally suspect maybe rather directly (or in-directly) is what the, ‘Walking Dead’ productions have based their filming styles on… That movie being, 28 Days Later (2002)!
Written by: Alex Garland (Dredd) & Directed by: Danny Boyle (127 Hours). Starring: Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), Brendan Gleeson (Edge Of Tomorrow) & Megan Burns (Liam).
“REPENT/THE END IS/EXTREMELY/FUCKING/NIGH” – Quote from: 28 Days Later (2002)!
This awesome movie tells the story of a group of activists who release monkeys that have been infected with a rage virus (that essentially turns them in to rage filled zombies.)
This sets off an out break that will decimate pretty much all of England… About 28 Days after the outbreak, ‘Jim’ (Murphy), wakes up from a coma to discover that he is alone in one of the bigger metropolitan hospitals in the area.
And as Jim begins to explore the outside of the city, he comes to notice that London seems to be generally empty, and after discovering what had happened to the majority of the people in the city, and facing these Zombies, he begins to find the survivors, and as the group he is in grows, Jim and his team while trying to survive, will learn the gruesome truth about what has happened to his homeland and have to learn to survive in it!
Now I mentioned above some of the cool stuff , besides the obvious, the other thing that I really enjoyed about this movie is the cinematography… This movie was brilliantly shot, and if you haven’t seen it yet, do so… It is well worth it!