Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

It wasn’t hell getting through this, but I felt like I had died inside once it was over. The movie has some great cheesy moments (the reason I watched it) but the overuse of stock footage of slow motion animals was almost too much. It has some awesome music throughout the film. The acting is cheese at its best. Especially the long haired dude with the crazy eyes. I also was pretty surprised of the reporter girl who felt like she could sneak into an islander tribe with her pale white skin and just get nude and put a grass skirt on to be among the dark skin islanders. They seemed to buy it though, so let’s call that a win? The movie is weird for sure, but it is written by the same guy who did Troll 2. Check it out if you like bad acting and good music and gore. Everything else is as bad as rotten zombie flesh though.

32/100

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Creepshow (1982)

The most fun you’ll ever have being scared? Nope. Probably not. This horror anthology inspired from the E.C. comics in the 1950’s was pretty tame. Even Stephen King and George A. Romero couldn’t muster up any real scares. I got to see a zombie old man just wanting some delicious cake, a backwoods horrible actor who also happens to be a writer named Stephen King and various other scenes that really don’t deserve a mention. The movie as a whole was almost a waste of time, there are a few bright spots, but I’ll just say the movie was just fine. I was hoping for a lot more scares, but it was just a cornier version of Tales from the Crypt.

60/100

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Dead Alive (1992)

This movie made me feel alive! I laughed so hard during this Peter Jackson film, that I had a coughing attack. The Preacher saying “I kick ass for the Lord” really killed me. The gore in this movie is astounding. They literally must have went through gallons of blood and odd body pieces. The poor main actor was just doused from head to toe in gunge. The zombie baby was also a constant source of entertainment. I also liked the use of Tarot cards and destiny mixed with a zombie infection story. This is Peter Jackson’s best movie, forget the Lord of the Rings. I’ve never been more grossed out and entertained in my life… and this was on my third viewing. It gets better every time.

100/100

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Zoombies (2016)

This movie got a lot more points than you can see, they are just in hiding. This movie was pretty crazy. Zoo animals get turned into zombies and start killing people in this park. The acting is all hilariously bad and if you watch this movie for its campy factor, you will not be disappointed. I felt like I needed an easy horror film to watch after The Fly, so I grabbed this totally horrid gem. Who knows if this will be a cult classic, but it had a few lines that just slayed me. One is about the animals are “just hiding” (you’ll get how funny it is when you see it. Also the line about “we don’t know if anything is wrong, Oh yeah? We don’t know if anything is RIGHT!” Check this one out for it’s giant silliness, if you base it off of a legitimate horror film, it’s a terrible movie. I’m giving it a score right down the middle because it was fun, and also the worst!

50/100

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

This film wasn’t so dead-set on scares, and it was campy at times… but I kinda liked it. This movie had some really good gore and pretty neat special effects for the time. It also was a pretty huge production as it required so many people to play the zombies. I thought all the main characters were good, I especially liked the guy who couldn’t shoot worth a darn. He should have had his gun taken away at the start. The final scene with the really weird music was enjoyable and a little strange. It’s hard to say how seriously they were taking this movie, regardless, I think it’s an important horror film.

82/100

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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

No this isn’t a Carebears episode, this is a horror film by the late Wes Craven. I really liked this movie in theory… zombies created in Haiti by a magic powder and a drug company from America wanting to harvest that drug for themselves as a new anesthesia method. I love Bill Pullman and I wish he was in more stuff, he was really good in this movie too, I just felt like the movie wasn’t really all that scary. I did love some of Craven’s special effects, especially when Pullman was getting pulled underground and the camera angles that were used when he was buried in the coffin. Some of the Government uprising stuff felt like it was thrown in there when it didn’t need to be, because Zombies are cool enough. I also thought that the title of the film was pretty neat, doesn’t sound like your typical horror title. It’s an average movie with some above average effects and camera work.

75/100

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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Who would have thought vampires are hilarious? I really liked this mockumenentary about vampires who are struggling to figure out the modern world… but with the help of a newly turned vamp and his human best friend who is a computer programmer they are able to bring the internet to these diabolical dudes. This is a film from New Zealand and I must say, I love their sense of humor. I laughed out loud on several occasions. I love when the vampires run into werewolves and how they interact. Some great quotable lines to be had. Make like a bat and fly to this comedy, it staked me with laughter.

84/100

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