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100: The 100 Zombie Movies You Need to See

100! This epic-length landmark episode provides the list that YOU and many other listeners demanded! Listen as Arnold and Natalie take on the Herculean task of talking about 100 zombie movies you need to see, covering the entire history of the genre with sections covering everything from all-out gorefests to Voodoo-themed chillers to romantic romps. There’s something for every kind of zombie fan, and maybe a few things that you’ll want to seek out and see for yourself, as we celebrate 100 episodes of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!

…And see below for two lists: All the previous episodes of the show that delved more into some of the films we only mention briefly here as well as three feature-length audio commentaries, and an EPIC list of Amazon affiliate links to as many of the 100 films as we could find that are readily available. If you click through to get any of them, you’re helping to support this podcast too!

Show Music: “Rage” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

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SHOW LINKS (SEE FURTHER BELOW FOR OUR AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS AFTER THE LINKS TO PAST EPISODES!):

Past DOCTOR OF THE DEAD and G2V episodes covering films in our list of 100 zombie movies:

THE G2V PODCAST EPISODE 1: EVIL DEAD PART 1 (the entire franchise plus the remake)

THE G2V PODCAST EPISODE 2: EVIL DEAD PART 2

EPISODE 8: ITALIAN ZOMBI MOVIES (LAST MAN ON EARTH, ZOMBI 2, BURIAL GROUND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE BEYOND, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, and NIGHTMARE CITY)

EPISODE 47: [REC] 3

EPISODE 68: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

EPISODE 70: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

EPISODE 78: DAWN OF THE DEAD

EPISODE 80: ZOMBIE (ZOMBI 2)

EPISODE 85: DAY OF THE DEAD PLUS 1985 “YEAR OF THE ZOMBIE” FILMS (RE-ANIMATOR, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, more)

EPISODE 89: THE OMEGA MAN

EPISODE 90: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990

EPISODE 93: ZOMBIELAND and COOTIES

EPISODE 94: 28 DAYS LATER and LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE

EPISODE 96: NIGHTMARE CITY

EPISODE 97: JUAN OF THE DEAD and SHAUN OF THE DEAD

EPISODE 98: WARM BODIES and DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004

Feature-length audio commentaries:

VOICES IN THE DARK: Last Man on Earth (1964) Audio Commentary Track

VOICES IN THE DARK: The Evil Dead (1981) Audio Commentary Track

VOICES IN THE DARK: Burial Ground – The Nights of Terror (1981) Audio Commentary Track

AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS TO MANY (NOT ALL) OF THE 100 MOVIES – GET THEM VIA THIS LIST AND SUPPORT OUR SHOW!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Criterion)

DAY OF THE DEAD (Scream Factory)

LAND OF THE DEAD (Scream Factory)

DIARY OF THE DEAD (Dimension Extreme)

SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (Magnolia)

FLESH EATER (Shriek Show)

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (Scream Factory)

ZOMBI 2 (Shriek Show)

CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS (VCI)

DEAD & BURIED (Blue Underground)

DEATHDREAM (Blue Underground)

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (Amazon Video Streaming)

ISLE OF THE SNAKE PEOPLE (Retromedia)

KING OF THE ZOMBIES (Sinister Cinema)

THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (Scream Factory)

WHITE ZOMBIE (VCI)

ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY (Warner Brothers)

CABIN IN THE WOODS (Lionsgate)

CREEPSHOW (Warner Brothers)

FREAKS OF NATURE (Sony)

HELL’S GROUND (TLA Releasing)

PHANTASM (Remastered; Well Go)

TRICK ‘R TREAT (Warner Brothers)

28 DAYS LATER (Fox Searchlight)

DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004 (Universal)

EVIL DEAD 2013 (Sony)

KILL ZOMBIE! (Well Go)

LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS (Indican)

NIGHT OF THE COMET (Scream Factory)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990 (Imports)

PRIDE + PREJUDICE + ZOMBIES (Sony)

[•REC 3] (Sony)

RESIDENT EVIL (Sony)

UNDEAD (Lionsgate)

WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD (Scream Factory)

ZOMBIELAND (Sony)

THE BEYOND (Grindhouse Releasing)

BURIAL GROUND (Severin)

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (Blue Underground)

HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD (Blue Underground)

THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (Blue Underground)

NIGHTMARE CITY (Kino Lorber)

ZOMBI 3 (Shriek Show)

ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST (Severin)

CEMETERY MAN (Anchor Bay)

GRAPES OF DEATH (Redemption)

THE LIVING DEAD GIRL (Kino Lorber)

OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES (Redemption)

ZOMBIE LAKE (Redemption)

JUAN OF THE DEAD (Entertainment One)

LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (Blue Underground)

[•REC] (Sony)

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (Blue Underground)

BIO ZOMBIE (Tokyo Shock)

STACY (Synapse)

TRAIN TO BUSAN (Well Go)
SEOUL STATION (FilmRise)

VERSUS (Tokyo Shock)

WILD ZERO (Synapse)

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Legend Films)

THE OMEGA MAN (Warner Brothers)

I AM LEGEND (Warner Brothers)

28 WEEKS LATER (20th Century Fox)

COOTIES (Lionsgate)

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (Lionsgate)

WICKED LITTLE THINGS (Lionsgate)

THE FOG (Scream Factory)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Disney)

ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU (Sony)

INVISIBLE INVADERS (Kino Lorber)

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (Legend Films)

DEAD SNOW (MPI)

SHOCK WAVES (Blue Underground)

ARMY OF DARKNESS (Universal)

EVIL DEAD 1 and 2 (Lionsgate)

BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (Arrow)

LIFE AFTER BETH (Lionsgate)

PONTYPOOL (MPI)

RAMMBOCK: BERLIN UNDEAD (The Collective)

THE RETURNED (Amazon Video Streaming)

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 (Lionsgate)

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Paramount)

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (Universal)

WARM BODIES (Summit)

BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR (Lionsgate)

DEAD ALIVE or BRAINDEAD (Lionsgate)

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6: JASON LIVES (Paramount)

RE-ANIMATOR (Image)

ZOMBIE STRIPPERS (Sony)

APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD (Naedomi Media)

GERM Z (Naedomi Media)

HOUSE OF THE DEAD (Lionsgate)

THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES (Guilty Pleasures)

THE REZORT (Amazon Video Streaming)

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES (Asylum)

VIRAL (Anchor Bay)

2012: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Asylum)

WORLD WAR Z (Paramount)

TH-TH-THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!

90: Resurrection of a Legend – The 1990 Remake of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

The original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is an indisputable classic, the beginning of the modern zombie genre and a deeply meaningful film on many levels. In a past episode, Arnold and Scott delved into that movie’s rich history and legacy, but this time around it’s time to talk about the often maligned but still very intriguing 1990 remake helmed by none other than special effects guru Tom Savini! So settle in, you yo-yos, and listen as the guys chat about the atmospheric and thematically fascinating NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990! After all, you came back…you…came back…

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Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

We welcome all feedback at doctorofthedead@yahoo.comcontact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead!

VOICES IN THE DARK: BURIAL GROUND (1981)

Arnold and Scott tackle a favorite Italian zombie movie, BURIAL GROUND: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR, with the preternaturally perverse and potentially psychotic Peter Bark playing a boy suffering from an unhealthy obsession with his mother and death-tinged cloth, and a horde of clay-faced zombies wielding farm implements and laying siege to a posh house party. It’s the definitive European living dead-fest, with the G2V Guys giving it their scythe-slicing all in a feature-length audio commentary! Mama, it’s only one dollar!

GET IT HERE!

TRAILER: The Walking Dead Season 7 (with the Doctor of the Dead’s reaction)

meavatarjessSo by now many of you have already seen the new Season 7 trailer for THE WALKING DEAD debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con, but now the Doc is here to offer his reaction to what we’re seeing in this glimpse of the zombie-laden TV saga’s seventh year! First, here’s that trailer:

And now, how about we break it down western-style, since the show owes a lot to that genre…

THE GOOD

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The opening montage pulls at the heartstrings for sure, reintroducing all the players while making it clear how hard it’ll be to say goodbye to at least one of them in that S7 premiere. Once again the show makes a good use of music to underscore an emotional situation, and there’s Carol doing her cute “innocent Carol” bit once again. As for the usually-stellar zombie effects, Greg Nicotero and his team appear to be pushing the Walkers even further into decay in a variety of intriguing ways. There will doubtless be ongoing homages to zombies past, as well; that last shot of a horde of sand-encrusted undead even led DOCTOR OF THE DEAD producer/co-host Scott Woodard to say “those sand walkers are so Fulci at the end!” And then there’s the arrival of the Kingdom and King Ezekiel, which leads me to…

THE BAD

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…Shiva. We knew that Ezekiel’s tiger was going to be accomplished by CGI due to a variety of legitimate production reasons, but our first glimpse is…odd. Oh sure, it looks amazing, that’s not the problem; it’s just that Shiva really looks like he isn’t even in the same shot with Ezekiel, so the interaction between actors and computer-generated animal may not be all that convincing. Still, we shall see – this is only a trailer, after all!

THE UGLY

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By “ugly” here, I’m talking more about sad inevitability and an emotional roller coaster ride. We know Season 7 is going to kick off with a jarring death, and Negan’s arrival means the world of our heroes is about to get a whole lot uglier. I’ve talked on the DOTD podcast about the show’s unfortunate tendency to fall into cyclical storytelling, and so a lot of Negan’s over-confident glib dialogue does come off as just another variation on the Governor and other past antagonists. But let’s face it, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a delight to watch, so although Negan will speechify like every other super-villain, perhaps it’ll be a bit less tedious to endure. I suspect it will also be harrowing!

THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 debuts on October 23 at 9pm on AMC. Invest in Kleenex now.

78: The Horror Landmark – DAWN OF THE DEAD

By popular demand! At long last (and just in time for their 78th episode), Arnold and Scott turn their attention to one of the unforgettable landmarks of horror cinema, the second installment in the immortal George Romero trilogy, DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)! In this special tribute episode, the guys chat about favorite moments from such an oft-viewed classic, themes that resonate as powerfully in 2016 as they did in 1978, and some of the reasons why the zombies of DAWN are different from the creatures people may remember. Shop for your favorite survival gear (and keep your eyes peeled for zombie kids), tell your friend that “we got this by the ASS,” and get ready for the dawn!

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Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto. DAWN OF THE DEAD theme cover by Reuben Jones.

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