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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!

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!

Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack (2016)

THE PATIENTS

Composers: Midnight Syndicate

THE PATHOLOGY

I’ve enjoyed Midnight Syndicate’s atmospheric work for many years now, and if you’re a zombie fan that has never yet sampled their unique blend of synthesized sounds and orchestrally-shaped compositions to create a themed melodic exploration of the macabre on every album, you now have the perfect way to discover the nightmare world of Midnight Syndicate. If you’re a zombie fan and gamer, well this is just about the closest thing to Heaven…I’m sorry, Hell on Earth!

THE PROGNOSIS

ZOMBIES!!! OFFICIAL BOARD GAME SOUNDTRACK is Midnight Syndicate’s brilliant new release, offering a horde of zombie-themed tracks to accompany the long-running Twilight Creations ZOMBIES!!! game and series of expansions. It’s also one of the most enjoyable and skin-crawling musical recreations of the apocalypse you’re likely to hear, and “It Begins” with a propulsive first track that avoids heavy rock clichés, bringing us into the end of the world with a melancholy, almost heroic sound.

“Where Did Everybody Go” conveys tentative and disturbing discovery that leads into a sense of urgency – a mission begins? “They’re Coming For You…” builds slowly, incorporating unnerving ambient sounds like shuffling footsteps and barking dogs to create an unsettling soundscape of terror. There’s a definite sense that the living dead are converging and no one is safe. Hissing and groaning fills the soundscape in what feels like a night-time urban environment of gated alleyways and rainswept streets.

“Slight Miscalculation” is big and bold again, but things go even wilder and more epic in a sort of musical Rube Goldberg running out of control. There’s a never discordant but complex blend of instrumentation as the assistant at the mortuary flips the nuclear switch and then the radioactive sandwich falls into the lightning bolt (thank you, David Cross, for perfectly capturing the descent into a zombie apocalypse in one twisty sentence). The track ends with the gasping first breath of some unliving thing rising to take over the world!

“Last Day to Live” is a melodic piano-driven track set in a windswept uncertain world with a plaintive final touch. “No Escape” feels more ambient than melodic, a general suspense piece that slowly ramps up – bits reminded me of James Horner’s ALIENS score – into a more percussive action scenario. “I Don’t Think They’re Dead” begins with steady eerie breathing, but is otherwise a slightly more generic suspense track with a nice rhythm and some satisfying countermelodies.

It’s back to the rainy “Town Square” as zombies thrash about and set off car alarms, with survivors running, screaming from afar, and shooting at anything that moves. “Zombie Master” is a track to make Murder Legendre proud! This ominous, epic theme heralds the arrival of the magical malevolent will that impels the living dead, crashing together like the cogs of an unstoppable machine of terror, with a hummable dark melody that also nicely complements the album’s opening track. This is purposefulness and madness intertwined.

This is purposefulness and madness intertwined.

“Raiding Todd’s Tool Shop” is all about urgency. As strings interweave to convey speed and purpose, ambient noise and a running radio report set the mood as our survivors seek the equipment they need to make it out alive. A sudden interruption in tempo and the crash of zombies getting in signals that it’s time to leave. And watch out at the end! “Veiled Hunter” is a short but concussive blow that suggests the battle has just begun, while “Into the Abyss” returns to Midnight Syndicate’s familiar rolling percussion approach to melodic construction, with some similarities to the “Slight Miscalculation” track.

“Alternate Food Source” is frenetic, with a visceral effect as you hear the gnashing of teeth and rending of guts. “Fear” has a metallic relentlessness that suits its title. As the track gives way to a ticking motif and distorted radio warnings, time very much seems to be running out; I particularly love the pulsing rumble at the end. “Adrenaline Rush” is the musical equivalent of grabbing your stuff and running from the horde as they bear down on you. The panic builds as fast footfalls and heavy breathing mixes in with the wild piano and percussion. You’re going to build up a sweat listening to this track…they’re right behind you!

It’s an epic, suspenseful, blood-racing and bone-chilling finale.

“Dusk” is an oppressive respite from the carnage, but surely hope is fading, and in “We’re Screwed” that becomes certain. Many of the album’s familiar motifs come together in this track as the end game approaches and the horde closes in for a very messy kill. There’s one thing left to do…and that’s give up! “Race to the Helipad” takes us on one last desperate run to escape the apocalypse. It’s an epic, suspenseful, blood-racing and bone-chilling finale to a superb album that not only expertly pays homage to the zombie genre but should serve as the pitch perfect accompaniment to a round of ZOMBIES!!! or the end-of-the-world game of your choice. Do you hear that? Quick, “get to da choppa!”

RATING

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STUFF: GEORGE A. ROMERO, FATHER OF THE MODERN ZOMBIE, GETS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR

meavatarjessAll I can say is that it’s about time!

Thanks to a streaming announcement from the Official Website of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, we know that the Father of the Modern Zombie, none other than George A. Romero himself, will be honored with a Star of his own after decades of contributions to the zombie genre, horror cinema, and pop culture in general!

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We’ll know more about the details of the ceremony that will surely accompany the actual installation of the Star in 2017, but for now, let’s all join together in honoring Papa Zombie for this latest sterling recognition of his indelible work!

TRAILER: THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

meavatarjessHi, folks, the Doctor of the Dead here! Based on the popular and acclaimed 2014 M.R. Carey novel of the same name, the next big zombie film is on its way…and it looks pretty damn good! THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS offers a different perspective on the usual post-apocalyptic shenanigans, and with a combination of fast-paced, frenetic action, some stark set design, and an intriguing wrinkle or two in the plot, we may be in for a fantastic new take on the oft-decaying genre.

You can get the original novel here (and help us at the same time), and you can take a look at the trailer for the film adaptation – coming to the UK on September 23 and the US soon after – below. Let us know what YOU think!