Friend of the World
Packed with big ideas that outshine its minimal budget, this Troma is daring, interesting and resolutely not for everyone.
Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula
Scratches the surface of what the genre is capable of enunciating, but still provides the pales of gore and absurdity that make it so perpetually fascinating.
Shed of the Dead
While this feature has a couple of notably gory moments, it seems to ignore the crucial cues that define and distinguish the genre.
Endlessly packed with memorable quirks and some exquisite anime sequences, this eccentric effort is essential viewing.
Santa Clarita Diet
Drew Barrymore shines in a stylised affair that revels in a refreshing juxtaposition of viscera with middle-class suburbia.
Train to Busan
Sardonic elements balance with emphatic characters and sharp camerawork to ensure the film's anxious torsion maintains its focus.
The Girl with All the Gifts
Uses all the hallmarks of Britain’s distinctive post-apocalyptic zombie cannon to make for powerfully relatable, bleak scenes.
Night of the Living Deb
A comic, upbeat tone throughout that features more one-liners than you can shake a severed arm at.
Navy SEALS vs. Zombies
With its pallid execution and rudimentary story, Navy SEALS vs. Zombies is a highly unremarkable film indeed.
Burying the Ex
Populated by stock types, the story is backed by little in the way of characterisation, and missing a necessary campiness.
What’s Left of Us
Boasts edgy performances and a script which focuses on the here and now rather than excessive backstory.
FrightFest: Doc of the Dead
A light-hearted introduction and jumping-off point for anyone new to zombies, with enough know-how to cope when the dead rise.
An entertaining if not very original demonic possession slash zombie gorefest that, at the very least, showcases energy and zest.
Compare Antisocial to projects with similar production constraints, and there is no parallel in terms of cinematic experience.
Flounders between drafts, as confused as its one-dimensional characters. A jarring edit does nothing to help matters.
A reasonably good start rapidly falls victim to a lack of direction, resulting in an incoherence that does not entertain.
Return of the Living Dead
A superb package teeming with extras; a fitting tribute to a film that fully justifies its reputation as a cult classic.
Juan of the Dead
Zombie fans will enjoy the numerous genre references, but many will see the same old tired and perfunctory plot devices.
Quite possibly one of the most lacklustre attempts at a zombie film ever made, Osombie is simply excruciating.
D. Kerry Prior's limited experience mostly lies in SFX, but you wouldn't know it from what is perfect comedy timing.
Its own bizarre entity; a curious commentary on the protagonist’s descent into madness as he combats love, loss and zombies.
We speak to SFX maestro Greg Nicotero about the power of make-up and the upcoming series of The Walking Dead.
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated
Despite the odd flare of brilliance, the concept fails. For rabid collectors only.
This low-budget indie is a star turn, with a clever, funny script that shows life from the point of view of the zombie.
How to Speak Zombie: A Guide for the Living
There are many zombie survival guides out there. But do any of them teach you how to speak zombie?