Smuggler Specialties Zombie Appreciation Week

Zombie Appreciation Week: Zombies in Film

Yesterday we gave you a good long look at the evolution of zombies in the film genre, highlighting some pivotal films. I could wax poetical all day about Romero’s movies, but the zombie movie has a lot of other goodness to offer. Instead of repeating what I talked about yesterday (or during Halloween Week for that matter), I’ll do a clip montage of some of my very favorites, by category.

The Serious

Karen, Night of the Living Dead

When there’s no more room in hell…, Dawn of the Dead (Or if you’re curious, check out ; contains spoilers, but is petty solid).

Bub, Day of the Dead (my favorite has to of course be this
final scene with Bub, but only click if you’ve seen the movie or do not mind being spoiled)

Big Daddy leads the zombie attack, Land of the Dead

28 Weeks Later (I prefer it to 28 Days, and this opening sequence is awesome although unfortunately truncated)

Alice, Resident Evil (that last scene is pretty badass too)

Dawn of the Dead 2004 Introduction (No embedding allowed, sorry!)

The Hilarious

Don’t Stop Me Now, Shaun of the Dead

It’s Miller Time!, Night of the Creeps

Tarman, Return of the Living Dead (or creepy pervert sounding Freddy and the classic line; or watch Trash get wasted)

A Bright New World, Fido
The Goretastic

The Lawnmower Scene, Dead Alive (also check out the “I kick ass for the lord!” scene, or the zombie sex scene)

The Splinter Scene, Zombi (aka Zombi 2)

Intestines…, City of the Living Dead

The So-Bad-It’s-Good

Shark vs. Zombie, Zombi (aka Zombi 2)

Best of Clips from Hell of the Living Dead (aka Night of the Zombies, aka Virus, aka many other names that all boil down tot he same thing: one of the worst movies ever made)

Night of the SS Zombies trailer (this is all you ever need to see of this film)

Nazi Zombie eats himself, Hard Rock Zombies (again, one of the worst movies ever made…but strangely watchable. I mean, just check out this clip. Or this one.)

(I don’t know why Nazi Zombies are so appealing. They simply are.)

I think that’s about it from me for now. I’ve just made myself want to watch all these movies immediately!

In the meantime, look out…



  • Rick Boyer
    February 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  • katiebabs
    February 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    You for got the great scene when Barbara’s brother scares the crap out of her in the graveyard, “Barbara….”

  • orannia
    February 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    *slinking it*

    I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never watched a zombie movie.. *slinking off*

  • orannia
    February 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    That should read slinking IN… I hate it when I do that!

  • Karin
    February 24, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    All I’ve been able to think about with all the zombie posts, from when that road sign was hijacked to now, is the song by Single File ‘Zombies Ate My Neighbors’.

  • Mark Henry
    February 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I can’t believe you pulled out a Gates of Hell clip. Fulci intestines for the win!

    ps. I may have to stalk you now.

  • Thea
    February 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Rick–Thanks for the words of encouragement! I’m glad you found us, and are enjoying the site 🙂

    Katie–Ahh, yes the classic opening line *grin* I went with the Karen killing her mommy scene, since it always manages to freak me out. Classic.

    Orannia–Well, we MUST remedy this! Do you want some zombie homework of your own? 😈 I’d of course recommend you start with the classics – give Night of the Living Dead a watch. It’s not necessarily scary (as Ana has said in her recent movie marathon – like you she had never seen a zombie movie before), but it’s a damn great, defining, genre-changing film.

    Karin–Hah! Awesome, I didn’t even know about that song, thanks for that! Here’s a youtube video for anyone else interested 🙂

    Mark–Lucio Fulci is the master *bows down* I love that scene.

    And stalk away 😉 We can take it.

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