- Oct 17, 2012
Excellent list! I've never seen The Signal though. Thankfully it's on Amazon Prime, which I should enjoy before cancelling this year, I guess. I'll gladly second your recommendations for Pontypool and Deadgirl, although Deadgirl is, as you said, [sub]kind of rapey.[/sub]NihilSinLulz said:For those sick of zombies, I think you'll just need to expand beyond the mainstream stuff. Some very creative stuff has been done with zombies, its just most of it has been in the indie sphere.
Some of my favourite examples:
Pontypool - a small budget Canadian horror film that takes place entirely in a radio station. The zombies here are of the philosophical nature. Knowledge of semiotics may be required.
Deadgirl - A very uncomfortable film that questions how far a person will go if there arn't any foreseeable consequences. Think of the Steubenville case, only with some zombies.
The Signal - a mysterious signal appears randomly on all media devices that does something to people. Probably my favourite as its so mysterious but theres plenty of clues for the attentive viewer.
Planet Terror - more mainstream than the rest of these films, but still loads of fun. Its made by Rodriguesz (dude who did Machete). Tons of brainless fun!
Splinter - more of a traditional zombie film, but its has a more RE feel to it what with a crazy super fungus being involved.
Some 'also ran' nominations from me would be Contracted (2013), although it's probably not worth sitting through an entire movie's worth of stupidity from the lead character.
Open Grave (2013), starring the lead actor from District 9, and finally The Crazies (remake). Again, these aren't full fledged suggestions by me, they're merely topic-related movies that should be watched only as a backup plan. Oh, and for a sci-fi twist, I guess you couldn't go wrong with Pandorum, which is kind of like:
The Descent, but in space.