Of all of the popular horror movie themes the zombie genre has to rate near or at the top. If you don't agree with me then you have my permission to stop reading the rest of my pathetic article. Who can resist seeing the undead lurching around taking bites and eating the living? I know I can't. What is the attraction? I have no idea but I love zombie movies maybe even more than cherry pie and hotdogs if that is possible. What would life be without zombie movies? It would be dead believe me.
I think that White Zombie starring the immortal Bela Lugosi may been the first official zombie movie and it isn't bad for a movie made 3000 years ago but the movies have evolved since then. Of course the movie that made zombies what they are today is the original Night of the Living Dead directed by George Romero. This movie is a zombiefest of everything that makes zombie movies so great and it is filmed in black and white which only adds to it's impact. You have your flesh eating zombies, your terrified people hiding in a farmhouse, a dumb blonde, a jerk in the cellar, a child zombie and I could go on and on about the greatness of this movie. It has it all and set the standard for all zombie movies.
There are many other great zombie movies, of course, and I rate all of George Romero's movies near the top, especially Dawn of the Dead, but there is an often overlooked movie I Walked With a Zombie (1943) that deserves more acclaim that it has gotten. I have to give it my number two ranking.
Come on you 2 or 3 people people and give me your opinions on zombie movies! I have some more that I will mention later if anyone is interested. I hope this is not a repeat of some article I posted earlier but I have oldtimers disease.