10 movies about zombies that can't be torn away
Bemorepanda prepared for you the founders of the genre, modern blockbusters, witty comedies and very unexpected stories.
Night of the Living Dead
Brother and sister Johnny and Barbara come to the cemetery to visit his father's grave. The young man is attacked by a strange man who looks like a living dead. The girl runs away and hides with several strangers in the house. Here they will have to wait for the invasion of zombies.
28 Days Later…
Courier Jim lay in a coma for a long time and missed the start of the apocalypse. When he regains consciousness, he discovers that the country is in the grip of an epidemic: an unknown virus turns people into mindless killers. With new acquaintances, he tries to get to the shelter, but soon realizes that survivors can be no less dangerous than zombies.
Television journalist Angela Vidal wants to bring a sensational report to the editor. Upon learning of a mysterious incident in a residential building, she takes the operator and leaves for the place. Soon, the main character realizes that she was trapped: the inhabitants of the building are affected by the zombie virus and crave new victims. Angela is fighting for life, and the camera captures everything that happens.
Dawn of the Dead
In the United States begins the invasion of zombies. The company of survivors - a nurse, her husband, a policeman, a young couple and other citizens - is hiding from the living dead in a shopping center. Heroes understand that this cannot last long, and begin to develop an escape plan.
I Am Legend
Military doctor Robert Neville lives alone in a devastated city. The epidemic of an unknown virus turned people into zombies, and now the hero is desperately trying to find a cure. Soon he meets a woman, to whom he begins to experience a real feeling.
A group of military men did not share experimental biological weapons with a scientist. As a result, gas was released into the atmosphere, turning people into predatory zombies. The fate of mankind is now in the hands of the dancer Cherry, who has a machine gun instead of her leg, her tough guy El Ray and several other brave townspeople.
World War Z
UN investigator Gerald Lane gets stuck with his family in traffic and sees how very fast, strong and aggressive zombies begin to attack people. After 12 seconds, each bitten also turns into a monster. Climbing out of trouble, Lane joins a team of scientists who must research the zombie virus and find a cure for it.
In a secret laboratory, someone steals a flask with a dangerous T-virus and breaks it. All who fall under the action of the drug turn into zombies. A special forces detachment goes to investigate the laboratory, and with them is police officer Matt and the girl Alice, who has lost her memory.
Shaun of the Dead
Lazy sales consultant Sean is not interested in almost anything, all his days are alike. And he does not even immediately notice that the city was captured by hordes of zombies. But now Sean and his friends need to organize and fight back the devourers of the flesh.
Young Columbus is hardly a cool hero. But he worked out clear rules that help him survive during the zombie apocalypse. A teenager goes home to find out if his parents are alive. On the way, he meets the rude but kind Tallahassee and two sisters - Wichita and Little Rock. The company continues the journey together.
A report from Wuhan cut off from the world, the story of the fight against the Ebola virus, memories of the Spanish epidemic and other educational projects.
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
At the beginning of the year, when coronavirus was not yet widely publicized, Pandemic appeared on Netflix - a six-part project dedicated to the global cause of the fight against viruses and, in fact, summarizing many documentaries from this collection. Its creators methodically analyze the process of the emergence of new strains; answer why it usually happens in poor countries and how some infections spread through animals.
American Experience: Influenza 1918
The history of the spread of coronavirus is often compared with the events of a hundred years ago. Then, in a world not yet recovering from World War I, an epidemic of Spanish flu was raging. The episode of the cult documentary series American Adventure is dedicated to her.
We Heard the Bells: the Influenza of 1918
This movie is also dedicated to the well known 1918 epidemic. But this is not an attempt to recreate the events of a century ago, but rather the desire to reflect them. The main characters are old people from different parts of the USA who, as children, became eyewitnesses of the spread of the disease. They recall how they did not believe that the Spaniard would touch them, how they had faced the death of relatives and friends, how they were ill themselves - and after that they had a long biased attitude, because other people were afraid that they would infect them too. According to many heroes of the movie, the events of those years became the most terrible memories in life.
The Lockdown: One Month in Wuhan
A documentary project about life in the famous city of Wuhan during its complete isolation. At the beginning of 2020, 11 million people remained on their own at the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus. The main characters are doctors, officials and ordinary citizens, who were able to organize themselves in the face of the disease.
How to Survive a Plague
Contrary to the name, this movies is not a training manual on what to do in the event of a “black death” pandemic. We are talking about HIV and AIDS - diseases that they preferred to remain silent about until a certain time - but somewhere they are still silent today.
Fire in the Blood
If treating HIV-infected people in America is a difficult but solvable problem, then in Africa it is almost impossible. The fact is that many pharmaceutical giants refuse to voluntarily supply medicines necessary for antiretroviral therapy to poor countries. Because of this, dozens of people who are unable to receive treatment die every day.
Why Do Viruses Kill?
Of all the projects on the list, this is perhaps the least optimistic. The movie was released 10 years ago after the swine flu pandemic, which killed some 18,000 people. Then it became obvious that we are still powerless in front of some of the creatures of nature and that modern science is not fully aware of the mechanisms of the emergence of new strains. "Why are viruses killing?" introduces us to the device of viruses and answers the question why, even today, scientists cannot stop their spread in time.
Hero with a Thousand Faces
From 2014 to 2016, a disease was raging in West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. But this movie is not about how quickly Ebola destroys a person from the inside, but about people who are fighting an epidemic. The focus of the crew going to Sierra Leone is doctors and volunteers risking their lives.
Speaking of Ebola and other viral diseases, one can not help but talk about other human enemies. We have long been accustomed to them and often do not even take them seriously, but they very often carry deadly infectious diseases. That's right, we are talking about mosquitoes. The movie contains a fascinating and consistent story about how they reproduce, what they feed on and for what global epidemics these seemingly harmless insects are responsible.
The most relevant project on the list. This is the new season of the Explained documentary series, whose authors in half-hourly videos answer simple questions about health, sex, politics and economics in simple language. One of the episodes of last season was devoted to epidemics - in it, Bill Gates and a team of visiting doctors discussed the likelihood that a new pandemic will happen in the next decade. Alas, their predictions came true even faster.
Horror movies do not lose their popularity. Everyone wants to test themselves and understand what chilling invention it will not be embarrassing to scream from fear. During this times, Bemorepanda were offered a rich palette of horror movies, and we, in order from worst to best, have chosen the best ones.
The story of a novice sadist and a mysterious prostitute is based on the novel by Ryu Murakami, but it will be interesting to watch for those who read the book and those who did not.
The modest and pious old maid took an ax and hacked her father and mother. The whole point is that no one could prove Borden's guilt, the crime was conceived to glory, and after that the girl calmly lived a long life free. The true killer of her parents was never found. The creepy and very detailed “Revenge of Lizzy Borden” slowly leads us to a bloody denouement, making the circumstances of Lizzy’s life increasingly unbearable. And in order to completely torment the viewer, a perverse love line connected with the heroine Kristen Stewart was added to the movie.
Claustrophobic horror story about the flood and cannibal crocodiles in the basement of an apartment building by director Alexander Azh, the author of such thrillers as “Piranha 3D”. Nothing new is to be expected here, all within the framework of the genre, but due to special effects and the main character in the person of Kaya Scodelario, the movie at some point becomes very exciting. Although it’s clear that the “Trap” is the ten-great-granddaughter of the legendary “Jaws”.
According to the scientist, the aroma of this plant was to make people happy. But something went wrong. Deprived of the ability to reproduce, a smart flower came up with an unusually effective way to fight for existence. Namely: learned to hypnotize and subjugate people. Those who get pollen in their nose become capable of anything to protect their beloved ones.Filmed all this succinctly, but painfully anxious.
Annabelle comes home
As for Annabelle, the sinister and demonic doll continues to do all kinds of atrocities, this time with the wrong hands. She returned and is ready to scare you.
Ready or not
Out of fear of meeting their parents, the creators of this tape pulled a hilarious, but extremely bloody plot. For one “happy” bride, her fiancé’s relatives are chasing after a Victorian mansion to kill her with something big and sharp.
It: Chapter II
“It 2” came out no less successful than the first film - in some countries , in general, its fees were higher. It became a hit, although it was not based on Stephen King’s novel, and numerous reviews of the movie signaled that it’s not scary! But what can I say, if even some iconic figures of author's cinema have pecked at the bait of clown Pennywise?
Once, Stephen King himself did not dare to publish this novel, considering it too scary. But in the end, both the book and its first movie adaptation became classics. The new version of the misadventures of an individual family in the house near the highway is slightly distracted from the original plot in order to throw a little more surprises to the viewer. But at the heart of everything is the same - the fear of losing a loved one and the desperate hope of returning him at all costs, if something terrible still happened.
It’s not very clear whether it really was necessary to write a continuation of the magnificent “Radiance,” but King’s novel was doomed to become a bestseller in advance. It would be wrong to not shoot a continuation movie on it, denying yourself the pleasure of placing numerous references to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece there. As a result, we got Ewan McGregor, a mysterious sect, a blood-filled hotel and a girl who must be saved.
Everything is accurate and beautiful, before the filming, the director was not too lazy to study the ancient rites and rituals of the Vikings. And, probably, after this movie it is worth recognizing that Aster is a new figure in the horror genre. In the "Solstice" one can feel the maturity, depth and - snobbery of an overseas superpower in front of the dense Old World.