I’ve always loved disaster films those that show people turning into zombies or nuclear disasters and the fallout from them, it’s interesting to ponder what would you do in the event something like that happened? How would you survive? What’s your escape plan? A friend of mine when he’s bored at work plans in his head how he would escape the very room he is in if everyone would suddenly attack! That’s a bit extreme but just a bit of fun (he assures me!!!) Here are my top five suggestions for disaster /Zombie films to keep you entertained
The Walking Dead (TV Series) Based on a comic book series of the same name, the world has been taken over by zombies and the show follows a small group who stick together to try and survive in the zombie infested world. Currently just finished its second series with a third on the way in October this is a must see, it stars English actor Andrew Lincoln and is a very realistic portrait of the flaws of humanity.
Jericho (TV Series) After a series of nuclear attacks leave the US in a state of disaster. A small Kansas town called Jericho must come together to deal with the aftermath and how to survive. Jericho ran for two series and has developed quite a cult following, if you haven’t heard of it get the DVDs now!
28 Days Later (Movie) Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results.
Zombieland (Movie) A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. This is a comedy Zombie movie, but a very well made and funny one, check it out!
Dawn of the Dead (2004 Remake- Movie) A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. A great remake of the George A Romero classic , a little tongue in cheek at times but great fun.