Best new Zombie movies (2016) - Top Netflix & Cinema
If you’re in for some gore and bloody fun then the Zombie genre might be something for you. For such a specific niche genre it is interesting to see how creatively filmmakers have approached it. It's no longer merely blasting heads off of wandering undead monsters, but the genre has found ways to make it more interesting. You may find romantic love stories, bloody violent slashers, smart satires, and
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best zombie movies of 2016 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Burr Steers, Stefan Ruzowitzky & Henry Hobson our new zombie genre directors? In 2014, the ever ongoing zombie films mania caused by the success of AMC hit series The Walking Dead (in popular culture that is, the zombie film never disappeared) didn´t really lead to interesting films. The Norwegian comedy Død Snø 2 was one of the exceptions, even though it was a sequel. And then there was Wyrmwood, a pretty cool Australian film which felt like a Mad Max zombie flick. So what will 2017 have to offer? These are few titles of the upcoming best zombie films we´re looking out for:
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017 35 zombie movies scheduled for release this year. The stats about the zombie genre are interesting because they show very clearly when the hype was at its peak. From 2010 it climbed rapidly to 82 movies in 2013, and then you can see it fall to 44 in 2016. Similar like vampire movies, these hypes only tend to last a few years. Nonetheless, in 2017 some big productions are being released that might do well for this popular horror sub-genre.
2010's best rated zombie movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (21-12-2016, 99 minutes)
Norwegian director André Øvredal's first English-language effort, after he made the very surprising and well-received mockumentary horror Trollhunter. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is strictly a zombie movie, but don't expect millions of walking dead. This thrilling films takes almost entirely place in a mortuary, ran by a father an son. The are faced with a body of young woman whose identity is unknown. As they start to investigate her body and try to find out the cause of her death, it soon becomes clear she might not quite be dead yet..
The World War Z sequel still remains a mystery. It's going to be released, that's for sure, but what else is there to say? Supposedly, David Fincher will be directing it, which one got us even more psyched. Stay tuned for more details!
David Fincher (Gone Girl & 7even)
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'The Girl With All the Gifts' is a glorious adaptation of M.R. Carey's brilliant YA novel. The world has been taken over by a virus which has turn practically all humankind into 'hungries'. In a secluded area, the last people on earth are looking for a vaccine, by studying 'hybrid' children. Partly human, partly Zombie, they might be the key to a solution. Melanie is one of them, a very gifted girl... In intelligent zombie-film that is more about characters and emotions than gore, for a change.
A couple of years a go, publishing house Quirk Books released a bunch of so-called mash up books: famous old novels turned into horror parodies. Books like Tolstoj´s Anna Karenina and Jane Austen´s Sense and Sensibility were reworked which resulted in Android Karenina and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Now the most popular book of this peculiar series, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is turned into a movie. I haven´t read any of those mash-up novels, but let´s hope this new zombie film won´t be as corny as the title suggests.
Lily James, Lena Headey & Matt Smith
17 Again, Igby Goes Down & Charlie St. Cloud
historical, horror, zombie,
Patient Zero by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Natalie Dormer, Matt Smith & Stanley Tucci
The Counterfeiters, Anatomy, Deadfall & The Inheritors
Maggie (08-05-2015, 95 minutes))
Now this really might be something: Arnold Schwarzenegger in an indie zombie drama. In Maggie, Arnie plays the loving father of a teenage girl turned into a zombie. As his daughter´s bloodthirsty behaviour worsens, he is determined to stay by her side and protect her. Will this be the first decent film Schwarzenegger stars in since he retired as California´s governor?
Lately, Lord of the Rings superstar Elijah seems mainly occupied with horror films. He founded a production company which focusses on the genre exclusively (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night , Open Windows) and starred in a quite a few. Most notably in Maniac (2012), a stylized psychokiller film which was banned in some countries due to its disturbing content. Last year, Cooties was screened during the Sundance festival, but until now it doesn´t have a proper widespread release. Cooties is a zombie comedy about a bunch of high school teachers fighting for their lives after a mysterious virus turned the students into bloodthirsty savages.