questionsdo you still like zombie movies?

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I'm not much of a fad person. I liked vampires since long before Anne Rice made them sexy. I think I can trace my affection for fanged nightstalkesrs to Barnbabas Collins back in the early 70's (yes, showing my age, but I was a little kid). He's the first vampire protagonist I can recall. So whether or not zombies have "run their course" or gone out of fashion has little to do with whether I like the material or not. I'll still be there if there's something in it that I like, such as the humor in Sean of the Dead and Zombieland, or the banding together for survival theme in The Walking Dead, or the tragedy in I am Legend, or the action in some of the video game-based films. And I have no interest in gore porn, so no matter how popular they are I have no interest in that sort of zombie flick.

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I've been a huge fan since I saw the original Night of the Living Dead when I was a wee lad. And I'll agree, Zombieland was great!

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I still enjoy the Dead classics and a few modern Z films as well. As far as new movies, I think the fad has passed for the most part. Hopefully that means the ones that do come out will be better and not just producers trying to cash in on the latest craze. There's still room for innovation in the genre. It's not nearly as played out as vampires.

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I wouldn't say that I'm really a fan of the genre. I did enjoy Zombieland, however.

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How about Sean of the Dead?

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Outpost 1 and 2. Great movies, that is all I can say.

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I think zombies and sexy vampires have worn out their welcome.

We're overdue for a frankenstein revival.

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@atd15: i've never heard of these movies. i'll have to check them out.

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@hottubrf: forgot about that one. add it to the list of good recent zombie movies.

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To answer the OP's Q: Two words, Hell. Yes.

Walking Dead is awesome too (yeah I know it's a show).

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While Zombieland was indeed some good fun, I've been tired of zombies for quite some time.

I liked Interview with a Vampire and Frankenstein(1994). They were well done. The modern crap - anything Twilight and most anything zombie are ... well, crap.

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I am looking forward to the new Resident Evil coming out in September. They are bringing back lots of good characters.

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Still? Never really was...

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@samstag: How about mummies? Zombies with a twist (especially if you tug hard on the trailing end of the gauze wrapper).

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@moondrake: I almost said mummies, but then I remembered that the sequels to the The Mummy were pretty terrible.

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@samstag: I liked it that the romantic couple from the first movie got married and had a kid in later movies. That's pretty rare in the action genre. Romances, no matter how great they seem, are usually one-film-stands. Our gaming group also sometimes gets use out of the line "Mummies don't use doors, dear."

The elementary concept behind Frankenstein is never really very far from the cineplex. In fact, it's at the center of a lot of zombie movies, the idea that unchecked science will create a destructive monster that would be the end of its maker. But with lifesaving medical advances, the actual Frankenstein's monster is more believable than ever.

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I didn't realize the question also applied to vampires. I did enjoy (most of) The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. She created vampires with personality and an entire mythology to go along with them. Is she a little heavy handed with the purple prose and angst? Yeah, but I just chalk that up to her personal writing style.

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I Am Legend = last good vampire move.

To the OP:
If it is good it is good I will not tire of a type of movie, I watch several types. The problem is The Walking Dead put the bar so high for zombies, movies are having a hard time competing.

I DVR almost any move and watch most of what I DVR. I went to watch Rubber (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/ In 10 minutes I realized I was watching the next genre, 'sentient physic rubber tires'. Bring them on!
The first 10 minutes are fantastic, I can only imagine it will only go down hill from there.

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@caffeine_dude:
"Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style."

yeah...i might have to check that one out.

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@carl669: Do not blame me if it is bad, I just saw the first 10 minutes, and my wife wanted 'something that is good' and I could not take the chance, she just watched 3-4 movies outside the top 500 grossing with me, so it was time for an unimaginative unoriginal movie.

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I think there's a place out there for 1 or 2 more zombie flicks, but they are wearing kind of thin.

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Zombie movies are awesome! And, yep, just watched Fido about two weeks ago via my Prime membership. LOVED IT! :D

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Perhaps more so than any other genre, the ratio of crap zombie movies to good ones is staggeringly huge. But that's due to every wannabe horror director making zombie flicks, because they're so cheap to make. The special effects budget just has to cover some gray or green tinted pancake makeup and a trip to the butcher shop.

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Why all the hate for the zombie movies..I remember seeing several that were really good. For example, 28 Day later and 28 Weeks Later, along with Dawn of the Dead and pretty much anything else George ROmero creates lol. Everyone is forgetting about all of the resident evil movies as well.