For all the great zombie movies out there...From the original Frankenstein and Mummy movies to Night of the Living Dead and 28 Days Later, there are two that really stand out, and not just because they begin with the letter Z.
Zombie is a low-budget movie about someone, I think a girl, who goes to a remote island to look for someone else, maybe her father. I can't remember, because it's been a long time since I saw this movie and because the plot was absolutely inconsequential. This movie is about gore, and it delivers. There's one scene involving the close-up of an eye and a large piece of wood. It does not end well, for the eyeball or the wood. I will never forget it. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but for a single scene to stick in my memory after decades...well, that's an impactful scene. And as horror goes, this scene is truly horrible. Seriously. (NOTE: I am not recommending that you do this, but just as an FYI, if you were to search for "Big Fucking Splinter to the Eyeball" on YouTube, you could see what I am talking about.)
Zombieland, on the other hand, takes the genre and makes it funny, a lot like Shaun of the Dead did but using a title that starts with Z and doesn't compete with Star Wars for inclusion in my A-Z Challenge. Come for the double-tap, stay for Bill Murray's biggest regret. Zombieland had a great style, and the acting in it was perfect...the cast played it like it was real without overacting or getting too campy, which can work if done right (see Evil Dead 2), but that's a crap shoot that can kill a movie if it backfires.
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