Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday Movie Picks: Zombie Movies



It's another Thursday. Fall is well underway, and so is A Horrorble Time here at Dell on Movies. Welcome to another edition of Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly meme hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. Go check out her site. Join the meme now. Period.

The rules are simple. She picks a theme, you pick three movies to suit said theme. They must either be the best (or your faves), the worst (or your most hated), or hidden gems. This week's theme is zombie movies.

I know, I know. I'm probably required by law to mention at least one George A. Romero movie. Sorry, not doing that. Arrest me, now. My next mandated movie is 28 Days Later. Yeah, well, that just sucks and I don't care what you say. Therefore, that ain't happening.

You know me. I'm going to do something a bit different. I'm going to combine all three categories into one glorious catch all. These movies are definitely hidden, but that's because they suck so they're among the worst zombie flicks out there. However, they're so terrible they actually might be the best ever made, also. If none of that babbling makes any sense, let's just say that all three of my picks are so bad, they're awesome!


Raw Force
AKA Kung Fu Cannibals
(1982)
Zombies don't show up in this particular affair until we get near the end. By this time, they're just icing on a bizarre cake. What do I mean? By the time they appear, we've already seen cannibal monks, a cruise full of drunken, hard partying martial arts students, Nazi jade smugglers, piranhas, and nekkidness. Lots and lots of nekkidness. Our zombies are actually disgraced martial artists raised from the dead to do the bidding of the aforementioned monks. So yeah, basically samurai zombies. Click here to find out how this steaming pile of unfathomably bad goodness relates to The Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Redneck Zombies
(1989)
When some local yokels get a hold of some toxic waste, since every hillbilly is completely illiterate rendering the warning labels obsolete, they make moonshine out of it. Of course, this transforms everyone who drinks it into a flesh-eating zombie. Yup, this includes the zombie baby pictured above. Luckily, there just happens to be a group of college students in the area just waitin' to be terrorized. Slip in some references to Texas Chainsaw Massacre and some rather heavy handed commentary on chewing tobacco and this Troma production goes all...Troma.


Zombie Strippers
(2008)
Let's start with the fact that horror icon Robert Englund is in this movie sans fedora, striped sweater, or claws. He's basically just a patron at a strip club. His leading lady, if you want to call her that, is also an icon. She is a porn icon, but iconic nonetheless. I'm talking the one and only Jenna Jameson. How'd you know she plays a stripper? You must be psychic, or something. Anyhoo, she's not just any stripper, but the club's featured dancer and the first to be infected by one of the re-animated deceased soldiers that wanders into the shake joint. That soldier, by the way, is part of the movie's attempt at satirizing the presidency of George W. Bush. A good and terrible time is had by all.


7 comments:

  1. Nice list, I haven't seen any of these (or heard of a few of them) It's nice to see something different!

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    1. Oh, these are definitely something different, alright. Thanks!

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  2. I've never heard of any of these, but I'm just glad to see something OTHER than Zombieland being listed for once.

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    1. I knew that one and a couple others are what everyone thinks of so I went completely in the opposite direction.

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  4. These movies sound both dreadful and hilarious. :-)

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