Day 11 brought us, more or less, crawling babies with Creepy Offspring surrounded with films based on evil children; today, Day 12 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge brings us to Crawling Corpses, a look into the infamous zombie movies. Step into the relentless world of the undead as we dissect the evolution of zombie cinema. From the innovative low-budget chills of Night of the Living Dead (1968) to the high-intensity action horror of Train to Busan (2016), we’ll unravel the impact of zombies on the genre, charting changes in filmmaking techniques, makeup, visual effects, and the rules that govern storytelling in the world of the undead.
Zombies in Horror Cinema History
Dive into the history of zombies in horror cinema, tracing their humble beginnings in George A. Romero’s groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead (1968). Beyond being mere flesh-eating entities, zombies became symbolic of societal fears and anxieties, adding layers of metaphorical depth to the genre.
Evolution of Filmmaking Techniques
Explore how filmmaking techniques have evolved over the decades, from the innovative low-budget approach of Romero’s classics to the fast-paced intensity of Train to Busan (2016). Witness the transformation from black-and-white cinematography to the dynamic and action-packed sequences that define contemporary zombie thrills.
Exploring Six Zombie Films
Day 12 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Crawling Corpses, we’ll dissect six films that have left a legacy in the zombie genre. With Night of The Living Dead (1968), Train to Busan (2016), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), 28 Days Later (2002), The Night Eats The World (2018), each film offers a unique perspective on the crawling corpses.
The Growing Zombie Phenomenon
Witness how the zombie phenomenon has grown beyond the horror genre and silver screen. From the global success of The Walking Dead series to comedic takes on zombies, including Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, the undead have shambled into mainstream culture, where the genre appears more mainstream today than it appeared in the late sixties. Day 12 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Crawling Corpses, we will explore the evolution of zombie cinema.