Wicked Weekend 9 (Five Underrated Horror Gems)

Wicked Weekend 9 (Five Underrated Horror Gems)

Horrorific content by Dusan on July 18th, 2020 | Wicked Weekend |

This week Allhorror recommends some underrated gems for the fans of the living dead. These films went below the radar for a lot of horror fans but trust me when I say you will enjoy! If you have the same problem as me and have already watched all of the mainstream zombie films here are some suggestions that we prepared for you:

1. Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)

Let us start with an awesome German horror. Director Marvin Kren treated us with this rage virus infection horror (a bit different in style from 28 Days Later) and I just stumbled upon it one night while watching TV. The plot is simple, Michael arrives in Berlin to return the keys to his ex-girlfriend (in hopes of trying to fix their relationship) but at the same time a strange virus is spreading through the city. Once infected, the more agitated and upset you become the faster the virus takes over and turns you into a raging maniac. Fun thing I noticed is just how awkward the main character is (not usual for Hollywood movies of this type). Believe it or not the guy is a furry, lol (yes, one of those people that dress up in animal costumes)!

The thing I like most about films like these is that they are believable. I see the main character and the apocalyptic scenario he has been cast into and it blends well. People are strange and have lots of issues… they are not super heroes that can overcome any obstacle. In this horror, our protagonists try their best to survive and the plot, acting, editing were all done well.

2. Dead Set (2008)

Due to the length of the film Dead Set was released as TV-Mini Series consisting of 5 episodes that aired for 5 consecutive nights. Full length is 141 minutes so we encourage you to watch it in one go. The idea is quite original: During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.

Nice pacing, lots of gore and several good jump scares make this a rather enjoyable British zombie horror.

3. The Dead (2010)

This one is also a British horror and instead of the modern fast “parkour” moving type of zombies, The Dead focused on the original slow walking undead. Story begins as the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast and American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. A bit slower in pace, but make no mistake, it’s gory, scary and has everything you need for a good quality zombie survival horror.

4. The Horde (2009)

Or as the French original title would say La Horde starts as some type of crime action drama in a tall skyscraper where a group of cops goes to avenge their killed partner.  Soon they realize that dead are not staying dead and infection is spreading fast. Cops and criminals will be joining forces to survive and try to reach ground level together or perish. Non-stop action, good fighting scenes and scary dark hallways will provide top entertainment so be sure to check it out.

5. Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007)

Just a good old classic fun fest shot in the style of the 80’s! When I was younger I thought everyone had seen this film. Years later, now wiser and more open minded I realized a lot of my friends (old and new) have never even heard about it. Great directors, awesome cast, epic scenes, buckets of blood and non-stop action! If you have not seen it yet, grab the popcorn and get ready to be amazed.

BONUS HORROR

For this weekend we will focus on the young couples who love horror so we recommend a romantic horror comedy Warm Bodies (2013). Is it cheesy? Yes, a bit. But not so much that it hurts the film. And it has a pretty unique plot with some pretty funny moments.

Enjoy the Weekend Horrorfans!


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