Yes, Friday Favorites is back from the grave! Once again! I keep trying to make this a regular feature but life just seems to keep getting in the way. Or I’m just not planning far enough ahead! Either way, it will be back for this month at least, especially because we’re going to do something a little different for April here.
For each of the Friday Favorite themes this month, we’re going to be looking for not your Favorite per say, but one that you think is drastically underrated. Meaning you think it is a great film but not too many people seem to know about it, or it isn’t one that is usually brought up in conversations about that particular sub-genre. For example, this week’s topic is zombie movies. Now we all know there are hundreds of these living dead flicks wandering about, and we all know about Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Fulci’s Zombie, or even Peter Jackson’s Braindead. But I know we all know a few of these titles that were really enjoyable but yet never seem to come up when this topic is discussed or examined.
Just to get it started, I’ll give you two that I think have been almost forgotten (even though both came up in a conversation yesterday!). The first one came from Australia and has in the very same feel of Jackson’s Braindead. It is simple called Undead (2003), the first feature film from the Spierig Brothers. It’s funny, gory, and a gives us a way different take on the sub-genre. The second one is a UK production but filmed in West Africa and is The Dead (2010). This is a perfect example of doing nothing really different in the sub-genre, but just doing it really well.
Now, we’re talking zombie movies, so it can range from the living dead, flesh-eaters, or from some ancient voodoo rites. If it is a zombie, then you’re good to go. I want to open it up wide enough to give everyone a chance to throw in a good title.
So let’s here a zombie title from you on one that you think needs more attention. You never know, there are maybe a few of us that the title you bring us had slipped by us completely, or one that we remembered hearing about, but just never got around to it. Now it can be back on our radar to seek out.