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« on: December 05, 2006, 01:52:05 PM »

Picking in on the Evil Dead thread, about their zombie movie-like feel, I always considered Life Force as a zombie movie. Yes, I know that technically they are vampires, but the whole look and feel of them is much closer to zombies than classical vampires (Mathilda May notwithstanding)
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 03:21:42 PM »

Two films that kinda feel like Zombie film, but are not.

  • I Drink Your Blood
  • The Crazies

One is the result of rabies and the other a goverment experiment gone wrong.



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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006, 05:45:31 PM »

Invisable Invaders(1959) Aliens from outer space take over the bodies of the dead.An obvious inspiration for NotLD.
the LAST MAN on EARTH(1964)Vincent Price boards himself up in an old house to ward off zombie like vampires.
ASSAULT on PRECIENT 13(1976) "HUH?" you say? It seemed to me to be a NotLD movie with the gang standing in as the zombies.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 07:34:38 PM »

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 does "feel" like many of our favorite Zombie films. Locked down in a building with something you don't really get to see, but you know they are out there.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006, 07:55:56 PM »

Assault on Precinct 13 definitely has a NOTLD feel to it. I believe that somewhere Carpenter had said that was his influence for the film.

I just mentioned this one in another post, but David Cronenburg's Shivers is rather like a zombie movie without the zombies.

Back onto John Carpenter movies, The Fog has some elements to it, such as the rotting pirates and the re-animated victim. Hmmm...or would you consider it a zombie movie because of those elements?
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 07:59:02 PM »

Menard your also right about THE FOG and SHIVERS. Both excellent films by the way.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 08:03:45 PM »

28 Days Later features victims of a virus call Rage, who act like the quick moving zombies in the Dawn of the Dead remake.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006, 08:40:52 PM »

By the way has anyone see THE FOG remake? Is it any good?

The original THE FOG 1980 is a good one.



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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006, 08:46:43 PM »

Another film that sort of plays out like a zombie film is Carpenter's The Thing.  It has the same "trapped in isolated location" deal to it.  I've always felt it and Assault On 13 to be good additions to NOTLD and Dawn.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2006, 08:50:55 PM »

There was an ultra low budget film from a couple years back called Blood of the Beast, about thousands of wonky clones going nuts and rampaging worldwide.
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2006, 10:07:12 PM »

Mathilda May from "Lifeforce."  That was the movie that made me realize being born later was not always fair.  Sure, she sucked the life energy out of whoever she kissed, but that was after prowling naked through the hallways.  Besides, maybe you could be that one guy she really wanted and would take into space with her.

"Night of the Creeps" - brain leech things (it was listed in the zombie thread)
"Mutant" - creatures that leak toxic waste from their palms!
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"Creature With the Atom Brain"
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2006, 06:29:04 AM »

Darn!
I was gonna mention "28 Days Later" but Trek beat me to it.

I don't know if you could really classify the infected people as zombies in that film.
Part of me accepts that they are zombies...part of me doesn't.
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2006, 05:55:01 PM »

What about Dr. Freudstein from Lucio Fulci's The House By The Cemetery? Would he be considered a zombie? I would think not, because despite his rotting appearance, I was always under the impression that he never died...just found a way to prolong his life by taking body parts from others.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2006, 07:21:23 AM »

Omega Man? Same inspiration as Last Man on Earth, but with mutants instead of vampires, kind of non-zombie zombies.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2006, 12:32:25 PM »

Cannibal Apocalypse, Flesh Eating Mothers,  and Darkness (a very gory vampire movie) had that zombie atmosphere and formula but no zombies.
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