Get ready: the zombies are coming…

On Oct. 31, Friends of the Historic Park and the District of Fort St. James will be sponsoring the annual Pumpkin Walk from 6 – 8p.m.

  • Oct. 19, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

On Oct. 31, Friends of the Historic Park and the District of Fort St. James will be sponsoring the annual Pumpkin Walk from 6 – 8p.m.

Everyone will enjoy the brightly lit jack o lanterns as they walk through the park but this year, something new is in store.

This year, a Zombie Walk will take place later in the evening for all of those wanting to join the apocalypse.

So, why has there been such a resurgence of these rotting, decaying and groaning creatures in recent years?

Many seem to agree that the Walking Dead T.V. show has definitely had impact especially this month as the AMC TV series begins yet another much anticipated season full of chills and horror.

Just as the series, zombie movies have also become favored recently among many horror film enthusiasts.

Here is a list of my top 10 zombie films in no particular order.

Some may argue this list may not follow the true art of zombie film making.

But the zombie film movie genre today seems to be unlike any other, being able to take many shapes and forms.

It can suit a new modern audience simply looking for laughs or perhaps these undead creatures may be seen as a metaphor trying to explain the current state of our society.

For whatever reason, it’s undeniable that these films have made their mark in the zombie movie making apocalypse.

  1. Dead Space: Downfall

An ancient alien artifact is brought aboard a deep space mining vessel which leads to an outbreak of both madness and infection leaving a few surviving crew members to save the day.

  1. Night of the Living Dead

Lacking in the massive amounts gore we are used to today, some might be disappointed but nevertheless, this film is still full of screams and is considered to be a true “classic” zombie film not to be missed.

  1. Braindead

This hilarious film, by Peter Jackson has no problem bringing the gore back. And it truly is gruesome so if you have any stomach issues, I highly recommend you skip this one.

  1. Black Sheep

This is not your typical zombie movie. Instead of blood thirsty undead humans, we have undead sheep. A genetic experiment turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a New Zealand farm.

  1. 28 Days Later

This post-apocalyptic horror depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a contagious virus as four survivors struggle to survive and cope with losing their former lives.

  1. Shaun of the Dead

This hilarious film has great writing, acting, characters and yes, excellent zombie effects to add to the horror.

  1. Return of the Living Dead

This fun zombie movie captures it all: full of horror and humour.

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

A remake of the classic, this film’s zombie designs are unforgettable.

  1. I Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain

The documentary-style film follows a man’s slow decay after he suffers a mysterious bite.

  1. White Zombie (1932)

The legendary Bela Lugosi, stars as a sorcerer who turns hapless humans into zombie slaves to work on his Haitian plantation.

10.  Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, joins forces with some unlikely characters as they travel across a zombie-filled America.

With a great cast, this hilarious American “horror comedy zombie film” is a must see.