Raven Recommends: 5 Zombie Movies You Should Watch, Like, Yesterday

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AMC's The Walking Dead has been moving slowly since it's mid-season premiere in February (although this week's (3/18) episode promises less talk and more gore finally), so if you're caught up on the show but find yourself wanting more blood and guts, here's five badass zombie movies to quench your thirst:

1. Zombieland (2009)

What it's about: A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the world's last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Why I love it: The all-star cast (Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin) coupled with an original storyline, witty dialogue and a cameo appearance from Bill Murray surpass most horror/ comedy films and all zombie horror/ comedy ones.

2. Resident Evil (2002)

What it's about: A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating zombies after a laboratory accident.

Why I love it: Most zombie movies never acknowledge how a post-apocalyptic world came to be, but Resident Evil starts before the viral outbreak. Plus, Milla Jovovich kicks everyone's ass in knee-high leather boots and a red dress and it's so Girl Power.

3. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

What it's about: Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Why I love it: It's a darker, more sinister take on society's effort to control and maintain a viral outbreak. Nothing in the film happens 'just because,' and nothing happens without consequence.

4. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

What it's about: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Why I love it: It focuses less on the apocalypse itself and more on the main character's laughable relationship problems (disclaimer: this is also a comedy).

5. Train to Busan (2016)

What it's about: While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Why I love it: Think Snakes on a Plane, but zombies on a train. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

Descriptions courtesy of IMDB

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