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TMac 05-13-2008 07:11 PM

Which would you prefer - a classic zombie film or a modern zombie film?
 
Well, the title pretty much says it all. If you ask me, I'd have to go with a classic. In specific, Zombi 2.

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crabapple 05-13-2008 07:19 PM

Well, Zombi 2 is from '79 so technically it's modern (according to the forum definition), but.....

Overall, generally speaking, I prefer an older zombie movie to a newer one. Absolutely. The new stuff just isn't as much fun!

neverending 05-13-2008 08:46 PM

I'll have to agree. White Zombie will always be my fave zombie film.

ManchestrMorgue 05-13-2008 10:35 PM

It depends on how you define classic zombie films. When I think of classic zombie films, I think of movies like White Zombie, I Walked with a Zombie, and even Plague of the Zombies.

For me, Night of the Living Dead heralded the birth of the "modern" zombie film.

But as far as Zombie films are concerned, I prefer Romero's trilogy, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, and others of that era to the older zombie films or films of the last decade or so.

Anthropophagus 05-14-2008 12:05 AM

Modern,classic,where is that line.?

For me its Romero`s films up to Day of the Dead,not his later ones.

And the best zombies for me are the Fulci ones,though how they actually catch anyone to eat whilst moving no quicker than a slug is beyond me but i love the look and pacing of those zombies over the running ones of modern movies.

crabapple 05-14-2008 05:39 AM

http://www.horror.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Check this page out, as it defines "Modern" and "Classic" horror films basically as newer or older...up to 1970 or from 1970 and onwards. Odd definition, of course, but that's what the forum uses.

CopperShark 05-14-2008 09:24 AM

For me personally modern would be 80's-present. And classic anything before the 80's. Not sure why; thats just how I see it. As for what I prefer? The classics of course. Though I have to admit fast zombies are more frightening. There is nothing scary about Night of the Living Dead and the way people allow themselves to be eaten in Zombie is just ridiculous and hilarious. Of course it is that ridiculous and hilarious nature that make those movies so great.

TMac 05-15-2008 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crabapple (Post 696692)
http://www.horror.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Check this page out, as it defines "Modern" and "Classic" horror films basically as newer or older...up to 1970 or from 1970 and onwards. Odd definition, of course, but that's what the forum uses.

The reason I would consider Zombi 2 to be a classic is because its very well known.

urgeok2 05-15-2008 12:14 PM

the old classic zombie films werent about the end of civilization - they were about individuals controlling the dead to do their work for them ..
they are atmospheric .. but they dont grab me.

I like the 'end of the world' survivor type themes of the modern zombie flicks.
and the gratuitous gore adds an element i like as well.. (if done properly - a la romero)

Ferox13 05-15-2008 12:42 PM

Yeah - films before NOTLD were Zombies in the voodoo tradition (White Zombie, plague of the Zombies, King of the zombies etc) - Romero pretty much redefined the word whenhe depicted them as flesh eating ghouls.

Is there a film before NOTLD where they're show like that? Not that i can think of?

So old school Zombie vs New School Zombie are very different type of films.


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