1. Dead Snow – You might figure a movie involving Nazi zombies would be a cult classic. Instead what you get is a piece of work with inadequate pacing and a ridiculous reason why Nazi zombies would be killing people. The makers of the film could have easily stuck to a historical motivation for a far more interesting story.
2. Day of the Dead (2008) – This is a remake to George Romero’s undead classic, which is by far nothing like the original. Sure, they share certain plot points, but the remake lacks the character development to make it remotely credible. Plus, the zombies are more like super-humanoid aliens.
3. Gangs of the Dead – This is another film that made a different take on zombies. The inner city experiences a zombie outbreak starting with the homeless. Two different gangs and some cops end up surrounded while barricaded in a warehouse. Sadly, the interaction among the group is choppy, and the lack of character development leaves me indifferent to the characters’ well-being.
4. House of the Dead – This is a movie based off of a rail shooter light gun game in arcades. The only thing the adaptation clearly has in common with the game is zombies and the clips of the arcade gameplay flashed randomly through action scenes. The story alone is laughable. Most of the protagonists can unexplainably use firearms and explosives as if they had military training and the antagonist is less than nothing special.
5. Night of the Living Dead 3D – This is a remake of Romero’s first zombie classic. Aside from the 3D aspect (which is below mediocre) the film actually has vast similarities to the original. All the previously mentioned films have poor writing, yet this one has the most illogical, making the dialogue one dimensional. Controversial changes exist such as Ben, one of the first black movie heroes, being white, along with the ending being insignificant compared to that of the original and the 90s remake.