Scary Movie Reviews #
:: 28 Days Later :: 2003 :: Danny Boyle ::
Wow. As far as I’m concerned, 28 Days Later is the gold standard for zombie movies, and maybe all horror movies. Beautifully shot, wicked soundtrack, fantastic acting, unpredictable storyline - even for a zombie movie! - this one’s got it all. The zombies are truly terrifying, and the anti-soundtrack supplied by Godspeed! You Black Emperor is sublime. The scenes can be really fucking upsetting, or funny, or sweet, or pulse-pounding. I can’t talk enough about this movie. If you haven’t seen it, see it. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again. If you’re in the movie, let me know when the third one is coming out; I’m waiting.
:: 28 Weeks Later :: 2007 :: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ::
28 Weeks Later was a decent deviation from the idea and aesthetic of 28 Days Later (my favorite movie, potentially ever), and that’s OK. I kind of wish that wasn’t the case, but it is, and I can come to terms with it because it’s still an incredibly effective, thrilling, and legitimate zombie film. But here’s the thing. 28 Days Later succeeded so heavily in my eyes because the atmosphere was beautiful and terrifying, arty and eerie. 28 Weeks Later is much more of a straight zombie movie, full of action and terror. However, it has a few major positives: it’s not cheesy, it’s absolutely fucking scary (I mean the first scene, amiright?), big budget, nothing stupid like zombie babies or zombie strippers. It’s probably the best zombie action movie I’ve seen. Total recommendation.