Yes, in these times, zombie movies are all the rage as well as pandemic movies. And they sort of belong together, don’t they? But we also need to laugh, so here are five funny zombie movies, to fill the zombie cravings of the times, but also that can make the trying days a bit more funny than they in reality are.
Shaun of the dead (2004)
This movie has become somewhat of iconic. It’s directed by Edgar Wright, who co-wrote it with Simon Pegg. The film stars Pegg and Nick Frost as mates Shaun and Ed that leads very uneventful lives. The Londoners are caught in an apocalyptic zombie uprising and attempt to take refuge in a local pub with their loved ones. The film co-stars Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, and Penelope Wilton.
The movie doesn’t get any more British than this, and the zombie apocalypse have never before been as polite as here. It is the first installment in Wright and Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, followed by Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World’s End (2013).
Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)
If you feel in the more culty corner, of something more low budget and with subtitles, we recommend Dead Snow. This movie from 2009 is a Norwegian comedy horror film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen.
The film centers on a group of students surviving a zombie Nazi attack in the mountains of Norway. A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. The premise of the film is similar to that of the draugr, a Scandinavian folkloric undead greedily protecting its (often stolen) treasures.
Warm bodies (2013)
American paranormal romantic zombie comedy film. (phu, say that five times out loud). It’s written and directed by Jonathan Levine and based on Isaac Marion‘s novel of the same name. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, and John Malkovich.
After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
This is also turned into an instant classic and is a post-apocalyptic zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer in his theatrical debut. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse.
The film follows a geeky college kid making his way through the zombie apocalypse, meeting three strangers along the way and together taking an extended road trip across the Southwestern United States in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies.
Pride and prejudice + zombies (2016)
It parodies the 1813 novel by Jane Austen. Following the plot, but with a dash of zombies and were Elizabeth Bennett is trained in martial arts.
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