Monday, September 28, 2009

Discussion of the Week - Zombie Killin'

We're here for one thing and one thing only - killin' zombies! With Zombieland looming on the horizon (opens this Friday!), I figured i'd do a little tie-in for this week's Discussion of the Week (yes, it's back!). In the film, which I unfortunately haven't seen yet, the surviving residents of the so called 'Zombieland' have a thing called 'Zombie Kill of the Week' wherein there is, naturally, a top human on zombie kill chosen per week, for excellence in zombie killing. So this week I wanna know....

What is your favorite zombie kill of all time? We're talking scenes where humans kill zombies, not the other way around.

While there are a couple that stand out for me, there's one in particular i've got in mind from Day of the Dead. Savini's effects in Romero's third zombie outing are probably his best of all time and while zombies in movies tend to be dispatched with simple and oftentimes boring gunshots to the head, there are always the exceptions. Case in point.....



There's something about people being killed with the business end of shovels that I really love - call me sick! A rusty shovel to the throat, or in this case to the mouth, is just about as brutal and painful as it gets and I can't lie, I eat that shit up. So goateed dude, you have earned my Zombie Kill of the Week! And kudos on the head roll, that shit aint easy.

For more shovel to the face, head, and neck area action, check out Re-Animator, Hatchet, and My Bloody Valentine 3D!

6 comments:

Ninja Dixon said...

The shovel is nice, but I prefer it when they just hit the zombie in the head with it - bang! - and the head get's crushed in the bloodiest way!

wiec? said...

they did it in both 28 Weeks Later and in Grindhouse and i don't know who did it first but the tipping the helicopter blades down and mulching a bunch of zombies always seemed like a cool way to get rid of your zombie problem.

also when the helicopter zipped the top of the zombie's head in Dawn was pretty sweet. not sure if that one counts though since the zombie did it to himself.

Bjornabo said...

My choice has to be the Savini head chop with a Machete from the sidecar of the motorcycle. Brilliant stuff.

Monkeymanbob said...

Shaun of the Dead, in the pub with Queen playing on the juke box. A kill that includes, pool cues, fire exstinguisher, dart, rifle butt and finally execution by said juke box. If not the best, surely the funniest

Zach said...

Gotta give love to Dead Alive and the lawnmower scene. While it's all just a bunch of very bloody mayhem, the upper torso that gets put on the lawnmower blade and ends up being spun around on top of it and killed (eventually) by the mower is a blast.

Carl (ILHM) said...

Helicopter head has always been a favorite of mine from DotD, its just so random and unexpected, love it!