Z: Our International Zombie Extravaganza! – A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series-The Finale

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Every country seems to have a spin on the Zombie Apocalypse. But we don’t get a real chance to see many of them. Okay, Spain gave us the “[REC]” series and the UK gave us “28 Days Later” and “Shaun of the Dead,” but how many of you have seen Cuba’s “Juan of the Dead,” France’s “Le Horde,” Switzerland’s “Decay,” or Greece’s “Evil”?

I, myself, still have not seen Korea’s “Train to Busan.” (Oops, skip that. Saw it online. Bought a copy at Wal-Mart. Get out your money folks. I think it’s a great film.)

So, for our finale, we are going to travel the world and give you all a taste of how zombies translate. The only notation that you will get is the country of origin.

One or two of these films may be repeats from previous articles. Hey, I didn’t know that I was going to end the series this way. The ones that are repeated are likely the best zombie short film from that country.

So, dear readers, get out your passports. Keep your arms and legs away from the inhabitants.

Argentina

Zombies (2014)


Written and Directed by Sebastian Dietsch

Australia

Brainless Killers (2015)


Written and Directed by Ren Thackham

Austria

Zombification (2010)


Directed by Stefan Lukcas

Canada

Kidz (2010)


Directed by Bren Lynne

Chile

Isolated (2015)


Directed by Tomas Vergara

Croatia

Restaurant 4 Zombies (2008)


Written and directed by Kristijan Kauric

Denmark

Nekrolog (2000)


Directed by Ian Helstrup
The film is in Dutch with no subtitles.

Ethiopia

Run (2006)


Directed by Semagngeta Aychiluhem

France

Guys vs. Zombies (2013)


Directed by Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat

Great Britain

Margaret in the Zombie Apocalypse (2012)


Directed by Stewart Sparke

Ireland

The First Wave (2014)


Directed by David Freyne

Italy

Anger of the Dead (2013)


Directed by Francesco Picone

Mexico

Dead Crossing (2011)

Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero

New Zealand

Rotting Hill (2011)

Directed by James Cunningham

Russia

Eyes (2014)

Ashes (2014)

Checkpoint (2015)

From Likozor Nightmares

Spain

Zombies and Cigarettes (2009)

Directed by Rafa Martinez & Inaki San Roman

Venezuela

Helena (2015)


Directed by Alvari Quiaro of CHC Films

So, there you have it. 26 letters, 27 articles, dozens of films from a multitude of countries and time periods!

I would like to thank all those out there on the web who supply the film-obsessed, like myself, with the opportunity to view and love cinema. Vimeo and YouTube are the best! And if IMDb doesn’t know it, no one probably does!

Thank you to George Melies, Segundo de Chomon, Alice Guy-Blache and all those who built the roads to our nightmares. Thank you to Patrick Rea, Marc Roussel, Andrea Ricca, Drew Daywalt, and all those who are out there who keep that road foggy and dark, with things that go bump in the night.

Most of all, thanks to you, dear viewer. It is my hope that you will continue to look for the horror in the shortest of places. And don’t worry. You aren’t alone.

Signing off for now.

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About Ernie Fink

Ernie Fink has been a fan of film, mainly in the genres of horror and mystery, in equal parts, for over fifty years. His love of horror in the cinema begins with "King Kong" and in literature with Edgar Allan Poe and Bernhardt J. Hurwood.  With mysteries, he skipped from the Hardy Boys right to Hercules Poirot, only to find John Rebus and Harry Hole waiting in the wings. He has been known to read subtitles extensively, and rarely leaves a theater until the lights come up.
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