You’d think it would be hard to overlook a zombie. Wouldn’t a zombie tend to stand out? In addition to the whole “trying to eat your brains” thing, there’s the stench! How then can one today overlook a zombie flick? I blame it on the glutting of the marketplace. Zombies today are considerably cheaper than a dime a dozen. There are more zombies than you can shake a stick at these days, and by sheer probability not all those zombie projects can be good. The law of averages would state that the majority will be just that—average—while there will be a few gems and a few real stinkers—and I’m not talking about the zombies themselves, here.
Here is a list of zombie movies you may have missed. I confess that I missed most of them, so I can’t comment on whether they constitute the “lost gem” or the “fetid flotsam” variety of film. As for the only one on the list that I have seen, 2006’s FIDO, I don’t hesitate to give it my highest possible recommendation. It’s hysterical and even touching. As the name would suggest, it’s a boy-and-his-dog story, except with a zombie. In that sea of oversaturation I mentioned, this one truly stands out, or should, and merits the attention of every discerning zombie fan.