Remember the beginning of the national lockdown in March 2020 when everybody and their mother rushed to watch the 2011 film, Contagion? The thriller, based on a mysterious pandemic that wipes out half of humanity, was a sort of coping mechanism for those still struggling to understand COVID-19. And, as the lockdowns got extended by months, people have sought solace in dark, apocalyptic films. In fact, there was even a paper published on it titled “Pandemic Practice: Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic” which claimed that “an empirically supported explanation for why people engage in frightening fictional experiences is that these experiences can act as simulations of actual experiences from which individuals can gather information and model possible worlds.”
Zombie movies are possibly the most popular apocalyptic films. There has been a weird fascination with these creatures in popular culture which extends to games, books and even satire movies. On that note, we compile a list of 7 best zombie films you can watch on OTT platforms or YouTube.
1. RESIDENT EVIL
Of course, we had to start with this one. The film made a superstar of Mila Jovovich and can be watched on YouTube.
2. WORLD WAR Z
Not only did this film earn rave reviews from critics, it became one of the highest grossing zombie movies of all time. This Brad Pitt starrer can be found on Amazon Prime Video.
This is as funny as it is gory and stars Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles. Check it out on Netflix.
4. TRAIN TO BUSAN
Who knew you could direct a zombie movie that would be as socially biting as it is scary? This Yeon Sang-ho film can and should be watched on Amazon Prime Video.
5. ARMY OF THE DEAD
Watch it only because it is a Zack Snyder film. It can be found on Netflix.
6. GO GOA GONE
This is such an underrated gem of a movie and deserved far more attention than it received. Like with all Saif Ali Khan movies, this was ahead of its time. Catch it on Amazon Prime Video.
7. 28 DAYS LATER
This fantastic 2002 film by Danny Boyle redefined the zombie genre. It can be found on YouTube.
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