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Golden Zombey Logo Season 5 is over people, 1/2 a decade of zombie movies in the can. The end of the season means that it is time to hand out the coveted Golden Zombeys! Celebrating the best and the worst that Zombie Movie Night had to offer. Eligible movies were any that were viewed as part of Zombie Movie Night between October 2013 and September 2014. Here’s a quick rundown of the winners. Congratulations to all! For a more detailed presentation including nominees, pictures, and explanations for each winner, click the link:

13:14 Zombeys PDF

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee: Shaun of the Dead

Best Zombie Movie Night Feature: The Battery

Best Actor in a Zombie Movie: Dan Palmer – Stalled

Best Actress in a Zombie Movie: Najarra Townsend – Contracted

Best Supporting Actor in a Zombie Movie: Jarrod Pistilli – Buck Wild

Best Supporting Actress in a Zombie Movie: Caroline Williams – Contracted

Outstanding Zombie in a Zombie Movie: Propeller Head – Frankenstein’s Army

Best Villain (Non-Zombie): Dr. Viktor Frankenstein – Frankenstein’s Army

Best Zombie-Fighting Duo or Team: Overtime – Raph & Max

Best Zombie Comedy: Dead Before Dawn

Best Nudity: Night of the Creeps

Best Foreign Film: Eaters

Most Memorable Massacring of Zombies: Zombie Hunter – Father Jesus with an Axe

Most Original Zombie Origin: Attack of the Vegan Zombies – Witchcraft and Blood/Alcohol Content

Best Soundtrack: The Battery

Most Bizarre Zombie Behavior: The Dead Matter – Zombie’s Day Out

Best Unintentional Comedy: Zombie Massacre – The President of the United States

Worst Ending: Dorm of the Dead

Biggest “WTF” Moment: Frankenstein’s Army

Best Poster Art: Eaters

Check out previous years’ winners here

Zombie Movie Night: November! Go!

Frankenstein’s Army

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Those wacky Nazis are up to no good again. This time they’ve enlisted a descendent of Dr. Frankenstein. Apparently, during the end of WWII, he improved upon the family science project by reanimating corpses with various implements of destruction replacing their body parts. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds, and yes, there is a zombie with a propeller for a head. The film’s victims heroes are a band of Russian soldiers who have been duped into infiltrating Dr. Frankenstein’s lair. It doesn’t go well for them.

THE GOOD: Once the zombies come on scene, F’sA is super crazy in-your-face all the time. If that’s what you’re expecting, and it should be, then you’ll get what you came for.

THE BAD: F’sA is shot in first person, handheld camera perspective. I’m not a fan of the style, and I think it’s run its course in the horror genre. Luckily, it doesn’t detract too much.

THE ZOMBIES: The Army is made up of spliced together reanimated corpses that Dr. Frankenstein can control for some unspecified reason. I don’t consider Frankenstein’s Monster a zombie, but these guys fit the bill. I think the difference is that the zombots (as they’re credited) are more mindless killers, unlike the occasionally sympathetic Frank.

VERDICT: If you like a little (or a lot) of wacky in your zombie movies, then F’sA is for you. You’re going to need to be a fan of the genre going in, so don’t expect Grandma to enjoy this one. Grade: A

Current ZMN Rank: #26 out of 130

Golden Zombey WatchI’d be surprised if Viktor didn’t show up with the Best Villain nominees. Also look for Teddy Bear Zombot in WTF Moment.

Dead Before Dawn

Dead Before Dawn

Dead Before Dawn is a zombie comedy that is funny. It seems so rare that I get to say that. In DBD, a young man who’s scared of his own shadow accidentally breaks a cursed urn while watching over his grandfather’s kooky occult shop. His friends are present at the time and not taking the curse seriously, begin to list a bunch of wacky ways in which they would be cursed. Unfortunately for them, the demon/curse/ghost made note of all their suggestions and later that night it all becomes reality for the group. Most notable is the fact that anyone that they make eye contact with is filled with the desire to kill themselves and then promptly return as a zombie.

THE GOOD: DBD is funny….actually funny, not unintentionally funny or so bad it’s funny…it’s genuinely funny. It works as a comedy and it works as a zombie movie. And Christopher Lloyd says “Great Scott!” Really not one of the film’s finest moments, but worth noting.

THE BAD: SPOILER!:::: I wasn’t crazy about the Wayne’s World-esque Super Happy Ending where all the bad stuff that happened in the film is magically erased, but the good stuff, like the main character getting the girl, remains. But, even with that, it seemed to fit for the movie and, really, you can see it coming from a mile away. I guess you can’t really have a comedy end with an entire town of people dead by suicide.

THE ZOMBIES: The characters call them zemons, meaning half-zombie, half-demon, but they’re really straight up fast zombies. There are some wacky rules involving kissing and zombie slaves, but there’s not a tremendous amount of time spent on those aspects of the curse.

VERDICT: Not since The Happening has suicide been so funny. DBD gets a hearty recommendation and you might even be able to find some non-zombie enthusiasts who enjoy the film as well. Grade: A-

Current ZMN Rank: #33 out of 130

Golden Zombey WatchRecognizable faces are always good for Supporting Actor looks, so watch out for Christopher Lloyd. Some of the other cast members may take stabs at the other Acting awards as well. I’m thinking this one will definitely be in the running for Best Zombie Comedy, unless there’s some amazing competition later in the season.