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Top Seven Supermarket Slaughters





Zombieland (2009)
Perhaps no one has ever risked more for a Twinkie than Woody Harrelson's character, Tallahassee, in Zombieland. In pursuit of the soon to be extinct snack, Tallahassee and his partner, Columbus (Jesse Eisneberg), venture into a supermarket that just happens to be loaded with large, bloodthirsty zombies. Containing a beautiful tribute to Deliverance, which includes Harrelson's rendition of "Dueling Banjoes" and the line "You got a purty mouth", the supermarket scene in Zombieland is wonderfully humorous and gruesome. And it may be the only scene in the history of horror where a guy beats a zombie to death with a banjo.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Although not a large amount of time was spent in the actual market in Shaun of the Dead, the store was Shaun's destination during one of the funniest scenes in the film. Shaun walks to the market totally oblivious to the zombie infestation around him. Upon arriving in the market, which also happens to be overrun with walking dead, Shaun not only doesn't notice the bloody handprints on the soda cooler door, he actually slips in a puddle of blood and also thinks nothing of the fact that the clerk (who is no doubt zombie food at this point) isn't even there to take his money, which he simply leaves on the counter ("a few quid short!"). This stroll to the supermarket was the perfect start for what became one of the genre's most beloved horror-comedies in a long time.


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James Coker's picture

DOCTOR GASH!! what's Wrong with you! You make a list of super market horrors and you leave out INTRUDER! . . . Tsk tsk


Submitted by James Coker on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 1:04am.
LifeMi's picture

I never even thought about INTRUDER when reading this list, but now that you mention it, it definetely deserves a spot on this list.


Submitted by LifeMi on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 2:13am.
Terminal's picture

For shame, Dr. Gash. That movie is the quintessential supermarket horror movie.

You also forgot Dead Set. Most tense supermarket raid ever.


Submitted by Terminal on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 1:57am.
Hakk Wylde's picture

Fun list! I bet we will Never be rid of Twinkies, tho. Not only is their expiration date into Infinity but there are probably goverment stores of them all over the world...just waiting for an Alien invasion. That's when we will use them to give tasty, crippling diabetes (?!) to the invaders! Yeah, I'm tired.


Submitted by Hakk Wylde on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 11:15pm.

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