Top 6 Zombie Movies that Break Zombie Rules

5) [REC] 2
Again, similar to 28 Days Later..., this film really only sticks to the idea of bodily fluids being the transmission of the infection. The reason this movie needs to be represented and given some credit is because it directly connects the infection with the religious element that most movies only hint at. Zombies almost always show up as some science experiment gone wrong, and only randomly will we see a religious fanatic saying it's punishment for our sins, but [REC] 2 had no qualms about blaming not just the progression of science but also the existence of demons that can travel from one body to another with the help of some spit.

Top 6 Zombie Movies that Break Zombie Rules

4) Demons
The title alone gives away the fact that this isn't a traditional zombie movie, but the appearance of monstrous creatures whose main goal seems to be to bite their victims to create more demons, thus leading to cities being overrun with these monsters, definitely sounds familiar to what happens in most zombies movies. The victims that are trapped in a movie theater with no hope, no understanding of what's happening, and the paranoia that causes them to turn on one another is just about as "zombie" as you can get.

Top 6 Zombie Movies that Break Zombie Rules




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Steve Barton's picture

I knew this list would rile you cats up! LOL While there is indeed a difference between zombies in the truest sense of the word and a couple of the flick's creatures on this list, the vast majority of people out there have a tendency to lump things together into one group.

No matter how you slice it though, with the exception of maybe 28 Days Later (and even then we're kind of splitting hairs here), each of the film's mentioned above featured humans who died in one way or another being resurrected one way or another. Whether it be demonic possession or something else. I'm fairly certain that was the gist of the list.

Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 3:23pm.

Thanks for backing me up, Uncle Creepy! And yes, that was exactly the point of the list. For example, if we were to focus merely on the fact that zombies are the dead that come back to life, then some vampire movies could be considered zombie movies. Same goes for any/all Frankenstein movies, and I think Frankenstein transcends the "zombie" genre.

Feel free to completely bash the movies I've chosen, or tell me what movies are better, I just hope you understand what the theme of the list was and that maybe "Zombie movies that break the rules" makes a better title than "Movies that kind of sort of have things in them that are kind of like zombies but they aren't so what's the point?"

Submitted by The Wolfman on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 4:27pm.
DavidFullam's picture

Never thought of the Demons as zombies in any way. The list needed Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. The zombies there can only be killed by fire.

Submitted by DavidFullam on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 1:01pm.

Are people just not reading what I said in the beginning? That I know that these movies aren't traditional zombie movies because they are breaking "rules"? If we're going by all of these rules that are associated with "zombie" movies, then NONE of these are zombie movies.

Submitted by The Wolfman on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:06am.
ShadowGryphon's picture

They aren't zombie movies at all (dafuq? ಠ_ಠ) and therefore shouldn't be mentioned.
It doesn't matter what you said at the heading, if they aren't zobie flicks, they aren't zombie flicks.

Submitted by ShadowGryphon on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:43am.

Glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted by The Wolfman on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:11pm.
WLKNDED's picture

Your list only contains three Zombie films. that would be the first three. Demons are demons , Rec2 are demons , and 28 days later are infected living people NOT DEAD .Nice try though.

Submitted by WLKNDED on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:47am.

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