The Walking Dead cast takes a break from kickin’ ass.

The Collective gals can’t wait to watch the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead kill a few walkers in Season 4, which starts this October. This afternoon at San Diego Comic Con, Series stars Andrew LincolnNorman ReedusSteven YeunLauren CohanDanai GuriraDavid MorrisseyScott Wilson, and Chad Coleman join executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple and executive producers Robert KirkmanGale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by my favorite walker aficionado, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead) in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center. Fans attending the panel can expect an exclusive preview of Season 4, with a look at the new characters and of course, biters.

What really constitutes a good zombie flick? Personally, I don’t go for too much blood and gore (although impossible to escape in a good zombie movie) due to a weak stomach and a penchant for plot. Instead, I prefer a psychologically damaging film that seriously frightens me because it just might happen. The capital “Z” Zombie Apocalypse–with it’s fair share of flesh-eaters but just as many horrid, twisted non-zombie moments that suddenly become life and death decisions, and of course the sister/lover/child death and subsequent resurrection into the undead–those are the moments that chill me. As an avid horror fan, I find the influx of walking dead on the big and small screen, invigorating. Nothing beats a good zombie movie, with a mix of bloody grossness along with true human moments. If I can jump out of my seat, cover my face in disgust of the brain matter AND shed a tear for the irony of life, I’m a happy nerd. So what are my favorites? Well, funny you ask. The 2000’s have brought with them a new fascination for the zombie genre. The best of them take classic themes of isolation and infuse humor, dread and witty writing. Below are my 5 of my favorite zombie movies of the 21st century, spoilers be damned!


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