The zombie movie genre is one of the most famous genres of the century. Filmmakers can stylistically put a zombie well together with its plot and VFX. Perhaps, the zombie films can be a metaphor for the current society. The genre permeated in various entertainment forms, from books, TV shows to movies.
There have been zombie films that had lots of gore in it. However, most zombie movies feature slow moving zombies. Nothing is more terrifying with a flesh-eating monster moving at a fast pace. Some of the iconic films managed to utilize fast-moving zombies, creating a heart-stopping atmosphere.
Here are some of the most iconic zombie films that have fast-moving zombies:
World War Z
World War Z is an American action horror film under Director Marc Foster. Matthew Michael Carnahan, Damon Lindelof, and Drew Goddard wrote the screenplay. The screenplay came from Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. The book came from the 2006 novel by Max Brooks. The film starred Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane. Gerry was a former United Nations investigator. He traveled the world in order to find a way to stop the zombie pandemic.
The main point of the story started after Gerry and his family got stuck in traffic. The city erupted in chaos. A lethal virus is spreading through a single bite, turning people into a feral and vicious monster. The pandemic threatened to consume humanity, leading Gerry on to travel worldwide and the source of infection and ultimately, find a cure.
The film grossed $202.4 million North America. It garnered $337.5 in other territories worldwide with a total of $540 million.
28 Days Later
28 Days Later is a 2002 British science fiction horror film under the direction of Danny Boyle. The film starred Naomie Harris, Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston and Brendan Gleeson. The film depicted society’s breakdown following the release of a highly contagious virus that focused on the struggle of four survivors.
28 Days Later became successful both commercially and critically. It spawned a 2007 sequel 28 Weeks Later, which also became successful in its own merit.
Train to Busan
Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean post-apocalypse action thrilled directed by Yeon Sang-ho. It starred Jung Tu-mi, Gong Yoo, and Ma Dong-Seok.
The story of the film takes place on a train headed to Busan. As a father and daughter ride the train to Busan, a zombie apocalypse suddenly broke out across the country. One of the infected managed to board the train, infecting much more and compromising the safety of the surviving passengers.
The film launched in the Midnight Screenings of the Cannes Film Festival 2016. On August 7, 2016, the film set the record to be the first Korean film to break the audience record of more than 10 million moviegoers. Train to Busan grossed $87.5 million worldwide. It also became the highest-grossing Korean film in Malaysia with $4.84 million, Singapore with $3.1 million and Hong Kong $8.52 million.