Man, do we love our zombies. And, apparently, we think they're pretty darn funny, too. I encouraged those who voted in the 31 Flicks That Give You the Willies poll to include a list of their Top 5 Horror Comedies. Take a look at the results:
5. Dead Alive (aka Braindead) (1992; Peter Jackson)
4. Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetary Man) (1994; Michele Soavi)
3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935; James Whale)
2. Shaun of the Dead (2004; Edgar Wright)
1. Evil Dead II (1987; Sam Raimi)
Whether you like your zombies super gorey (Dead Alive), artfully composed (Dellamorte Dellamore), British (Shaun of the Dead), or being fought by Bruce Campbell, we can satisfy your needs! Just don't come looking for anything that's not a zombie. You could even make a case that Frankenstein is one of the living dead, if you were so inclined. And, lest you think this is a fluke, I present the the runners-up, another five films full of dead people coming back to life:
6. Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948; Charles Barton)
7. Re-Animator (1985; Stuart Gordon)
8. Young Frankenstein (1974; Mel Brooks)
9. Return of the Living Dead (1985; Dan O'Bannon)
10. Planet Terror (2007; Robert Rodriguez)
What does this say about us as a society and a film culture?...
P.S.: For the record, I voted for Dellamorte Dellamore, the Burbs, Planet Terror, Bubba Ho-Tep, and From Dusk Til Dawn.