The jump scares in the beginning we’re pretty clever and did a good job at showing more about Joseph’s personality. I’m a little disappointed with how abruptly it ended, and I don’t think the rest of the movie after that came close to how dreadful that scene was.
Everything the characters did had some sort of motivation behind it, and while there were some very poor decisions made by Aaron, he at least didn’t come off as too dumb. The Walking Dead, zombie, In the Flesh, and other TV series that tackle the undead have found ravenous audiences both with the critical brains who write about them and the meat sacks who watch.
We bit into our Tomato meter scores to find the best reviewed zombie shows on TV, including a few of those that feature zombie characters even if the’re not the show’s main focus. Synopsis: Reality game show that sees ten contestants trying to survive in a simulated zombie apocalypse....
Whether it's a nuclear bomb, a zombie outbreak, a deadly virus (UHF...), environmental disaster, or our own carelessness, our favorite shows and movies about life after civilization give us a morbid look at what the world will look like after we've destroyed it. In case you've been living under a rock the past 10 years, The Walking Dead follows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) after he wakes up from a coma to find the hospital abandoned and zombies, aka walkers, roaming the earth.
Netflix Set in post-apocalyptic Glendale, Calif., Daybreak follows the story of 17-year-old Josh Wheeler (Colin Ford) as he tries to navigate a brutal (and yet highly comedic) world in which all adults have been turned into mindless, bloodthirsty zombies thanks to a nuclear explosion. He joins forces with a small band of misfits on a quest to find his missing girlfriend, avoiding roving gangs of other teenagers to survive this totally bizarre apocalypse.
Though this series was canceled by Netflix after only one season, it's still a solid investment of your time and a lighter take on the apocalypse than other options. The enemy in The Last Ship is actually a global pandemic that strikes while the crew of the USS Nathan James was isolated on a mission in the Arctic.
This series manages to mix the existential crises that come with the breakdown of human society with the jump scares of an apocalyptic thriller, making it an excellent choice for your next binge. Set 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse, the only human survivors live on an orbiting space station called The Ark.
When overpopulation becomes a problem, however, 100 juvenile delinquents are jettisoned from the ship and sent to a radioactive Earth to test whether the atmosphere is habitable. SY FY, Ben Mark Goldberg/Kyffin a blend of the sci-fi and pandemic genres, 12 Monkeys follows James Cole's (Aaron Stanford) mission through time to stop the release of a deadly virus.
While most humans have been wiped out in Scandinavia where the series is set, two siblings survived the epidemic by sheltering in a bunker for six years. They emerge to search for their father and end up joining forces with another group of survivors in the hopes of finding a quarantine zone.
While many apocalypse narratives are caused by human corruption and greed, some like Salvation are just built on bad luck. This series, which lasted two seasons, is set in the present day as scientists discover an asteroid heading straight for earth.
Chris Wood, Claudia Black, Kristen Guthrie, David Gas, Christina Moses, Containment When a mysterious epidemic hits Atlanta, an unprecedented quarantine is enforced on the city's Zone 6, leaving those inside desperate and fighting for survival.
Though this series only ran for one season on The CW, it will definitely suck you in and remind you why social distancing is so important during an outbreak. The series follows a CDC doctor, Ephraim Good weather (Corey Still), as he investigates a viral outbreak that, essentially, turns humans into bloodthirsty vampires.
As New York City slowly but surely gets overrun, humans are faced with the possibility of extinction if they don't learn to fight off this new species of predator. This blockbuster hit that totally cashed in on the Mayan Calendar hysteria postulates that the world will end in a simultaneous set of earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, and every other climate catastrophe you can possibly imagine.
Through it all, one family attempts to escape California and make it to China, where the governments of the world have banded together to create state-of-the-art arks to preserve the human race. Contagion tells the story of a deadly viral outbreak that begins in Asia and slowly spreads to the U.S. and eventually the entire world.
As the CDC attempts to contain the virus and find a cure, society begins to break down as the mortality rate climbs. Specialist who is taken hostage in exchange for a cure, and the CDC virologists who race to understand and overcome the virus before it wipes out billions.
After seven years of starvation and destitution, the citizens of the caboose start a revolution and launch their mission to make it to the front car, where the train's creator and ruler, Mr. Wilford (Ed Harris) lives. Set in a post-invasion world, A Quiet Place follows one family's struggle to survive bloodthirsty aliens who hunt by sound by relying on sign language and clever means of soundless travel.
Updated by Madison Lennon on April 7, 2021: Zombie shows and post-apocalyptic shows might be a dime a dozen, but they have thousands of fans for a reason. One thing people liked about it is how intense each episode was as it feels like you're up close and personal with the characters.
Daybreak is a fun post-apocalyptic zombie series that follows a group of teenage survivors as they try and make it out alive while being swarmed by hordes. It has a lot of dark humor and snappy dialogue that should make for a breezy and entertaining watch.
The show follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and his friends as they try to survive and fight off zombies and monsters that invade their town. It is a horror series that involves a gory, wild mixture of zombies and steampunk goodness.
The CW's zombie (loosely adapted from a comic book series) is a creative blend of comedy, romance, crime, and horror. The show is based around the life of an Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident turned zombie who binge-eats brains in the morgue to prevent herself from killing innocent people.
Liz finds herself absorbing the personalities and memories of those she eats and decides to use this ability to help solve crimes. The comedy-horror series Santa Clarita Diet proves that you can add humor into the whole “walking dead” thing.
On the surface, the storyline sounds completely unremarkable, but it's the character development that really brings all the viewers to the yard. Rick Grimes is a former sheriff and the de facto leader of a small group of survivors, but it's the inexplicably sexy redneck, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reeds), who steals the show from the very beginning.
Although Murphy mutates into some kind of zombie hybrid, his blood contains antibodies that are humanity's last hope for survival. A small group of survivors takes it upon themselves to attempt to get him across the country to the last functioning Centers for Disease Control.
After the release of Train to Susan, how can there be any doubt that South Korea has mastered the zombie genre? Kingdom is a South Korean historical horror and the newest original zombie series to hit Netflix (and it's amazing).
Set in Korea’s Medieval Jose on period, this big-budget thriller is an adaptation of the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods. Given that almost all zombie films are set in a post-apocalyptic world, it's rare to find one so steeped in culture and history, which is why Kingdom is a must-see for viewers everywhere.
What would happen if a zombie outbreak occurred on the set of the reality TV show, Big Brother? After a zombie outbreak happens during filming, all the cast mates and production staff are forced to seek safety inside the Big Brother house.
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.
Five friends attempt to flee when a mysterious alien ship arrives in the skies over their home city. A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado.
The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive. Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.
A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampires ravages the city of New York. The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.
In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences. During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside the Big Brother House.
A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients. A young scientist searches to find out what's causing a rash of violent animal attacks.
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. Set in a world destined for extinction as women have stopped having children.
When remarkably 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.