28 Days Later… (2002)
We had to include a British zombie flick in here and it was a close call between the hilarious Shaun of the Dead and Danny Boyle’s creature horror. And in the end, we’ve decided on the latter, especially for its eerie scenes of an abandoned, apocalyptic London.
It’s not a perfect script; the dialogue can be clunky and derivative at times. And it’s not a spectacularly original idea either. But the film itself, which was shot on Digital Video as apposed to standard film, has a more raw and natural look which lends the story a sense of realism that Hollywood celluloid cannot replicate. And the stark, deserted streets of London take on even more impact with the voyeuristic view. This technique is the basis for a stylish film and at times you’ll be scared to (living) death.