Ah, the zombie. Thanks to George Romero, they’re one of Pittsburgh’s most famous exports!
- Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Two members of a S.W.A.T. team and their friends land in a shopping mall occupied by the living dead. They secure the mall through brutal battles with the creatures, but can they escape both the bandits and the zombies?
- Day of the Dead (1985)
A nightmarish, flesh-eating army of walking corpses rules the Earth, while a small band of scientists desperately tries to domesticate them.
- Land of the Dead (2005)
Zombies have become the dominant population, and they’ve begun to show signs of undead intelligence and gathering power. The wealthiest human survivors ignore the horrors of the outside world while armed scavengers stage raids in the zombie-zone to gather food and supplies.
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A simple, peaceful countryside is being terrorized by killer zombies with only one thing on their minds–destroy all humans. A small stronghold of survivors must hold the zombies at bay outside an old, abandoned house for any future hope of humanity.
Believe it or not, there are some zombie movies that don’t take place in Pittsburgh.
- Fido (2006)
Timmy’s best friend in the whole world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. When Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the Earth to keep Fido a part of the family.
- Graveyard Alive: a Zombie Nurse in Love (2001)
When a zombie-infected woodsman checks into Patsy’s hospital, she is transformed into a flesh-eating sex kitten. With newfound powers, she aims to win back her old flame, the handsome Dr. Dox, from her archrival Goodie Tueschuze.
- Shaun of the Dead (2004)
When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, it is up to Shaun and his best pal to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree.
- Shock Waves (1976)
In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the allied forces–and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived.
Malls full of zombies? Smitten zombie nurses? Aquatic Nazi zombie storm troopers in Florida? I love my job!
3 responses to “Pittsburgh: City of Bridges, City of Zombies”
My favorite is Cemetery Man, with Rupert Everett. Funny and existential! The list could go on and on…
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