Fact: Zombies are cool. From “The Walking Dead” to “Dead Set”, “Zombieland” to “Shaun of the Dead,” zombies are undergoing a renaissance. Well, a second renaissance really, since the first was when they rose from the grave to walk the streets and try to eat your dog or your nan. Since it’s summer and really hot outside, we’re going to help you be cool by showing a zombie double feature. Watching these movies is also a great way to prepare for the seemingly inevitable zombie apocalypse, so tune in at 8 p.m. ET and take notes so that the undead will not get to eat your braaaaaaiiinnnnns or anything.
Up first at 8 p.m. ET is Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later” starring Cillian Murphy as Jim who wakes from a coma to find that the undead have taken to the city streets. It’s soon revealed that some lab animals have been harboring a deadly virus that sends its victims into a furious, murderous rage, and in the days following the initial exposure, the entire population was nearly wiped out due to the resulting homicidal rampage. Here’s the trailer for “28 Days Later”:
At 10:30 p.m. ET we’re showing “Doghouse.” This British import horror comedy follows a group of men suffering from midlife crises, who are just trying to have a relaxing weekend in the country. They should fire their travel agent, though, because they wind up in a village overrun by psychotic and cannibalistic female zombie-like creatures. Gory, bloody fun ensues. Here’s the trailer:
“28 Days Later” starts at 8 p.m. ET; “Doghouse” airs at 10:30 p.m. ET