Escape From New York (1981, dir. John Carpenter)

An infamous criminal is sent into the island prison of Manhattan to rescue the US President. Defiantly odd post-apocalyptic piece, much happier with its production design and oddball characters than delivering on action/horror. Not quite the film you remember.

The Darkest Dawn (2016, dir. Drew Casson)

A teenager escapes an alien invasion. More developed sequel to Hungerford, this time riffing on 28 Days Later and Heart of Darkness as much as Heinlein’s The Puppetmasters. Still some rough edges, but an improvement over the first instalment.

Resident Evil: The Last Chapter (2016, dir. Paul WS Anderson)

Alice returns to Racoon City to face down Dr Isaacs, lured by the promise of a vaccine to the T-Virus. The sixth instalment of this midlist franchise is surprisingly feisty, with bags of action and some good lines. For fans only, maybe, but they won’t be disappointed.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018, dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens)

A military leader clashes with an idealistic doctor in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak. This second loose remake of Romero’s Day of the Dead adds little but a photogenic cast and some reasonable gore FX among the usual tropes and poor character decisions.

The Colony (2013, dir. Jeff Renfroe)

Survivors of a new ice age find a neighbouring colony has been taken over by feral cannibals. Patchy SF/horror which can’t decide which old story it wants to tell (base under siege, cannibal zombies, epidemic, road movie) so has a bash at several.

It Comes At Night (2017, dir. Trey Edward Schults)

A family hides in the woods after a disease outbreak. Sombre and effective post-apocalyptic horror, more focused on survivors’ paranoia than on raging zombies and the like.