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Top 100 Best Zombie Movies of All Time

Ektaa NaikEktaa-Updated July 18, 2021


Zombie Movies

 

Zombie movies have a pretty elusive fan base. These "undead beings" were only known via folklore and voodoo stories.

 

And were revived in modern times by radiation or parasites/pathogens. Popularized by EC Comics, who specialize in horror and dark fantasy fiction, zombies weren't the most popular choice for the cinematic universe given the bloody and pristine nature of reality it depicts.

 

But all that changed when American filmmaker George Andrew Romero released a series of zombie films that changed the face of the film genre for years to come.

 

He was not the first to get into the zombie genre, but surely, he was the one who aced it and the audience seemed to like it!

 

Romero perfected it and was followed by other greats like Dan O'Bannon, Lucio Fulci, Jorge Grau and many others who created their own post-apocalyptic worlds with the undead creatures.

 

Zombie films were all the rage back then, but they too soon disappeared from the "trend".

 

From 2000, contemporary names like the great Danny Boyle, Zack Snyder, Edgar Wright, Shin'ichiro Ueda also toyed with the genre and created their own masterpieces.

 

What was amazing was that the zombie genre, which limited itself to creating a hideous and indigestible landscape.

 

The modern versions added a scientific perspective as a bigger conflict than just the dead that rose from the grave.

 

Some even took a comedic angle to loosen up the genre and make it more accessible to a wider audience.

 

Since then, we've seen at least a dozen zombie films in theatres every year in an attempt to reinvent the genre.

 

Some with bigger names from bigger studios. Sometimes the smaller budgets and quality of the zombie cinema universe having been reduced to bits.

 

Despite AMC Entertainment's big hit in 2010, The Walking Dead, zombie films failed to attract the "novelty factor" that movie lovers once had.

 

Today we even have different types of horror films/zombies, such as found footage, science fiction, suspense, romance and even comedy.

 

The zombie genre has likely faded due to the availability of titles on personal display devices and the fact that it no longer seems to have the right amount of reinvention.

 

Would you agree or disagree? Whether you're a fan or not, or maybe just starting out with the genre, here is Entoin's Top 100 List of the best zombie movies to watch

 

 

100. Day of the Dead: Bloodline

 

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

 

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Directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens
Year 2018
Starring Sophie Skelton, Jonathan Schaech, Jeff Gum
IMDb 3.4
Rotten Tomatoes 13% 
Worldwide Box Office Collection $272,793

 

Zoe, who is attending a party, has to retrieve a beer keg from a nearby cemetery.

 

There she accidentally comes in contact with Max who shows having high levels of antibodies, he then attempts to rape her.

 

But she is saved by “rotters” who bite Max so she can escape. Now the entire city is infected with the virus and rotters begin to show up everywhere. 5 years down the line, Zoe is now a doctor in a military bunker trying to create a cure for the virus.

 

To create the vaccine, she needs the blood of a rotter and luckily Max has been to be around the vicinity.

 

She then jeopardizes the entire bunker’s safety by opening the compound gates to get blood samples, eventually infecting everyone but also managing to create a vaccine, all IN 48 HOURS ONLY.

 

By 2018, the audiences were pretty sure of what to expect from a zombie movie, but what happens the set-up in itself was very dated and the MC’s bad decisions are pure torture to watch?

 

Day of the Dead: Bloodline was known to have received a ton of negative reviews.

 

It was even deemed as a “forgettable” and a “rip-off” of a cult classic when compared to Romero’s original story which is based on.

 

This gets a mention on our list only because it is one of the renditions of Romero’s story.

 

 

99. Jeruzalem

 

Jeruzalem

 

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Directed by Doron and Yoav Paz
Year 2015
Starring Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Danielle Jadelyn
IMDb 4.8
Rotten Tomatoes 54%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $107,024

 

Jeruzalem is an Israeli horror film directed by the Paz brothers. Decently fusing modern technology and myths.

 

Two female American tourists get trapped in the picturesque city of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem while on vacation.

 

The film starts off with great views of the city which we see through the MC’s Google Glass.

 

Eventually pulling you deeper into the grim reality they are about to face. As we progress further, the girls eventually come face to face with demons who grow leather wings from their bodies and infect civilians eventually turning them into zombies.

 

It has more of a found-footage vibe to it making it scarier to watch because you feel immersed physically.

 

However, the story is a bit drab and there isn’t such thing as character development at all.

 

In terms of presenting a fresh take on the genre, it does take it there to some extent but not completely because after the demons start attacking it’s the regular, bite and infect game of tag.

 

If you’re not looking for a big-budget zombie flick, give this a try.

 

 

98. Colin

 

Colin

 

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Directed by Marc Price
Year 2008
Starring Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Leanne Pammen
IMDb 4.8
Rotten Tomatoes 48%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A

 

A movie told from the zombie’s perspective; Colin is a British low budget zombie film.

 

Colin gets bitten by a zombie and wanders the streets of London during a zombie apocalypse.

 

Despite yearning for a taste of human flesh, he tries to avoid as many humans as possible.

 

He then moves from home to home of people who know him but whom he cannot recognize anymore and ends up infecting them and reanimating them.

 

The film ends with a flashback revealing the actual origins of his time during the apocalypse.

 

The film made its rounds in numerous film festivals and was even showcased at Cannes in 2009.

 

What surprised the viewers was that the entire budget for the film was £45. Marc Price shot the film on his Panasonic Camcorder and edited it on Adobe Premier.

 

Everything along with the help of his friends and found the actors on Facebook and Myspace.

 

This 97-minute film was much loved by the festival-going audiences and was highly praised given the budget that it was created in.

 

It also resonates with another title with a similar approach called; I, Zombie directed by Andrew Parkinson.

 

 

97. Survival of the Dead

 

Survival of the Dead

 

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Directed by George A. Romero
Year 2009
Starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe
IMDb 4.9
Rotten Tomatoes 30%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $386,078

 

The first of the many Romero’s works from the Dead series we will be exploring on this list.

 

Following up from the Diary of the Dead, this film surrounds a group of AWOL National Guardsmen, on guard to protect their countryside.

 

They quickly run off to a safe haven on Plum Island looking to lead a peaceful life away from the undead.

 

But much to their dismay, they meet two families where one of them wants to exterminate all the zombies while the other is happy to co-exist with their undead relatives.

 

The film has hints of comedy, the classic gore factor but isn’t too great on ingenuity.

 

This wasn’t as well-received as the other Dead series released by Romero. It’s probably the least rated on Rotten Tomato Romero movie as well.

 

 

96. The Dead Next Door

 

The Dead Next Door

 

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Directed by J.R. Bookwalter
Year 1989
Starring Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic, Michael Grossi 
IMDb 5.1
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Adding to the list of homemade zombie movies, we have Bookwalter’s, The Dead Next Door.

 

We follow the story of a depiction of the near future which is plagued by flesh-eating zombies.

 

An elite team of soldiers, known as the “Zombie Squad” has been put into effect by the Government to control the issue.

 

But the team soon learns that there’s a religious cult that believes the zombies are a punishment by God and we must endure it.

 

The film was shot on a Super 8 mm film and looks amateurish. The plot is pretty basic, as probably there isn’t much one could add other than to make a zombie movie interesting.

 

That being said, the VFX and gore factor on the film is amazing which makes a thrilling watch.

 

 

95. Zombie Holocaust

 

Zombie Holocaust

 

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Directed by Marino Girolami 
Year 1980
Starring Donald O’Brien, Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan
IMDb 5.2
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

This Italian horror flick directed by Girolami (who else pronounced this like Brad Pitt from Inglorious Basterds?

 

Don’t lie you didn’t try!) sure is a stunner, in its literal sense. When an NYC doctor and a morgue assistant find a hospital worker devouring the dead bodies from the morgue.

 

They learn that similar incidents have taken place in other hospitals of the city as well.

 

They quietly begin with the investigations that lead them to the remote Asian Molucca islands.

 

There they find a doctor named, Doctor Obrero, who ends up becoming the “re-animator” for the dead corpses he had been experimenting on.

 

The crew is later, attacked by cannibals and zombies who accept one of the females on the crew as their queen.

 

She then commands them to kill Doctor Obrero. The film earned 300 million Italian Lira.

 

This film was later edited heavily and even included footage from an unreleased film by director, Roy Frumkes.

 

This edited version was released in the US under the title, Doctor Butcher, M. D.

 

In 2016, the first 5000 copies of the Blu Ray Discs were sold with a replica of the barf bag that was presented to audiences when the film released in 1982.

 

Sounds a lot like a YA story plot, doesn’t it? The cliched plot may not appeal to the audiences in 2021 but to understand the way filming horror flicks was possible back then, we recommend you watch this.

 

 

94. The Rezort

 

The Rezort

 

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Directed by Steve Barker
Year 2015
Starring Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann
IMDb 5.3
Rotten Tomatoes 50%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $30,194

 

When humanity has won its war against the zombies, and life is back to normal since all the zombies have been transported to a remote island.

 

The ReZort, a luxury resort on the island has a unique offer for their paying guests.

 

A blood sport where they can kill as many zombies as they please with an efficient security system in place protecting them.

 

A group of people visit the resort to enjoy and distract themselves from their own harsh realities and remove their frustration with the zombies.

 

As fun as that sounds, that’s not all, of course, things will go wrong, that’s how horror movies work.

 

When the security mainframe shuts down, the zombies are let loose from their fence pens and now begin attacking the guests and the hotel staff.

 

You need to watch the rest to know if they make it out alive or turn into the undead.

 

If this were to happen in real life, all of you playing COD Black Ops / Resident Evil or The Last of Us, guide our way through the fight for humanity and lead us to victory!

 

 

93. Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

 

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

 

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Directed by Bob Clark
Year 1972
Starring Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen
IMDb 5.2
Rotten Tomatoes 42%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Ah, classic horror movies are such to treat to watch, aren’t they? When a theatre group’s mean-spirited director, Alan decides to have a night of fun and games at an island where the dead are buried, things are bound to go awry.

 

There he forces them to play their part in a ritual that Alan has planned to raise the dead.

 

If they did not agree, he will kick them out of the play He digs out the body of a man named, Orville Dunworth.

 

Sigh! As they complete the ritual with a grimoire and the funny costumes, Alan even though enjoys watching them suffer feels dismayed ultimately after there’s no movement from the dead body.

 

Later Alan begins to mock everyone using Orville for his own lame jokes. But things turn around for Alan when the rest of the undead begin to rise from the ground completely changing the whole scenario for the group.

 

Do the living or the dead make it out alive from the island? Would you believe this film was made with a budget of only, $50,000!

 

Bob Clark was a famous director known for making comedy films on grim plots like Porkys, Black Christmas, and A Christmas Story to name a few.

 

Even though the movie does seem like a comedy movie in the start, it doesn’t seem so when the dead arrive at the party.

 

Even though there aren’t any actual children in the film, this one definitely has the creep factor as the story builds.

 

A remake was to be made for the film after Bob Clark’s death, however, it never materialized.

 

But you can watch this one instead!

 

 

92. The Children

 

The Children

 

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Directed by Max Kalmanowicz
Year 1980
Starring Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers, Gale Garnett
IMDb 5.5
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

When a yellow toxic cloud drifts across the town of Ravensback, New England, a group of innocent children are infected by the toxic fumes.

 

A local sheriff finds the abandoned bus near a cemetery and concludes that the children may have been kidnapped.

 

But then, one of the infected children appears and he decides to drop her home.

 

But then he notices, her nails turning black but is dazed like a zombie. Even though she tries to attack him, he dodges her attack.

 

Another pair of officers are caught by the other children who attack them and roast them in microwaves to consume them.

 

A game of cat and mouse begins to unfold as the residents are trying to avoid being roasted and kill these not so innocent children anymore.

 

Unlike the previous title, this one does feature children. And their weird obsession with roasting humans.

 

Creepy as hell! This low budget flick did not receive good reviews. The LA Times called this a “despicable movie that reeks of dislike for humankind”.

 

Watch it to find out, if you feel the same way too.

 

 

91. The Dead Don’t Die

 

The Dead Don’t Die

 

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Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Year 2019
Starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits
IMDb 5.5
Rotten Tomatoes 54%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $15,325,468

 

Now here’s a title, you definitely don’t want to miss out on. The Dead Don’t Die follows the story of two police officers, Cliff and Ronnie who hear a radio report of the Earth's polar fracking.

 

Their electronic devices stop working and they learn that a few graves have been opened.

 

Then they come face to face with a slew of zombies whom they kill pretty much effortlessly.

 

A female samurai with a sword aimed to behead the zombies proves very effective in killing the targets.

 

As the film progresses groups of the surviving humans are seen slashing and hacking the zombies.

 

And that’s all that there is really to this film, NOT! Firstly, the film features a star cast, who have played their part brilliantly in this “zom-com” might we say.

 

The writer and director of the film, Jim Jarmusch has brilliantly achieved the perfect synthesis of comedy, sharp wit, reality and innovation.

 

It may not seem like your usual zombie film but this one’s plays on your mind with fear but with deadpan comedy.

 

 

90. Diary of the Dead

 

Diary of the Dead

 

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Directed by George A. Romero
Year 2007
Starring Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 62%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $5,540,941

 

Diary of the Dead is a found footage horror film. We follow the lives of the residents of Pittsburgh where a zombie outbreak has just occurred.

 

In a series of handy cam shots, we see the aftermath of the outbreak as a group of individuals try to protect themselves and their families.

 

But later on, they are forced to kill their loved ones to survive. A constant loop of the people of Pittsburgh getting bitten, dying and reanimating takes place but due to the way the film has been shot, the audiences are left wondering what happens next.

 

This Romero film not only manages to bring together his classic style of zombie storytelling but he manages to amalgamate new age filming techniques to give you the creeps.

 

This is a definite must-watch.

 

 

89. Mulberry Street

 

Mulberry Street

 

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Directed by Jim Mickle
Year 2006
Starring Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Ron Brice.
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 73%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $97,182

 

Now here’s a great reinvention to the usual zombie fare, rat infestation. Manhattan has been seeing a severe heatwave in its city causing various health issues.

 

A deadly infection breaks out amid the heatwave caused by all the rats in the sewers, so the news broadcasts say on the television.

 

The infection causes the humans infected with the virus to devolve into rodents and devour the close ones of those infected.

 

A father waits for his soldier daughter to return after serving in Iraq but must secure the perimeters to get her back safely.

 

As the virus spreads far and wide, the situation has gotten out of hand and Manhattan has been put under a lockdown for their own safety.

 

Phew, this is one epidemic you would want to steer clear of. Having a low budget, the execution of the film is done poorly.

 

But the plot is exceptionally amazing and you have to watch it to believe it.

 

 

88. The Cured

 

The Cured

 

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Directed by David Freyne
Year 2017
Starring Elliot Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 70%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $323,776

 

Continuing with a line-up of innovative zombie films, we have The Cured. This British/European based film features the story of Senan.

 

A deadly virus had claimed the lives of many in Europe, turning infected into cannibalistic zombies.

 

After years of struggle, an antidote was conceived and the threat was controlled. These “Cured” zombies were reintegrated into the society that once feared them.

 

Senan’s journey is not met with acceptance except his widowed sister-in-law, Abbie. She supports him even though they’re receiving constant death threats from the neighbours.

 

As the hostility towards the Cured increases, do they witness another wave of an outbreak by the cured undead?

 

The plot is a refreshing take on a zombie apocalypse giving you a different perspective of the infected.

 

Despite its unique take, the film has mixed reviews.

 

 

87. Blood Quantum

 

Blood Quantum

 

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Directed by Jeff Barnaby
Year 2019
Starring Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Forrest Goodluck
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 90%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $10,926

 

Bringing to light an important issue, Barnaby very cautiously but effectively puts out the socio-political status of the Indigenous tribes with the zombie genre.

 

When a small town in Quebec, Canada gets infected by a sudden zombie outbreak, the residents of the town realise that only the Indigenous who live there are the ones immune to the undead, though the white people can.

 

Six months into the outbreak, the “zeds” have no spread far and wide turning the Indigenous ground into a fortified area.

 

As the white people try to get in, it is up to the Indigenous to decide whom to let in as most of its residents are bitten.

 

The film has been nominated for multiple awards and has even won its creators a few.

 

The reviews for the film have mostly been positive, mostly paying attention to the Indigenous representation.

 

That film also boasts a ton of gore and bloody goodness a good zombie film should have.

 

 

86. Nightmare City

 

Nightmare City

 

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Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Year 1980
Starring Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosario Omaggio
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 40%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

After an aeroplane gets exposed to an Italian land saturated with radiation. Its passengers are greeted by bloodthirsty zombies armed with knives and guns out to hack and slice anyone for their midday meal.

 

This title in particular has some rave reviews. Some critics found the plot contrived, even though it was meant to be a zombie movie.

 

Despite Lenzi being known for his cannibalism genre films, he couldn’t make the cut with this zombie work of thrash, as some put it.

 

Of course, the genre was still in its nascent stages even for the 1980s, so that could also be the reason for its downfall.

 

A remake for the film was also announced in 2015, but despite the funds raised for the film, it did not go into production.

 

Call it what you may, watching old movies is a great way to understand just how far technology and the human mind has come.

 

Give this one a shot!

 

 

85. Dead Girl

 

Dead Girl

 

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Directed by Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel. 
Year 2008
Starring Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice King
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 29%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

This recommendation should be watched only by 18+ viewers. Dabbling into topics such as necrophilia and male fantasy taken to the next level.

 

Deadgirl talks about the encounters of Rickie and JT, two lovelorn high school seniors who skip class to pass time in an abandoned mental asylum.

 

There they find the naked body of a young girl chained to a table. One of them is interested in raping the body but they later find out that she is in fact undead.

 

Their escapades with the undead’s body continue until she attacks them and infects the others leaving them in the same undead state.

 

As chilling as that sounds, it’s certainly a very grim take on zombie horror films that turns the tables upside down for the male fantasy.

 

But it was regarded as an exemplary teen horror movie and a very well-executed plot.

 

This may be off-putting for many but it’s sure to give you the creeps and make you cower.

 

 

84. Shockwaves

 

Shockwaves

 

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Directed by Ken Wiederhorn
Year 1977
Starring Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

This movie is like the Castaway gone completely wrong! Shockwaves features the story of the passengers of a shipwrecked yachting crew who get deserted on a remote island after hitting a usual freighter.

 

As they discover this island, they meet with an aging SS Commander. Much to their horror, this Commander has been training and breeding a crew of zombie soldiers.

 

That is possibly one of the worst situations to be in. The film is haunting enough to give you sleepless nights.

 

Although made in the late ’70s, this zombie flick is a classic that you absolutely must watch.

 

 

83. Maggie

 

Maggie

 

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Directed by Henry Hobson
Year 2015
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 60%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $1,663,165

 

Through Maggie, we explore an unusual father and daughter relationship where the father ultimately has taken harsh decisions.

 

In the middle of a lethal outbreak, Wade finds his daughter Maggie in the quarantine wing of the hospital.

 

There he learns that she has been infected with the virus and will soon transform into a zombie.

 

Wade decides to stay with her throughout her transformation ultimately deciding if she needs to be put to an end or turn into a zombie himself.

 

First off, watch this if you’re an Arnold fan. It’s great to see him play another role than a cyborg.

 

Maggie has received amazing reviews as it’s an eerily different drama story written by John Scott 3.

 

The views on the film though grim and absolutely stunning. Overall, it’s a unique zombie movie and you have to watch it for the great performances, the stunning visuals, and great storytelling.

 

 

82. Burial Ground: The Night of Terror

 

Burial Ground: The Night of Terror

 

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Directed by Andrea Bianchi
Year 1981
Starring Karin Well, Gianluigi Chrizzi, Simone Mattoli
IMDb 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Ah, Italians and their love for zombies. Bellissima. Burial Ground revolves around Professor Ayres's discovery of a secret ancient stone.

 

Ayres has invited three couples to his manor to celebrate this discovery with him. But as he opens the crypt zombies are revived instead, unleashing havoc.

 

They instantly gnaw at the Professor and then head to the manor. The zombies then begin eating, slashing, and every living thing in their way and make the manor their fortress.

 

As odd as the whole story sounds, it is actually pretty scary to watch. The exceptionally creepy part of the film is, one of the couples has a child, but sadly the director did not actually get a child to act the part.

 

Instead, it’s a little person playing the part. So, when he runs to his mother for shelter from the zombies, it’s hard to distinguish if the zombies are creepier or the little guy nudging in the mother’s bosom.

 

Apart from that, there’s enough gore and even more scary-looking zombies to creep you out in Le Notti del Terrore.

 

 

81. Life After Beth

 

Life After Beth

 

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Directed by Jeff Baena
Year 2014
Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly 
IMDb 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes 45%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $274,717

 

Zach loses his girlfriend, Beth to a fatal snake bite while hiking alone in the woods.

 

She’s given a proper burial and he’s trying to remain friendly with her parents. But they reject him and start acting oddly with him.

 

When he visits Beth’s grave, he sees that there’s a huge hole dug into it.

 

Back at Beth’s home, he’s startled to see his dead girlfriend asking why all her stuff was put in the boxes.

 

In a comedy of errors, Zach and Beth become the happy couple they were until she turns into a zombie.

 

Now Zach must come to terms with his girlfriend who’s a zombie but still wants to hang out and do normal couple things with him.

 

It’s a delightful zom-rom-com movie that puts a twist to your usual scary zombie-movie plot.

 

It takes the words so lovingly used by many, ‘together forever’ quite literally.

 

 

80. Cooties

 

Cooties

 

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Directed by Jonathan Millot, Cary Murnion
Year 2014
Starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill
IMDb 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes 45%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $485,544

 

Another title featuring little ones; actual children not little people, turning into zombies. Cooties is a horror zom-com.

 

A group of teachers must come together to protect themselves from children who have turned into zombies after a few cafeteria chicken nuggets gone wrong affects them.

 

Horror comedies can usually go either way, but this one completely packs a punch, literally!

 

Watching the harrowed teachers fight their beloved students with some awfully funny dialogues is epic at its best.

 

This one’s literally a brainer so just watch it for all the craziness this unruly public school system’s teachers and students have to offer.

 

 

79. AAAH! Zombies! / Wasting Away

 

AAAH! Zombies! / Wasting Away

 

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Directed by Mathew Kohnen
Year 2007
Starring Matthew Davis, Julianna Robinson, Michael Grant Terry
IMDb 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Continuing with our zom-com titles fest, we have AAAH! Zombies! next on the line. This horror-comedy features the story of four friends who turn into zombies but they don’t know that they’ve turned into zombies.

 

Yeah. That. The four friends are on their usual night out, drinking at a bar, but after they consume what they think is beer ice cream, things start to become weird.

 

When a doctor reveals to them that they’ve in fact turned into zombies and even pick on a body’s brains like popcorn, everything seems normal to them.

 

But not for the humans around them. Though it is a low budget film, even if you watch the trailer, you’ll know just how much attention to detail has gone onto the production and not to mention the brilliant story-telling.

 

Another innovative take on the genre, this independent film will not only give you the jitters but also give you the tickles.

 

 

78. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

 

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Directed by Burr Steers
Year 2016
Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston
IMDb 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes 46%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $16,457,494

 

Pride and Prejudice is a Jane Austen classic, that most are aware of. But in this rendition of her story by Burr Steers, he’s added a touch of an undead army to this Victorian Era script.

 

The Five Bennet sisters must find a suitor for themselves whilst also battling an oncoming zombie outbreak in their countryside.

 

What Steers has managed to do is, he’s made the characters more outspoken and bolder compared to the way they are portrayed in Austen’s novel, and even physically stronger.

 

This is a zombie in its entirety, there’s hacking, shooting and even POV shots of zombies getting killed.

 

It’s a fun little experiment on two very opposing genres. If you’re adventurous enough, give this one a shot.

 

 

77. The Death Wheelers / Psychomania

 

The Death Wheelers / Psychomania

 

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Directed by Don Sharp
Year 1973
Starring Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Ann Michelle
IMDb 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

An odd but oddly good undead story is Psychomania. After a motorbike gang seal, a deal with the devil to kill themselves to achieve immortality.

 

Things are not what they seem after they begin committing suicide one after the other.

 

They accidentally end up turning into zombies and begin terrorizing the town. This 70’s British zombie flick isn’t going to give you the creeps but it sure does play on a lot of nostalgia.

 

The story and pacing are great but it’s a ridiculously O-K movie really. The good part about this film is you get to witness British culture from the 1970s and if that’s something that interests you, then check this one out!

 

 

76. Black Sheep

 

Black Sheep

 

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Directed by Jonathan King
Year 2006
Starring Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis
IMDb 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes 72%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $4,947,717

 

The Olfield’s are a family that lives on the farmlands in New Zealand. Harry has an irrational fear of sheep, he tries to get away and get some therapy.

 

But his brother Angus is a sociopath and sadistic person who adores sheep. But he wants to make better sheep so naturally, he hires a bunch of wacky genetic scientists who perform horrid experiments on the sheep.

 

The sheep eventually turn into rabid or were-sheep and even turn their creators into zombies.

 

You may not think of such a plot to be a zom-com, but in fact, it is.

 

The film doesn’t really take itself seriously and is pretty a parody of the genre.

 

It’s got all the clichés possible but it still makes it a great light (yeah, literally) watch.

 

 

75. Army of the Dead

 

Army of the Dead

 

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Directed by Zack Snyder
Year 2021
Starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera 
IMDb 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes 69%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

The latest zombie of the lot, Army of Dead is the famed director Zack Snyder’s take on a zombie heist film.

 

When a billionaire casino magnate has to leave the town of Las Vegas as it is overrun by a zombie outbreak.

 

He realizes that he’s left behind something very precious to him. $200 million in an impenetrable casino vault.

 

He then hires a defunct but decorated mercenary, Scott, to retrieve the money from the vault.

 

He will also be rewarded a hefty $50 million for the job. Scott must now gather a team and wade through the zombies to reach the vault and get the money.

 

But will Scott and his team return from Sin City without the itch and rich?

 

Since its release on the streaming platform, Netflix. The film has done seemingly well. Many of the reviews are a mixed bag because they’re taking the film a little too seriously.

 

You can’t take zombie movies seriously, guys! No matter how scary they are.

 

 

74. Dead & Breakfast

 

Dead & Breakfast

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Matthew 
Year 2004
Starring Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson
IMDb 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes 50%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

As the name suggests, Dead and Breakfast is a fantasy zom-com. A bed and breakfast lodge in an eerily quiet part of town go about its usual business.

 

Until one night, they come across a mysterious box and unravel the undead. Now the guests must save themselves from the impending doom, they brought upon themselves.

 

The film is a decent zombie story and features bits and pieces of comedy too.

 

There’s in fact a scene of the zombies dancing too. Sometimes, scripts are better than the actual movie, and this movie just proves it right.

 

 

73. Quarantine

 

Quarantine

 

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Directed by   John Erick Dowdle
Year 2008
Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 56%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $41,319,906

 

When a television news reporter, Angela, and her cameraman hear a spine-chilling scream from a building they’re filming in.

 

They see a lady who has been infected by some kind of a virus, attack the residents of the building.

 

They are then quarantined in a building by the CDC against their will and begin locking down the entire area.

 

Communication has been completely shut and the only way for them to know what happened inside is via the cameraman’s videotape.

 

It is a found-footage documentary kind of a film, which is useful up the creepy ante.

 

It is a remake of a Spanish film called [REC]. There’s a scene where the cameraman even kills a zombie using the camera.

 

This one film is the closest zombies have been to the characters of the film, making it absolutely thrilling to watch.

 

However, the story isn’t all that great. But then how many really watch horror movies for their plots?

 

 

72. The Ravenous

 

The Ravenous

 

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Directed by Robin Aubert
Year 2017
Starring Marc-Andre Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $41,026

 

In a small village in Northern Quebec, things have suddenly taken a turn for the worse.

 

Their bodies begin to disintegrate and begin to hunt others of town. The survivors who have managed to keep away from them have retreated to the woods and have to keep mum to kill any of the zombies who try to attack them.

 

There’s no escape but they must find the others and a way to escape. This French-language film is beautifully shot and does justice to the dystopian feel it was going for.

 

It is very nuanced and focuses on the dreamlike aspects of living in an outbreak as compared to most zombie movies playing on the fear factor.

 

Every frame, every BGM, every character very organically comes through. This is a really nice work of art that you must experience.

 

 

71. Ojuju

 

Ojuju

 

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Directed by C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi
Year 2014
Starring Gabriel Afolayan, Omowunmi Dada, Kelechi Udegbe
IMDb 5.9 
Rotten Tomatoes 80%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

When the people of Romero’s town in Nigeria are suddenly showing symptoms of rabid river blindness.

 

Romero and his friends cannot believe that the water supply has turned them into the living dead.

 

Before the situation gets worse, he must protect his loved ones and escape through the infected town.

 

This is a kind of zombie movie in Pidgin English, Yoruba, and Igbo. The film is a peek into the South African world with a dystopian twist to it.

 

 

70. The Horde / La Horde

 

The Horde / La Horde

 

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Directed by Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
Year 2009
Starring Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 45%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

In this action-horror French flick, La Horde, a group of gangsters and cops must save themselves while stranded on a high-rise building from a large swarm of zombies out to attack them.

 

That’s literally all. Shells are flying all over the place, hand-to-hand combat scenes, and a lot of badassery going on in this film.

 

It’s worth a mention on this list since it’s a slightly different concept, but the film does not do much.

 

There is a lot of gore and action but then how much can you take for 90 minutes of the same?

 

If you’re interested in watching the Parisian police nab some Nigerian gangsters, then check this one out!

 

 

69. Blue Sunshine

 

Blue Sunshine

 

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Directed by Jeff Lieberman
Year 1977
Starring Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard
IMDb 6
Rotten Tomatoes 80%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Somebody goes crazy at a party and murders three women. Jerry gets falsely accused of brutal murders and is on the run.

 

More bizarre murders take place across the city with alarming frequency. In trying to whitewash his name, Jerry discovers a shocking truth.

 

People have started losing their hair and are turning into violent psychopaths. The connection; the LSD that all killers took a decade ago.

 

Imagine bald women and men in robes roaming around the streets killing people. Whenever you’re in a random mood, give this one a watch.

 

Nothing tops bald zombies. Nothing!

 

 

68. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

 

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

 

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Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Year 1986
Starring Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen 
IMDb
Rotten Tomatoes 48
Worldwide Box Office Collection $19,472,057

 

From the iconic movie franchise, Friday the 13th. Tommy Jarvis goes to the cemetery to dispose of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all but accidentally brings it back to life.

 

The newly revived assassin bloodthirst is even stronger this time around. But Tommy is the key to his decimation.

 

The film’s director has given Jason’s character a new lease on life, recreating him as this ghoulish zombie figure making him even more fearsome.

 

The fans have thoroughly enjoyed the film. Surprisingly, this was the lowest-performing film out of the entire series.

 

 

67. Ed and His Dead Mother / Bon Appetit, Mama

 

Ed and His Dead Mother / Bon Appetit, Mama

 

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Directed by Jonathan Wacks.
Year 1993
Starring Eric Christmas, Steve Buscemi, Harper Roisman
IMDb 6
Rotten Tomatoes 50%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Ed’s mother has been dead for a year. He's spent most of his life with her.

 

One day a stranger from a company called ‘Happy People Ltd’ shows up who claims that they can bring his mother back for $1,000, to which he agrees immediately.

 

Everything seems to be going fine for a while as she’s back baking cakes and taking care of him, just like before.

 

But then she starts acting stranger and stranger: repainting the kitchen overnight, jumping over the fences, and other things old people don't do.

 

When a certain someone shows up from the past, things begin to get out of hand.

 

Mothers have promised us that they’ll ‘always be around, this is one way to always be with your child.

 

This quirky but witty tale of Ed and his zombified mother is sure to give you some laughs!

 

 

66. The Crazies

 

The Crazies

 

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Directed by George A. Romero 
Year 1973
Starring Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones
IMDb 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes 68%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

A failed bio-weapon is just the start of trouble in the small town of Pennsylvania.

 

Outbreaks of madness among the population lead to killings and rioting until the US Army starts showing up and all hell breaks loose.

 

Not a part of the Dead series, but in the same vein as its former.

 

Romero brings a psychological thriller enough to mess with your mind even without creating actual zombies.

 

It is gripping and the visuals of the army men in PPE kits are all too horrifying to watch.

 

 

65. Les Raisins de la Mort / The Grapes of Death

 

Les Raisins de la Mort / The Grapes of Death

 

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Directed by Jean Rollin
Year 1978
Starring Marie-Georges Pascal, Felix Marten, Serge Marquand
IMDb 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A. 

 

When a city girl takes the train to live with her boyfriend in his vineyard.

 

She is oblivious of the fact that the workers on the farm have contracted a virus due to the pesticides spray.

 

After a man with ulcers and lacerations on his face kills her travelling companion, she pulls the emergency brake and flees to the nearest town for help.

 

But much to her shock, the whole town has turned into bloodthirsty zombies. Even though the film says it’s death by literal raisins, the film is quite creepy to watch.

 

It even features a well-known porn actress in the film that the director has previously worked with.

 

However, it doesn’t add much to the whole storyline, this bug budget film by Rollin was a winner with the moviegoers back then and is just a treat to watch now as well.

 

Give this French film, a try.

 

 

64. Sole Survivor

 

Sole Survivor

 

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Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Year 1984
Starring Anita Skinner, Caren L. Larkey, Peggy McClure
IMDb 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Denise is a television broadcaster and the only survivor of an inexplicable and terrible plane crash that left her without scratches.

 

Denise is soon shrouded by feelings of unworthiness. She starts seeing strangers following her and voices calling her by her name.

 

Despite warnings from a clairvoyant friend, Denise tries to get on with her life until she learns that she should have died in the accident.

 

Now the invisible soul of death wants to end her. Sending his henchmen, people who have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the work death had planned.

 

Sole Survivor explores the psychological theory of ‘survivor guilt/syndrome’ and it’s pretty decently executed. The zombies do look a little unbelievable, but the story and the slow-building creepiness makes up for it.

 

 

63. Anna and the Apocalypse

 

Anna and the Apocalypse

 

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Directed by John McPhail 
Year 2017
Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire
IMDb 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes 77%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $673,523

 

The best part about blending in two holiday seasons in one is double the candy and double the gore!

 

In this zombie musical, an outbreak takes place in the sleepy town of Little Haven for Christmas.

 

Anna and her friends must fight, hack and sing their way to survive this apocalypse.

 

With the crumbling civilization around it, the only people who can really be trusted are each other and music.

 

Who knew that a musical could be set around a zombie apocalypse? Scenes of the undead being smashed by bowling balls and hacked to death by bats by the living who are singing and dancing away.

 

It is quite a unique take on what would normally be a complete scare-fest.

 

 

62. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

 

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

 

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Directed by Lloyd Kaufman. 
Year 2006
Starring Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff
IMDb 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes 64%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $22,623

 

Hands down, this is going to be one of the most eccentric recommendations we have for you to watch.

 

Take it or leave it. This will surely intrigue you, no matter what. American Chicken Bunker, a military-themed fried chicken chain has built its restaurant on the site of an old Indian cemetery.

 

The previous tenants of the land are driven by a supernatural force and take control of the food and those who eat it.

 

The survivors discover that they must unite before they become chickens themselves! Poultrygeist is a horror comedy film with zombie chickens singing and dancing and Native Indians.

 

Get into the poultry jive!!

 

 

61. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

 

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

 

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Directed by Kiah Roache - Turner
Year 2014
Starring Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
IMDb 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes 82%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $111,141 

 

A mechanic readies himself to battle his way through a swarm of fiery monsters after his sister gets kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse.

 

In a very Australian, this movie is defo gnarly! This film is primarily compared to Mad Max due to its outrageous elements.

 

But it pays homage to many different zombie movies with its own added twist. A fun take on the genre.

 

 

60. Zeder

 

Zeder

 

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Directed by Pupi Avati
Year 1983
Starring Gabriele Lavia, Anne Canovas, Paola Tanziani
IMDb 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Oh look, another Italian zombie flick! But with a very interesting plot. A journalist named Stefano bought a second-hand typewriter.

 

He sees that there were some words already on the paper. He successfully reconstructs the story of a scientist who goes by the name of, Paolo Zeder.

 

Zeder was the one who discovers that certain types of favorable topographical conditions can resurrect dead bodies.

 

However, Stefano's research allows him to meet a group of rebellious scientists who are still conducting experiments to test Zeder's theory.

 

What do you get when you try to bury the dead? ZOMBIES. This movie talks about the obsession that builds in man and the things it makes you do.

 

Well does your obsession to watch the creepiest zombie movies, want to make you add this to your list too?

 

 

59. Tombs of the Blind Dead

 

Tombs of the Blind Dead

 

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Directed by Amando de Ossorio. 
Year 1972
Starring Lone Fleming, Cesar Burner, Maria Elena Arpon. 
IMDb 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes 70%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

This would make for a fun video game plot. In the 13th century, there was a group of evil knights known as the Templars, who sought immortality, drank human blood, and made sacrifices.

 

The corpses of the Templars were executed for their evil deeds and left for the crows to eat.

 

In present-day Portugal, a group of people encounter the abandoned Templar monastery and end up reviving their rotting bodies to leads to the Templars terrorizing the country.

 

The film may seem like it's scary from the get-go, but upon watching it, it’s kind of funny, to be honest.

 

The plot is all over the place and the whole movie is just a riot.

 

Everything is slow-motion especially, you’ll have to watch it to know what we mean!

 

 

58. Bride of Re-animator

 

Bride of Re-animator

 

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Directed by Brian Yuzna
Year 1990
Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 37%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Dan Cain are researching the creation of human life from the dead tissues of wounded soldiers.

 

When Dan finds a female terminally ill patient Gloria, he gets close to her. As she passes away, Dan and Herbert get on with creating the perfect woman.

 

In the midst of it all, they’re also under the purview of Dr. Hill who only wants to seek revenge.

 

Jeffrey Combs plays the role of the Reanimator brilliantly. If you were expecting him to get into a relationship with a zombie, well, it doesn’t exactly happen.

 

This sequel to the original Reanimator is just as fun as the previous one was.

 

If you’re looking for something thrilling, this one is not for you. If you’re looking for cheap thrills, then this might be for you!

 

 

57. Alive

 

Alive

 

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Directed by Il Cho
Year 2020
Starring Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-Hye, Jeon Bae-Soo
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $13,432,212

 

The rapid spread of an unknown infection plunged the entire city into uncontrollable chaos, but one survivor remained isolated from the world.

 

Even though it released during the time of the pandemic, it did quite well. The film doesn’t give you anything new but it’s maybe like I Am Legend but in a very relevant present. you could even start with this just to get yourself warmed up, to begin with creating your on-zombie movies list.

 

 

56. Rabid

 

Rabid

 

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Directed by David Cronenberg 
Year 1977
Starring Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 76%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Oh, we have a weird one on the list (but then which one isn’t either?).

 

A young woman became interested in human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Her victims have turned into bloodthirsty zombies, contributing to an epidemic in the city.

 

Plastic surgery! Now such a plot could only explore during the nascent stages of the genre.

 

It’s got the creeps; the weird factor and it is also touted as one of Cronenberg’s best works.

 

 

55. Rammbock: Berlin Undead

 

Rammbock: Berlin Undead

 

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Directed by Marvin Kren
Year 2010
Starring Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs, Anka Graczyk
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $12,699

 

Just as Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi; a terrible virus is spreading in the city at breakneck (pun intended) speed and turning people into senseless zombies.

 

Much to Michael's concern, Gabi is not home. Instead, he sees Harper there. Together they manage to hide when angry hordes of infected people trying to enter the building.

 

Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have their hands full to survive, and it will take all of their brains to find Gabi.

 

This low-budget did not seem to do much for a lot of folks given that the characters weren’t glamourized.

 

But the reality of the characters during an outbreak, a topic which we’ve explored on the list, makes it for a decent watch.

 

It gives you the creeps and also makes you think about survival.

 

 

54. White Zombie

 

White Zombie

 

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Directed by Victor Halperin
Year 1932
Starring Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Probably one of the oldest films to feature on our list. A young couple Madeleine and Neil are pursued by their friend Monsieur Beaumont to get hitched on his Haitian plantation.

 

But Beaumont had his own plans, he wanted Madeleine for himself. He seeks help from an eccentric gentleman, Legendre.

 

He uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine but is unhappy with the results. Now that he wants her human self back, Legendre is in no mood to play games.

 

He wants Beaumont and Madeleine for his zombie collection and drugs him with the potion as well.

 

Ah, what a simple tale of a zombie collector. Say what now?! Maybe that’s what people thought when this film came out.

 

Watch this only to explore the sights and sounds of it all. How many times will you get to watch a movie from the 1930s?

 

 

53. Dead Snow

 

Dead Snow

 

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Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Year 2009
Starring Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 69
Worldwide Box Office Collection $2,166,797

 

A few friends head up the mountain to take refuge in the wilderness. But their relaxing session soon gets interrupted by a mysterious old man who tells them that the Nazi invaders were cruel during World War II.

 

But a legend has it, that an uprising of the villagers drove the invaders to the cold, dark mountainous area, where they died.

 

But now there are rumours that they are returning in the form of evil Nazi zombies.

 

RUN! You do not want Nazi’s of any kind around, be it grammar Nazis or zombie Nazis.

 

The film is epic. It perfect for when you want a little scare and a lot of laughs.

 

 

52. Little Monsters

 

Little Monsters

 

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Directed by Abe Forsythe
Year 2019
Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, Josh Gad
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 80%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $97,111

 

No, this one does not feature more children as zombies! A failed musician works with a teacher and children to help to protect the young from the sudden zombie outbreak.

 

The beginning of the film is painfully odd and simply terrible; not performance-wise, but the content.

 

At the end of the movie, you like it and feel good, but this only works if you can pass the first third.

 

However, as you’re probably building your appetite for horror with this list, this film depends on personal taste and a sense of humour.

 

By the end of the movie, there’s glee on everyone’s faces and it actually ends on a positive note, which is rare for a zombie flick.

 

 

51. The Battery

 

The Battery

 

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Directed by Jeremy Gardner 
Year 2012
Starring Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 80%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

After an undead plague, two former baseball players clash while crossing the New England countryside.

 

Apart from the spreading zombie plague, there is no real storyline. We explore how and why this happened in the dark.

 

The number of zombies in the film is minimized, which is not very important to the story, it is only needed to create the environment in which two people must live.

 

The people they meet during the journey are hostile. When they talk about lost relatives, family members, and an ex-girlfriend whose fate is unknown, we are just trying to survive as our two protagonists.

 

 

50. Versus

 

Versus

 

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Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. 
Year 2000 
Starring Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $55,500

 

A group of gangsters, an unknown woman and a fugitive meet unconsciously on the other side of the resurrection forest, Portal 444.

 

When dead buried in the forest reanimate with the help of the spirit form of the dead, their problems began.

 

It’s the final duel of the Light and Dark. In Versus, the ancient Japanese samurai mysticism meets the new world of gangs and guns in a bloody, yet brave story of the spirit of the living. "Versus" is an exciting, fast-paced, intense action, horror, comedy and martial arts movie with a particularly original plot that hardly exists.

 

It’s an exceptionally great film that you’ll want to watch again and again.

 

 

49. Wild Zero

 

Wild Zero

 

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Directed by Tetsuro Takeuchi. 
Year 1999
Starring Guitar Wolf, Drum Wolf, Bass Wolf
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 100%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Aliens invade the earth and turn people into zombies. After he liberated his heroes, Guitar Wolf was revered as his own brother by his manager.

 

An ambitious rock singer Ace falls into the bloody massacre but he will need Guitar Wolf's to get out of this sticky situation.

 

If you think rock music has nowhere to go, and those strange normal characters need to be eliminated and turned into zombies, then this movie is for you.

 

It’s a Japanese Rocker Zombie flick, that will rock your world. It doesn’t really make much sense, but you could just watch it rock out and enjoy a couple of musicians kicking butt.

 

 

48. Juan of the Dead

 

Juan of the Dead

 

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Directed by Alejandro Brugues. 
Year 2011
Starring Alexis Diaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorria
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $324,834

 

A group of homeless people face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and the media remark that the dead are dissidents who rebel against the government.

 

To give you a teaser of the film, Juan answered the phone: "Juan of the dead, we kill your loved ones”.

 

It’s a fun take and plays on the American Cuban camaraderie. But can you imagine!

 

The government are the ones who vow to protect you but instead, they claim they are all rebels?!

 

Ridiculous! Brugues has put Cuba on the map with a zombie outbreak film. This is great.

 

 

47. Night of the Comet

 

Night of the Comet

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Year 1984
Starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 79%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $14,418,922

 

The comet killed most of the life on Earth, causing the two girls in the valley to fight with zombies and a group of insidious scientists.

 

The first striking thing you’ll notice in the movie are the colours in city shot frames.

 

They’re beautiful! But all of that is ruined once the zombies begin attacking the teenagers.

 

Then it’s all gloomy and dark. It’s a fun film with great comedy and all the cliches of a teen drama you can imagine.

 

 

46. Slither

 

Slither

 

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Directed by James Gunn
Year 2006 
Starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker
IMDb 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $12,834,936

 

When a small town gets invaded by an alien plague. All the residents turned into zombies and various mutant monsters.

 

The trailer shows that this is some kind of comedy. You will be surprised at how much stress is expected.

 

Horror movies range from jump scares lively bloody scenes and pulsating action. As an avid watcher on IMDb said, it’s like Tremors; for adults.

 

 

45. The Serpent and The Rainbow

 

The Serpent and The Rainbow

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Wes Craven
Year 1988
Starring Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae
IMDb 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes 65%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $19,595,031

 

An anthropologist travels to Haiti after hearing rumours of a drug used by African black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

 

The film is creepy and weird and after a while, you’ll feel like you don’t want any part of it cause it’s so odd.

 

The trip is fun and interesting. This is a polished film, professionally shot, with production values ​​above the average for its genre.

 

Horror movie lovers should not miss it. Regrettably, the movie ran a little longer than expected and turned into disappointing work at the last moments.

 

 

44. Pet Sematary

 

Pet Sematary

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Mary Lambert
Year 1989 
Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 51%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Eager to begin afresh, the young doctor Creed and his family move to the rural city of Ludlow, Maine.

 

But then the accidental death of his daughter’s cherished domestic cat results in a series of unfortunate events.

 

Do the dead really rise from their deathbeds? Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, it stays true to its grim and creepy nature.

 

Even though cats aren’t scary they’re portrayed in a manner in which you’ll probably think twice before extending your hand to pet one.

 

This film is absolutely recommended for hard-core horror fans.

 

 

43. Pontypool

 

Pontypool

 

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Directed by Bruce McDonald
Year 2008
Starring Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilley
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 84%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $32,118

 

A completely fresh take on the genre. Two radio hosts play out the possible onset of a deadly virus infecting a small Ontario town where they’re stationed.

 

The legitimacy of the radio broadcast and culminating events are enough to draw you into the anxiety that the characters felt.

 

It’s different and it shows you a complete side to a zombie apocalypse taking place.

 

The story and the characters manage to put in you between an uncomfortable yet sympathetic spot, which only results from great storytelling and amazing actors.

 

That’s what this film has managed to do.

 

 

42. The Plague of the Zombie

 

The Plague of the Zombie

 

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Directed by John Gilling
Year 1966
Starring Andre Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Young workers begin to start dying a mysterious epidemic in a small Cornish town. Dr. Thompson is helpless and asks Professor James Forbes to help him.

 

Near an old and unused mine, dead people suddenly seem to be alive. Professor Forbes suspects that it is black magic and that someone has extraordinary power.

 

He doesn't know how close he is to him: the dead are brought to life by a voodoo ritual magic.

 

The film does exude quite a few elements that are reminiscent of Romero films. It’s a pretty decent British horror movie with enough creepy crawlies.

 

 

41. Dead & Buried

 

Dead & Buried

 

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Directed by Gary Sherman 
Year 1981
Starring James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Dead & Buried is set in a small coastal town where corpses come to life after a series of bloody murders committed by locals on visiting tourists.

 

The film is written by the writers of the film Alien, so it’s bound to be exciting.

 

It’s a grossly horrifying movie and the gore is just the right amount to make you uncomfortable.

 

The intriguing and almost mesmerizing effects of this film attract attention, although it is a slow-burning mystery that builds on you.

 

 

40. The Girl with All the Gifts

 

The Girl with All the Gifts

 

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Directed by Colm McCarthy. 
Year 2016
Starring Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 85%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $4,086,096

 

Humanity is ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease, in a dystopian future. Those infected are deprived of all freedom and become turn into "hungries".

 

Their only hope is a group of hybrid children who crave for one thing, human flesh.

 

But these children are held captive in an army base where they’re controlled and experimented on.

 

One girl creates a special bond with one of the teachers there. However, when the base gets invaded, the girl and the others must embark on a strenuous journey, where the girl must unlearn the ways of her infection.

 

Another film on the list featuring children in a darker light. Watching such movies during a raging pandemic may only incite fear in your mind.

 

But zombie films have never completely made sense, watch this only as a thrilling film and nothing else.

 

 

39. Dead of Night

 

Dead of Night

 

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Directed by Bob Clark
Year 1974
Starring John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

From the director that brought to you, ‘Black Christmas’ ‘Children Should Not Play with Dead Things’, Bob Clark brings to you, ‘Dead of Night’.

 

When an American origin soldier is killed during the Vietnamese battle. He inexplicably returns home to his family, who soon discover that something is wrong with their undead loved one.

 

It is a low budget horror film that makes you question if the dead are in fact dead at all.

 

Not only does the story offer scenes of unimaginable violence, tension, and horror. It also manages to hit some strong emotional tones with the audience.

 

Clark plays on the mother’s wish that his dead son return, which actually happens. Many consider this an underrated Bob Clark gem, now it’s time you give this film a shot.

 

 

38. Demons

 

Demons

 

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Directed by Lamberto Bava
Year 1985
Starring Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny
IMDb 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes 60%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Another Italian zombie film to add to your list! A group of patrons is invited to a mysterious film screening on the pretext of getting free lunch.

 

Only to find themselves in the cinema with starved demons. When reel turns to too real.

 

This film has enough gore, flesh-eating and blood spillage that you would expect from a zombie movie.

 

It’s a great film to enjoy by yourself, that’s if you don’t mind the claustrophobia the film shows.

 

 

37. Fido

 

Fido

 

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Directed by Andrew Currie. 
Year 2006
Starring Kesun Loder, Billy Connolly, Carre-Anne Moss
IMDb 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes 72%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $426,224

 

In a world resembling the 1950s where space radiation has engulfed the entire planet. This radiation turns the dead into zombies.

 

But a company called ‘Zomcon’ has learnt the art of making this outbreak into a profitable venture.

 

Zomcon has created these collars for taming the dead, when turned on and placed on a zombie, it makes it controllable and hence creating an eternal undead butler who lives in the living society.

 

Fido addresses all the possibilities of a zombie servant in a gentle and surprisingly elegant way.

 

There’s barely any gore or flesh-eating in this film, this is just pure mockery of the genre and that’s how it should be enjoyed.

 

 

36. Resident Evil

 

Resident Evil

 

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Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. 
Year 2002
Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey
IMDb 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes 36
Worldwide Box Office Collection $102,984,862

 

Even though you’ve probably not watched this film, you are aware of the title for sure!

 

A special military unit battles a powerful supercomputer after hundreds of its scientists turn into undead creatures after a lab accident.

 

The film is loosely based on the Japanese game franchise of the same name. Since there’s a huge universe to explore, this film can be a little slow in terms of pacing and action sequences can seem to get repetitive.

 

But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad film series. This film, in particular, was ‘accepted’ by the fans but they did mention it was rather comic bookish.

 

Even though the critics have trashed this movie, you should watch and decide if you feel it should be added to your zombie list!

 

 

35. I Am a Hero

 

I Am a Hero

 

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Directed by Shinsuke Sato
Year 2015
Starring Yo Oizumi, Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 91%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $13,770,528

 

This film is based on the manga; I Am a Hero written and illustrated by Kengo Hanazawa.

 

After coming from work late one night, Hideo witnesses an accident where a car collides with a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly.

 

Despite a broken neck, the body rises up and walks away as nothing happened. Hideo wonders if this is another bout of his mind playing tricks on him, but soon unreal events start taking place around him.

 

The film boasts brilliant action, graphics and given the fact the director has captured the manga story so effortlessly makes it a captivating horror thriller.

 

This film has comedy, action, emotional quotients, and captivating acting from the main cast. Another Japanese/Asian zombie to add to your list!

 

 

34. The Last Man on Earth

 

The Last Man on Earth

 

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Directed by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow. 
Year 1964
Starring Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 79%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Based on the novel, ‘I Am Legend’ written by Richard Matheson is the film The Last Man on Earth.

 

When an unknown disease turns all the living into the undead, the last human on earth becomes a vampire hunter.

 

The film stays true to the storyline book and is regarded as a cult classic in the genre.

 

That being said, it does not quite capture the fear of the undead outside. Even though the character interacts with the zombie on a very close level, they do not look or even seem like they pose a threat to humanity whatsoever.

 

The film isn’t scary whatsoever, at least not in the remake which stars Will Smith.

 

But again, this was made in the 1960s, for that era, it was an absolute hit, if we may say so.

 

 

33. The Beyond

 

The Beyond

 

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Directed by Lucio Fulci
Year 1981
Starring Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monrale
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 67%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $123,843

 

When a young hotel heiress wants to restore an old hotel, which is built above the door to the afterlife, things begin to take turn for the worse.

 

Bloody zombies roam around there thirsting for the living. When she is confronted by strange incidents, she is completely unaware of the nightmares of the place.

 

Another brilliant horror film by Fulci and probably one of the best horror films to come out of Italy.

 

There are all kinds of creepy crawlies enough to give you the frights. This is proper old school horror meant to give you sleepless nights.

 

Do not even TRY to compare it to anything you see today, just marvel at how it was made and made to make you feel as if you were watching this in the ’80s.

 

 

32. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

 

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

 

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Directed by Jorge Grau
Year 1974
Starring Cristina Galbo, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

A policeman chases two hippies presuming them to be the murders similar to the Manson family-like murders.

 

Without knowing it, the real culprits are the zombies. They yearn for human flesh thanks to the ultrasonic radiation used to control pests.

 

A bloody and ghastly cannibal festival where stumbling hot bigwigs are revived by radioactive waves and can only be destroyed by fire.

 

Of course, for its time it was probably deemed very scary but it thrilled the audiences to watch more than scare them.

 

One of the few movies to use science as a background for the zombification of humans.

 

 

31. Zombie Flesh Eaters (Zombie 2)

 

Zombie Flesh Eaters (Zombie 2)

 

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Directed by Lucio Fulci
Year 1979
Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson
IMDb 6.8 
Rotten Tomatoes 42%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.  

 

A group in search of a young girl's missing father arrive on a tropical island where the doctor desperately seeks the reason and antidote of an undead outbreak.

 

If you haven’t noticed by now, whichever film Ian McCulloch is a part of, it’s sure to be scary but hit film.

 

There’s a crazy scene between the zombies and a shark, where the shark was actually a real one and not a fake!

 

Big ups to the make-up artist for making the zombies look gruesomely weird enough to incite fear in our hearts.

 

Though this is a low budget movie and Fulci was not known for making great movies, this is one of his best works!

 

 

30. Warm Bodies

 

Warm Bodies

 

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Directed by Jonathan Levine. 
Year 2013
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 81%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $116,980,662

 

With a good chunk of the world population undead, R is a young and strangely introverted zombie.

 

While feasting on humans, R meets Julie and feels the need to protect her. Being an undead he actually starts having feelings for Julie!

 

As this change begins to creep in, Julie and R need now face the military forces and the zombies who are still lurking in the background.

 

But R is there to protect her fighting together despite the differences. What makes Warm Bodies fun to watch is, R has a voice-over narrating the thoughts in his head for us, which is very unique.

 

Then we have the slow-building romance between the two. But if you’re looking for a zombie romance movie?

 

Well, this may not completely be it, but’s close to it.

 

 

29. Night of the Creeps

 

Night of the Creeps

 

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Directed by Fred Dekker
Year 1986
Starring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 74%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $591,366

 

When an alien experiment crashes on earth infecting a frat member. They freeze the corpse of the infected member.

 

In the present day, two weirdos who promised to be part of a brotherhood accidentally begin melting the corpse.

 

Now reanimated, the zombie starts infecting the entire campus with his virus turning the whole thing into a zombie outbreak!

 

The alien slugs that invade your brain and turn you into a zombie may seem like a typical B-movie theme, but it's portrayed in a pretty unique way.

 

Many may not appreciate the film, especially those who don’t enjoy horror and comedy. You wouldn’t associate making horrific things like zombies funny, but few do manage to make it extremely funny and this is one of those gems.

 

 

28. Frankenweenie

 

Frankenweenie

 

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Directed by Tim Burton
Year 2012
Starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short 
IMDb 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes 87%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $81,493,846

 

YES! A Tim Burton film on the list! When Victor's dog, Sparky, gets hit by a car.

 

He decides to bring him to life the only way he knows how. But when the crooked "monster" wreaks havoc in the neighborhood, he has to convince them (and his parents) that Sparky is still the faithful furry friend he was.

 

The plot is very fun and exciting! Most of the characters are based on iconic characters from horror movies such as Frankenstein and more.

 

In addition, the look of the film is in black and white, mimicking the vibe of the horror movie from back then.

 

It’s a great watch for adults and children alike! Who doesn’t enjoy a Tim Burton movie?!

 

 

27. Cabin in the Woods

 

Cabin in the Woods

 

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Directed by Drew Goddard
Year 2012
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $69,935,600

 

Five teenagers spend a weekend in a remote cabin in the woods. When they arrive, they have no way of contacting the outside world.

 

When the cellar door is thrown open, they find a strange collection of relics and curiosities.

 

But when one of the women, reads a book, she accidentally wakes up the family of undead killers.

 

But that’s not all. This movie is a horror movie that makes fun of horror movies.

 

So, if you are looking for a movie to scare someone with, this is not it.

 

But it’s great for when friends over for hangs and you just want to chill out and have some laughs.

 

 

26. The Happiness of the Katakuris

 

The Happiness of the Katakuris

 

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Directed by Takashi Miike
Year 2001
Starring Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 68%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

The family moves to the countryside to run a rustic mountain inn when customers are shocked to face unexpected and improbable destinations.

 

The Katakuris sing and dance as dead bodies begin to pile up in their backyard.

 

Miike is known for making some really controversial films. But this one’s far from it, even though the plot seems like it is going to take a dark.

 

It is a musical comedy horror film. There’s Claymation in it as well! The Happiness of the Katakuris is an absolute riot!

 

 

25. ParaNorman

 

ParaNorman

 

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Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Year 2012
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $107,139,399

 

Norman Babcock is a boy who can talk to the dead, but nobody but his only friend Neil believes his skills are real.

 

One day Norman learns about an important annual ritual where he must protect the city from the curse of a witch who was condemned centuries ago.

 

But things don't go as planned. Now a magical storm threatens his town as the undead rise.

 

Along with some unexpected help, Norman fights to save his city. But then he discovers the terrible truth of the curse, and is he the only one who can save everyone?

 

This stop-motion animated movie is heaps of fun! It has a very humorous way of storytelling which can be enjoyed by anyone, even children!

 

 

24. World War Z

 

World War Z

 

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Directed by Marc Foster
Year 2013
Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 66%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $540,455,876

 

The world is struck by a mysterious infection that turns the entire human population into killer zombies.

 

A former UN investigator Gerry Lane is sent out to explore and understand the zombie outbreak.

 

What follows is a perilous journey around the world, on which Lane faces great dangers and great opportunities to find answers before human civilization perishes.

 

The film has some mixed reviews. What draws most movie lovers to this film is the budget production and the big names attached to this project.

 

Some say that it does justice to the genre while some felt it was lacklustre and all show.

 

 

23. Planet Terror

 

Planet Terror

 

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Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Year 2007
Starring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Fergie
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 76%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $11,446,172

 

After an experimental bio-weapon was released that turned thousands into zombie-like creatures, it is up to a motley group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind them.

 

With a big star cast like that, it is bound to be one heck of a movie!

 

It has umpteen amounts of sleaze, gore, blood and its comedic scare-fest. What’s awesome is watching the MC have an ammo auto-mail as a leg which she uses to kill zombies!

 

What more can one ask?

 

 

22. 28 Weeks Later

 

28 Weeks Later

 

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Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo 
Year 2007
Starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $65,048,678

 

Continuing from six defiant months after the terrible events of 28 Days Later. When the unstoppable Rage Virus decimated the entire city of London.

 

The US Army has restored order and repopulated the quarantined city. But an unsuspecting carrier of the highly transmissible pathogen invades the city and unknowingly escalates the spread of the deadly infection.

 

In fact, the virus isn't dead yet, and this time it's more dangerous than ever.

 

Will the nightmare start again? Sounds all too familiar right now, doesn’t it? Though it has grim scenes, the film isn’t very scary in itself.

 

The fans didn’t exactly enjoy this sequel to a rather engaging and horrifying prequel.

 

 

21. Day of the Dead

 

Day of the Dead

 

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Directed by George A. Romero
Year 1985
Starring Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato.
IMDb 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $ 5,000,000

 

Another Romero flick from the Dead series, Day of the Dead. Known as one of the greatest masterpieces of Romero.

 

This film surrounds a small group of scientists and military personnel who live in an underground bunker in Florida.

 

But on the outside, Zombie’s rule America. These scientists have been using the undead in gruesome experiments.

 

Eventually, the military learns that their men were being used for these experiments and banishes them to the caves where the undead live.

 

But it was all too late the zombies have already infiltrated the bunker. There’s no amount of praise that one can give this movie.

 

It has blood, gore, drama, a thrilling plotline. But above all, the visual effects are top class!

 

This is another title to add to your Must Watch list!

 

 

20. I Walked with A Zombie

 

I Walked with A Zombie

 

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Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Year 1943
Starring Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison. IMDb: 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes 85%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

Back in the days, watching movies were such the simple joys of life until people decided to make horror movies!

 

When Betsy, a nurse heads to the West Indies to take care of Jessica, the spouse of a plantation supervisor Paul Holland.

 

The wife appears to be affected by some sort of intellectual slowness because of fever.

 

But then Betsy falls in love with Paul and is determined to remedy Jessica. Even if it means that she has to apply a voodoo ceremony on her.

 

The film is a sonorously horrific movie to watch adding to the creep factor of the film.

 

It’s a pretty straightforward storyline that does get twisted towards the end. Another great title to understand how filmmaking was made possible back then, especially use sound and manual visual effects.

 

 

19. Cemetery Man / Dellamorte Dellamore

 

Cemetery Man / Dellamorte Dellamore

 

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Directed by Michele Soavi
Year 1996
Starring Rupert Everett, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi
IMDb 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes 60%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $253,986

 

Let’s face it, Italy has given the world a massive chunk of zombie movies, some great, some not so great.

 

This falls under the former. There is a difference between love and death (in Italian "Dellamore" means "love" and "Della Morte" means "death"), an ambivalence that Dellamorte feels.

 

He is the guardian of the cemetery in Buffalora, Italy, where corpses are raised from the graves and Dellamorte has to destroy them.

 

Bellamorte doesn't seem to wonder why this is happening, shoot and love. But in the end, he wants to leave Buffalora.

 

The movie is based on a novel by Tiziano Sclavi. A very original concept for the time it was released and it fuses many complex plots together.

 

And is so well executed as a zombie film. It’s an Italian zombie experience you’re sure to enjoy.

 

 

18. I Am Legend

 

I Am Legend

 

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Directed by Francis Lawrence. 
Year 2007
Starring Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan
IMDb 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes 68%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $585,410,052

 

When Robert Neville, a scientist couldn't stop the spread of the incurable, man-made virus. A now immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in the remains of New York City, looking desperately for other survivors who might be out there.

 

But he was not alone. The mutated victims of the plague, the infected, lurked in the shadows, watching Neville's every move.

 

Perhaps mankind's last and best hope, Neville has only one mission left: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus with his own immune blood.

 

Everybody knows this film; everyone knows that scene. *sniffling*. That one scene will break you so hard you won’t even know what hit you.

 

Please excuse us while we go cry on the floor *wailing*.

 

 

17. Re-Animator

 

Re-Animator

 

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Directed by Stuart Gordon 
Year 1985
Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
IMDb 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes 93
Worldwide Box Office Collection $2,023,414

 

Welcome all Lovecraftian! An ambitious medical student Herbert West arrives at the Swiss Institute of Medicine in New England consumed with the idea of ​​conquering the obstacle of death.

 

He is determined to justify himself by supporting his theory. He recommences where he first left off, experimenting with dead cat tissue and then moves onto fresh human corpses as he pursues his sceptical roommate, Dan Cain, to join his daring project.

 

As the experiments turn into success, the campus will inevitably be overrun with resuscitated corpses from West, which attracts the attention of his archenemy Dr Hill, who longs for this amazing discovery.

 

The dead will rise, even with a little help; However, can the young resuscitator use the power of his reagent?

 

A brilliant take on this H. P. Lovecraft story. This title may not be for everyone as deadheads talking, and particularly powerful zombies slashing and hacking people when it should be the other way around.

 

 

16. The Return of the Living Dead

 

The Return of the Living Dead

 

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Directed by Dan O’Bannon
Year 1985
Starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa
IMDb 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes 91
Worldwide Box Office Collection $14,237,880

 

When a few clumsy workers at a medical care warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the fumes cause the dead to reappear as they comb through Louisville, Kentucky in search of their favourite food, their brains.

 

One look at the poster and you’re in for a treat. It’s got punk rockers, nudity, copious amounts of cursing and of course gore!

 

When you’re in the mood for some horror but want some laughs too, then check this one out!

 

 

15. Dawn of the Dead

 

Dawn of the Dead

 

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Directed by Zack Snyder
Year 2004
Starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer
IMDb 7.3 
Rotten Tomatoes 76%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $102,278,712

 

Another Snyder movie on the list, this time, it’s his take on the classic Romero flick, Dawn of the Dead.

 

Ana returns to her peaceful suburban residence but is unpleasantly surprised the next morning when her husband is brutally attacked by their zombified neighbour.

 

Ana escapes in the chaos of her once picturesque neighbourhood and meets a police officer named Kenneth and a few other survivors, who decide that their best chance at survival lies in the abandoned Crossroads Mall.

 

When supplies run low and other captured survivors need help, the group realizes they cannot stay at the mall forever and devises an escape plan.

 

Fans of the genre have given their approval for this remake. Some even giving a total 10/10 rating on IMDb!

 

After you’re done exploring Romero’s Dead universe recommended on this list, watch this one just to see how it compares to the masterpiece.

 

 

14. [REC]

 

REC]

 

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Directed by Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza
Year 2007
Starring Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano
IMDb 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $32,511,655

 

A young TV reporter and her cameraman report on the night shift of the local fire station.

 

When they receive a call from an elderly woman trapped in their home, they arrive at their building and hear terrible screams that trigger a long nightmare and an exceptionally terrifying to watch a television report.

 

This is the original film that another title on our list Quarantine. For the way back then, it was quite an original take on the genre.

 

It would be better to watch this one instead of the remake as this film will definitely give you the creeps even after the film is over.

 

 

13. The Evil Dead

 

The Evil Dead

 

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Directed by Sam Raimi
Year 1981
Starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManicor
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 95%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $2,356,630

 

Five university students take a break day to spend an excursion in a far-flung cabin.

 

A book and an audiotape are discovered. After the chant out loud the words from the book, the unfathomable arises.

 

The buddies discover themselves helpless to prevent the evil because the zombies take them out one by one.

 

With the best survivor left with the zombies who desperately attempts to combat them to live until daylight.

 

This film is a cult classic and enjoyed thoroughly by all fans alike. Kudos to the make-up man, Tom Sullivan, for making the zombies extra ghoulish and creepy.

 

Raimi has since created some amazing films and is known for his innovative approach to storytelling.

 

The Evil Dead series is one of his best original works.

 

 

12. Army of Darkness

 

Army of Darkness

 

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Directed by Sam Raimi 
Year 1992
Starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 73%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $11,502,976

 

Ash is transported along with his automobile to 1,300 A. D. When he's captured by Lord Arthur and grew to becomes the slave of Duke Henry the Red and his men.

 

When tossed right into a pit, he defeats monsters and wins the honour of Arthur's army.

 

But the Wiseman chooses Ash as The Chosen One to be able to retrieve the Necronomicon.

 

But Ash just wants to return home. When he learns that the easiest way to get back to his time is the use of the Necronomicon, Ash decides to walk the unholy land of the Deadites.

 

The Wiseman advises that he ought to say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to get the evil book.

 

However, Ash forgets the remaining phrase and an army of the lifeless resurrects to assault Arthur’s citadel and get a hold of the Necronomicon as well.

 

The struggle among the dwellings and the lifeless is set to begin and Ash and Arthur are the only way to defeat the Army of Darkness.

 

Sounds just like a fairy tale, eh? It will probably be one of the best horror comedies you’ll come across in a long while.

 

Everything about this film is just ODD but it’s one of Sam Raimi’s best works after The Evil Dead!

 

 

11. Dead Alive / Braindead

 

Dead Alive / Braindead

 

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Directed by Peter Jackson. 
Year 1993
Starring Timothy Balme, Diana Penalver, Elizabeth Moody 
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $242,623

 

In the quiet New Zealand town of Wellington, the oppressed bachelor Lionel Cosgrove, who still lives with his oppressive mother, finally found her soul mate: the friendly grocer Paqueta.

 

However, a ferocious Sumatran rat monkey from Skull Island bit Vera after the poisonous infection quickly turned into the undead.

 

His world has been destroyed. As more and more corpses and other excited and powerful zombies began to litter Lionel's basement, he loses complete control of the situation.

 

Now Lionel must save his disintegrating mother and also his girlfriend. In this comedy of errors, Braindead by the legendary Peter Jackson, manages to make the grim appearance of Lionel’s mother in a comedy show!

 

Fans have loved this movie for decades due to its light-hearted approach and stellar performances.

 

Watch on to find out!

 

 

10. Train to Busan

 

Train to Busan

 

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Directed by Sang-ho Yeon 
Year 2016
Starring Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-Seok
IMDb 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes 94
Worldwide Box Office Collection $92,764,199

 

Train to Busan was probably one of the most talked-about films in 2016. This South Korean edge of the seat thriller zombie flick is not an easy ride.

 

When a busy father takes his daughter on the KTX (train), the apocalypse begins when an infected person boards the train.

 

The zombie then infects the other passengers on the train, in a very close call, the father can save his daughter and a few compartments of the train.

 

But they must save themselves as South Korea is slowly turning into a zombie land and there’s no escape.

 

There are so many scenes in the movie where the characters escape narrowly from the undead, keeping you on the edge the entire time.

 

All the grim visuals of zombies hanging from helicopters and running behind the train make you really question if this could ever turn into our reality.

 

Standing at #10, this one is a definite recommendation from us!

 

 

9. Zombieland

 

Zombieland

 

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Directed by Ruben Fleischer 
Year 2009
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson
IMDb 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes 89
Worldwide Box Office Collection $102,392,080

 

Zombies have taken over America and there’s only a handful of people who have managed to survive.

 

A band of people meet on their way to find others who have managed to survive this outbreak.

 

A college student heading to Ohio to see if his parents are still alive. A zombie-hating and Twinkie loving bruiser and a pair of self-sufficient sister’s trek across the country to save themselves.

 

The movie doesn’t take itself very seriously which is what makes it great. All the actors have performed exceptionally well and this entire series is an absolute rib-tickler.

 

It’s a basic storyline with great storytelling and great wit. You have to explore the entire series!

 

 

8. 28 Days Later

 

28 Days Later

 

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Directed by Danny Boyle
Year 2003
Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston 
IMDb 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes 87
Worldwide Box Office Collection $85,720,385

 

When a group of animal activists invade a laboratory where they believed that some murky experiments were taking place on chimpanzees.

 

An experiment that induces rage in them. The pleas of the scientists go unheard, pandemonium ensues.

 

Jim wakes up from a coma 28 days later, only to find the lab deserted.

 

As he makes his way out and walks on the now silent streets of London, he comes across a church where he is attacked by mutated humans.

 

These humans do not want to eat the living, they simply want to vent out all of the rage built up inside of them and go on a killing spree.

 

Jim is rescued by the surviving few who are struggling to live amidst this new epidemic.

 

You see the brilliant Cillian Murphy play an exceptional role of a man trying to come to terms with a new reality in front of him.

 

There’s enough gore to satisfy the animal in you and enough intellectual subplots to take you through the story.

 

This Danny Boyle experience sure is one of a kind.

 

 

7. Evil Dead II

 

Evil Dead II

 

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Directed by Sam Raimi
Year 1987
Starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks
IMDb 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes 95
Worldwide Box Office Collection $5,923,798

 

When Ashley Williams takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin, there they find the book of evil and a videotape.

 

Opening the book unleashes evil spirits and zombies who begin to attack the two. They must now survive the consequences until the dawn of light.

 

If you were to watch the trailer, you’ll know just how much gore, hacking, and slashing this film has but it is still a comedy movie.

 

There are body-less hands, mutilated faces, and black bile puking zombies out to kill. The plot is interesting and similar to the first one but the gorefest is so much fun to watch!

 

The director sure has taken the no-limits bar approach while making this film. It’s diabolical entertainment at its best.

 

 

6. Kamera O Tomeru Na! / One Cut of The Dead

 

Kamera O Tomeru Na! / One Cut of The Dead

 

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Directed by Shin’ichiro Ueda
Year 2017
Starring Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama
IMDb 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes 100%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $27,590,180

 

From the get-go, you ABSOLUTELY MUST WATCH THIS film! This low-budget zombie film features the story of a Japanese director out to shoot a ‘one-take zombie film’.

 

He ends up finding the cast and the right location and begins filming. But they don’t seem to get along with each other.

 

Despite the film being a film about zombies, actual zombies begin to attack the crew members and the whole shoot has been ravaged by the undead.

 

It’s a zom-com film and actually does feature a 37 minute long one continuous take, which is amazing!

 

The film gets more interesting and funnier as the crew begins to find ways to save themselves.

 

This is one of those rare international movies that will give you the creeps and make you laugh too!

 

Also, this is only the second film title on the list to have a 100% Rotten Tomatoes: rating.

 

 

5. Frankenstein

 

Frankenstein

 

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Directed by James Whale
Year 1931
Starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
IMDb 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes N.A.
Worldwide Box Office Collection $ 1,626

 

Based on Mary Shelley’s book, the movie sticks to the plot from the book. Dr. Frankenstein is out to do the unimaginable.

 

To revive the dead! As he succeeds in bringing to life a monster, he dies in the process.

 

The iconic lines, “He’s alive! HE’S ALIVE! HE’S ALIVE!” is enough to send shivers down your spine.

 

It’s one of the first horror movies to come out on screen and what better way than Shelley’s work.

 

Karloff has exceptionally played the role of the monster striking fear even in the hardest of people.

 

You can’t watch this film and call yourself a horror buff!

 

 

4. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

 

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

 

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Directed by Jim Stenstrum
Year 1998
Starring Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman
IMDb 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Worldwide Box Office Collection N.A.

 

How could we not write this list without the Mystery Gang in it? Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island surrounds the story of the gang who have now gone their separate ways.

 

Fred invites the gang over to Louisiana to celebrate Daphne’s birthday but their adventures there are simply meh.

 

Then they encounter, Lena Dupree, who takes them to Moonscar island. Here they come across actual ghosts, werecats, and zombies who are out to get them!

 

Will the Mystery Gang solve this mystery? We’re not new to seeing ghouls in a Scooby-Doo sketch but this one’s actually quite scary to watch, especially for children.

 

So, this will be a fun way to introduce them to the genre! The plot is really sophisticated compared to the others from this series.

 

Watch this one for nostalgia’s sake. It’s so high on the list, due to its popularity amongst the adults and the children as well.

 

 

3. Dawn of the Dead

 

Dawn of the Dead

 

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Directed by George A. Romero
Year 1978
Starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott. H. Reiniger
IMDb 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes 94%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $159,822

 

Another of Romero’s absolute essentials, this story revolves around the unstoppable epidemic of the undead in the Dead universe.

 

Two S. W. A. T. members and a television crew seek a safe spot in the city to survive.

 

Oddly enough, they find a shopping mall that looks secure. What a banger of a film this is!

 

Dawn of the Dead introduced audiences to a view into the grotesque world of gore, a one that was not seen before.

 

Lacerated faces are exploding, gut-wrenching and feasting, it was released unrated in the US since there was a fear of it getting the X rating.

 

Nonetheless, the film was a huge success overseas as well as in the US. Even though the genre has come far in recent times, watching how the level of eeriness was achieved when filmmaking advancements were in their nascent stage, sure established itself as the benchmark for future horror/zombie filmmakers.

 

It’s an extraordinary piece of work that many have tried imitating, but nobody can come close to this Romero’s masterstroke.

 

 

2. Shaun of the Dead

 

Shaun of the Dead

 

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Directed by Edgar Wright
Year 2004
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
IMDb 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Worldwide Box Office Collection $30,097,092

 

Wouldn’t a think a zom-com would make it this far, would ya? But Shaun of the Dead is a masterpiece in mixing horror and comedy.

 

Shaun’s life is an absolute sordid affair and he hates every bit of it. He’s tired of having to make amends when nobody literally cares.

 

To make things worse, his girlfriend has left him and out of nowhere everyone’s turning into a zombie.

 

Now, Shaun must fight the undead and save himself to win back his ex. You must sit there thinking, why is such a simple plot so high up on this list?

 

That’s because sometimes, simplicity and wit can take you a long way, that’s what Wright and Pegg have managed to do with this film.

 

Incorporating all the zombie tropes you can think of, sort of paying homage to them, coupled with British humour and slang.

 

There is a perfect synthesis of gore and humour in this film, which is what the viewers have loved the most.

 

So, if you haven’t already watched this zombie movie yet, you’re in for a treat!

 

 

1. Night of the Living Dead

 

Night of the Living Dead

 

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Directed by George A. Romero
Year 1968
Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman
IMDb 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes 97 %
Worldwide Box Office Collection $236,452

 

Of course, we had to top this list with a Romero film. He did change the whole game for the genre.

 

Concluding this list is this low-budget Night of the Living Dead, a legendary film in this genre.

 

We follow Barbara and her brother as they visit the grave of a friend of their mother.

 

But then out of nowhere, the undead rise from the ground and set out to attack Barbara and her brother.

 

She manages to escape from the scene and ends up at a house where she meets Ben.

 

They now try to save themselves from the oncoming threat by barricading themselves into the house and ready the weapons. the latter part of the movie is shown via TV news reports of how the survivors managed to live.

 

Although this is a black and white movie, it leaves quite an impression on the viewers due to its concept and realistic character portrayal.

 

We cannot compare the VFX and make-up effects but the sheer hideousness the film can bring is pure agony to watch.

 

You can see why this film is such an important piece of work for the genre in terms of ideation to execution that many films today lack.

 

If you’re a serious horror/thriller/gore fanatic, this title is an absolute must on your watch list.