Although it has been remade twice (the decent 1990 version and the horrible 2006 debacle in 3D), the original is just as chilling as anything that has come from the genre since. Team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
The film's immediate focus is the action inside a suburban mall, where a band of survivors tries to keep swarms of undead at bay. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Peter Jackson's blood-splattered comedic masterpiece may be the goriest film on the list, but it's so over-the-top that it's actually funny. This movie will do two things to you: Make you squeamish about eating soup and give you grand fantasies of fighting the undead every time you mow the lawn.
The DVD gets bonus points for its extra featured following the gun shop owner's video diary of his daily survival. Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
“28 Days Later” nonetheless deserves a spot on the list because of its huge influence on the nature of zombie films that followed it. A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
Part three of what was once George Romero's zombie trilogy (he's made two more since), “Day” initially received tepid reception because it doesn't quite match the impact of the previous two movies (“Dawn” and “Night”). Nevertheless, time makes the heart grow fonder, and “Day” has stood up to be one of the genre's best films over the years.
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkle, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces traveling across a zombie -filled America. This film really translates the unabashed glee that comes from battling hordes of zombies in a video game.
Woody Harrelson plays the video-game-character-like role, while Jesse Eisenberg does his best Michael Era impersonation. Although the actual theme park setting arrives a little late in the movie, it serves as a perfect playground for zombie battles.
Timmy's zombie becomes his pet and friend, and is named Fido (Sir Billy Connolly). Billy Connelly plays the title character, and offers probably the best acting job done by anyone portraying the living dead.
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. Picking up six months after the rage virus wiped out most of the population, the U.S. Army has come to London to help fortify an area for depopulation.
Jeremy Runner and Rose Byrne are great, but it definitely doesn’t surpass the original. A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a hunger for human flesh by ultrasonic radiation being used for pest control.
“Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” has fantastic and realistic zombies of the “freshly dead” variety. A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
To date, Resident Evil has stood as practically the only example of a good -- or at least, an enjoyable -- movie based on a video game, making We Boll's career seem all the more pointless in retrospect. A nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
The walk through the cornfield as the titular zombie is pulled toward the secret voodoo ceremony is good stuff. After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
While its premise reminds a bit the nonsensical and annoying living/dead love fest of the “Twilight” series, this film works because it doesn't take itself nearly as seriously -- it's much more self-aware. A fun tale set in a post-apocalyptic American, Warm Bodies creates its own rules for what zombies are, and what they can become.
The only Asian zombie film on the list, “Versus” is worth watching for the fast-paced Samurai-style battles between the living and the dead. After two decades of waiting, many George Romero fans were somewhat disappointed in the horror icon's fourth installment in his zombie series.
While it's true that it doesn't stack up to the previous three, “Land” nonetheless is a top quality zombie flick. Despite some disappointing performances by Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo, the movie still packs in the thrills.
While “Planet Terror” didn't receive as much praise from the movie going public as its Grind house double-feature partner “Death Proof,” Robert Rodriguez's over-the-top homage to the genre was still an entertaining ride. A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
“Dead Snow” is a pretty straightforward modern zombie flick with equal parts gore and humor. This is the first remake of the classic, directed by gore effects maestro Tom Saving (probably best known as playing the role of Sex Machine in “From Dusk Till Dawn”).
On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance. John Hughes meets George Romero in this entertaining low-budget horror-comedy about a group of high school outcasts who vow to save their prom from zombies spawned by pollution from the nearby nuclear power plant.
A definite change to his traditional style of zombie films, “Diary” may not be his strongest piece but is still a fun ride with likeable characters. A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Night of the Creeps isn't really about zombies- alien slugs posses people, turning them into mostly mindless cannibal freaks- but they're zombies by any other name.
Though it itself has a few nods back to Rosenberg debut Shivers, Night of the Creeps references pop in to nearly everything. Yeah, it's got blood, and a smattering of smarmy social commentary, and a few pretty good gore effects, but honestly it's just really entertaining.
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. An unknown virus begins spreading and within weeks it engulfs the entire planet.
Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate the corpse until it was no longer able to support itself. A gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.
Now it's finally getting the traffic he's always wanted... unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. A team of jewel-thieves fight for their lives in a zombie -infested factory.
Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak! After an experiment gone wrong, a virus that turns people into zombies spreads throughout New Guinea, whilst a female reporter and her cameraman and a team of four commandos sent to investigate try to survive the onslaught.
A group of young environmental activists become infected, ravenous, unstoppable zombies when a forestry company's genetic experimentation goes disastrously wrong. Six forensic undergrads embark on a scientific expedition to a remote island that was once used as illegal biological testing grounds for life-term prisoners.
A group of friends, just looking to have a good time in a rave party on a remote island in Goa, find out that the island is infested with Zombies. When their refuge is overrun, and upon hearing that a scientist may have ... See full summary ».
A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie -infested London. The bizarre story takes place in Amsterdam-West, where a virus turns people into bloodthirsty zombies.
Although much blood is flowing and many limbs chopped off, there is a lot to laugh at in this bizarre horror comedy. In Los Angeles, a meteor bringing some sort of disease falls on a group of homeless and turns them into flesh eater zombies.
Meanwhile, two rival gangs are dealing drugs with an ... See full summary ». An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.
Our hero Colin is bitten by a Zombie ; he dies and returns from the dead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse.
A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse. On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.
Zombie Honeymoon is a gore-soaked exploration of how far the boundaries of true love can be pushed without reaching a breaking point. When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a hunger for human flesh by ultrasonic radiation being used for pest control. A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.
A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood. Harold is suffering from a frightening new disease that is turning him into a zombie.
The virus quickly lands to Thailand, Dr. ... See full summary ». The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kodak, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kodak.
There she expects to find a safe place to live. Four friends marooned on a mysterious farm en route to a wedding are terrorized by various creatures and zombies.
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. Andre the Butcher will make sure you pay for your sins.
Army and SWAT teams oversee evacuation but in Xi mending the gangs don't want the police. A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home.
The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground. An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.
After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain. An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.
Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Alderman shortly after the death ... See full summary ».