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Zombies (Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire) Vince D’Amato 2004 [325] Versus (Vāsasu) Ryuhei Kitamura 2000 [49][326] Vengeance of the Zombies (La rebelión de las muertas) León Klimovsky 1973 [327] The Video Dead Robert Scott 1987 [328] The Vineyard James Hong 1989 [329] Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom (Zombie Doom) Andreas Schnaas 1999 [330] A Virgin Among the Living Dead Jesús Franco 1973 main character has visions of zombies [329][331] Virus Undead Wolf Wolff and Ohmuti 2008 [332] War of the Dead (Stone’s War) Marko Makilaakso 2011 [333] War of the Zombies (Rome Against Rome) Giuseppe Vari 1964 [334] Warm Bodies Jonathan Levine 2013 [335] Wasting Away (Aaah! Zombies!!) Matthew Kohnen 2007 [336] Waxwork Anthony Hickox 1988 [337] Waxwork II: Lost in Time Anthony Hickox 1992 [337] White Zombie Victor Halperin 1932 [2][3] Wicked Little Things J.S. Cardone 2006 [338] Wilczyca (The Wolf, She-Wolf) Marek Piestrak 1983 dead woman comes back as an undead werewolf [339][340] Wild Zero Tetsuro Takeuchi 2000 [341][106] World War Z Marc Forster 2013 [342] Yoroi Samurai Zombie (Yoroi: Samurai Zonbie, Samurai Zombie) Tak Sakaguchi 2008 [343][123] Zeder (Revenge of the Dead) Pupi Avati 1983 [344] Zibahkhana (Hell’s Ground) Omar Khan 2007 Pakistan’s first zombie movie [345] ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction Kevin Hamedani 2009 [346] Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh-Eaters) Lucio Fulci 1979 an unlicensed sequel to Zombi (the Italian title of Dawn of the Dead) [347][24] Zombi 3 (Zombie Flesh Eaters 2) Lucio Fulci & Bruno Mattei 1988 [348] Zombie 4: After Death (Oltre la morte, Zombie Flesh Eaters 3) Claudio Fragasso 1988 [349] Zombie 5: Killing Birds (Uccelli assassini) Claudio Lattanzi 1991 [350] Zombie Ass (Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead) Noboru Iguchi 2011 [351] Zombie Bloodbath Todd Sheets 1993 [352] Zombie Brigade Carmelo Musca & Barrie Pattison 1986 [353] Zombie Chronicles Brad Sykes 2001 [354] The Zombie Diaries Michael Bartlett & Kevin Gates 2006 [355] The Zombie Diaries 2 Michael Bartlett & Kevin Gates 2011 sequel [356] The Zombie Farm Ricardo Islas 2011 [357] Zombie Genocide Andrew Harrison, Khris Carville, & Darryl Sloan 1993 [251] Zombie High Ron Link 1987 [358] Zombie Holocaust (Zombi Holocaust) Marino Girolami 1980 [359] Zombie Holocaust (Female Mercenaries on Zombie Island) Gary Whitson 1995 [360] Zombie Honeymoon David Gebroe 2004 [361] The Zombie King Aidan Belizaire 2013 [362] Zombie King and the Legion of Doom (Zombie Beach Party, Enter … Zombie King) Stacey Case 2004 [363][364] Zombie Lake Jean Rollin 1981 [365][366] Zombie Massacre Luca Boni and Marco Ristori 2010 [367] Zombie Nation Ulli Lommel 2004 [368] Zombie Night (2003) David J.
Stripper 5) Takao Nakano 2010 [26] Bio Zombie (Sun faa sau si) Wilson Yip 1998 [27] Black Demons (Dèmoni 3) Umberto Lenzi 1991 unrelated to Demoni films by Lamberto Bava [28] Black Magic 2 (Gou hun jiang tou, Revenge of the Zombies) Ho Meng Hua 1976 [29] Black Sheep Jonathan King 2006 zombie sheep [30] Black Swarm (Night of the Drones) David Winning 2007 [31] Bled White Jose Carlos Gomez 2011 [32] Blood Creek (Creek, Town Creek) Joel Schumacher 2009 [33] Blood of Ghastly Horror Al Adamson 1972 [34] Blood of the Beast Georg Koszulinski 2003 [35] Bone Sickness Brian Paulin 2004 [36] The Boneyard James Cummins 1990 [37] The Book of Zombie Scott Kragelund, Paul Cranefield, Erik Van Sant 2009 [38] Bowery at Midnight Wallace Fox 1942 [39] Boy Eats Girl Stephen Bradley 2005 [40] Brain Blockers Lincoln Kupchak 2007 [41] Braindead (Dead Alive) Peter Jackson 1992 First zombie movie from New Zealand [24][42] Brain Dead Kevin Tenney 2007 [43] Bride of Re-Animator Brian Yuzna 1991 [44] Broken Springs (Broken Springs: Shrine of the Undead Zombie Bastards) Neeley Lawson 2009 [45] Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror Andrea Bianchi 1981 [46] The Cabin in the Woods Drew Goddard 2011 [47] Caustic Zombies Johnny Daggers 2011 [48] Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) Michele Soavi 1994 [49] The Children Max Kalmanowicz 1980 [50] Children of the Living Dead Tor Ramsey 2001 [51] Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things Bob Clark 1972 [52] Choking Hazard Marek Dobes 2004 [53] Chopper Chicks in Zombietown Dan Hoskins 1991 [54] C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. David Irving 1989 [55] City of Rott Frank Sudol 2006 [56] City of the Living Dead Lucio Fulci 1980 first in The Gates of Hell trilogy [57] Cockneys vs Zombies Matthias Hoene 2012 [58] Colin Marc Price 2008 [59] Corpses Are Forever Jose Prendes 2003 [60] Creepshow 2 Michael Gornick 1987 [61] The Crypt Craig McMahon 2009 [62] Curse of the Living Dead (Les Démoniaques) Jean Rollin 1973 [63] Curse of the Maya (Dawn of the Living Dead, Evil Grave: Curse of the Maya) David Heavener 2004 [64] Dance of the Dead Gregg Bishop 2008 [65] Dark Floors Pete Riski 2009 [66] Dawn of the Dead George A.
Romero 2005 third sequel to Night of the Living Dead [185][186] The Last Days on Mars Ruairí Robinson 2013 [187] The Last Man on Earth (L’ultimo uomo della Terra) Ubaldo Ragona 1964 [188] Last of the Living Logan McMillan 2008 [189] L.A. Zombie (Gay of the Dead) Bruce LaBruce 2010 Adult film [190] Legion of the Night Matt Jaissle 1995 [191] Les Raisins de la Mort (The Grapes of Death, Pesticide) Jean Rollin 1978 [192][193] Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Jorge Grau 1974 [49][194] A Little Bit Zombie Casey Walker 2012 [195][196] Life After Beth Jeff Baena 2014 [197] Livelihood Ryan Graham 2005 [42] Machine Head Michael Patrick, Leonard Murphy 2000 [198] The Mad John Kalangis 2007 [199] Make-out with Violence Deagol Brothers 2008 [200] Maniac Cop William Lustig 1988 [201] Maniac Cop 2 William Lustig 1990 [202] Meat Market Brian Clement 2000 [203] Meat Market 2 Brian Clement 2001 [203] Messiah of Evil Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz 1972 [204] La Morte Vivante (The Living Dead Girl) Jean Rollin 1982 [205] Mortuary Tobe Hooper 2005 [206] Mulberry Street Jim Mickle 2006 [207][208] Mutants (2009 film) David Morlet 2009 [209] My Boyfriend’s Back Bob Balaban 1993 [210] Necropolis Awakened Garrett White 2002 [211] Night of the Comet Thom Eberhardt 1984 [212] Night of the Creeps Fred Dekker 1986 [213] Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D James Riffel 1991 [214][215] Night of the Dead (Night of the Leben Tod) Eric Forsberg 2006 [216] Night of the Living Dead George A.
Romero’s first zombie movie and a genuine classic horror film.
And you have to ask yourself how many horror films can get away with a pie fight? Madness, but beautiful madness and the greatest zombie movie ever, hands down.
Considered to be the very first zombie film, White Zombie is strong on atmosphere and still remains underrated in the horror genre.
Almost all of Lucio Fulci’s zombie movies are pretty ridiculously awesome (in the "so bad it’s good" sense) but Zombi 2 will live on in undead history books for the infamous Shark Vs.
Dawn of the Dead is a fantastic zombie movie, not just because it awakened the survivalist in us all, but because it was also pokes an undead finger at the explosion of consumerism.
Almost every single previous zombie movie is spoofed or name checked here ("they’re coming to get you Barbra!") and it’s glorious.
This is not only a great magic zombie movie with an excellent surprise (drink the magic potion and you live forever, but if you die you live forever too as the slowly rotting shell of yourself).
Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive is hands down the bloodiest zombie film, and when you live in a world where everyone’s skin is made out of playdoh, it’s no wonder.
Plus it’s fun — the combination of T-Virus monster with T-Virus zombie and plenty of additional evil Umbrella Corporation gadgets (like the wall of bone slicing lasers) keeps people on their toes, much like a video game.
The good news is, the zombie movie genre has produced a huge variety of stunningly weird films over the decades.
Also this movie asks the burning question, is a pile of bones a zombie? Do you have to have skin in order to be a zombie? For now, we say yes.
The movie that spawned the whole legend of zombie films.
This is a zombie movie you can bring your kids to, and that’s one reason why we Laika’s new stop motion zombie feature.
Also this was the first shaky cam zombie movie that didn’t make us want to retch.
Danny Boyle’s horror flick not only gives rise to the fast zombie, it also makes time in the midst of the violence to humanize the fellow travelers.
The best use of electric pink and red blood and fake skin in a zombie movie.
So they’re Deadites and not "zombies," and Sam Raimi’s series stretches the traditional zombie definition.
Sassy and smart, Zombieland works because it addresses the many problems with so many zombie movies: Characters always break the most important rules.
He’s wisely been changing his appearance significantly and varying things from film to film (per the demands of his movie roles), switching from silver-colored locks in the buddy-throwback action flick Escape Plan (which opens next month) to his appearance for Maggie and his sharper look as a corrupt DEA agent in next year’s thriller, Sabotage (formerly, Ten).
It will also be interesting to see just how much of the story is told from either Breslin or Arnold’s character’s perspective – and thus, if Scott’s screenplay uses horror genre tropes to explore the coming of age experience from a young woman’s point of view (recalling Stephen King’s Carrie), or to examine the stresses that parents undergo when their child begins to change into something beyond their control.
Let us know if you’re planning to checkout Maggie when it hits theaters, or if you would prefer that Schwarzenegger stick to his guns (literally) by focusing his time and energy on making throwback flicks and franchise installments like Terminator 5 and The Legend of Conan.
Most of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post-Governator acting slate has been throwback fare thus far, but he is also exploring new (onscreen) territory with the upcoming zombie film, Maggie.
Hundreds of zombie films have come and gone with varying takes on the gestation of the zombie, while many have simply been about successive make-up artists trying out-Savini Tom Savini, Romero’s special effects genius on Dawn and Day of the Dead.
Interestingly, though, the film ends on a Caribbean island with the survivors, returning the zombie to his spiritual home.Romero returned to his vision -as if unable to resist- with 2005’s Land of the Dead, which whilst entertaining and still fearlessly political, did feel like it was retreading old ground.
His cousins made a elliptical but telling appearance in Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as alien seed pods opened up for the zombie-like doppelgangers to take over from their unsuspecting human twins and threaten the world on a global scale in a way the zombie never had traditionally and frankly making him seem a little lazy and unambitious by comparison.
Teaming up with classy RKO producer Val Lewton, Tourneur, who would go on to make British horror classic Night of the Demon, he sought to return the zombie to his Haitian roots and make a startlingly atmospheric shocker that went beyond the zombie’s increasingly commercial existence in movies and reintroduce deeper themes.
Hollywood capitalised on the popularity of the walking dead with several lesser movies throughout the thirties until the zombie’s next significant moment came in 1943 with Jacques Tourneur’s I Walked With a Zombie.
As Romero’s flesh eaters return in his fifth zombie outing, filmed on digital handheld cameras and the modern zombie staggers over as the old master commands them to heel, the zombie movie has perhaps rarely been in better shape.
It seemed he had completed his zombie CV with Day of the Dead (1985), an altogether darker offering set amongst military personnel fighting for survival in an underground silo as their fences keep out literally thousands of baying undead.
It has marked his relentless pursuit of internal organs as a picnic treat and wallowed in his unhygienic table manners with fascinated repulsion from his first formal appearance in the Halperin Brothers’ White Zombie (1932).
The majority of zombie films that followed in the Living Dead’s dark wake, apart from his own sequels, were a footnote to the apocalypse Romero had created.
The Italians LOVE their zombies and the greatest exponent is Lucio Fulci who masterminded the classic Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979).
It reintroduced a sense of fanboy hero worship to zombies, a snobbishness about what is best in the genre that perhaps stirred the zombie back to (undead) life.
Oh and the Evil Dead films are NOT zombie movies, no matter what Dom my co-conspirator in this bloody enterprise may say.
The list of movies adding to the Zombie Movie History from the 80s is long and includes many of the classics if the genre: Dead and Buried (1981), The Evil Dead (1982), Zombie Island Massacre (1984), Day of the Dead (1985), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Night of the Creeps (1986), Evil Dead II (1987), The Dead Next Door (1988).
Though there were a few greats, such as Braindead (1992) and Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man 1994), they were hard to spot floating around in the waste water with Dead Men Don’t Die (1990), Zombie Rampage 2 (1992), Zombie Holocaust (1995) and Zombie Doom (1999).
The zombies from Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things were very simple: Blue/green face, blackened eyes, messed up hair, splattered with blood and outfits from the second-hand store.
In films such as White Zombie (1932) and Revenge of the Zombies (1943), lifeless bodies were removed from the grave right after burial and turned into living mindless slaves obeying the bidding of a human master.
The zombies in Shaun of the Dead followed the Romero style very closely, wearing every-day clothes with bluish/white or skin-tone faces.
Because they are regularly hunted AFTER they became zombies, the undead in Romero’s Land of the Dead are a bit bloodier than normal Romero fare.
He's in the studio working on new music, he's involved with a miniseries about the Manson family and he's in the process of working on another horror flick.
Q:In the teaser there are references to your past movies and the spooky clown does recall Captain Spaulding.
There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding.
Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey said writer-director Jonathan Levine “certainly has a good grip on what to do with those cold souls in “Warm Bodies,” a surprisingly sentimental mash-up starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich.” And IMDB’s Keith Simanton predicted a box-office win this weekend to the tune of $17.4 million.
The film, opening in theaters today, tells the unlikely tale of a brain-eating zombie named “R,” who falls in love with a real, live girl.
Since you included the "Zom-Bromance" movie "Shaun of the Dead" in your list, I thought I'd offer this as another good example of male bonding in a zombie flick.
After finally building the courage to sweep his dream girl April off her feet, hopeless Artie crashes his car and wakes up in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse.
With more power and courage then ever before, Artie’s love for April transforms him into a bad-ass zombie slayer taking down everything that steps in his path.
With an infected bite on Artie’s hand, time is of the essence as he must save April before he turns into a flesh eater himself.
April Apocalypse, a film from director Jarret Tarnol, has landed on our radar with a few images.
 The film stars Rebekah Brandes (Nothing Left to Fear, Midnight Movie) and Reece Thompson.
Night of the Living Dead is not only the first modern zombie film, it’s the best.
In 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, Bill Hinzman’s Cemetary Zombie ran down that gaddam hill in pursuit of damsel in distress Barbara.
But most of all, it’s got heart and soul, enough to keep the zombie sub-genre shambling (and sometimes running) across four decades of movies, books, and more, with no sign of slowing.
Want more? Wayne has been having some of the world’s premier zombie writers over at his blog to review some zombie movies too.
They ride horses in the 6th installment, but we don’t like to talk about that: most zombie fans agree that Romero jumped the shark with this series around film 4 or 5.
The choice of Duane Jones, a black American actor, to play the lead in a 1968 production should not be lost on us; the conclusion of the movie is not only shocking, but a cruel reminder of some of the attitudes towards race during the time Romero was writing.
Not that many of them do run within Romero’s genre-defining Living Dead franchise, now spanning six movies.
Further examples can be found in pretty much every piece of zombie related media ever made, such as the continually bickering group of survivors in both of the Dawn of the Dead films, the similarly dysfunctional groups of survivors in both the Walking Dead TV series and the brilliant episodic adventure game made by Telltale Games, and the previously insular neighbours of the ill-fated [Rec] apartment building.
It is plausible that someone could make a good zombie film without any of these things, but it would likely end up a Walking Dead style drama where zombies merely provide the backdrop for the real conflicts.
The film showcases an accelerated version of the kind of faction-based splintering often seen in zombie movies, the brutal tail-end of which is most readily apparent in Day of the Dead, which shows the very end of this process as the ragged group of survivors, pushed to breaking point, tear themselves apart.
I’ve loved even some of the worst B grade zombie films out there but find the general straggler/survivor film repetitive and done so many times kind of boring.I was hoping World War Z movie would encompass something new like how a global community would react to the onset of a zombie Apocalypse and then organize and fight back.
This requirement is best exemplified, again, in the original zombie movie, The Night of the Living Dead, where the loose association of strangers forced together by extraordinary circumstances produces a good deal of the dramatic tension, and, in fact, contributes immensely to the feeling of claustrophobia.
The first, and best, film in the Living Dead franchise is still, for me, the best zombie film ever made, and a large part of that comes from one thing: the claustrophobia.
Dead Set, the Charlie Brooker scripted zombie mini-series, always worked best when it was confined to the Big Brother set and its surrounding buildings, and lost some of its tension when the action was refocused to other characters outside the confines of the TV station.
A lot has been written about their allegorical nature, which was made fairly explicit by Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, which had zombies drawn to the mall just as they were in life, and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, in which the dead-eyed monotony of everyday life was almost indistinguishable from the zombie apocalypse.
The film has other merits, but what sets it apart from the vast majority of zombie films is the brilliantly executed use of such a small space for so many people.
In any case, lacking all of these things, World War Z is a bit of a let-down and not a very good zombie film.
From the popular reintroduction of zombies in Night of the Living Dead they have been reinvented and changed in countless ways, including films like I, Zombie (a tragi-comic biographical film about one man becoming "infected" and his slow conversion into the living dead) and other works in which new spins are put onto the basic zombie idea.
Up against all of the prior invention that has characterised the short history of Western zombie stories comes 28 Days Later and the remake of Dawn of the Dead, both of which so many people seem unwilling to describe as “zombie movies”, or which are the subject of bizarre criticism about zombies that run.
However, most contemporary Western entertainment that features zombies does bear a strong resemblance to Romero’s attempt to reinvigorate the concept of zombies in Night of the Living Dead, reinventing them as a story (and, unintentionally, as a cultural meme) that bore a closer metaphorical and symbolic relevance to the USA of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Good luck with this, my kids are 9 & 7; they know I LOVE zombies, they know I have Walking Dead comic books, they know I have Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead video games, they know I have zombie movies… they just haven’t SEEN them yet.
He’s three now and loves zombies! When he was two I dressed him up as a zombie for Halloween, and he loves looking at pictures of “Zombie Owen”.
My first zombie movie was the Tom Savini remake of Night of Living Dead and I was probably about 5 or 6 when I saw it.
[…] fellow zombie blogger asks, “What’s a good first zombie movie?” For his three-year-old.

I was working and they said, ‘We’ve got a million scripts, you can read them, and see what you want to do.’ And I said, ‘No, if I were going to do it, I would want to write it.’ Basically except Creepshow, which Stephen King wrote for me to direct, I’ve written everything except the second film I’ve ever made, which was written by a friend of mine, and Jack [Russo] shared the writing on Night, and that’s it.
Thinking back to when you made Night of the Living Dead, and thinking about zombie films before that – I suppose we point to something like the Jacques Tourneur film, I Walked with a Zombie (1943), which is very different culturally.
Romero needs no introduction to horror fans, having almost single-handedly invented the modern zombie film as we know it with Night of the Living Dead (1968) and its subsequent sequels.
But it’s a very uncanny one! Not only because of the relevance to that exact moment in time, with the assassination of Martin Luther King, but also, given that history of zombie films, the Haitian tradition of black zombies, you have a black hero, it’s kind of an uncanny parallel.

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