80's Zombie Movies

Zombies are distinct from ghosts, mummies, or vampires, so this list does not include films devoted to these types of undead. (Kung Fu Zombie Vs Tigerkralle is not on imdb)
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1.
After Death (1989)
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A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer... (84 mins.)
Director: Clyde Anderson
 
2.
The Aftermath (1982)
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Two astronauts return to earth ("a few miles off the coast of Los Angeles") to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war... (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Barkett
 
3.
The Alien Dead (1980)
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A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents... (74 mins.)
Director: Fred Olen Ray
 
4.
Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985)
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Survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an island, and run into small vicious creatures. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Stanley
 
5.
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers (1989)
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A doctor and a mortician have teamed up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using gangster money... (85 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
 
6.
The Beyond (1981)
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A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
7.
Bloodeaters (1980)
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After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned... (89 mins.)
Director: Charles McCrann
 
8.
Blood Suckers from Outer Space (1984)
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Farmers in Texas become brainwashed bloodsuckers. (79 mins.)
Director: Glen Coburn
 
9.
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989)
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A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleased upon a surburan neighborhood. (84 mins.)
Director: David Irving
 
10.
The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982)
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A group of Southern deer hunters stop at a church graveyard in the woods. Their activities arouse the corpses of long-dead Confederate soldiers, who attack them. (91 mins.)
Director: Tony Malanowski
 
11.
Curse of the Zombie (1989)
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Archaeologists looking for artifacts in Thailand meet black magic and zombies sent by an evil Shaman.. (78 mins.)
Director: Lee Hao
 
12.
Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Agrama
 
13.
Day of the Dead (1985)
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A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
 
14.
Dead & Buried (1981)
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
 
15.
Dead Heat (1988)
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Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
 
16.
The Dead Next Door (1989)
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An anti-Zombie team is assembled by the government to cope with an ever-growing undead infection and a religious cult of people protecting the zombies. (78 mins.)
Director: J.R. Bookwalter
 
17.
The Dead Pit (1989)
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A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital... (95 mins.)
Director: Brett Leonard
 
18.
The Evil Dead (1981)
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Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
19.
Evil Dead II (1987)
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The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
20.
Flesh Eating Mothers (1988)
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A venereal disease turns an entire town of two-timing mothers into cannibals! (89 mins.)
 
21.
Goremet, Zombie Chef from Hell (1986)
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A cannibal opens up a seafood restaurant, and kills and cooks people to serve to his customers. (67 mins.)
Director: Don Swan
 
22.
Oasis of the Zombies (1982)
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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune. (82 mins.)
Director: A.M. Frank
 
23.
Hard Rock Zombies (1985)
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A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes... (98 mins.)
Director: Krishna Shah
 
24.
Heavy Metal (1981)
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
“ story "B-17" ” - henrydorr
 
25.
Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
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A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. (101 mins.)
Director: Vincent Dawn
 
26.
Hellgate (1989)
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A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later... (91 mins.)
 
27.
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
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A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
28.
Hysterical (1983)
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him... (87 mins.)
Director: Chris Bearde
 
29.
I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
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Six high school buddies accidentally kill a drug pusher and dump his body in toxic waters. When the... (90 mins.)
 
30.
I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. (1982)
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A pair of criminal brothers survive an airplane crash and discover a plot by aliens from outer space... (105 mins.)
Director: Marius Penczner
 
31.
Kiss Daddy Goodbye (1981)
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Two children who have psychic powers use them to avenge the death of their father, who was murdered by a biker gang. (92 mins.)
Director: Patrick Regan
 
32.
Kung Fu Zombie (1981)
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A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty... (80 mins.)
Director: Hwa I Hung
“ Kung Fu Zombie !!! ” - henrydorr
 
33.
La mansión de los muertos vivientes (1982)
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A group of vacationing waitresses visit a resort hotel on the Canary Islands, only to find that the former monastery's monks nearby have returned as living blind dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Jess Franco
“ Mansion of the Living Dead ” - henrydorr
 
34.
Mausoleum (1983)
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Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died... (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Dugan
 
35.
Night of the Comet (1984)
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
36.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. (88 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
37.
Night of the Living Babes (1987)
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Two guys trying to find a brothel come across a group of beautiful female zombies. (60 mins.)
Director: Jon Valentine
 
38.
Night Life (1989)
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Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it... (89 mins.)
Director: David Acomba
 
39.
Night of the Zombies (1981)
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Investigators search for soldiers' missing bodies, and hear unbelievable rumors about zombies. Dismissing those rumors they set out to investigate... (88 mins.)
Director: Joel M. Reed
 
40.
Nightmare City (1980)
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside. (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
41.
One Dark Night (1982)
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As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum. (89 mins.)
 
42.
Pet Sematary (1989)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
43.
Devil Fetus 2: The Rape After (1984)
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The figure of an evil genius is stolen by a photographer. At night the genius comes to life and rapes his girlfriend while both of them are drunk. (92 mins.)
“ The Rape After ” - henrydorr
 
44.
Redneck Zombies (1989)
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A barrel of radioactive waste is lost out in the woods. Some demented rednecks find it and use it as part of their still. Everybody who drinks from the liquor they produced turns into a zombie. (84 mins.)
Director: Pericles Lewnes
 
45.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
 
46.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
 
47.
The Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Promoted as France's first gore film, Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (La revanche des mortes-vivantes) is a consumate shocker of horror and sex that as grown into a legend as being one of the sickest and most perverse of zombie films. (76 mins.)
 
48.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
49.
Jiang shi da nao xi men ding (1988)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Chi-Wei Yu
“ Spirit Vs. Zombie ” - henrydorr
 
50.
The Discarnates (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife... (115 mins.)
“ Summer Among the Zombies aka : Ijintachi tono natsu ” - henrydorr
 
51.
The Supernaturals (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise... (91 mins.)
 
52.
Surf II (1984)
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Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies... (91 mins.)
 
53.
The Video Dead (1987 Video)
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A family takes delivery of a new television set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Scott
 
54.
Waxwork (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hickox
 
55.
Working Stiffs (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
From the Sideshow Cinema archives! An unscrupulous temp agency finds a way create the ideal work force... (61 mins.)
Director: Michael Legge
 
56.
Zombi 3 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated... (95 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
57.
Zombie Brigade (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
When an amusement park is built on the grounds of an old cemetery, the dead rise to take revenge. (92 mins.)
 
58.
Death House (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors. (90 mins.)
Director: John Saxon
 
59.
Zombie High (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself... (93 mins.)
Director: Ron Link
 
60.
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small... (84 mins.)
Director: Frank Martin
 
61.
Zombie Island Massacre (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Americans on vacation in the Caribbean take a tour of a nearby island at night and watch a local voodoo ritual. Soon after, they find themselves stranded on the island and under attack by unseen foes. One by one they meet violent ends. (95 mins.)
Director: John N. Carter
 
62.
Zombie Lake (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back. (90 mins.)
Director: J.A. Laser
 
63.
Zombie Nightmare (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death. (89 mins.)
Director: Jack Bravman
 
64.
FleshEater (1988)
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A group of college students on an overnite hayride come across a group of maneating zombies. They must fight for their lives while trying to escape and warn the authorities. (88 mins.)
Director: Bill Hinzman
“ Zombie Nosh ” - henrydorr
 
65.
Zombie Rampage (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A young man on the way to meet friends at a train station is derailed into a world full of zombies, homicidal gangs and serial killers in this Niagra of gore. (89 mins.)
Director: Todd Sheets
 
66.
Zombie vs. Ninja (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Ethan, a young man, is beaten while his father is killed by a group of thieves. With the help of an undertaker... (88 mins.)
Director: Charles Lee
 
67.
Robo Vampire (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Narcotics agent Tom Wilde is given a second chance at life after being shot and killed. In a futuristic experiment... (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Livingstone
“ a Zombie Vampire ” - henrydorr