British zombie films

by Mighty_Emperor | created - 18 Sep 2012 | updated - 02 Dec 2016 | Public

Films that generally fall into the "zombie" category, which for this list I'm keeping pretty loose, so as well as your classic zombie movies, it includes what I'm calling contagious violence, like the 28 X Later films, and the vengeful dead.

The British zombie movie is important in the history of the genre because they helped keep the flame alive and would, in turn, influence George Romero who was inspired by them (and many others movies) when coming up with Night of the Living Dead, as explained by Jennnifer Dotson in her Ma thesis:


In the fifties, science fiction had surpassed horror in popularity in Hollywood, and Gothic monsters such as vampire, werewolves, and mummies were traded in for giant insects, killer vegetables, and alien invaders. After the influx of poorly constructed zombie-themed films in the 1950s failed at the box office, most Hollywood producers abandoned the zombie altogether. When it seemed the living dead were indeed a dying breed in Hollywood, the zombie film was given a new life abroad. As a result of Hollywood's cold shoulder, the zombie was relocated and began to flourish in other countries, particularly in Great Britain and Mexico. British films like Doctor Blood's Coffin (1960) and The Earth Dies Screaming (196), although low budget, helped the zombie genre gain popularity in Great Britain during a horror revival there in the 1960s. Hammer Studios, the leading producer of horror films in Great Britain, released a zombie film in 1966 called Plague of the Zombies. Although the film is not well know, having been overshadowed by more successful Hammer endeavours, it is notable for giving the zombie an international stage.


Given the fact that there was a small homegrown tradition of such films before NotLD, it is odd that it took so long for we Brits to get in on the trend, once the game changed and the sub-genre too off, as outlined by British horror historian MJ Simpson:


it took a long time for zombie films to take hold in the UK. If we skip over the 'walking dead' in the Terence Fisher sci-fi opus The Earth Dies Screaming and those in Hammer's pre-Romero The Plague of the Zombies, we find (unless we're prepared to really bend the definition) a complete dearth of the living dead in British film-making until Andrew Parkinson's I, Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain in 1998. Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s there were zombie films made in the USA and Europe but the closest we got to British zombies was Jorg Grau and his Manchester Morgue, which was shot in the UK but is, in real terms, a Spanish film. It just never occurred to anyone making British horror features - at any level - to try to put Romero-esque zombies into British genre culture.


He then goes on to touch on the two key British "zombie" movies:


after that brace of indie undead, it was two much bigger studio productions which really established the UK as a suitable home for zombies. 28 Days Later was released in 2002; Shaun of the Dead two years later - yet even at this short remove they seem to have appeared together, solidly establishing the United Kingdom as a place where the dead walk.


They weren't just locally important but would help revitalise the whole sub-genre and are a vital part of the push that helped make zombies mainstream and now almost ubiquitous.

Links: UK films at the Zombie Movie List

See also: The British horror renaissance - there were zombie films before this but the recent upsurge in Brit horror has seen an explosion in the number of zombie movies. Asian zombie films is another regional breakdown of these kinds of movies.

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1. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

8.0
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76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 433,042 | Gross: $13.54M

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2. The Woman Eater (1958)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: George Coulouris, Robert MacKenzie, Norman Claridge, Marpessa Dawn

Votes: 373

3. Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Kieron Moore, Hazel Court, Ian Hunter, Kenneth J. Warren

Votes: 531

4. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters

Votes: 1,072

Although I'm pretty sure they weren't zombies by any of my definitions above I am including it here because American Zombie Gothic says "Such films as Cahn's Invisible Invaders and Fisher's The Earth Does Screaming depict hoards of reanimated human corpses used as armies by alien forces to invade and subjugate the human race,, and they present obvious sources of visual inspiration for Romero[19]" Unless I missed something in TEDS, then "reanimated human corpses" only refers to Invisible Invaders, but the mind-enslaved "zombies" here do definitely look like a the undead from Night of the Living Dead and, as explained above, it is a key stage in the evolution of the sub-genre.

5. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

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Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams, Jacqueline Pearce

Votes: 3,591

Intriguing pre-Romero zombie outing, it does draw on the voodoo zombie ideas, but visually they are definitely corpses returned from the grave.

6. The Frozen Dead (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.1
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A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert, Kathleen Breck

Votes: 428

7. The Oblong Box (1969)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.1
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Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Alister Williamson, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies

Votes: 2,320

An interesting mix of voodoo zombies and Romero zombies, showing the sub-genre was still in flux so soon after NotLD.

8. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Horror

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene

Votes: 7,280

9. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 6,948

10. Dead of Night (1974)

PG | 88 min | Horror

6.8
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe

Votes: 3,385

11. The Death Wheelers (1973)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Horror

5.8
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A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: George Sanders, Beryl Reid, Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin

Votes: 1,881

Undead bikers back from the grave to cause mayhem. Fits more with the vengeful dead than classic zombies. Still it is a nice slice of period British horror.

12. Computer Killers (1973)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Balch | Stars: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Ellen Pollock

Votes: 983

Possibly a stretch as they are lobotomised patients.

13. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror

6.0
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While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang | Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, Han Chen Wang

Votes: 3,024

A Hammer/Shaw Brothers co-production but, despite being co-directed by Chang Cheh (one of the leading kung-fu directors of the time) it was rather a clunky, but watchable, effort. It didn't have much impact on British horror movies (which is a pity as this could have been made to work) but did give a big boost to the home-grown Hong Kong horror films, which led to some classic films.

14. From Beyond the Grave (1974)

PG | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Votes: 2,791

15. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.9
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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 thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

Director: Jorge Grau | Stars: Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso

Votes: 6,104

aka The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

A Spanish/Italian co-production largely filmed in the UK (mainly the NW), which is why it is in here especially as it is one of the first where we get to see recognisable living dead in the British countryside (although Plague of the Zombies got there first, this post-dates NotLD).

16. Evil Heritage (1976)

R | 86 min | Horror

4.8
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A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Michael Gough, Martin Potter, Candace Glendenning, Barbara Kellerman

Votes: 1,081

17. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 17,568 | Gross: $11.60M

Space vampires arrive in orbit, but there are zombies thrown into the mix too.

18. Nightmare Weekend (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.9
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A female scientist performs experiments on three college girls that turn them into drooling, murderous mutants.

Director: Henri Sala | Stars: Debbie Laster, Dale Midkiff, Debra Hunter, Lori Lewis

Votes: 438

19. Death Run (1987)

70 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A scientist places her son and his girlfriend into a cryogenic sleep so they can survive the coming apocalypse. They wake 25 years later in a world dominated by neo-Nazi like ruler, called the Messiah who holds the "Death Run".

Director: Michael J. Murphy | Stars: Rob Bartlett, Wendy Parsons, Debbi Stevens, Eddie Kirby

Votes: 95

A post-apocalyptic dystopia in a wasteland full of mutant cannibals.

20. Twisted Souls (1992)

75 min | Comedy, Horror

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England 1992, Recession under the Conservative Covernment. Mr. Cooper runs a coffin factory, and times are tough. With only two staff, who conveniently also work as gravediggers at the ... See full summary »

Director: R.N. Millward | Stars: David Clarke, Michael Dexter, Nathan Fawke, Mike Flight

21. Three Tickets to Hell (1997 Video)

121 min | Action, Horror

5.7
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Director: Darren Ward | Stars: Chris Barfoot, Mick Brunskell, Jelena Cheshire, Louise Cruse

Votes: 9

22. I Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain (1998)

79 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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A young man gets infected and gradually starts turning into a zombie.

Director: Andrew Parkinson | Stars: Giles Aspen, Ellen Softley, Dean Sipling, Claire Griffin

Votes: 644

23. Nightmare of the Living Dead (1998)

78 min | Horror

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At the end of the 20th Century, a deadly virus is set loose in England, it reanimates the dead after the hosted dies, can anyone survive.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jonathon Ash, Steven Ash, Bob Note, Tracey Robinson

24. Zombie Toxin (1996 Video)

68 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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Set in England, a man and his servant unwittingly release a zombie-producing toxin into the countryside. A roller coaster of mishaps and adventures ensue, ultimately resulting in a fantastic showdown between good and evil.

Director: Thomas J. Moose | Stars: Thomas J. Moose, Adrian Ottiwell, Lee Simpson, Robert Taylor

Votes: 39

25. AWOL to Horror (1998)

30 min | Short, Action, Horror

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1969 Vietnam, a soldier separated from his platoon deep within the dangerous terrain of the Vietnamese jungle. After running the gauntlet with numerous enemy soldiers he discovers a deserted building. What horrors lurk within the walls?

Director: Shaun Robert Smith | Stars: James Cook, Mark Davies, Daniel Dolby, Shaun Robert Smith

This student short would lead to "The Soldier" and eventually the concept would be reworked into The 4th Reich - all listed below. All falling into the general war/horror field.

26. The Twitching Dead (2000)

Action, Horror

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Director: Shaun Robert Smith | Stars: Anthony Duckmanton, Charlotte Duckmanton, Shaun Robert Smith, Adrian Heathershaw

This seems never to have been released but is connected with other films on this list, according to the production company:


In 1998 Shaun Robert Smith directed a short film called ’AWOL to horror’ a story of zombies in Vietnam. The year later Shaun penned the sequel, ’The Twitching Dead’, a feature film. The film was 75% complete before some of the film stock was destroyed! This closed the film down completely and all that remains is an extended trailer. In 2005 Shaun and fellow Smudge company director Simon Rippin decided to pick the project up and re-write the whole thing. The re-write will include scenes from ’AWOL to horror’, and will be very dark. ... We decided to give the world a taster of whats to come, so we produced the idea as a 10 minute short called ’The Soldier’.


It is unclear if this rewritten film ever appeared or if it morphed into The 4th Reich.

27. Dead Creatures (2001 Video)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A group of women afflicted with a horrible disease (which forces them to cannibalism) try to support one another.

Director: Andrew Parkinson | Stars: Beverley Wilson, Antonia Beamish, Brendan Gregory, Anna Swift

Votes: 302

A sequel of sorts to I, Zombie.

It follows the story of some seemingly normal young woman and their day-to-day existence as the cannibalistically contaminated: trying to secure fresh man-meat, dodging zombie hunters and slowly transforming into something less easy on the eye. It is an unsettling portrayal as they more sympathetic than the raging infected we'd come to know very well the following year, almost like a social realist take on drug-addicted prostitutes interspersed with gory cannibalism.

28. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 323,325 | Gross: $45.06M

29. Resident Evil (2002)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce

Votes: 218,038 | Gross: $40.12M

I know, a bit of a surprise but it is a UK co-production.

30. Until Death (2002)

R | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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Young artist is torn between her male best friend, who's secretly obsessed with her, and her jealous abusive ex who died in a car crash and now apparently haunts her.

Director: Charles Buchanan | Stars: Clemency Burton-Hill, Jamie Bower, Gyuri Sarossy, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 39

31. The Forgotten Ground (2002)

50 min | Horror

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In 1878 a whole township were murdered by a neighboring town. Their bodies were buried in what's known as 'The Forgotten Ground'. Only the spilt blood of a virgin could bring them back to seek revenge on those who took their lives.

Director: Shaun Robert Smith | Stars: Daniel Dolby, Nicola Creasey, Shaun Robert Smith, Andy Monaghan

Vengeful dead

32. Zombie Ferox Zero (2002)

61 min | Horror

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After escaping from the police, Doctor Fogger finds a new building belonging to the Toliman Corps and returns to bring the dead back to life.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Kimberly Kensington, Steven Ash, Jonathon Ash

33. Zombie Ferox (2002 Video)

70 min | Horror

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From deep inside Hell house, Doctor Fogger Medical Deviate has his staff on the look out for fresh corpses for his new zombie army.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jimmy Alder, Gavin Ash, Jonathon Ash, Steven Ash

34. Zombie Ferox 2 (2003)

74 min | Horror

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Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jonathon Ash, Bob Note

35. Zombie Ferox 3 (2003)

77 min | Horror

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Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jonathon Ash, Bob Note

36. Zombie Harvest (2003)

11 min | Short, Action, Comedy

3.4
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Directors: Sat Johal, Tony Jopia, John Payne | Stars: Bert Audubert, Matt Brennan, Bob Booth, Gary Martin

Votes: 5

In The Ultimate Zombie Feast collection, along with others listed below.

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37. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

8.0
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76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 433,042 | Gross: $13.54M

It doesn't need me to tell you how good this is - it really raised by bar for horror comedy and British zombie films.

38. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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35 Metascore

Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.

Director: Alexander Witt | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius, Oded Fehr

Votes: 166,197 | Gross: $51.20M

39. Zombie Graveyard (2004)

90 min | Horror

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Campers run into nut-case killers and zombies, Two convicts help stranded kids fend off the Living Dead.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jonathon Ash, Paul Fletcher, Bob Note

40. Angry and Moist: An Undead Chronicle (2004)

24 min | Horror, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Herbert West's half brother continues his bid to conquer brain death.

Director: James Raynor | Stars: Scarlett Victoria Carson, Dom Wynter, Alex Eamonson, Nick Thompson

Votes: 47

41. Fun Dead (2004 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Game-Show

5.3
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An excerpt from a fictional television series titled "Fun Dead" set in the world of Shaun Of The Dead.

Director: Edgar Wright | Star: Keith Chegwin

Votes: 124

42. Zombies in the Wood (2004)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Horror

8.5
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A deal has gone wrong which leads to a hitman on the hunt for a conrad who heads deep into the woods only to discover a zombie out break in which he must stand his ground and fight the living dead to the death.

Director: Jason Impey | Stars: Ken Dirke, Peter Watson, Jason Impey

Votes: 14

Later part of the Tales of Terror compilation (the first one).

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43. Danger! 50,000 Zombies! (2004)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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Nick Frost presents a special spoof edition of his documentary "Danger! 50,000 Volts!" purely on the subject of the living dead.

Director: Jon Riley | Stars: Tony Bowden, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Peter Rnic

Votes: 643

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's zombie-hunting short.

44. Zombie Village (2004)

40 min | Short, Horror

8.0
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Zombie Village tells the story of a crazy person who has to stop the living dead from devouring his precious little village, but is he worse than the zombies.

Director: Jason Impey | Stars: Ken Dirke, Colette Green, Peter Watson, Daniel Mitchell

Votes: 15

45. Boy Eats Girl (2005)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.

Director: Stephen Bradley | Stars: Samantha Mumba, David Leon, Tadhg Murphy, Laurence Kinlan

Votes: 3,520

46. TrashHouse (2005)

82 min | Comedy, Horror

2.4
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Monsters. Zombies. Chainsaws. Somebody Doesn't Love Lucy...

Director: Pat Higgins | Stars: Amber Moelter, Tom Wontner, Hannah Speller, Richard Collins

Votes: 294

47. Cold and Dark (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Goth | Stars: Luke Goss, Kevin Howarth, Matt Lucas, Carly Turnbull

Votes: 891

48. The Veil (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.0
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A small town is infected by a virus and a frantic cover up is taking place. Three days later, several special forces teams are sent in on a reconnaissance mission. Their objective - to measure the effect of the virus and locate survivors.

Director: Richard Chance | Stars: Russell Allen, Jonathan Chance, Pauline Chance, Richard Chance

Votes: 48

49. Infestation (2005 Video)

89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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The not too distant future. A deadly virus has swept across the Earth. Billions perished. The survivors moved underground . . . 30 years on and plagued with self-blame following a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Evers-Swindell | Stars: Ross Evison, Susan Riley, Paul Sutherland, William Evers-Swindell

Votes: 222

50. Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (2004– )
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2005)

23 min | Mystery, Documentary

8.3
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Derren weaves his magic on the locals in Canterbury. Childhood memories get the spooky treatment, with DJ Jo Whiley the latest celebrity to succumb to Derren's mind control...

Director: Stefan Stuckert | Stars: Derren Brown, Jo Whiley

Votes: 13

The Devil Wizard manages to convince a man that he is inside a zombie shooting video game (and presumably had a spare pair of undercrackers waiting).

51. The Graveyard of Death (2005 Video)

96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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With the police about to re-open the woods again, reports about toxic waste brings a mirror reporter to investigate a army cover-up, little knowing the toxic waste is bringing back the dead.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jonathon Ash, Bartek Czekaj, Evel, Michael Fiddes

Votes: 21

52. Zombies in the Wood 2 (2005)

6 min | Short, Horror

9.1
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When a man goes looking for his brother, the dead awake and he has to fight along with a redneck the undead. This will be a battle to the death.

Director: Jason Impey | Stars: Mark Lewis, Jason Impey, Peter Watson, Elliot O'Reilly

Votes: 13

53. Soccer of the Dead (2005)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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A zombie and human go head to head in a football match to the death.

Director: Jason Impey | Stars: Jason Impey, Peter Watson

Votes: 13

54. Finding Harry (2005)

Short, Horror

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A weekend break with a group of friends goes wrong, when slowly one by one they are all either infected, killed or maimed by the zombie. Can Christine find Harry in time?

Director: John Sellings | Stars: Marie Brock, Kerry Finlayson, Miranda Keeling

55. The Zombie Diaries (2006)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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In the early part of the 21st century, an unknown deadly virus is spreading among the population. The planet becomes infested with a new threat unlike any other The Undead. Three compelling... See full summary »

Directors: Michael G. Bartlett, Kevin Gates | Stars: Scott Ainslie, Toby Bowman, Victoria Summer, Juliet Forester

Votes: 4,375

56. Somnium Illis (2006)

5 min | Short, Fantasy

4.3
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Gordon sits in Dr Hallstrom's office, woken horrified by a dream.

Director: Paul Anderton | Stars: Emily Johnston, Steve Murphy, Samuel Hey, Gary Alexander

Votes: 12

Zombie short film, shot in Bolton.

Watch on YouTube and get from The Internet Archive

57. Gasoline Blood (2006)

9 min | Short, Horror

7.5
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Summer 1979, a young girl, her boyfriend and her younger brother arrive in the middle of nowhere finding a disused warehouse, ideal as a location for a horror film that one of them is ... See full summary »

Director: David Pope | Stars: Neil Linpow, Helen Oakleigh, Joe Strange, Damian Morter

Votes: 66

58. How to Survive a Zombie Attack (2006)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A man, alone in a barren wasteland, encounters another survivor...as well as a zombie.

Director: Christopher Downie | Stars: David Elliot, Ian Vaughan Jones, Adam Troup

Votes: 10

59. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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78 Metascore

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. But not everything goes to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 227,888 | Gross: $28.64M

60. Outpost (2008)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker.

Director: Steve Barker | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Richard Brake, Paul Blair

Votes: 14,740

Great new zombie Nazi film, although they are less of the raging cannibals and more like solid ghosts.

61. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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41 Metascore

Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Iain Glen

Votes: 163,972 | Gross: $50.65M

62. Zibahkhana (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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On their way to a concert, a group of teens are diverted by a political protest, only to encounter a family of flesh-hungry psychopaths.

Director: Omar Khan | Stars: Kunwar Ali Roshan, Rooshanie Ejaz, Rubya Chaudhry, Haider Raza

Votes: 723

A co-production filmed in Pakistan.

63. Dead City (2007)

90 min | Horror

6.6
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Set in a doomed city cut off from the outside world we follow 3 groups of survivors inside the zombie infested city.

Director: James Kennedy | Stars: Colin Alltree, Rusty Apper, Daniel Bush, Anna Cade

Votes: 20

64. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath (Chapter 1) (2007 Video)

8 min | Animation, Short, Horror

6.9
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A prequel to 28 Days Later... (2002) in the form of an animated comic strip.

Directors: Jeff Shuter, Daniel Viney | Stars: Andrew Graves, Rowly Jerry, Michelle Lang, Daniel Viney

Votes: 100

Motion comic written by horror comic supremo Steve Niles based on his graphic novel of the same name which filled the gap between the two films. These were added as extras on the 28WL home media releases and there was, apparently, no Chapter 2 and 4 - you'll need to read the graphic novel for the full story.

Watch on YouTube

65. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath (Chapter 3) - Decimation (2007 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Horror

6.4
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A short story set in London during the time period of the film 28 Days Later... (2002), told in the form of an animated comic strip.

Director: Jamieson Fry | Stars: Resmine Atis, Mitchell Barnett, Kirstin Eggers, Mack Greenlaw

Votes: 147

66. 28 Weeks Later: Jealous Rage (2007)

Short, Horror

6.7
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Directors: Phil Stoole, Damien Sung | Stars: Dylan Barnes, David Judge, William Meredith, Carmel O'Sullivan

Votes: 13

Official short filmed on the 28WL set and released on 28 Weeks Later home media (although it might have been shown somewhere else first) - it is a bit cheap looking but is an effective story.

Watch on YouTube

As well as the ones listed below, there is another 28WL short by the same people not currently listed here (as it doesn't have any credits - I'm going to dig out my DVD and see if there are any on there): Let Go of the Rage.

67. 28 Weeks Later: The End Is Extremely F*cking Nigh (2007)

Short, Horror

5.3
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Directors: Phil Stoole, Damien Sung | Stars: Luke Wasylkiw, Danny Worters

Votes: 15

What else can you do while the world burns down around your ears?

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68. 28 Weeks Later: 28 Seconds Later (2007)

3 min | Short, Horror

5.3
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Directors: Phil Stoole, Damien Sung | Stars: Danielle Brown, Jason Curle, Derek Elroy, Elisa Gallo Rosso

Votes: 11

69. 28 Weeks Later: 77 Days Later (2007)

5 min | Short, Horror

6.2
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Directors: Phil Stoole, Damien Sung | Star: Josef Lloyd

Votes: 13

70. 28 Weeks Later: Saturday Afternoon (2007)

2 min | Short, Horror

5.4
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Director: Kaethe Fine | Stars: Don Campbell, Owen Campbell, Tobias Campbell

Votes: 10

71. 28 Weeks Later: Welcome to London (2007)

3 min | Short, Horror

5.9
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Directors: Phil Stoole, Damien Sung | Star: Daniel Sung

Votes: 7

72. The Soldier (2007)

10 min | Short, Horror, War

6.7
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Set 13 days after the D-day landings, this film explores the consequences of the Third Reich's disease testing experiments.

Director: Shaun Robert Smith | Stars: Clayton Fussell, Timothy Wood, Andy Monaghan, Gary Toomer

Votes: 72

Atmospheric Nazi zombie short but it seems to end rather abruptly. This is a reworking of the concept behind "AWOL to Horror" and would go on to get worked up into the feature length The 4th Reich (both listed here).

Watch here on IMDB, YouTube and Vimeo

73. The Survivor (II) (2007)

5 min | Short, Horror

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A shot gun wielding lone survivor of an undead infested town. He hides out in an old outhouse with one shell left and not much else.

Director: Adam A. Park | Stars: Robert Kitson, Andrew Collins, Adam A. Park

Simple little zombie film about a survivor and his last shotgun cartridge, I'd have liked to have seen... more though.

Watch on YouTube

74. Just One More Bite (2007)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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Prince Osnovski, a vampire, is interviewed in his castle by the 'Good Night' show. He reveals himself both through words and song. Sometimes charming, sometimes funny, he is always ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Garrett | Stars: Nigel Osner, Linda King, Nick Pilson, Jasmin Aked

Vampire with a zombie butler.

Watch on YouTube and Dailymotion

75. I Am Zombie Man (2007)

Unrated | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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A day in the life of the worlds only zombie. Here he discusses what life is like living as a member of the undead, and which zombies he prefers in the world of zombie horror films.

Director: Nick Thomson | Star: Gareth Knox

Votes: 18

Watch on YouTube as well as the other two films in the trilogy which aren't listed on IMDB: I Am Zombie Man 2 and The Inevitable Decomposition of Zombie Man

76. Poetry of the Dead (2007 Video)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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From the darkness of an old Graveyard a Zombie reads poetry from the dead about the living humans.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Star: Jonathon Ash

77. Ministry of Secrets: Dealing with Zombies (2007 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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In 1982 the Library Film Unit attempted to make an instructional film about zombies. The attempt was never repeated. This is the only surviving footage.

Director: Chris Pinches | Stars: Tony Holmes, Nick Marshall, Tom Mchugh, Tim Robottom

78. The Deadening (II) (2007)

9 min | Short, Horror

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Director: Dillan Nicholls | Stars: Mark Jones, David Kay, Claire Rigby, Gregory Halpen

79. Afternoon of the Rat-Faced Zombies (2007)

20 min | Short, Horror

4.9
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Staines brewery have just un-leashed their newest ale. The Seamans Gold is a pint to die for - literally! With the streets of Swindon alive with the un-dead, sales executive Sarah Bennett ... See full summary »

Director: Vinson Pike | Stars: Clint Bell, Natasha Black, Jo Burgon, Gemma Harlow Dean

Votes: 11

80. Colin (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.9
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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.

Director: Marc Price | Stars: Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Leanne Pammen, Kate Alderman

Votes: 1,411

Nano-budget film got a lot of press at the time.

81. The Dead Outside (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. April, a secretive young girl, and Daniel, a man desperate and bereaved, come together on an isolated farm. When a mysterious stranger ... See full summary »

Director: Kerry Anne Mullaney | Stars: Alton Milne, Sandra Louise Douglas, Vivienne Harvey, Robin Morris

Votes: 1,164

82. Flick (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.9
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Memphis cop Lieutenant McKenzie is called in to investigate a series of strange deaths and weird sightings following the resurrection of a murder victim from the 1950s (a local boy) who is ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: Hugh O'Conor, Ricci Harnett, Esme Coles, Hayley Angel Holt

Votes: 268

More vengeful dead, as an undead teddy boy returns to get his own back on all those who did him wrong. Stylishly done and with an impressive cast, it didn't set my pants on fire but is worth a watch.

83. The Vanguard (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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The year is 2015 and overpopulation and famine have plunged our planet into chaos and one desperate survivor finds himself being hunted and pursued by hordes of rage-crazed zombies.

Director: Matthew Hope | Stars: Karen Admiraal, Jack Bailey, Emma Choy, Terry Cole

Votes: 1,400

84. Battle of the Bone (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

3.5
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The divided communities in Northern Ireland come together to create peace against an army of drug crazed zombies.

Director: George Clarke | Stars: Phil Barnhill, Andrew Brown, Logan Bruce, George Clarke

Votes: 63

85. Graveyard of the Living Dead (2008 Video)

89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

3.9
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The scientists of a medical laboratory in Germany, Paul (Alexander Reckert) and his colleague Henry (Lars Rohnstock) are researching on their own risk for a secret project. They try to ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Rohnstock | Stars: Stefan Rüdel, Alexander Reckert, Lars Rohnstock, Ramon Kaltenbach

Votes: 38

86. Dead Set (2008– )

141 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8
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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.

Stars: Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman, Riz Ahmed, Warren Brown

Votes: 15,541

Superb mash-up of Big Brother and zombies from Charlie Brooker - it is a must-see.

87. Zomblogalypse (2008– )

Comedy, Horror

7.3
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Hannah, Tony and Miles are the only-ish survivors of a pesky zombie apocalypse in their hometown of York, England. And they've run out of stuff, so they have to go shopping. Same old same old.

Stars: Tony Hipwell, Miles Watts, Hannah Bungard, Charlotte Gee

Votes: 63

88. Bitten (2008)

Short, Horror

3.8
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Director: Duncan Laing | Stars: Martin Walker, Claire Wilson

Votes: 18

89. Don't Lose Heart (2008)

10 min | Short, Horror

7.5
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It's the end of the world and Lucy, alone and afraid, must make the final decision; fight or flight.

Director: Matt Mitchell | Stars: Beth Fuller, Carl Dennett, Alex Fuller, Jonny Robinson

Votes: 24

Very effective film that gets over the grinding boredom of a zombie apocalypse interspersed with outbreaks of violence.

Watch here on IMDB and a different cut of the film on Vimeo

90. LV 16 (2008)

2 min | Short, Horror

6.9
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A man is thrown into a plastic blood splattered room, his head tied tight with a plastic bag, escaping suffocation he soon realises the nightmare has only begun.

Director: Ryan Haysom | Stars: Hayley Coleman, Jason Croot, Heather Gatley, Mark Vincent

Votes: 43

Swift, brutal and bloody contagious violence short.

Watch on YouTube

91. Alone with the Dead (2008 Video)

24 min | Short, Horror

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An unknown biological phenomenon has enabled the dead to re-animate with a hunger for human flesh. In the day people gather supplies and get ready to defend themselves from the night time ... See full summary »

Director: James Morrissey | Stars: Megan Arroll, Kevin Jones

92. The Living Dead Chronicles (2008)

Short, Action, Horror

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When a government research facility explodes on the outskirts of a small UK town.....the result? a zombie outbreak!!....Armed with weapons & video cameras a group of indy filmmakers take ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Outbreak | Stars: Marc Outbreak, Danielle Allen, Shannon Eaglestone, Beverley Elborn

93. The San-Gwyn City Trilogy (2008 Video)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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'San Gwyn City' : A parrallel world where strange goings-on are an everyday occurance. Disused warehoues plagued with zombies. Murderous vampire dens disguised as London flats. Local cinema... See full summary »

Director: David Pope

Anthology of three short films, only one of which was a zombie movie: Gasoline Blood.

94. I Am Legend: Done in 60 Seconds (2008 Video)

1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

6.5
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Directors: James Raynor, Nick Thompson | Star: Nick Thompson

Votes: 11

95. Grievestone (2008)

15 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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A grieving man must find his strength in order to escape a graveyard populated by fantasy creatures.

Director: Christopher Downie | Stars: Christopher Downie, Anna Druka, Danny Forrest, Adam Troup

Votes: 8

Watch on YouTube and Dailymotion

96. Poetry of the Dead Part II (2008 Video)

15 min | Short, Horror

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The zombie poetry returns from the graveyard to read more zombies poetry about the living dead killing humans.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Star: Jonathon Ash

97. Poetry of the Dead Part III (2008 Video)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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The Living dead poetry reader from the darkness of the graveyard return to read more living dead poetry with the zombie cat.

Director: Jonathon Ash | Stars: Jonathon Ash, Evel

98. Doghouse (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 19,390

Painfully misogynistic film, and that is before all the women in the village turn into crazed cannibals out for a chunk of man flesh. If you can get passed that, then you might be able to enjoy a recent stab at the contagious violence sub-genre.

99. Salvage (I) (2009)

79 min | Horror

5.0
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When a container washes ashore the residents of a sleepy cul-de-sac are plunged into violence, terror and paranoia. Ring fenced by the military a single mother must overcome all the odds to save her daughter.

Director: Lawrence Gough | Stars: Neve McIntosh, Shaun Dooley, Dean Andrews, Linzey Cocker

Votes: 1,903

A surprise hit for me amongst the flood of "zombie" films, it involves an outbreak of contagious violence on the Brookside set (which means they can be a bit more ambitious with the houses and exteriors rather than relying on a few snatched early morning shots) and it focuses strongly on the characters, which is always a good sign.

100. Zombie Women of Satan (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

3.3
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A travelling group of freaks, headed up by Pervo the Clown, go to a rural farm to take part in a webcast interview to help them gain more followers and make the public aware of their ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve O'Brien, Warren Speed | Stars: Victoria Hopkins, Warren Speed, Christian Steel, Seymour Leon Mace

Votes: 780

I suppose if you knew a dozen goth girls prepared to get their knockers out on film and a handful of actors up for pretending to be a freakshow and some cardboard-thin baddies, then why not get them together in the woods, throw in some bad taste scenes and plenty of claret? Unfortunately, the too much of the acting was ropey and when you get the feeling it is friends messing around in the woods it can make suspending disbelief tricky and you do need it suspended from a great height. It is also a problem with an apparent horror comedy, as it can make jokes fall flat and it really need more of them to work.

Now it might sound odd, because this is a film with a very long sequence involving a dwarf crapping in the woods, a topless, female zombie in a wheelchair and a father taping his son having sex with a zombie, but it also needed to be more outrageous and not rely on another meat-muncher turning up clad in just her knickers to raise an eyebrow (or anything else). Hopefully, the sequel I see listed here will take the formula and raise the bar a couple of notches (or attach it to a rocket and send it into orbit) - watching Peter Jackson's early films would seem like good homework for them, as he managed to produce quite a few memorable moments on a small budget.