Famous Zombie Movies!

by gattonero975 | created - 21 Aug 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Here are some of the known and not so known flesh-eater films I have seen of the Undead.....

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1. Black Summer (2019– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Drama, Horror

In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

Stars: Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee, Sal Velez Jr.

Votes: 12,644

Co-starring: Kelsey Flower, Erika Hau, Gwynth Walsh, Edsson Morales, Nyren B. Evelyn, Mustafa Alabssi, Stafford Perry, Ty Olsson,

2. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

32 Metascore

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 40,343 | Gross: $3.64M

Co-starring: David Koecher, Halston Sage, Cloris Leachman, Niki Koss, Hiram A Murray, Lukas Gage, Drew Droege, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Blake Anderson, Missy Martinez

3. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | 92 min | Horror

54 Metascore

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson

Votes: 35,799 | Gross: $5.84M

Co-starring: William Butler, Katie Finneran, Bill Moseley, Heather Mazur, Bill Cardille, Greg Funk, Russell Streiner:(uncredited)

4. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 103,215 | Gross: $5.10M

Co-starring: James A. Baffico, Jese Del Gre, Joseph Pilato, Tom Savini, Taso N. Stavrakis, UNCREDITED: John Amplas, Adolph Caesar (voice), Christine Forrest, Debra Gordon, John Harrison, George A. Romero, and The Pagans Motorcycle Club

5. Day of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Votes: 57,802 | Gross: $5.80M

Co-starring: Anthony Dileo Jr., Richard Liberty, Sherman Howard, Gary Howard Klar, Ralph Marrero, John Amplas, Taso N. Stavrakis, Greg Nicotero, Debra Gordon, Bill Cardille (uncredited), George A. Romero (uncredited)

6. Dead Set (2008)

141 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

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, Liz May Brice, Beth Cordingly, Adam Deacon

Votes: 16,864

7. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 784,840

8. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Stars: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Rubén Blades

Votes: 99,399

9. Z Nation (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the United States of America a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Stars: Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Keith Allan, Kellita Smith

Votes: 29,393

10. Jeruzalem (2015)

R | 94 min | Horror

45 Metascore

When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon them.

Directors: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz | Stars: Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Danielle Jadelyn, Tom Graziani

Votes: 7,608

11. V/H/S/2 (2013)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes

Votes: 33,229 | Gross: $0.02M

12. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 552,105 | Gross: $202.36M

13. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 87,058 | Gross: $20.70M

14. Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task - destroying the Confederate Undead.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Kent Igleheart, Rhianna Van Helton, Brennen Harper

Votes: 3,693

Abraham Lincoln: (as he cuts a zombies head off) Emancipate this!

[kneeling and praying]"Lord, I beseech you. Grant me wisdom, to see the way clear. Let me help these Walking Dead, find their final resting place. Help me to end their torture and misery. To show them the way to Your Eternal forgiveness. Amen."

The Colt Navy revolver used by the characters Hawkins, Chamberlin and Pike in "Abraham Lincoln Versus Zombies" were all the same gun which is owned by Nathaniel Grauwelman (Hawkins) and bought for the grind house film he wrote.

15. Battle of the Damned (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Director: Christopher Hatton | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran, David Field

Votes: 3,468

Also starring: Jen Sung, Lydia Look, Oda Maria, Esteban Cueto,

What happens if robots were pitted against zombies and Lundgren was somewhere in between?

16. Cargo (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his infant daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Andy Rodoreda, Alison Gallagher, Ruth Venn, Yolanda Ramke

Votes: 2,903

Never have I ever thought in my entire life a seven minute zombie film would make me cry and think as much as Cargo did. As a caregiver and as an avid zombie enthusiast, it really did it for me.

This short little film at 7mins, had more human element then all of a Walking Dead season!

Tis short flies by really quickly. If anything, it starts out on a high note, and only gains in traction. It gets increasingly devastating as it goes. While you won't realize immediately "what is going on"(what the man is actually doing and why), once you do, it's a fantastic idea, and you cheer in an earnest way that few current productions inspire. Production values are excellent, everything feels real, the Romero-esque setting is entirely credible. ”

17. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

52 Metascore

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director: Matthias Hoene | Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Thomas

Votes: 17,381

Eric: Those things are vampires! We need crucifixes, garlic, silver, holy water, and Christopher Lee!

Ray Macguire: No, you sloppy tart, those things are *beep* zombies!

"Monster" Written by Robin Hawkins, James Frost, Alex Pennie and Iwan Griffiths Performed by The Automatic

18. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Horror

59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 220,219 | Gross: $59.02M

Also starring: Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Jayne Eastwood, Boyd Banks, Matt Frewer, Louis Ferreira, Hannah Lochner, Bruce Bohne, Scott H. Reiniger, Tom Savini, Ken Foree, Zack Snyder (uncredited) Inna Korobkina

Televangelist: Hell is overflowing. And Satan is sending his dead to us. Why? Because you have sex out of wedlock. You kill unborn children. You have man-on-man relations. Same-sex marriage. How do you think your god will judge you? Well, friends, now we know. When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Andy: [only on the DVD extra "The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed"] Kenneth, the black guy, over in the mall... he just wrote me that Fort Pastor's gone. We're on our own. There's no help coming. yeah, okay. Okay. No problem, you know? People have always put up with *beep* right? We survive, That's what we do. we survived the *beep* Romans. We survived the Crusades. We survived the Black Plague! We survived *beep* world wars! We survived everything! All right? It's just nature's way of thinning us out, you know? leaving the best to survive and build a better world. that's what's gonna happen now. I'm gonna survive. I'm gonna build you a better world!

Andy: [only on the DVD extra "The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed"] I tossed a *beep* Molotov. Not good. For one thing, it don't do *beep* It just burns for a while and leaves them all grilled and smelling like Jimmy Dean! And now I'm really *beep* hungry!

Kenneth: Nothing to say. Been to a lot of funerals. Folded the flag and given it to a lot of wives, and fathers, and kids. I told them how sorry I was. But that's not what I was really feeling. In the back of my mind, I was always saying, "Better them than me." But I don't believe that now. Because now I realize there are some things worse than death, and one of them is sitting here waiting to die.

Kenneth: Oh, I get it. You saw hell yesterday. Now you're scared of going to hell for all the bad things you've done. I'll tell you what. Go in the stall, say five Hail Marys, wipe your ass, and you and God can call it even.

Actors Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger and Tom Savini all appeared in the original 1978 version of this film, but playing different characters. Ken Foree delivers the tagline he delivered as "Peter" from the 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead; "When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."

The WGON traffic copter makes an appearance. The WGON traffic copter was the main transportation for the survivor in the original Dawn of the Dead.

Director Cameo Zack Snyder: a member of a commando unit (with shades holding an assault weapon) in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This scene can be seen during the opening credits montage of video/news clips of zombie attacks.

Visible in Luda's room is a can of something called "Smeat" - a takeoff on Spam. Smeat had previously appeared in Waterworld. The Smeat can here is circular, however - in Waterworld, the cans were rectangular, like Spam cans.

David Cronenberg's sister, Denise Cronenberg, was the costume designer on this film.

The group in the mall had named the two parking shuttles; the first one, holding Nicole, CJ, Michael, and Ana was named The Pinta, the one carrying Terry, Kenneth, Steve, Glen and Monica was named The Santa Maria.

Although he had strong reservations about some elements, George A. Romero professed to be surprisingly impressed with the film.

40 minutes shorter than George A. Romero's original director's cut for Dawn of the Dead.

Zack Snyder said that the reason his zombies run at full speed is because he wanted to avoid the inherent comic impression given by slow, shuffling undead.

The name Wooley's Diner comes from the name of the SWAT team leader in the original film

The two zombies with missing limbs (the jogger missing an arm and the legless zombie in the parking garage) were both played by actual amputees. The same thing was done for one of the first zombies seen in the original Dawn of the Dead.

Former MTV/MTV2 VJ Iann Robinson has an uncredited cameo as a zombie. When first entering the mall, the group is charged by an Asian man-turned-zombie. The large zombie behind the Asian man is played by Robinson.

One of the most gruesome "zombies" (the bloated woman killed with a fireplace poker) was actually played by a man.

Zack Snyder's directorial debut.

The word "zombie" is never used in the film. However, the unrated, Special Edition DVD contains the word in the back-cover text describing the film's plotline.

In an aerial scene in the first 10 minutes when Ana is driving down a highway, a truck can be seen crashing into a gas station/diner. This is a reference to Night of the Living Dead, as Ben mentions he was listening to a radio in a truck in a diner parking lot when a truck crashed into the gas pumps.

The commercial on the TV when it switches to the "special report" near the beginning of the film is a commercial for a Subaru WRX that Zack Snyder directed.

Some of the trucks outside the mall are from the same company, B.P. Trucking, that loaned them to the production of the original 1978 film.

One of the clothing stores in the mall is named "Gaylen Ross". Gaylen Ross played the part of Fran in the original Dawn of the Dead.

The name of Ving Rhames' character, Kenneth, is an obvious nod to actor Ken Foree, who played a very similar role in the original Dawn of the Dead.

According to "the lost tape", which contains gun shop owner Andy's personal video diary (accessible as a bonus feature on the director's cut DVD), the main characters arrive at the mall early in the movie on May the 9th. Therefore, the movie opens a day earlier on May the 8th (Andy mentions that attacks on citizens by the undead had already started on the 7th). Andy makes his last entry just before he turns into one of the undead on June the 6th, and the movie ends on that same day (not including the footage during the end credits). This places the events of Dawn of the Dead in a space of just 29 days - and it begins and ends at dawn

19. Extinction (2015)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas | Stars: Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan, Quinn McColgan, Clara Lago

Votes: 14,685

Also starring: Clara Lago, Eduardo Fedriani

A very well done zombie movie with plenty of scares and thrills. The acting of Fox & Donovan were very well done. These zombies are the ones that should have been in Will Smith's "I am Legend" film.

Adapted from the bestselling novel "Y pese a todo" from author Juan de Dios Garduno.

The movie was at one time titled "welcome to Harmony" which was the name of the town they were in.

They filmed in Budapest due to its snowy winter, but it turned out to be the first winter in over a decade with no snow at all.

20. Gangsters, Guns & Zombies (2012)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

The whole "zombie thing" has been hyped up so much that everyone thinks it's the end of the world! Of course, where one man sees the dead rising from the grave, another sees opportunity. Q ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Mitchell | Stars: Vincent Jerome, Huggy Leaver, Fabrizio Santino, Cassandra Orhan

Votes: 701

Grandma:"I'm not getting any younger you know, I just might shoot the lot of you anyways!" Q: Whoa..easy, easy, all right? You're not gonna shoot anyone." Grandma: "Oh, really?!" Q: "Yeah, because if you do, you'll attract every member of the undead within a 10-mile radius and I know you don't want that."

Remember the rules: Sever the head Have an escape route Isolate the infected Travel by day

21. Garden of the Dead (1972)

PG | 59 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Convicts on a chain gang sniff experimental formaldehyde fumes to get high. They attempt a prison break, are shot down by the guards and buried in the prison garden. Soon, they rise from ... See full summary »

Director: John Hayes | Stars: Philip Kenneally, Duncan McLeod, John Dullaghan, John Dennis

Votes: 376

Shot in 10 days in Topanga Canyon, California.

22. I Am Omega (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In post apocalyptic LA being rampaged by zombie like cannibals humans that have some kind of genetic infection local man renchard is forced to live a daily struggle as he trys to locate radio signals and find a cure.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Geoff Meed, Jennifer Lee Wiggins, Ryan Lloyd

Votes: 2,944

The car that Renchard is driving at the beginning of the movie, as well as the convertible that he and Brianna take from the parking garage, are 1975 Oldsmobile Omegas, obviously a reference to the tile of the movie. This model was built from 1973-1979 and was not produced as a convertible, having apparently had its roof cut off for the film.

23. In the Flesh (2013–2014)

56 min | Drama, Horror

Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.

Stars: Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper

Votes: 12,074

Very refreshing new take on the zombie genre. I was quite impressed.

24. Juan of the Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

Director: Alejandro Brugués | Stars: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría, Andrea Duro

Votes: 9,137 | Gross: $0.02M

Juan de los Muertos was made with the support of the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficas - Icaic, Canal Sur, Televisión Española and the collaboration of Junta de Andalucía, Ibermedia, Cinergia and Universidad De Guadalajara.

Alejandro Brugués has stated that the English speaking character's unspoken plan was to steal Granma, the yacht Fidel Castro used to sail to Cuba, from the Museum of the Revolution in Havana and use it to sail off the island.

The testicle scene between Lázaro and his son is not a "natural occurrence". Lázaro's bits are made from plastic.

25. The Last Days on Mars (2013)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

Director: Ruairi Robinson | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams

Votes: 33,103 | Gross: $0.02M

Also starring: Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic, Tom Cullen

Ruairi Robinson stated that as a first time director, to get to work with a cast of that caliber was amazing. On the casting process, he commented that he "sort of picked cast members that never normally do this kind of film. They all do serious proper movies". He also said that he "liked the idea of putting people who would never normally do Sci-Fi stuff into a Sci-Fi movie, because they are going to take it seriously then and people are going to take them seriously".

26. The Mad (2007)

Unrated | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A horror-thriller in which a doctor and his teenage daughter are terrorized by flesh-eating zombies at a truck stop.

Director: John Kalangis | Stars: Billy Zane, Maggie Castle, Shauna MacDonald, Evan Charles Flock

Votes: 1,587

Also starring: Jordan Madley, Rothaford Gray, Stephen J. Lang (uncredited)

27. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

89 Metascore

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 104,807 | Gross: $0.09M

Co-starring: Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Kyra Schon, S. William Hinzman, George Kosana, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, George A. Romero:(uncredited) John A. Russo:(uncredited) , Russell Streiner: (uncredited)

28. Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror

The deceased have risen with the instinct to feed on the living as a family is trapped during a zombie apocalypse. Wales. Based on George A. Romero's classic "Night of the Living Dead".

Director: James Plumb | Stars: Sule Rimi, Kathy Saxondale, Lee Bane, Terry Victor

Votes: 1,233

29. Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror

After inheriting the family mortuary, a pyrophobic mortician accidentally exposes hundreds of un-cremated bodies to toxic medical waste. As the corpses re-animate, the mortician's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Lieving, Robin Sydney

Votes: 1,802

30. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 26,812 | Gross: $0.00M

[first lines]

Grant Mazzy: Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town. "Have you seen Honey?" We've all seen the posters, but nobody has seen Honey the cat. Nobody. Until last Thursday morning, when Miss Colette Piscine swerved her car to miss Honey the cat as she drove across a bridge. Well this bridge, now slightly damaged, is a bit of a local treasure and even has its own fancy name; Pont de Flaque. Now Collette, that sounds like Culotte. That's Panty in French. And Piscine means Pool. Panty pool. Flaque also means pool in French, so Colete Piscine, in French Panty Pool, drives over the Pont de Flaque, the Pont de Pool if you will, to avoid hitting Mrs. French's cat that has been missing in Pontypool. Pontypool. Pontypool. Panty pool. Pont de Flaque. What does it mean? Well, Norman Mailer, he had an interesting theory that he used to explain the strange coincidences in the aftermath of the JFK assasination. In the wake of huge events, after them and before them, physical details they spasm for a moment; they sort of unlock and when they come back into focus they suddenly coincide in a weird way. Street names and birthdates and middle names, all kind of superfluous things appear related to eachother. It's a ripple effect. So, what does it mean? Well... it means something's going to happen. Something big. But then, something's always about to happen.

"Pontypool" was produced as both a motion picture, and as a radio play. Both versions of "Pontypool" were influenced by Orson Welles' infamous radio production of "The War of the Worlds." The radio play was broadcast on the BBC's Art & Culture section of their World Service website. It is approximately 58 minutes long, as opposed to the film's running time of 95 minutes.

Tony Burgess, the film's writer and the author of the novel on which the film is based - "Pontypool Changes Everything" - makes a brief cameo in the film as the male singer of Lawrence and the Arabians. His character is credited as "Tony (Lawrence)". (In fact, at the end of the scene where the singers have performed for the bemused Grant Mazzy, Mazzy himself actually refers to Burgess' character as "Tony Burgess.")

Bruce McDonald, the director of the film, has said that the victims of the virus are called "conversationalists," as opposed to "zombies". In describing the stages of the virus, McDonald said: "There are three stages to this virus. The first stage is you might begin to repeat a word. Something gets stuck. And usually it's words that are terms of endearment, like sweetheart or honey. The second stage is your language becomes scrambled and you can't express yourself properly. The third stage is that you become so distraught at your condition that the only way out of the situation you feel, as an infected person, is to try and chew your way through the mouth of another person".

31. Remains (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A freak accident turns a bulk of the world's population into lethal flesh-eating zombies. A small and desperate group of uninfected human survivors take refuge in a vacant casino in Reno, ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Theys | Stars: Grant Bowler, Evalena Marie, Tawny Cypress, Miko Hughes

Votes: 1,905

The comic book only had four main characters in it. The characters of Jensen and Victor were specifically created for the film.

Director Colin Theys did the voices for a lion's share of the zombies.

The old woman zombie is played by Ben Chester, the special effects makeup artist.

Special Effects Artist Ben Chester created the cage ball specifically for the film. It was so large as to be difficult to transport and was actually left chained to a dumpster outside one of the locations for the duration of the shoot. It broke on the first rehearsal, but was quickly repaired.

Norwich, CT doubled as Reno, NV. All of the skylines were replaced with CGI. Producer Andrew Gernhard and Director Colin Theys took a quick trip to Reno to shoot all of the Reno footage and horizon plates.

32. The Returned (2013)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

Director: Manuel Carballo | Stars: Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried, Shawn Doyle, Claudia Bassols

Votes: 7,748

Very interesting take on the "zombie" genre. With a very controversial twist ending!

33. Rise of the Zombies (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

During a zombie apocalypse ,a group of survivors hide on Alcatraz Island to escape from rising zombie hordes. When their refuge is overrun, and upon hearing that a scientist may have ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Lyon | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Ethan Suplee, LeVar Burton, Danny Trejo

Votes: 2,997

34. Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)

R | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A week before Christmas a viral outbreak turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and longtime partner, L.A.P.D. officer ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Cain | Stars: Jack Forcinito, Andy Hopper, Nadine Stenovitch, Lew Temple

Votes: 684

Being a huge fan of the old Universal monster movies, director Sean Cain made references to those old films with the characters of Frank and Sarah Talbot, played by Jack Forcinito and Nadine Stenovitch. Talbot, of course, is the family name first used in The Wolf Man (1941) by Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains which reoccurred in subsequent sequels featuring Chaney. Elsa Lansing, played by Felissa Rose is based on real life actress Elsa Lanchester who was the bride in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and last, but not least Jimmy Williams as Henry Glendon is another werewolf reference only this time it's a combination of actor Henry Hull and his Werewolf of London (1935) character Dr. Glendon.

Shooting was momentarily halted when the LAPD arrived by foot, car, and helicopter due to a concerned citizen mistaking zombies and actors with prop weapons for gang members battling in the streets.

The LA Fire Department drove into production, in route to a nearby emergency call, mistaking the prop police car for a real one and thinking they had arrived at their destination.

During the auditions to find an actor to play Nash, one actor decided to bring his own real gun and press it against Jack Forcinito's head during the read. (Jack plays the character Frank in the movie.) The guy who brought the gun was politely dismissed.

35. Survival of the Dead (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

43 Metascore

On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Joshua Peace

Votes: 19,343 | Gross: $0.10M

[first lines] Sarge 'Nicotine' Crocket: [voice-over] Last time anyone counted, fifty-three million people were dying every year, a hundred-fifty thousand every day, a hundred and seven every minute, and that was in normal times.

This film marks the first time that a character from a previous Living Dead film returns to star in a sequel, with 'Alan van Sprang' as Sarge "Nicotine" Crockett having been seen in Diary of the Dead, and also playing Brubaker in Land of the Dead. The only two other times this has come close to happening was Tom Savini reprising his role of Blades from Dawn of the Dead as a cameo in Land of the Dead in zombie form, and Joseph Pilato playing an unnamed police captain in Dawn of the Dead returning to play Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead.

The cast are all Canadian, and the movie was shot entirely in Canada.

This was the first of George A. Romero's Dead films to bomb at the box-office. It has become the least successful film in the series.

36. Undead or Alive: A Zombedy (2007)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

Elmer Winslow is a soldier on the run from the Union Army, and Luke Budd is a cowboy with a broken heart. When the two misfits rob the corrupt sheriff of an old west town, they have no idea that a plague of zombies is sweeping the country, or that Geronimo's sexy niece may be their only hope of survival.

Director: Glasgow Phillips | Stars: Lew Alexander, Todd Anderson, Richard Barela, Matt Besser

Votes: 1,935

Luke: "You monsters! I loved Frisky! He was the best damn horse in the whole world and you ate him!"

37. Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton

Votes: 208,402 | Gross: $66.38M

Also starring: Dave Franco, John Malkovich, Cory Hardrict,

The story is based loosely on "Romeo and Juliet". "R" = "Romeo"; "Julie" = "Juliet; "Perry" = "Paris"; "M/Marcus" = "Mercutio"; "Nora" = Juliet's "Nurse" (the character of Nora is also a nurse).

When R is talking to Julie outside her house the scene is referencing to the balcony scene of "Romeo and Juliet". R (Romeo) is talking to Julie (Juliet) on the balcony.

When Julie leaves the airplane for the first time on her own, one of the first zombies in the small group on the tarmac Looks Like Rick from The Walking Dead.

38. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Votes: 23,153

Despite being called "Zombi 2", the film is not a sequel to anything. When Dawn of the Dead was released under the title "Zombi" in Italy, this film was retitled "Zombi 2" to cash in on the success of the American film.

Like many Italian horror films of the time, half the cast spoke only English and the other half only Italian. Many Italian films produced for international distribution filmed without sound and recorded several dialog tracks in different languages in the studio for later overdubbing. Because the actors are speaking a number of different languages (or some are speaking a non-native language phonetically), the dubbing in all versions of the film is not 100% synchronized. Ian McCulloch, Tisa Farrow, Olga Karlatos, and Stefania D'Amario were of the main English speaking cast, while Al Cliver, Auretta Gay, and Dakar were of the main Italian-speaking cast.

39. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 457,275 | Gross: $75.59M

Also starring: Bill Murray, Amber Heard

[first lines]

Columbus: Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland.

With the exception of Wichita (Krista), Tallahassee's son Buck, Cynthia Nickerbocker, Edward Van Halen, Bill Murray, Bob Marley, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Rob Curtis, Scotty Lynch, Willie Nelson, Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) and Mohandas K. Gandhi, no other names are mentioned in the movie. This includes Columbus' neighbor, 406, and his made-up lover, Beverly Hills.

Wichita is the only main character whose name is revealed: Krista, named for Emma Stone's mother.

At Bill Murray's house, Wichita says that Bill looks just like Edward Van Halen, whose song "Everybody Wants Some" plays after they discover the bag of guns, and in many trailers for the film.

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has 32 rules for surviving Zombieland, ten of which are identified in the motion picture. As the rules are punctuated, and in the order in which they appear in the movie, they are, "Rule #1. Cardio"; "Rule #2. Double tap"; "Rule #3. Beware of bathrooms"; "Rule #4. Seatbelts"; "Rule #7. Travel light"; "Rule #31. Check the back seat"; "Rule #18. Limber up"; "Rule #22. When in doubt, know your way out"; "Rule #32. Enjoy the little things"; and "Rule #17. Don't be a hero" (later corrected to "Be a hero"). An eleventh rule of surviving Zombieland is identified in a deleted scene. As punctuated in the deleted scene, the rule is "Rule #2. Ziploc bags". In voice-over, Columbus explains, "You've got enough problems. Moisture shouldn't be one of them."

In Bill Murray's mansion, Woody Harrelson's character mentions that he is a big fan of all his movies. Harrelson starred in Kingpin (1996) with Murray.

Although his character is on a constant hunt for Twinkies, Woody Harrelson is a vegan, and does not eat Twinkies (which contain eggs and beef fat). According to Harrelson, the filmmakers made special "faux Twinkies" out of cornmeal for the scene at the end.

In the movie 'Natural Born Killers (1994)', Robert Downey Jr.'s character coined the term 'Zombieland' when talking about television audiences. This film starred Woody Harrelson.

During the Monopoly game, Jesse Eisenberg's character Columbus remarks that one of the best things about Zombieland is "No Facebook status updates". Eisenberg would go on to portray Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, in the film The Social Network (2010).

Tallahassee painted a 3 on his cars as a reference to Dale Earnhardt. Both cars that Tallahassee drove were based on the color schemes of Earnhardt's cars.

The "Zombie Kill of the Week" was leftover from the script's origin as a TV pilot. Every weekly episode would have a Zombie Kill of the Week performed by characters on the show.

The man that is eaten in the bathroom at the beginning of the film is the same person that Little Rock and Wichita did their ring scam on.

The "poor fat bastard" killed in the film's opening shows up again as the zombie "with a pretty mouth" that Tallahassee kills with a banjo in the supermarket.

The puppy that Woody Harrelson is seen playing with in a flashback belongs to Abigail Breslin.

Patrick Swayze was offered a cameo role as a zombie before his cancer diagnosis. His scene would have parodied other Swayze movies like Ghost (1990) and Dirty Dancing (1987). Zombie cameo roles were also offered to Joe Pesci, Mark Hamill, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Matthew McConaughey.

Woody Harrelson was arrested for marijuana possession during filming, which delayed shooting for a day.

40. Zombie Night (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

Zombies come out at night and two families must survive until morning.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Daryl Hannah, Alan Ruck, Rachel G. Fox

Votes: 1,402

Also starring: Shirley "Mrs. Patridge" Jones, Esteban Cueto

41. Zomblies (2010)

50 min | Action, Drama, Horror

When a private militia's rookie zombie hunters send out a distress call, it's up to the Rangers to cross The Wall and bring them back as well as uncover the truth about a terrifying new breed of zombie.

Director: David M. Reynolds | Stars: David M. Reynolds, Lauren Shein, Christopher Dane, Daniel Drew

Votes: 293

This small little film packs a wallop! Right away it's starts on the zombie action and does not let up for a minute! Yeah! This is some talent to watch for sure. The music score was right on target and appropriate. No Oscar caliber performances here but some great decent acting with an amateur cast.

It caught me off guard in a couple scenes for some real genuine scares and made me jump! (Not an easy thing to do) The special effects were decent enough and quick enough so you don't linger on the CGI too much. There are quite a few scenes that were very good and suspenseful. Almost like an intense Video Game about Zombies , but good nonetheless.

There really isn't too much of a story line but who cares? It's all about Zombie action! I hope there is a sequel. Definitely worth watching again! Love the motorcycle scene!



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