1970 - 1979 Zombie/Living Dead Movies

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1. The Crazies (1973)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar

Votes: 9,459 | Gross: $0.15M

2. Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | 31 min | Horror, Short

While spending a weekend at a remote cabin, Bruce desecrates an Indian burial ground and becomes re-animated; making way to kill his friends.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Mary Valenti, Scott Spiegel

Votes: 1,948

3. From Beyond the Grave (1974)

PG | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

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: 3,059

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: 100,558 | Gross: $5.10M

5. Corpse Eaters (1974)

R | 61 min | Horror

A story of zombies eating freshly killed humans.

Directors: Donald R. Passmore, Klaus Vetter | Stars: Michael Hopkins, Ed LeBreton, Terry London, Michael Krizanc

Votes: 127

6. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

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

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

Votes: 22,422

7. 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: 355

8. Prey (1977)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A deadly alien shape-shifter infiltrates a country house occupied by two lesbians, and proceeds to study their behaviour, for a sinister purpose.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner, Glory Annen, Sandy Chinney

Votes: 810

9. Dead of Night (1974)

PG | 88 min | Horror

A young soldier killed in Vietnam inexplicably shows up to his family home one night.

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

Votes: 3,642

10. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

Six friends in a theatrical troupe dig up a corpse on an abandoned island to use in a mock Satanic ritual. It backfires with deadly consequences.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby

Votes: 3,567

11. The Hanging Woman (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Merino | Stars: Stelvio Rosi, Maria Pia Conte, Dyanik Zurakowska, Pasquale Basile

Votes: 473

12. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 7,417

13. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

R | 93 min | Horror

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: 6,368

14. Les raisins de la mort (1978)

R | 85 min | Horror

A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marie-Georges Pascal, Félix Marten, Serge Marquand, Mirella Rancelot

Votes: 1,801

15. Les démoniaques (1974)

R | 77 min | Horror

A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Joëlle Coeur, John Rico, Willy Braque, Paul Bisciglia

Votes: 929

16. Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)

PG | 101 min | Horror

In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy ... See full summary »

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Lone Fleming, César Burner, María Elena Arpón, José Thelman

Votes: 4,609

17. The Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's ... See full summary »

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy, Frank Braña

Votes: 2,039

18. Night of the Seagulls (1975)

R | 89 min | Horror

In this final installment of the Blind Dead series, a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Víctor Petit, María Kosty, Sandra Mozarowsky, José Antonio Calvo

Votes: 1,406

19. Horror of the Zombies (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos

Votes: 2,036

20. Shock Waves (1977)

PG | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, Fred Buch

Votes: 4,248

21. Sugar Hill (1974)

PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Maslansky | Stars: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley, Betty Anne Rees

Votes: 1,276

22. La rebelión de las muertas (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Romy, Mirta Miller, María Kosty

Votes: 596

23. The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

PG | 88 min | Horror

A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine, Carole Wells

Votes: 1,085

24. Messiah of Evil (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Directors: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Stars: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford

Votes: 2,365

25. La nuit des étoiles filantes (1973)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

Following the death of her father, a young girl visits her estranged family at their sinister castle in the countryside, and comes to realize her eccentric and morbid relatives are not quite alive.

Directors: Jesús Franco, Pierre Quérut, Jean Rollin | Stars: Christina von Blanc, Carmen Yazalde, Rosa Palomar, Anne Libert

Votes: 1,881

26. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 25,863 | Gross: $8.72M

27. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 20,414

28. Rabid (1977)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan

Votes: 12,758

29. Phantasm (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 27,206 | Gross: $11.99M

30. Io zombo, tu zombi, lei zomba (1979)

97 min | Comedy, Horror

Horror/sex comedy about four zombies who are running a hotel and trying to eat their customers. In the end the quartet ends up in a shopping mall besieged by both the national guard and a horde of hungry zombies.

Director: Nello Rossati | Stars: Duilio Del Prete, Renzo Montagnani, Cochi Ponzoni, Nadia Cassini

Votes: 82

31. The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow (1973)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

1970s spoof of American New Wave films, featuring a criminal couple on the run encountering a UFO cult.

Director: Lee Jones | Stars: Elizabeth Rush, Ele Grigsby, David Roster, Paul Lenzi

Votes: 60

32. Gou hun jiang tou (1976)

89 min | Horror

An evil magician and his zombie minions are up against a trio of doctors who are on a mission to find the cause of an outbreak of unknown diseases caused by his spells.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Lung Ti, Ni Tien, Lieh Lo, Terry Liu

Votes: 230

33. I Eat Your Skin (1971)

GP | 92 min | Horror

A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Uninterested in this information, the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Tenney | Stars: William Joyce, Heather Hewitt, Walter Coy, Dan Stapleton

Votes: 1,059

34. Der Teufel kam aus Akasava (1971)

84 min | Adventure, Thriller

A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Fred Williams, Soledad Miranda, Horst Tappert, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 490

35. Shivers (1975)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman

Votes: 14,730



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