HORROR Genres: Recommendable UNDEAD Movies

by Miss_Audrey_Horne | created - 21 Jun 2013 | updated - 10 Apr 2014 | Public

Listed chronologically.

For frame of reference:

10 Stars - A masterpiece, outstanding achievement in cinema. 9 Stars - Excellent movie. 8 Stars - Great movie. 7 Stars - Good movie. 6 Stars - Pretty good movie, better than average. ---------------------------------------------------------- Movies I rated below 6 Stars are NOT included in this list. 5 Stars - Flawed movie, average at best. 2 to 4 Stars - Heavily flawed movie. 1 Star - Complete and utter garbage. Worst.

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1. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 140,003 | Gross: $54.24M

My Rating: 6/10

2. 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: 433,086 | Gross: $75.59M

My Rating: 7/10

3. 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: 524,814 | Gross: $202.36M

My Rating: 6/10

4. No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A sheriff and his son chase casino robbers, only to find the all of them are being chased by something else.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Michael Muhney, Stephen Martines, Lew Temple, Desmond Askew

Votes: 2,910

My Rating: 6/10

5. Reeker (2005)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Devon Gummersall, Derek Richardson, Tina Illman, Scott Whyte

Votes: 9,077

My Rating: 7/10

6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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: 211,830 | Gross: $59.02M

My Rating: 7/10

7. Cemetery Man (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror

A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

Votes: 17,722 | Gross: $0.25M

My Rating: 8/10

8. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

R | 97 min | Horror

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas, Melinda Clarke

Votes: 11,528 | Gross: $0.05M

My Rating: 9/10

9. Braindead (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 83,733 | Gross: $0.24M

My Rating: 10/10

10. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 144,104 | Gross: $11.50M

My Rating: 7/10

11. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | 92 min | Horror

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

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

Votes: 34,199 | Gross: $5.84M

My Rating: 8/10

12. Pet Sematary (1989)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

38 Metascore

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 73,540 | Gross: $57.47M

My Rating: 9/10

13. Night Life (1989)

R | 89 min | Horror

Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile ... See full summary »

Director: David Acomba | Stars: Scott Grimes, John Astin, Cheryl Pollak, Anthony Geary

Votes: 503

My Rating: 8/10

14. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy, Thor Van Lingen

Votes: 15,495 | Gross: $9.21M

My Rating: 7/10

15. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

64 Metascore

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

Votes: 19,158 | Gross: $19.60M

My Rating: 8/10

16. Evil Dead II (1987)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 128,099 | Gross: $5.92M

My Rating: 8/10

17. House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Bill Maher

Votes: 8,637 | Gross: $7.80M

My Rating: 7/10

18. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 16,828 | Gross: $0.59M

My Rating: 7/10

19. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 19,377 | Gross: $19.44M

My Rating: 6/10

20. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 45,068 | Gross: $14.24M

My Rating: 6/10

21. 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: 55,085 | Gross: $5.80M

My Rating: 8/10

22. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

70 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 160,216 | Gross: $2.40M

My Rating: 10/10

23. 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: 98,842 | Gross: $5.10M

My Rating: 8/10

24. 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: 4,519

My Rating: 8/10

25. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

87 Metascore

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

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

Votes: 98,994 | Gross: $0.09M

My Rating: 10/10