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White Zombie (1932)

Directors: Victor Halperin

Writers: Garnett Weston (story), Garnett Weston (dialogue)

Stars: Bela Lugosi,  Madge Bellamy,  Joseph Cawthorn

Story: A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Other Films In Series: Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

 
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Directors: Jacques Tourneur

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray

Stars: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison

Story:  A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.

Other Films In Series: Tales from the Crypt Presents: Ritual (2002)

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Directors: George A. Romero

Writers: John A. Russo, George A. Romero

Stars: Duane Jones,  Judith O'Dea,  Karl Hardman

Story: 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 the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Other Films In Series: Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007), Day of the Dead (2008), Survival of the Dead (2009), Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

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The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

Directors: Jorge Grau

Writers: Sandro Continenza, Marcello Coscia

Stars: Cristina Galbó,  Ray Lovelock,  Arthur Kennedy

Story: 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.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Directors: George A. Romero

Writers: George A. Romero

Stars: David Emge,  Ken Foree,  Scott H. Reiniger

Story:  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.

Other Films In Series: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Day of the Dead (1985), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007), Day of the Dead (2008), Survival of the Dead (2009), Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

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Zombie (1979)

Directors: Lucio Fulci

Writers: Elisa Briganti

Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson

Story:  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.

Other Films In Series: None.

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City of the Living Dead (1980)

Directors: Lucio Fulci

Writers: Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti

Stars: Christopher George,  Catriona MacColl,  Carlo De Mejo

Story:  A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Day of the Dead (1985)

Directors: George A. Romero

Writers: George A. Romero

Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato

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

Other Films In Series: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007), Day of the Dead (2008), Survival of the Dead (2009), Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Directors: Dan O'Bannon

Writers: Rudy Ricci, John A. Russo

Stars: Clu Gulager,  James Karen,  Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley

Story: 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.

Other Films In Series: Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988), Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993), Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005), Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Directors: Wes Craven

Writers: Wade Davis (inspired by the book), Richard Maxwell (screenplay)

Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae

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

Other Films In Series: None.

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28 Days Later (2002)

Directors: Danny Boyle

Writers: Alex Garland

Stars: Cillian Murphy,  Naomie Harris,  Christopher Eccleston

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

Other Films In Series: 28 Weeks Later (2007)

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Undead (2003)

Directors: The Spierig Brothers

Writers: The Spierig Brothers

Stars: Felicity Mason,  Mungo McKay,  Rob Jenkins  

Story: A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Directors: Zack Snyder

Writers: George A. Romero, James Gunn

Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer

Story: 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.

Other Films In Series: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007), Day of the Dead (2008), Survival of the Dead (2009), Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

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Automaton Transfusion (2006)

Directors: Steven C. Miller

Writers: Steven C. Miller

Stars: Garrett Jones,  Juliet Reeves London,  William Howard Bowman

Story: Three teens find themselves in a town over run with zombies. Deciding to fight back, they go on a punch you in the throat, action packed, non stop ride through the city, woods, and schools.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Mulberry Street (2006)

Directors: Jim Mickle

Writers: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle

Stars: Nick Damici,  Kim Blair,  Ron Brice

Story: A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown apartment building as the city quickly spirals out of control.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Planet Terror (2007)

Directors: Robert Rodriguez

Writers: Robert Rodriguez

Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis

Story: After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Outpost (2008)

Directors: Steve Barker

Writers: Rae Brunton (screenplay), Kieran Parker (story)

Stars: Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Richard Brake

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

Other Films In Series: Outpost: Black Sun (2012), Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)

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Pontypool (2008)

Directors: Bruce McDonald

Writers: Tony Burgess (screenplay and novel)

Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly

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

Other Films In Series: None.

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Quarantine (2008)

Directors: John Erick Dowdle

Writers: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle

Stars: Jennifer Carpenter,  Steve Harris,  Columbus Short

Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Other Films In Series: REC (2007), REC (2009), Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011), REC 3: Génesis (2012), REC 4: Apocalypse (2014)

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Colin (2008)

Directors: Marc Price

Writers: Marc Price

Stars: Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Leanne Pammen

Story: 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.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Dead Snow (2009)

Directors: Tommy Wirkola

Writers: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen

Stars: Jeppe Beck Laursen,  Charlotte Frogner,  Jenny Skavlan

Story: A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Other Films In Series: Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (2014)

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The Horde (2009)

Directors: Yannick Dahan,  Benjamin Rocher

Writers: Arnaud Bordas, Yannick Dahan

Stars: Claude Perron,  Jean-Pierre Martins,  Eriq Ebouaney

Story: An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Mutants (2009)

Directors: David Morlet

Writers: Louis-Paul Desanges, David Morlet

Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles,  Francis Renaud,  Dida Diafat

Story: In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Other Films In Series: None.

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The Dead (2010)

Directors: Howard J. Ford,  Jonathan Ford

Writers: Howard J. Ford,  Jonathan Ford

Stars: Rob Freeman,  Prince David Oseia,  David Dontoh

Story: An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

Other Films In Series: The Dead 2: India (2014)

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Exit Humanity (2011)

Directors: John Geddes

Writers: John Geddes

Stars: Brian Cox, Mark Gibson, Dee Wallace

Story: A young man's struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Other Films In Series: None.

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The Battery (2012)

Directors: Jeremy Gardner

Writers: Jeremy Gardner

Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle

Story: The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

Other Films In Series: None.

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World War Z (2013)

Directors: Marc Forster

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Drew Goddard (screenplay), Max Brooks (novel)

Stars: Brad Pitt,  Mireille Enos,  Daniella Kertesz

Story: 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.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Open Grave (2013)

Directors: Gonzalo López-Gallego

Writers: Eddie Borey, Chris Borey

Stars: Sharlto Copley,  Thomas Kretschmann,  Josie Ho

Story: A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

Other Films In Series: None.

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What We Become (2015)

Directors: Bo Mikkelsen

Writers: Bo Mikkelsen

Stars: Benjamin Engell, Troels Lyby, Mille Dinesen

Story: A family of four is quarantined in their home as a virulent strand of the flu spreads into town and they are forced to the extreme to escape alive.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Train to Busan (2016)

Directors: Sang-ho Yeon

Writers: Joo-Suk Park, Sang-ho Yeon

Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma

Story: While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Other Films In Series: Seoul Station (2016), Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)

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The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

Directors: Colm McCarthy

Writers: Mike Carey (novel), Mike Carey (screenplay)

Stars: Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close

Story: A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Other Films In Series: None.

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