If you like the zombie genre, and you are a fan of The Walking Dead series, surely you have also seen many movies about the undead. There are great classics, such as those directed by George A. Romero in the late 60s and 70s, but there are also excellent modern examples capable of making our hair stand on end with zombies that run and peel them and that are capable of ending everything that they catch.
Now that we are living through complex times, and it seems that we are going to be much more time in our homes, we are going to give you a list of zombie movies to occupy all those free hours that you will spend in your home. With a bit of everything, horror, suspense, and even humor.
We hope you like them … and don’t be too scared. And watch out for the popcorn, which can end up scattered on the floor with some scare.
What will you find in this article?
With this movie, everything began. A magnificent script, a groundbreaking way to shoot, and some stark and too real scenes. This George A. Romero masterpiece continues to scare us like the first day, it is distressing and every time we see it continues to give us goosebumps. If you have not seen it, in addition to hugging you affectionately, we urge you to see it as soon as possible.
Another Romero classic, but this time in a shopping center, a trope that would later become a classic for many other movies and even video games. A fierce critique of consumerism, with great special effects for the time. It is still an extraordinary film that even now is still very relevant, and continues to mark a before and after in the genre.
Wes Craven movie where we see voodoo rites, zombies, black magic. Bill Pullman has a hard time in this classic horror film for very coffee zombie film lovers, and who ends up being buried alive when you least expect it.
One of the films that revitalized the genre back in 2002, where the zombies ran and fought them off, and that made us feel fear again in the cinema. Directed by Danny Boyle, the scenes of a completely devastated London, and the chases are so believable that they make you believe that you are inside the story. It is, without a doubt, one of the most harrowing and chilling films of recent years.
Zombies Party (2004)
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are two heroes by accident, two normal guys who suddenly meet the zombie apocalypse … and have to fight to survive. Two friends who do not stop joking while zombies are charged in every possible way. Super fun and very well done, it is one of the most recommended of the genre for its freshness and for being different from almost all the others on this list.
The Spanish movie on this list that deserves to be in it in its own right. A Barcelona neighborhood house that turns into a real hell when a group of firefighters, police, and a journalist and her camera enter the house of a woman who turns out to be no longer a woman … alive. Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza left us open-mouthed with this frantic film shot in a real documentary plan, which never ceases to surprise us at every turn.
The sequel 28 days later, when 6 months have passed since the outbreak of the epidemic in the British Isles. As good as the first, as exciting and heartbreaking, it is a true lesson in genre cinema from the Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. And Robert Carlyle is, as always, magnificent.
The most hooligan movie of all we have chosen. Director Ruben Fleischer’s debut couldn’t have been more hilarious, in this story of a rather cowardly kid named Columbus who meets a guy named Tallahassee in a world that has been filled with zombies. And from there the madness unleashes, in a film full of humor, bad milk, blood, and hilarious scenes. And yes, Woody Harrelson is great. In case you doubted it.
Directed by Marc Foster and starring Brad Pitt, this film based on the novel by Max Brooks is pure fun, and the special effects are just great. Be careful, it is not the best on our list, but it is one of the most exciting and entertaining.
A divorced father trying to do things right with his daughter, who boards a train as a deadly virus spreads across South Korea with nothing to stop it. And all the anguish of the travelers on that train, which goes from Seoul to Busan, while they have to fight for their lives while the train also fills with infected. Wonderful movie, fast-paced and so realistic in the zombie performances that it makes you jump off the couch on many occasions.