Even though George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, it is still one of the scariest zombie movies of all time. It revolutionalized the horror genre, and defined zombies as flesh eating members of the walking dead. It’s been remade twice, but the original still stands apart from them all. Unfortunately due to an error by the distributor the movie entered the public domain, which means you can watch it simply by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.
Dawn of the Dead has been made twice, and both movies are included on this list. George Romero made the original in 1978, while Zach Snyder made the 2004 remake. Both are about a group of survivors taking refuge inside a shopping mall to avoid the zombie plague, but other than that the movies are completely different, and both are worth watching.
Shaun of the Dead is the first comedic entry on the list, although it is still gory and creepy. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in this Edgar Wright flick about a slacker who turns his life around during the zombie apocalypse.
Fast zombies had been around since the mid 80′s, but it wasn’t something that truly caught on until 2002′s 28 Days Later. Director Danny Boyle hadn’t won his Academy Award yet, but it is one of his best. This time the zombie’s are created by a man-made virus that spreads quickly throughout England.
And finally we come to Zombieland, another comedic take on zombies, but again still gory and creepy. Like all zombie movies it’s about a group who have banded together to survive the zombie hoard. Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson star in this one. Watch for an amazing cameo in this one by Bill Murray playing, well himself.