With the Walking Dead having finished its fourth season with incredible ratings and blockbusters like World War Z and Warm Bodies obtaining record sales in theaters, zombies have never been more popular. There is just something about a walking corpse that fascinates us all. So for all the zombie fans out there, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the top 5 zombie movies of all time. No true zombie fan should be without these five flicks in their collection.
5. Planet Terror
As one of the masters of cold blooded fear, Robert Rodriguez debuted this work of art back in 2007 as part of Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse double feature. Though Death Proof seemed to win the better reviews, the epic tale of Planet Terror is a gift that just keeps on giving. With a sexy, but mutilated and disfigured pole dancer (Rose McGowan) and an evil experimental government official (Bruce Willis), Planet Terror packs a punch right in the gut of zombie fans around the world.
4. 28 Days Later
For those seeking a white knuckled thrill, 28 Days Later is a frightening take on zombie epidemics. While the main character finds himself waking up in an abandoned hospital only to find a decimated London, the zombies in this film seem to be some of the most cunning of any flick ever. With the great storytelling skills of Oscar winner Danny Boyle, viewers find themselves immersed in the devastated world of post zombie apocalypse London, hoping beyond all hope that the characters they have come to care for actually survive.
3. World War Z
If you’re looking for an action packed zombie thriller of epic proportions, World War Z is sure to impress. Though the film took plenty of liberties in comparison to the novel by Max Brooks, the large scale scenes of pandemic chaos are the best in zombie flick history. With Brad Pitt at the helm of this sinking ship, the undead seem more realistic than ever before. Zombie fans who relish the more serious qualities of a global zombie pandemic will truly love this movie.
2. Shaun of the Dead
As one of the top zombie films in more recent years, Shaun of the Dead manages to provide fans with all of the undead gore they crave along with a side of good humor. Debuting back in 2004, the film pokes fun at the situations which other zombie movies so often seem to encounter. If you call yourself a true fan of the living dead, Shaun of the Dead is a must see horrific comedy and a perfect addition to any zombie collection.
1. Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead is the definitive end all, be all of zombie films. Though it was released many years ago (1968), this flick set the precedent for the vast majority of undead features following in its footsteps. With the master of terror, George Romero, audiences can take a chilling lesson from this original cinematic masterpiece.