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Zombies have always been a constant fascination in all demographics, and all kinds of formats. Whether it be in the books we read, the costumes we make, or the movies we watch, you can expect to see zombies around every corner -- especially in October, the greatest month for horror monsters. Zombie films have been around since the mid '60s when it was included in the 'monster film' genre. Now the zombie film has its own genre and its own separate audience that eat, breath and sleep zombies. Throughout the year there have been a lot of great, scary, hilarious zombie films and even more flops. I'm here to count down the ten best brain eating, intestine ripping, gore-filled zombie films of all time.
10) World War Z (2013)
Much more of an action flick than a horror one, World War Z still provides thrills and satisfies the zombie junkie's needs, not to mention the zombies are faster than hell in this movie and that's always terrifying.
9) 28 Weeks Later (2009)
While not nearly as great as its predecessor 28 Weeks Later, it still manages a creepy atmosphere, some great special effects, and the best use of a helicopter in any zombie film. Plus that opening scene is absolutely brilliant.
8) Dead Snow (2008)
Nazi zombies. Need I say more? A group of medical students go on vacation to the alps and they get attacked by a bunch of walking dead Nazis. It's insanely fun, and it's actually pretty damn creepy. Nothing a chainsaw to the face can't fix.
7) Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Zach Snyder's remake of George Romero's classic still isn't that bad. It's actually really good. With plenty of stupid characters doing stupid things to get themselves killed by the brainless beasts, it's highly entertaining, and very bloody.
6) Dead Alive (1992)
Directed by a little known guy by the name of Peter Jackson, Dead Alive might just be one of the goriest zombie films out there. It was actually banned in some countries, and almost broke records for the mound of gore in it. It's a ton of fun if you can manage to stomach it.
5) Zombieland (2009)
This hilarious horror/comedy film offers everything you need, from the intense over-the-top gore to being trapped in an amusement park with blood thirsty zombies to delicious cream-filled Twinkies. Woody Harrelson absolutely kills it in Zombieland and not to mention there's an incredibly awesome title sequence.
4) Dawn of the Dead (1978)
George Romero's original classic, Dawn of the Dead not only provides the bloody goods, but it's also a great political allegory and it's far smarter than the Snyder remake.
3) Shaun if the Dead (2004)
The greatest horror/comedy of all time. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost kick off their trilogy in a beautiful fashion with an undeniably hilarious script, while still managing a few scares in the mix. Shaun of the Dead is a beautiful film about friendship, relationships, and how to survive in a pub with an army of brainless freaks knocking on the door.
2) 28 Days Later (2003)
Director Danny Boyle's magnum opus. This intensely sharp, well-written zombie film is truly the greatest of this generation. Not only is it terrifying and claustrophobic, but it's one of the smartest zombie films made. Another great political allegory wrapped inside of a zombie film. I'm seeing a trend here.
1) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Anyone who denies this as being the best zombie movie ever made is wrong. This George Romero masterpiece started the whole thing. Every zombie film on this list is required to give thanks to Night of the Living Dead truly the most terrifying, all around best zombie film ever made.