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10 Goriest Zombie Movies From the Last Four Decades Horror Fans Might Have Missed

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10 Goriest Zombie Movies From the Last Three Decades You Might Have Missed

What horror titles do you consider to be the some of the goriest zombie movies ever made? For me, it was difficult to pick only a dozen. The following list features a few my personal favorites that I would like share with all of you gore lovers out there. From George A. Romero to Tom Savini, I present to you a list of 10 gory undead gems.


1. Braindead (1992)

Quite possibly one of the goriest zombie movies ever made, if not the best. When New Zealand film director Peter Jackson began crafting Braindead for its initial release in 1992, he did not want to disappoint in the blood and guts department. If you require a little taste before you dive right in, you can check out the legendary lawnmower splatter scene in all its gory glory. Another stand out scene has to be a zombies hand smashing through the back of someone’s head and ends up hanging out of the victims mouth. Hilarious Fun.

Braindead Zombie Hand


2. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Tom Savini’s version of Night of the Living Dead is a rather surprisingly excellent remake of the legendary George A. Romero’s 1968 zombie classic. Featuring a young Tonny Todd as Ben and Patricia Tallman as Barbara, the casting choices could not have been better. Expect a much bloodier, more gruesome film than the Romero original.

Goriest Zombie Movies - Night of the Living Dead 1990


3. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

The last decent sequel in the Return of the Living Dead series of films. Return of the Living Dead III, directed by Brian Yuzna, features a female lead in actress Melinda Clarke as Julie Walker, who ends up being resurrected by her boyfriend after a tragic motorcycle accent. The film is packed full of awesome blood and gore effects work, some great looking zombies, and a very cool soundtrack to boot.

Return of the Living Dead III Movie Still


4. 28 Days Later (2002)

Another great British horror film that deserves its inclusion in this list. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later is a apocalyptic horror film about a deadly virus that turns people into raging zombie-like creatures who come in contact with the infected by the means of blood or a bite. Expect a bucket load of blood, gore and extreme violence througout.

28 Days Later Empty London


5. Rabid (2019)

It’s not called Rabid for nothing. Jen and Sylvia Soska’s reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 body horror film has been praised by critics for its grotesque prosthetic makeup effects work by Graham Chivers. Just take a look at that stunning prosthetic effects work in the image below for clarification. Rabid is not your typical full-fledged zombie film, but it’s close enough. Zombie lovers can watch the film right now on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

Goriest Zombie Movies - Rabid 2019 Movie Still


6. Day of the Dead (1985)

You simply can’t have a list of the goriest zombie movies without the inclusion of George A. Romero’s classic 1985 horror flick Day of the Dead. Romero’s Day features some of the most iconic special makeup effects work ever seen in a horror feature, and it’s all thanks to the hands of the legendary Tom Savini.

Goriest Zombie Movies - Day of the Dead 1985 Movie Still


7. Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Another awesome remake of one of Romero’s finest zombie films. Zack Snyder’s 2004 version of Dawn Of The Dead has earned respect among fans of the zombie subgenre over the years for staying true to what made the original so great. The film takes place once again inside of a shopping mall where a bunch of survivors of a Zombie epidemic on the outside have to team together to stay alive. And yes, there’s plenty of blood, guts and gore.

Dawn of the Dead 2004 Cast


8. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s relentless sequel to Danny Boyle’s virus infection horror film 28 Days Later. Six months after the event of the first film, the opening scene in 28 Weeks Later presents one of the most gut-wrenching moments in horror history. Just like the original film, there’s plenty of great blood and gore special effects to keep all you horror hounds happy.

28 Weeks Later Movie Still


9. Dead Snow (2009)

Dead Snow, directed by Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola, is a great comedy horror Zombie film with plenty of gruesome, gory moments. If you enjoy messy moments in horror films with chainsaws involved, I’m pretty sure you will get a kick out of the zombie massacre scene. The film features a mixture of CGI and some decent practical effects work, but it all works together rather well.

Dead Snow Movie Still


10. Train to Busan (2016)

Almost every horror fan I talk to about Train to Busan has nothing but great things to say about it. Directed by South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho, the film is considered by most as his best piece of work in the horror genre to date. If you’re looking for a zombie-packed action flick with plenty blood and guts throughout, this is your best bet. You can check it out right now on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

Train to Busan Movie Still

What are some Zombie movies that you would include in this list of the 10 top goriest? Drop a comment below this post with some of your choices.

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