The dead just keep on risin on the big screen. But which are the grisliest, bloodiest, most skin-crawling flesh eaters ever?
20. Oasis of the Zombies (1981)
The zombie genre has long had a vehemently offensive Nazi subsection and this is a perfect example. Members of Rommels Afrika Corps are still alive in the desert as zombies, guarding a cache of Nazi gold. So at least they are preoccupied with something other than their own selfish flesh-hunger.
19. Zombieland (2009)
This zombie comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as the nervy, obsessive-compulsive survivor of a zombieocalypse, who goes on the road with Woody Harrelson.
18. Burial Ground (1981)
AKA Le Notti Del Terrore, or The Nights of Terror, and a ripe example of Italian grindhouse zombie-ism. A professor accidentally triggers an ancient curse, causing those buried at sea to rise from the waves and attack the wealthy folk thereabouts.
17. V/H/S (2012)
Tape 56 is the overarching framing narrative that stitches together the found-footage short stories in this portmanteau movie. Some criminals watch a series of mysterious videotapes they find on a TV, before which sits the corpse of an old man. But this man is a zombie.
16. Cemetery Man (1984)
Not much liked in its day, this zombie horror-comedy from Michele Soavi (an apprentice of Dario Argento) now has a cult following, not least among Rupert Everett superfans. Their idol plays a cemetery caretaker whose corpses are stirring.
15. Night of the Creeps (1986)
Another gruesome, yucksome mashup, with hints of sci-fi alien invasion, slasher horror and animal house antics to go with the zombie-ism.