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Top 10 Zombie Films by Mail from Netflix!

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Good things come to those who wait…and if you happen to be waiting for the undead to shuffle to your doorstep, put these picks in your Netflix queue!

My sister and I previously brought you our Top 10 Zombie Films Streaming on Netflix and we’ve returned with our favorites from beyond the grave (and instant streaming). There’s still time to move one of these to the top of your list and have it arrive in time for Halloween!

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10. Dance of the Dead (2008)

Dance of the Dead - Netflix

Have you ever missed an important school dance and wished you could have been there? This is one you’d be happy to miss. Prom night for a group of outcasts proves to be their night to shine as they fight to protect their town from the walking dead. We always thought combat boots paired perfectly with a prom dress!

 

9. Boy Eats Girl (2005)

Boy Eats Girl - Netflix

A mother’s love for her son stands the test of time, and a noose; not even allowing death to tear them apart. Though this movie is a horror comedy and love story, the gore is incredibly well done and the acting is pretty darn good too. We normally don’t like cognizant zombies but somehow this film pulls it off.

 

8. Grace (2009)

Grace - Netflix

It’s pretty hard to top a mother’s loss of a child (see #9) in terms of pain and suffering. So what do you do when your doctor tells you you’ve lost your child in utero? Do you terminate the pregnancy or carry the stillborn fetus to term, knowing full well that no life will come of it? The mother in Grace goes above and beyond her call of duty when her revenant newborn demands more than milk.

 

7. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland - Netflix

According to Zombieland, the apocalypse is entirely survivable…if you follow a certain set of rules. This horror comedy makes our list because it breaks rules, a lot of them. Traveling long distances, inviting strangers into your core group, and simple things; like making too much noise. All sure ways to die. Basically, how come nobody important dies (besides the big BM)?

 

6. Fido (2006)

Fido - Netflix

Fido offers the most blatant social commentary of any zombie film we’ve seen, focusing on prejudice and racism in 1950’s America. This might sound sad or uninteresting to watch, but picture zombies as caller-controlled servants waiting on your every need. A boy and a zombie with a relationship similar to a boy and his dog, and the bright colors and happy outlook of the 1950’s rolled into one.

 

5. Tokyo Zombie (2005)

Tokyo Zombie - Netflix

What you bury on Black Fuji doesn’t stay on Black Fuji. Basically, it’s the ‘Pet Semetary’ of Japan. This film is based on a Japanese graphic novel (manga) that follows two men training in Jujitsu whose skills are put to the test against the undead. We love this movie because zombies, Japan and bad hair pieces.

 

4. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Return of the Living Dead - Netflix

We love this for the slimy basement zombie, the nude girl dancing in the cemetery, the reanimated half dog, and the overall concept behind the zombies need for living flesh to kill the pain of dying. Let’s not forget the awesome fashion of the 80’s either!

 

3. Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)

Return of the Living Dead 3 - Netflix

Who is your daddy and what does he do? Maybe he reanimates corpses for a living? This movie has it all…secret government labs, a love story and some pretty brutal self mutilation. Some things just can’t be unseen. At least now, death can be undone.

 

2. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Dawn of the Dead - Netflix

A remake based on the 1978 version written and directed by George A. Romero, Dawn of The Dead throws you right in from the get go. It isn’t long before all hell has broken loose in suburbia. Who can you trust? Even loved ones aren’t who they used to be.

 

1. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead - Netflix

It’s simple, we chose Shaun of the Dead for it’s dry humor and also for those tiny little intense moments that even in a comedy make you just a bit nervous for the outcome of the main character(s).

Many people probably wouldn’t agree with our list, let alone our #1, and that is okay. There are many other zombie films out there that share this spot for even us. You might pick the original Night of the Living Dead or one of Lucio Fulci’s zombie hits, we would too. Heck, the list above is only a small fraction of zombie related movies on the market.


What would you suggest we watch in the zombie horror genre? Comment below!

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