Saturday, July 29, 2006

Zombie films sorted by year

High time I sorted the zombie movies I've seen by year of their release. I believe this tells a fascinating story about zombie culture and influence-- look, for instance, at the explosion of movies after Michael Jackson's Thriller video was released, and also at the number of movies coming out after 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead popularized zombies in mainstream cinema again.

Earliest films
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
White Zombie 1932
Revolt of the Zombies 1936
King of the Zombies 1941

Carnival of Souls 1962
I Eat Your Skin 1964
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies 1964
Terror Creatures from the Grave 1965
The Plague of the Zombies 1966
Night of the Living Dead 1968

The Snake People 1971
The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave 1971
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things 1972
Messiah of Evil 1973
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie 1974
Shock Waves 1977
Dawn of the Dead 1978
Zombi 2 1979

Hell of the Living Dead 1980
Nightmare City 1980
The Children 1980
City of the Living Dead 1980
Evil Dead 1981
Zombie Lake 1981
The Beyond 1981
The House by the Cemetery 1981
Zeder 1983
Michael Jackson - Thriller (music video) 1983
Oasis of the Zombies 1983
Night of the Comet 1984
Hard Rock Zombies 1985
The Return of the Living Dead 1985
The Stuff 1985
Day of the Dead 1985
Zombie Nightmare 1986
Bad Taste 1987
Zombi 5 1987
Evil Dead 2 1987
Dead Heat 1988
Return of the Living Dead 2 1988
The Dead Next Door 1988
Zombi 3 1988
Zombi 4 1988
The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown 1989

Night of the Living Dead 1990 1990
Nudist Colony of the Dead 1991
Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D 1991
Dead Alive/Braindead 1992
Army of Darkness 1992
My Boyfriend's Back 1993
Return of the Living Dead 3 1993
Cemetery Man 1994
I, Zombie 1998
Bio Zombie 1998
Ravenous 1999

Junk 2000
The Dead Hate the Living 2000
Meat Market 2000
Wild Zero 2000
Versus 2000
Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies 2001
Biker Zombies from Detroit 2001
Meat Market 2 2001
Resident Evil 2002
28 Days Later 2002
Undead 2003
Zombie Night 2003
Blood of the Beast 2003
House of the Dead 2003
Enter...Zombie King 2003
Peaches featuring Iggy Pop - Kick It (zombie music video directed by George Romero) 2004
Re-Penetrator 2004
Shaun of the Dead 2004
Zombie Honeymoon 2004
Vampires vs. Zombies 2004
Dead and Breakfast 2004
Dawn of the Dead 2004 2004
Choking Hazard 2004
Dead Meat 2004
Night of the Living Dorks 2004
Pot Zombies 2005
Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis 2005
The Stink of Flesh 2005
Zombiez 2005
Boy Eats Girl 2005
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium 2005
Hood of the Living Dead 2005
Mortuary 2005
House of the Dead 2 2005
Land of the Dead 2005
Slither 2006


Anonymous said...

Is "Ravenous" REALLY considered a zombie movie? It's more of a cannibal movie, really...

Anonymous said...

I still stand by the Ravenous comment...

Madolan said...

I concur, actually-- I don't consider either Ravenous or the Evil Dead series to be true zombie films. it's on the list as a way to hedge my bets and maintain a pretty comprehensive list of movies people have recommended as well as films I've sought out myself.

In broad, broad terms it's at least an interesting inclusion if not a strictly accurate one-- consumption of other humans for strength describes Wendigo myths, zombies, and/or cannibal societies. It's something I should probably research further if I want to speak of it with any degree of knowledge, though.

So in general, I agree with you. I don't count it when I rack up my zombie movie numbers. But for completion's sake, I'll keep it around these lists. (Besides, it's just a really good movie, and there are few enough of those on my list!)

Anonymous said...

You left out 1943's excellent I Walked With A Zombie directed by the incomparable Val Lewton.