Aaah! Zombies! 92% of People Can't Guess the Zombie Movie from Just a Screenshot. Can You?

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Just when you think they're finished, they get up again and shamble toward you. It's a truism that applies to zombies - everyone's favorite decomposing, man-eating friends - but it is also true of the zombie films. They just keep popping up! See how many of these zombie movies you can name!

Return of the Living Dead (1985) is famously known for introducing the concept of zombies eating human brains, rather than just human flesh. The very familiar zombie call for "Braaaiiins" originated from this film and has been present in many zombie movies since. Directed by Dan O'Bannon, Return of the Living Dead did very well at the box office and has a score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Dawn of the Dead (1978) was the second movie in George Romero's Living Dead series. The movie was filmed in just four months on a budget of $1.5 million, but ended up grossing an impressive $55 million at the box office. In 2008, Empire magazine listed Dawn of the Dead as one of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. Dawn of the Dead has also spawned video games and numerous sequels since its original release in 1978.

The Re-Animator (1985) is only loosely based on author H.P. Lovecraft's short story. Since the movie release in 1985, it has become a cult classic. Additionally, there is an annual festival in Oregon dedicated to the work of H.P. Lovecraft. When it was originally released, the film received an X rating, but it was lowered to an R rating when it was released for video rental.

28 Days Later (2002) is widely credited with reinvigorating the zombie-horror film genre. Collaborators on the production credit 28 Days Later as being loosely based on the 1996 video game, Resident Evil. 28 Days Later boasts 7 international film awards and achieved many impressive feats during filming. During a scene shot in London, featuring an overturned double-decker bus, the production crew was able to put the bus on its side and remove it from the road, all within 20 minutes during filming.

Day of the Dead (1985) is an American horror film, written and directed by George A. Romero. The underground scenes were filmed in an old mine shaft in Pennsylvania. The mine shaft had very high humidity and caused major electrical and mechanical failures during production; additionally, many of the cast and crew had to sleep in the mine to save money that would otherwise be spent on transportation. The zombie extras in the film were recruited from Pennsylvania and were given $1 and a hat that said "I was a Zombie in Day of the Dead" as compensation.

The British horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead (2004) is inspired by an episode of Spaced, wherein Simon Pegg hallucinates he is fighting off a zombie invasion. The film cast features a number of British comedians, comic actors, and sitcom stars. The film has earned more than $30 million since its release and was named by Total Film Magazine to be the 49th greatest British film of all time.

Evil Dead 2 has a cult following and was followed by a third film installment, Army of Darkness (1992), as well as a television series called Ash vs. Evil Dead in 2015. Evil Dead 2 was a comedy horror film with many slapstick jokes. The writers for the film use visual humor throughout the movie, including a scene where the main character gets his hand stuck under a pile of books; on the top of the books is a novel titled A Farewell to Arms (Haha). Finally, Evil Dead 2 scored an impressive 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Although it was first criticized for excessive amounts of gore and violence, Night of the Living Dead (1968) was eventually selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. As Night of the Living Dead was released in October of 1968 and MPAA ratings weren't set until November of the same year, young children and adolescents were able to gain entrance to this admittedly gory and violent film.

Zombi 2's plot centers around a Caribbean island afflicted by a voodoo curse, causing its dead inhabitants to rise again and attack the living. Filmed in Italy, New York, and Santo Domingo, Zombi 2 was produced with a fairly modest budget. Released in 1979 in Italy and to English theaters in 1980, Zombi 2 went on to make a huge profit worldwide.

Loosely based on George A. Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead, the 2004 Zack Snyder adaptation was also Snyder's directorial debut. Although it was directed by Zack Snyder, the 2004 adaptation screenplay was written by George Romero. The 2004 version met with mixed reviews among viewers and critics alike. In the UK, Shaun of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead were both scheduled to be released in the same week, but because of the name similarity between the two films, United International Pictures forced Shaun of the Dead to release two weeks later.

Filmed in Berlin and Rome, Demons (1985) had seven sequels after its original release. The film centers around a group of people lured into a cinema called the Metropol. The original PlayStation game, Silent Hill (1999), paid homage to Demons by naming a theater the Metropol, after the one in the movie.

In this thriller, a virus that spreads through the transmission of language infects an Ontario town. Pontypool (2008) is based on the novel Pontypool Changes Everything (1995), written by Tony Burgess. Burgess also wrote the screenplay for the film. The film was nominated for a Genie Award for its adaptation.

REC (2007) was shot in Barcelona using the found footage or "shaky cam" filming method. The horror film was remade in 2008 in the United States as the film Quarantine.

When it was originally released in the United States in 1983, The Beyond (1981) was so filled with gore and violence that it was heavily censored. Although The Beyond is Italian, it was filmed primarily in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This critically-acclaimed action comedy was originally written to be a television series but was adapted into a film instead. While filming, Woody Harrelson was arrested for marijuana possession, which delayed filming for one day.

For the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, the filmmakers intentionally used restraint with the special effects. They did this out of respect for the original film and a desire to make a horror film with realistic gore.

Braindead, aka Dead Alive (1992) was filmed by Peter Jackson, who also directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Renowned as one of the goriest horror comedies of all time, the movie featured 80 gallons of fake blood in the final scene.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014) became so popular after its release in Australia that it spawned a television series. The film took four years to film because the crew and cast only filmed on the weekends!

The Plague of Zombies (1966) was originally shown in London as part of a double feature with Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966). The Plague of Zombies was shot back to back with the horror film, The Reptile (1966), sharing many of the same sets and props.

Night of the Creeps (1986) is an American sci-fi horror comedy film. Unlike most other zombie movies, Night of the Creeps also incorporates slasher and alien elements into the story line. Also, most of the main characters in the film share last names with famous sci-fi and horror film directors, such as Chris Romero (George A. Romero), Sgt. Raimi (Sam Raimi), and Detective Ray Cameron (James Cameron).

Jeremy Gardner wrote, directed, and starred in The Battery (2013), playing the character of Ben. An independent horror comedy, The Battery (2012) had a budget of $6,000 and was shot in sixteen days.

In a small New England town the townsfolk begin attacking outsiders, in Dead and Buried (1981). Driven by some unseen force, the town Sheriff attempts to solve the mystery. Although the story takes place in New England, the entire film was actually shot in California on foggy days to imitate Northeastern weather patterns.

La Horde (English Title: The Horde) (2009) is described as "an end-of-the-world battle between gangsters, cops, and zombies." La Horde is more action-packed than most zombie movies - the police team up with criminals as zombies begin to attack on an apocalyptic scale.

28 Weeks Later (2007) picks up six months after its prequel, 28 Days Later (2002) ends. In 28 Weeks Later, the army secures a small area in London where the uninfected can repopulate, but of course, things don't go as planned. According to the director of the film, the composer John Murphy only had two weeks to compose the entire soundtrack for the film.

In Cemetery Man (1994), a cemetery custodian must ensure that those buried in his graveyard stay buried. The set for the film was partially built on an actual Italian burial ground.

Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010) begins with a virus that turns people into mindless zombies. Michael must team up with a stranger to find his girlfriend, Gabi, somewhere in Germany.

As with many zombie films, Planet Terror (2007) follows a group of people trying to survive when the undead attack. Planet Terror was originally released as a double feature, alongside Quentin Tarantino's film, Death Proof (2007) - together the two-part movie is known as Grindhouse. In the film, Rose McGowan famously has a machine-gun leg, which was achieved by putting a cast on her leg to keep it stiff and green medical tape to keep the prop in place.

Night of the Comet (1984) is a sci-fi horror comedy, featuring two women as the sole survivors of a comet that has fallen to earth, but the people who didn't turn to dust turned into zombies. Night of the Comet has become a cult film; it is said to have inspired the creation of Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Taking place years after the zombie apocalypse, Land of the Dead (2005) is partly based on George A. Romero's original script for Day of the Dead (1985). Land of the Dead is the first of Romero's Living Dead series that incorporates digital effects.

I Walked with a Zombie (1943) is an early horror film, where voodoo is the suspected cause of zombie life on a Caribbean island. After Betsy is sent to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, she soon begins to wonder whether the woman in her care is truly still alive.

Juan of the Dead (2011) pits a group of slackers (Juan being one of them) against a horde of attacking zombies. As the locals start going crazy and attacking one another, Juan starts a business to profit off of the chaos. Not all goes according to plan. Juan of the Dead is as funny as it is gruesome, however, and fits into the same genre as Shaun of the Dead.

Originally known as Incubo sulla citta contaminata, Nightmare City (1980) is an Italian-Spanish sci-fi horror film. After a plane crash, the survivors are met with violent and gruesome attacks from zombies intent on slicing and dicing their way through anyone living. A remake of the original film is slated for release sometime in 2016 or 2017.

In Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), an anthropologist, played by Bill Pullman, travels to Haiti to investigate what may be people coming back to life. Unlike many other zombie films, however, this film depicts a zombie disease that is spread from person to person via a drug rather than by a virus.

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) is an Italian-Spanish horror film that has been released under fifteen different titles worldwide! The film focuses on two characters who are pursued by police after being blamed for a series of murders. Eventually, the true reason behind the murders is revealed - and it has nothing to do with the living.

Another of the horror/comedy genre, Slither (2006) stars Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks. In the film, a meteor crashes into the quiet town of Wheelsy, South Carolina. Inside the meteor is an alien parasite that manages to escape and infiltrate the mind and body of the lead character, Grant. The parasite slowly begins to possess the bodies of the townsfolk, turning them into zombies.

Dead Snow (2009) is a Norwegian gory zombie film about students who venture into the mountains of Norway, only to be attacked by a literal army of the undead. The students decide to stay in a cabin which is rumored to have been the location where Nazis committed atrocities against the locals in World War II. Soon enough, zombies wearing Nazi SS uniforms emerge and begin to attack the students. Will anyone make it out alive?

Cooties (2014) is a comedy horror film that features the star of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elijah Wood, as well as Rainn Wilson, the actor who played Dwight in the hit TV sitcom, The Office. After a child at a local elementary school eats a tainted chicken nugget and turns into a zombie, the child-zombie starts to attack her fellow students. It is up to substitute teacher Clint Hadson (Elijah Wood) to unite the teachers against the attacking army of zombies.

Deadgirl (2008) is an American horror thriller movie about two young boys who look for love with their female classmates, only to find a woman that they can't escape. The plot of this movie is fairly twisted, as two boys from the local high school cut class to explore an abandoned asylum. In the basement of the asylum they find a woman tied to a table. They flee at first, out of fear, and then they come back with a friend, only to find that the woman is already dead. The boys convince the boyfriend of the prettiest girl in school to come meet the woman on the table. They untie and - of course - she attacks them.

Versus (2000) is a Japanese zombie action film set deep in the heart of Japan. After a group of zombies and an evil leader attempt to open one of the 666 earthly portals to hell, an escaped convict and a group of Yakuza warriors are all that stand between Earth and an army of the undead. Although Versus was not released worldwide, it managed to gain a cult following after its release, and it will probably be remade in Hollywood eventually.

Zeder (1983), also known as Revenge of the Dead, is an Italian horror film about a young novelist. Stefano (Gabriele Lavia) is given a typewriter by his wife as a birthday gift and he soon finds that there are letters already typed in the typewriter. Stefano soon discovers that the letters are the writings of Paolo Zeder, who has discovered the existence of "K-zones" - places in which death doesn't exist. Stefano investigates Zeder's writings and soon wishes he hadn't, as it seems that K-zones truly do exist.

Aaah! Zombies! aka Wasting Away (2007) is a comedy horror film from the Netherlands with an entirely new take on zombie movies. After a military serum contaminates the ice cream at a local bowling alley, a group of teenagers are infected and wake up as zombies. This film is unique in that it tells its story from the perspective of the zombies, who attempt to go on living their normal lives, much to the horror of those around them.

Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) is a Spanish-Portuguese horror film, the first in director Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead series. In this film, the Knights Templar of the 14th century come back as blind zombies. After a woman is killed by the zombies, the movie follows the story of her boyfriend's attempts to find her.

The Video Dead (1987) is a horror comedy about a paranormal television that can bring back the dead. After a TV is delivered anonymously to a writer's house, he soon finds that the only program available on the television is a looping film about zombies. After he turns off the TV, it turns itself back on and zombies begin to spawn from the screen into real life.

World War Z (2013) is an action horror film set in the present day, in a race against time to stop the zombie epidemic. Originally based on a book with the same name, by Max Brooks, World War Z is about a former UN employee who is rescued with his family from the zombie epidemic. Soon after his rescue, he is talked into helping to search for Patient Zero, or the person from which the zombie pandemic originated.

Colin (2008) is an independent horror British film about Colin, a guy who gets bitten by his zombie roommate. After becoming a zombie himself, Colin wanders around his hometown while a zombie apocalypse rises around him. Colin was shown at the Cannes film festival in 2009 and was applauded for being made on such a low budget. Marc Prince, the director, made the movie with a budget of only 45 euros.

An independent horror film, Mulberry Street (2006) features a zombie infection that breaks out in Manhattan. Rather than typical zombies, however, the zombies humans devolve into in Mulberry Street are rat-like zombie creatures. Rather than originating from people, the zombie disease in Mulberry Street began with rats, who have mutated due to pollution, overpopulation, and extreme heat.

A group of tourists encounters zombies after their boat crashes in Shock Waves (1977). After taking the lifeboat to the shore of a nearby island, the tourists find a seemingly abandoned hotel. The hotel is not abandoned, however, and a reclusive old man who says he is a former Nazi in charge of the Death Corps lives inside. The Death Corps are aquatic zombies that soon begin attacking the island.

Hell of the Living Dead (1980) is an Italian-Spanish horror film set in a laboratory on the island of Papua New Guinea. After a reporter is dispatched to the island to investigate reports of zombie activity, the reporter and her boyfriend must team up with a commando unit to combat the army of zombies.

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) is a horror-comedy-musical film. It takes place in American Chicken Bunker, a fictional fast food chain that is built on a Native American burial ground. The chickens used in production come back to life and begin attacking the workers at the restaurant, possessed by the spirits of the burial ground.

White Zombie (1932) is an early American zombie horror film, considered to be the first feature-length zombie movie. After arriving in Haiti with her fiance, a woman draws the attention of a voodoo master who wants her as his own. In an attempt to lure her into his grasp, the voodoo master turns the woman into a zombie slave.

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