Movies like Day Of The Dead 1985

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.

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1 Fright Night 1985

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tom Holland

Writer:

Tom Holland

Country:

United States of America
7.1

2 Dog Soldiers 2002

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to prepare for some action as the there will be a full moon tonight...

Genres:

Horror, Action, Thriller

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall

Countries:

Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

3 Halloween 1978

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

4 Night Of The Living Dead 1990

In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tom Savini

Writers:

John A. Russo (earlier screenplay), George A. Romero (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 The Hills Have Eyes 1977

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.3

6 Christine 1983

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Stephen King (based upon the novel by), Bill Phillips (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

7 The Evil Dead 1981

The Evil Dead (originally released as Book of the Dead) is a 1981 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also starred alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The film focuses on five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in a remote wooded area. After they find an audio tape that, when played, releases a legion of demons and spirits, members of the group suffer from demonic possession, leading to increasingly gory mayhem.

Raimi, Campbell and their friends produced the short film Within the Woods as a proof of concept to build the interest of potential investors, which secured US$90,000 to produce The Evil Dead. Principal photography took place on location in a remote cabin located in Morristown, Tennessee, in a difficult filming process that proved extremely uncomfortable for the cast and crew; the film's extensive stop-motion animation and prosthetic makeup effects were created by artist Tom Sullivan. The completed film attracted the interest of producer Irvin Shapiro, who helped screen the film at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. Horror author Stephen King gave a rave review of the film, which helped convince New Line Cinema to serve as its distributor.

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8 2001 Maniacs 2005

On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a taste of them!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Tim Sullivan

Country:

United States of America
5.3

9 Night Of The Living Dead 1968

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

George A. Romero

Writers:

John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo), George A. Romero (screenplay) (as George Romero)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

10 The Return Of The Living Dead 1985

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Dan O'Bannon

Writers:

Rudy Ricci (story), John A. Russo (story) (as John Russo) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 Dawn Of The Dead 1978

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

George A. Romero

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
7.9

12 Army Of Darkness 1992

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi

Country:

United States of America
7.5

13 Evil Dead II 1987

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Sam Raimi

Country:

United States of America
7.8

14 Bad Taste 1987

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens’ headquarters.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Peter Jackson, Tony Hiles (additional material) | 1 more credit »

Country:

New Zealand
6.6

15 The Beyond 1981

Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover what the astronauts encountered on their first of its kind interstellar space journey.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Hasraf Dulull (as Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull)

Writer:

Hasraf Dulull (as Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull)

Country:

United Kingdom
4.8

16 Dead Alive 1992

Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an athlete with a tragic past. Christie Allen earns her keep as a thief and an assassin-for-hire.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller

Director:

Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

Writers:

J.F. Lawton (screenplay), Adam Gross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
4.8

17 Maniac Cop 1988

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Horror

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen

Country:

United States of America
6

18 House 1985

Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become more frequent, Cobb becomes aware that the house resents his presence.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Fred Dekker (story), Ethan Wiley (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

19 The Fog 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
6.8

20 Cemetery Man 1994

A cemetery man has the unusual problem of the dead rising from the grave. Himself and his assistant must end these creatures' lives again after they are reborn. Everything is going well until "She" comes along and stirs things up a bit.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Michele Soavi

Writers:

Tiziano Sclavi (novel), Gianni Romoli (screenplay) (as Giovanni Romoli)

Countries:

France, Germany, Italy
7.2

21 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers 1978

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement", realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writers:

W.D. Richter (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

22 The Wicker Man 1973

Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Robin Hardy

Writer:

Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

23 Zombie 1979

In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie Strippers" the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new "fad" even if it means there's no turning back.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Jay Lee

Writer:

Jay Lee

Country:

United States of America
4.1

24 Return Of The Living Dead II 1988

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ken Wiederhorn

Country:

United States of America
5.8