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A selection of personal favourite zombie films...

RE-ANIMATOR (1985)

Directed by Stuart Gordon.
Written by Dennis Paoli, William J. Norris and Stuart Gordon.
Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft.
Starring Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Jeffrey Combs.
The life of struggling medical student Dan Cain is thrown into turmoil with the arrival of the brillian-yet-unorthodox young scientist Herbert West, who has recently returned from Switzerland under mysterious circumstances. Having developed a serum that brings dead tissue back to life, West lures Cain into a nightmarish world of the living dead, which threatens to pull his world apart as he comes more involved with West's horrific deeds.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

Directed by George A. Romero.
Written by John Russo and George A. Romero.
Starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Kyra Schon, Charles Craig, Bill Heinzman, George Kosana, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille.
During a visit to their father's grave, siblings Barbra and Johnny are attacked by a strange man in the cemetery, who manages to kill Johnny before Barbra escapes. She takes refuge in a farmhouse, where she finds resourceful stranger Ben, bickering couple Harry and Helen, their terminally ill daughter Karen and twenty-somethings Tom and Judy. But before long a horde of reanimated ghouls begin to surround the house, determined to find a way inside.

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980)

Directed by Lucio Fulci.
Written by Dardano Sacchetti.
Based on the story by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Christopher George, Katriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi and Giovanni Lombardo Radice.
In the mysterious town of Dunwich, a priest hangs himself from a tree in the local cemetery, inadvertently opening the gates to Hell. The horror that is to follow is predicted by a group of New York psychics, whose ringleader, Mary, appears to have died suddenly during a séance. Curious reporter Peter decides to investigate the story, and in the process manages to rescue Mary from being buried alive. Together they travel to Dunwich to discover the truth behind the priest's suicide and the evil that he has unleashed.

BRAINDEAD (1992)

Directed by Peter Jackson.
Written by Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair and Fran Walsh.
Based on the story by Stephen Sinclair.
Starring Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin, Brenda Kendall, Stuart Devenie and Jed Brophy.
After the deadly Sumatran Rat-Monkey is captured on a remote island and brought back to New Zealand, it sinks its teeth into the flesh of domineering widow Vera. Her son, Lionel, has recently started dating local shop girl Paquita in secret, fuelling the jealousy of his mother, even as a sickness takes over her, that transforms her into a flesh-eating zombie. Soon the virus begins to spread around the town, taking over a young greaser, a nurse and even the local priest, forcing Lionel to take action before it is too late.

DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

Directed by George A. Romero.
Written by George A. Romero.
Starring Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Richard Liberty, Sherman Howard, Gary Howard Klar, Ralph Marrero, John Amplas and Taso N. Stavrakis.
As the walking dead slowly begin to outnumber the living, a small group of soldiers and scientists take refuge in an abandoned missile silo. As the miltary continue to detroy or taunt the zombies, the doctors attempt to find a cure for the plague, but soon the two camps begin to turn on each other, even as the demented Dr Logan tries to domesticate his own pet zombie.

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)

Directed by Edgar Wright.
Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Stevenson, Reece Shearsmith and Matt Lucas.
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, Liz, slacker Shaun retreats to his local pub with best friend Ed to drink the night away. He awakens the next morning to discover that the dead have started returning to life, including his obnoxious housemate Pete. Determined to save Liz, Shaun and Ed make their way to her flat, where they find her hiding with her friends Dianne and David. Deciding that their local would be the safest place for them to take refuge, Shaun rescues his parents and takes the group to the Winchester, where one-by-one they are picked off by the rising army of the dead.

ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (1979)

Directed by Lucio Fulci.
Written by Elisa Briganti.
Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver, Auretta Gay, Stefania D'Amario, Olga Karlatos, Ugo Bologna, Ramón Bravo and Captain Haggerty.
The police board a seemingly abandoned yacht in the New York Harbor, where they are attacked by what appears to be a dead man. Anne, the daughter of the owner, becomes concerned for her father, a brilliant scientist who has been conducting secret experiments on a remote island. With the assistance of ambitous reporter Peter, she manages to hitch a ride on a boat and sets sail for the island. But what they discover when they arrive are the results of her father's dangerous experiments, as the dead rise from the ground to feast on the living.

DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

Directed by George A. Romero.
Written by George A. Romero.
Starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early, Howard Smith , Daniel Dietrich, Jim Baffico, Rod Stouffer and Jese Del Gre.
As the dead begin to rise and turn on the living, society slowly falls apart, forcing the survivors to flee in search of refuge. SWAT officers Peter and Roger join with helicopter pilot Stephen and his pregnant girlfriend Francine as they attempt to fly from the city in search of safe ground. Finding sanctuary in an abandoned shopping mall, the group realise they have everything they need to form their own community, but the threat of zombies and brutal gangs threatens to destroy their paradise.

RETURN OF THE BLIND DEAD (1973)

Directed by Amando de Ossorio.
Written by Amando de Ossorio.
Starring Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy, Frank Braña, José Canalejas, Loreta Tovar, Ramón Lillo, Lone Fleming, Maria Nuria, José Thelman and Juan Cazalilla.
Five-hundred years after the Templar knights were condemned to death, their eyes burnt out and executed, the village of Bouzano is in celebration, an annual event that marks the defeat of the knights. Their skeletons return from the grave and head back to the village, intent on destroying the citizens, but a small group of survivors hold up in a church as the blind zombies wait for them in the street.

THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE (1974)

Directed by Jorge Grau.
Written by Sandro Continenza and Marcello Coscia.
Starring Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso, Giorgio Trestini, Roberto Posse, Jose Ruiz Lifante, Jeannine Mestre, Gengher Gatti and Fernando Hilbeck.
Making his way towards the English Lake District, George's motorcycle is damaged by young driver Edna at a petrol station, forcing him to insist on a ride to where he was heading. But while searching for her sister they stuble upon a strange experiment and aggressive locals, but soon the truth behind strane occurrences in the area sheds light on the true horror that is waiting for them.