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Glenn Kay's Top 25 Zombie Movies of All Time

I went to a thrift store a few weeks ago and in their book department was this little book that I figured I could pick up on the cheap. Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide by Glenn Kay. I am not familiar with Glenn Kay but I figure he wrote a book so he must have some street cred.

The book is an interesting read on the origins of the zombie film (it's Haiti voodoo for the uninformed) and the classic zombie films to the modern day cult flicks. Kay reviews an encyclopedia of zombie movies rating them with brain eating cartoons for the best and arrows in the head for the worst.

What I found to be the most interesting though is he wrote down his own list of the Top 25 Zombie Movies of All Time. I love lists (even when they aren't even my own) but I have my own top 10 zombie movies of all time list which I'll include below.

The one thing you can count on with lists is there will be blood as people will criticize or praise to the end of eternity what's on this list. If you want to know why he has one movie ranked higher, pick up the book. It's available on

Here's the list! (FYI: this was published in 2008) Let the arguing begin!

  1. Dawn of the Dead
  2. Night of the Living Dead
  3. Shaun of the Dead
  4. Day of the Dead
  5. Braindead
  6. Re-Animator
  7. The Return of the Living Dead
  8. 28 Days Later
  9. The Serpent and the Rainbow
  10. White Zombie
  11. The Walking Dead
  12. Night of the Living Dead (90)
  13. Dellamorte Dellamore
  14. Prince of Darkness
  15. Night of the Creeps
  16. Creepshow: "Father's Day"
  17. Dead & Buried
  18. Grindhouse: "Planet Terror"
  19. Zombi 2
  20. Land of the Dead
  21. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
  22. I Walked with a Zombie
  23. Tales from the Crypt: "Poetic Justice"
  24. Sugar Hill
  25. Plan 9 from Outer Space
the jaded viewer says: I agree with his #1 as its on my own list. But to put Shaun of the Dead at #3 is a little much. Even Day of.... in the top 10 is little extreme. OK, as promised here is my own which I wrote on 2002. Why am I posting a list from 2002? I don't know...I figure it could stand to take some criticism. Has there been a zombie movie since 2002 that I should add?
I mean I still think its pretty solid.

I should write a little explanation on each but I'm a lazy bastard so sue me. After looking at the list, I have Evil Dead 2 on it. Also I have 3 Fulci movies on this list. I remember I was on some kind of Fulci kick back in 02. Ahh memories. As an added bonus, I've posted Insano Steve's Top 10 zombie movies of all time as well.

the jaded viewer's Top 10 Zombie Movies of All Time (as of 4/1/02)

  1. Dawn of the Dead
  2. Night of the Living Dead
  3. Zombi 2
  4. Braindead
  5. The Beyond
  6. Re-Animator
  7. The Gates of Hell
  8. Evil Dead 2
  9. Night of the Creeps
  10. Dellamorte Dellamore
Insano Steve's Top 10 Zombie Movies of All Time (as of 4/1/02)
  1. Zombi 2
  2. Braindead
  3. Evil Dead
  4. Re-Animator
  5. Versus
  6. Dawn of the Dead
  7. Demons
  8. Dellamorte Dellamore
  9. Night of the Creeps
  10. Zombie Holocaust
Thoughts about Kay's list, Insano Steve's or my own list? Hell, what's your list of the best zombie movies of all time?