Entertainment The Best 50s Zombie Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite zombie films that were released in the 1950s.

Before they were the natural result of the coming apocalypse, zombies were a myth of primitive tribes. On this ranked list of the best 50s zombie movies, you’ll find that island influence coming on strong.

Among the top zombie movies from the 50's on this list are Voodoo Island (with Boris Karloff), Teenage Zombies and Zombies of Mora Tau. And don’t miss Invisible Invaders in which aliens inhabit the bodies of the recently dead. Aliens and zombies, what could be better? Vote for your favorites on this list of 50s zombie movies and help make this the definitive guide for people looking for good zombie films from the 1950s!

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Boris Karloff, Adam West, Elisha Cook
Voodoo Island is a 1957 horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg and written by Richard H. Landau. The cast includes Boris Karloff, Elisha Cook Jr. and Rhodes Reason. The film is set in the ...more

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Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 American black-and-white science fiction thriller film released by Distributors Corporation of America. The film was written, produced, directed, and edited by ...more

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Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, Don Sullivan
Teenage Zombies is a 1959 horror science fiction film, written and directed by Jerry Warren.

4 5
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Sid James, Brian Donlevy, Bryan Forbes
Quatermass II is a 1957 sci-fi-horror film written by Val Guest and Nigel Kneale and directed by Val Guest.

4 5
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Zombies of Mora Tau Allison Hayes, Gregg Palmer, Morris Ankrum
Zombies of Mora Tau is a 1957 horror film directed by Edward L. Cahn from a screenplay by George H. Plympton and Bernard Gordon. Produced by Sam Katzman, it was also known by the title The Dead ...more

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Creature with the Atom Brain Richard Denning, Gregory Gaye, Harry Lauter
Creature with the Atom Brain was a 1955 B movie zombie film produced by Sam Katzman, directed by Edward L. Cahn from a screenplay by Curt Siodmak and distributed by Columbia Pictures as the ...more

2 4
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Charles Horvath, James Anderson, Robin Hughes
The Thing that Couldn't Die is a 1958 American black-and-white horror film from an original screenplay by David Duncan for Universal-International, produced and directed by Will Cowan.

4 7
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Lake of the Dead André Bjerke, Henki Kolstad, Georg Richter
Lake of the Dead is a 1958 Norwegian horror film directed by Kåre Bergstrøm. The film stars Henki Kolstad, Henny Moan and Georg Richter.

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John Carradine, John Agar, Jean Byron
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Invisible Invaders is a 1959 science fiction film starring John Agar and John Carradine. It was produced by Robert E. Kent, directed by Edward L. Cahn and written by Samuel Newman.

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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Carmen Miranda
Scared Stiff is a 1953 American musical comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. One of the 17 movies made by the Martin and Lewis team, it was released ...more