The Best 70s Zombie Movies

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Vote up your favorite zombie films that were released in the 1970s.

For all the horror buffs out there, we're ranking the best zombie movies from the 70's, as voted on by the fans. In addition to George Romero’s first sequel to Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, there are several other intriguing 70s zombie movies on this list. 

It’s hard to resist a title like Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (directed by Bob Clark who went on to direct Porky’s) or Let Sleeping Corpses Lie both of which are near the top of this 1970s zombie movie list. And don’t miss Sugar Hill, a blaxploitation film and a zombie film rolled into one—for those nights when it’s hard to choose a genre.

So do you prefer zombies who eat any human flesh or those who must have only human brains? Let us know in the comments below and vote up your top 70s zombie movies.

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  • Dawn of the Dead
    David Emge, Ken Foree, Gaylen Ross
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: George A. Romero
  • Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
    Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Jorge Grau
  • Tombs of the Blind Dead
    Rufino Ingles, Lone Fleming, Francisco Sanz
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
  • Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
    Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen, Paul Cronin
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Bob Clark
  • Return of the Blind Dead
    José Canalejas, Frank Braña, Fernando Sancho
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
  • Suspiria
    Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Joan Bennett
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Dario Argento
  • Night of the Seagulls
    María Kosti, Sandra Mozarowsky, María Vidal
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
  • The Ghost Galleon
    Jack Taylor, Manuel de Blas, Maria Perschy
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
  • Deathdream
    John Marley, Henderson Forsythe, Lynn Carlin
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Bob Clark
  • Shock Waves
    Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn
  • Sugar Hill
    Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Paul Maslansky
  • Messiah of Evil
    Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
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  • Vengeance of the Zombies
    Paul Naschy, Luis Ciges, Mirta Miller
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: León Klimovsky
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  • The Hanging Woman
    Paul Naschy, Gérard Tichy, Carla Mancini
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Jose Luis Merino
  • The Grapes of Death
    Brigitte Lahaie, Françoise Pascal, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Jean Rollin
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  • Garden of the Dead
    Lee Frost, John Dullaghan
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: John Hayes