Film The Best 70s Zombie Movies  

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List Rules 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 Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or ...more

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen, Paul Cronin Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is a 1972 comedic horror film directed by Bob Clark. It later became a cult classic. This low-budget zombie film is the third film of director Bob Clark, ...more

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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, also known as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and Don't Open the Window, is a 1974 Spanish-Italian horror film written and directed by Jorge Grau and starring Ray ...more

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Tombs of the Blind Dead Rufino Ingles, Lone Fleming, Francisco Sanz Tombs of the Blind Dead is a 1971 Spanish horror film written and directed by Amando de Ossorio. Its original Spanish title is La noche del terror ciego, which means "The Night of the Blind ...more

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Return of the Blind Dead José Canalejas, Frank Braña, Fernando Sancho Return of the Blind Dead, also known as Return of the Evil Dead and El Ataque de los Muertos Sin Ojos, is a 1973 Spanish horror film written and directed by Amando de Ossorio. The film is the ...more

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The Ghost Galleon Jack Taylor, Manuel de Blas, Maria Perschy The Ghost Galleon is a Spanish horror film written and directed by Amando de Ossorio and starring Jack Taylor. It is also known as Horror of the Zombies, a title frequently found on public ...more

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Night of the Seagulls María Kosti, Sandra Mozarowsky, María Vidal Night of the Seagulls is a Spanish horror film written and directed by Amando de Ossorio. This film also inspired a song by the New York City Oi band The Templars, and a song by UK doom metal ...more

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Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an ...more

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Shock Waves Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams Shock Waves, is a 1977 horror movie written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. A group of tourists encounter aquatic Nazi zombies when they become shipwrecked. It stars Peter Cushing as a former SS ...more

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Messiah of Evil Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A young woman, searching for her missing father, arrives at a quiet Californian seaside town, only to realize that the bizarre community is ruled by a cult of the undead.

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Deathdream John Marley, Henderson Forsythe, Lynn Carlin Deathdream is a 1974 Canadian horror film, directed by Bob Clark and written by Alan Ormsby. It was inspired by the W.W. Jacobs short story The Monkey's Paw.

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Sugar Hill Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson, Ed Geldart Sugar Hill is a 1974 horror blaxploitation zombie film released by AIP. It starred Marki Bey as the title character who uses voodoo to get revenge on the people responsible for her boyfriend's ...more

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Vengeance of the Zombies Paul Naschy, Luis Ciges, Mirta Miller Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Vengeance of the Zombies is a 1972 horror film directed by León Klimovsky and starring Paul Naschy.

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The Hanging Woman Paul Naschy, Gérard Tichy, Carla Mancini La orgía de los muertos or the The Hanging Woman is a 1973 horror film directed by José Luis Merino and distributed by Troma Entertainment.

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Garden of the Dead Lee Frost, John Dullaghan Garden of the Dead is a 1972 horror film directed by low-budget film director John Hayes and stars Duncan McLeod, Lee Frost and Susan Charney.

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The Grapes of Death Brigitte Lahaie, Françoise Pascal, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Les Raisins de La Mort is a 1978 French horror film directed by Jean Rollin. It centres on a young woman who becomes trapped in a village where a dangerous pesticide has turned the residents ...more