films The Best 80s Zombie Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite zombie films that were released in the 1980s.

Before you were getting scared in HD, there were zombie movies from the 80s that relied on other tactics to frighten you. As you’ll discover on this list of the best 80s zombie movies, during the eighties the genre took a big leap forward with new directors, new writers, and new stars.

In addition to the third entry into George Romero’s Dead series, Day of the Dead, this list of good 80s zombie movies includes Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (starring Bruce Campbell who went on to dominate the genre) and its sequel Evil Dead II. Stephen King added his flare to the genre with Pet Sematary and Creepshow (made in collaboration with George Romero). So deadly virus, demon possession, or scientific experiment gone awry? Which do you think the is the best way to make a zombie? Let us know in the comments below and vote up your top 80s zombie movies.

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Day of the Dead Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander

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The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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Night of the Creeps David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Dead & Buried Robert Englund, Jack Albertson, Barry Corbin

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Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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The Beyond David Warbeck, Veronica Lazăr, Catriona MacColl

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Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

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Nightmare City Mel Ferrer, Francisco Rabal, Hugo Stiglitz

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The Serpent and the Rainbow Bill Pullman, Paul Winfield, Michael Gough

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The Video Dead Lory-Michael Ringuette, Jennifer Miro, Roxanna Augesen

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City of the Living Dead Lucio Fulci, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl

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Zombie Holocaust Ian McCulloch, Donald O'Brien, Walter Patriarca

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Scarecrows Don Herbert, Michael David Simms, Ted Vernon

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Redneck Zombies Frank Lentz, Lisa DeHaven, Bucky Santini

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Hell of the Living Dead Margit Evelyn Newton, Josep Lluís Fonoll, Franco Garofalo

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Dead Heat Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin

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Bride of Re-Animator Fabiana Udenio, Jeffrey Combs, Kathleen Kinmont

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Zombi 3 Deran Sarafian, Massimo Vanni, Luciano Pigozzi

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