Film The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite zombie films that were released in the 1990s.

This best 1990s zombie movies is a fun one to rank. With so many cult classics, this list of zombie movies of the 90s will be a hard one to vote on. It is a common misconception that the 1990s was a terrible decade for zombie movies, as there were many classics to come out during that time. Even some of the bad zombie movies such as Return of the Living Dead 3 have become cult classics now.

You can't have this list of greatest 90s zombie movies without mentioning the Night of the Living Dead remake. Although audience reception wasn't the strongest, it now remains a classic along with it's original as a favorite zombie movie of the 90s.

Before Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy hit, he had directed another movie that has made it's way on to this list of 1990s zombie movies. Dead Alive, also known as Braindead, has now since developed a huge cult following, and is definitely a cult classic 90s zombie movie.

And not to be confused with it's competitor, another film with the same name, Brain Dead, has also made this rank of greatest zombie movies of the 1990s, starring Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman.

Which of these 1990s zombie movies is your favorite on this list?
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Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman Night of the Living Dead is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman and Tom Towles. It is a remake of George A. Romero's 1968 horror film of ...more

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
ChrisandLianneBourand added 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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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
ChrisandLianneBourand added Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the ...more

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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
ChrisandLianneBourand added Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The ...more

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Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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David Cronenberg, Doug Bradley, Charles Haid Nightbreed is a 1990 American dark fantasy film written and directed by Clive Barker, based on his 1988 novella Cabal. The film features Craig Sheffer as Aaron Boone, an unstable mental patient ...more

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Return of the Living Dead 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes Return of the Living Dead 3 is an American romantic-horror film released in 1993. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and was written by John Penney. The film stars Melinda Clarke as Julie Walker, J. ...more

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Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell Darkman is a 1990 American superhero action film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is based on a short story Raimi wrote that paid homage to Universal's horror films of the 1930s. The ...more

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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
ChrisandLianneBourand added Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman Return of the Living Dead Part II is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. The film was released by Lorimar Motion ...more

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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
ChrisandLianneBourand added Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more

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Heather Hunter, Louise Lasser, Charlotte Kemp Frankenhooker is a 1990 American black comedy horror directed by Frank Henenlotter. Very loosely inspired by Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, the film stars James Lorinz as medical school ...more

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Pet Sematary Two is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
Edward Furlong, Clancy Brown, Anthony Edwards Pet Sematary Two is a 1992 horror film directed by Mary Lambert. The screenplay was written by Richard Outten. It is the sequel to the 1989 film Pet Sematary. The film stars Edward Furlong, ...more

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My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman My Boyfriend's Back is a 1993 American romantic black comedy film directed by Bob Balaban which tells the story of Johnny Dingle, a teenage boy who returns from the dead as a zombie to meet ...more

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Zombi 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
ChrisandLianneBourand added Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow Zombi 2 is a 1979 Italian zombie film directed by Lucio Fulci. It was adapted from an original screenplay by Dardano Sacchetti to serve as a sequel to George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978), ...more

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Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox Cemetery Man is a 1994 Italian-French-German comedy horror film directed by Michele Soavi and starring Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro and Anna Falchi. It was written by Gianni ...more

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Bill Paxton, George Kennedy, Bill Pullman Brain Dead is a 1990 horror/psychological thriller starring Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton and George Kennedy and written by Charles Beaumont.

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Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook Cronos is a 1993 Mexican vampire horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring veteran Argentinean actor Federico Luppi and American actor Ron Perlman. Cronos is del Toro's ...more

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Adolfo Vargas, Brian Salzberg, Stephen Charles Barry Begotten is a 1990 American experimental horror film, written, produced and directed by E. Elias Merhige. The film deals with the story of Genesis, re-imagining it. The second film of the ...more

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Waxwork II: Lost in Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
Drew Barrymore, Bruce Campbell, David Carradine Waxwork II: Lost in Time is a 1992 horror/comedy film directed and written by Anthony Hickox and a sequel to the 1988 film, Waxwork.

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Angel Dust is a 1994 comedy-drama film writtten by Yorozu Ikuta and Gakuryu Ishii and directed by Sogo Ishii.

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Black Demons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
Cléa Simões, Maria Alves, Sonia Curtis Black Demons is a 1991 Italian horror film directed by Umberto Lenzi. It was written by Lenzi and Olga Pehar. Lamberto Bava also directed a film entitled The Ogre which is known as Demons III: ...more

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John Leguizamo, Rob LaBelle, James K. Lyons Todd Haynes' second feature deftly interweaves a trio of tales that build toward a devastating climax.

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Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Duncan Fraser The Reflecting Skin is a 1990 British / Canadian horror film written and directed by Philip Ridley and stars Jeremy Cooper, Viggo Mortensen, and Lindsay Duncan. The film follows a young child ...more