Graveyard Shift The Best Splatter Movies  

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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Splatter film films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best splatter movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. You can see which of your favorite splatter movies are currently streaming on these lists of the best horror films on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

This splatter movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of splatter films also contains splatter movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This splatter films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best splatter movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This splatter movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for the greatest movies by clicking the thumbs up button.

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These are the top films in the splatter film genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the splatter film genre in it. Be it the motifs of the splatter film genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Not a fan of The Beyond or The Wizard of Gore? Them vote them down! If we missed any splatter movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous splatter movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about splatter movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the splatter movies. List includes photos and splatter movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list has everything from The House by the Cemetery to The Gore Gore Girls.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these splatter movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good splatter movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest splatter movies, here is the full splatter movies list, ordered from best to worst.

All sorts of directors have taken on Splatter film movies. Examples include Bob Clampett, Steve Miner, and Lucio Fulci.

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Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme
This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more

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Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico
This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's series, but contains no characters or settings from them, ...more

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George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow
Zombi 2 is a 1979 Italian zombie film directed by Lucio Fulci. The film has also been released under the titles Sanguella, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Zombie, Gli Ultimi Zombi, Woodoo, L'Enfer de ...more

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Adam Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Splatter Movies
Marco Leina added Adam Chaplin Emanuele De Santi

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Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne
Bad Taste is a 1987 splatter science fiction horror comedy film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who also made most of the makeup and ...more

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David Warbeck, Veronica Lazăr, Catriona MacColl
The Beyond is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy, The Beyond has gained a cult following over the decades, in part ...more

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Lucio Fulci, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl
City of the Living Dead is a 1980 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is the first installment of the unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy which also includes The Beyond and The House by ...more

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Howard Ross, Jack Hedley, Andrea Occhipinti
The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian giallo film directed and co-written by Lucio Fulci. The film score was written by Francesco De Masi. The film was banned in many countries or released as an ...more

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Bill Freehan, Jerry Butler, Frank Henenlotter
Basket Case is a 1982 American horror comedy film written and directed by Frank Henenlotter. It has two sequels, Basket Case 2 and Basket Case 3: The Progeny by the same director. It is notable ...more

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Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen
Two Thousand Maniacs! is a 1964 splatter film written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It is the second part of what the director's fans have dubbed "The Blood Trilogy", a trio ...more

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Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Lucille Saint-Peter
Brain Damage is a 1988 American comedy horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter.

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Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon
This film is a 2008 American horror film about a virus outbreak that causes people to turn into creatures. It is a loose remake of George A. Romero's zombie film of the same name, the third in ...more

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Infidus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Splatter Movies
Marco Leina added Infidus Mino Bonini, Massimo Caratelli, Domenico Vagnati

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Geraldine Fitzgerald, Héctor Elizondo, Austin Pendleton
Diary of the Dead is a 1976 neo-noir film directed by Arvin Brown, based on the novel One Across, Two Down by Ruth Rendell. It was produced by Charles B. Moss. Robert L. Fish, author of Mute ...more

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Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker
This film is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six movies. It was released in 2005 and became a success, grossing over $46 ...more

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Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay
The Wizard of Gore is a 1970 splatter film written by Allen Kahn and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. The 1970 film was one of the first to feature realistic deaths in the gory scenes. It ...more

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Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Dagmar Lassander
The House by the Cemetery is a 1981 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. The film stars Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina and ...more

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Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Scott H. Hall
Blood Feast is a 1963 American low budget splatter film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It concerns a psychopathic food caterer who kills women so that he can include their body parts in his ...more

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Hotel Inferno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Splatter Movies
Marco Leina added Hotel Inferno Rayner Bourton, Jessica Carroll, Michael Howe

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Marco Leina added Taeter City Monica Munoz, Riccardo Valentini
Taeter City is an action, science fiction, and thriller film directed by Giulio De Santi.

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The Mildew from Planet Xonader is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Splatter Movies
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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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Mel Ferrer, Robert Kerman, Franco Fantasia
Eaten Alive! is an 1980 Italian horror film directed by Umberto Lenzi. The film is about a young woman who is searching for her sister after her abduction by a cult in the jungles of Sri Lanka.