Zombies may be on their way out, but before they disappear take a look at what defined the zombie genre and how they’ve evolved.
White Zombie came out in 1932, and, of course, Bela Lugosi was involved.
Hailing from 1961, Dr. Blood’s Coffin was about reanimating the dead. Pretty original stuff, if you ask me.
George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead brought back the zombie movie with a bang, and, just maybe, invented the modern zombie.
Though not the focal point of Heavy Metal, the zombie segment stuck with a lot of people.
This isn’t the only Sam Raimi movie on the list. Evil Dead was a groundbreaking film for its time, and even now can make grown men cry in fear.
Sam Raimi did it again in the third installment of the Evil Dead franchise: Army of Darkness.
Shaun of the Dead is quite possibly the most popular zombie movie of the modern era. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg made zombies a bit funnier but still very, very scary.
Last, but not least, we have Fido, where zombies have been domesticated for fun and profit.