# Top Ten Best Zombie Movies of All Time

Dr. Von Zuko's highly subjective and rather opinionated reviews.
With a critical eye on pure entertainment value.
Here are the Top10 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made.

#10 The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow The Film: This film should be a true cult classic. A chilling supernatural thriller by Wes Craven the pushes the boundaries of plausibility with the fact-based story of a Harvard researcher (Bill Pullman) who travels to Haiti to procure a secret voodoo powder that places people into a state of simulated death.


Cinematography & Soundtrack: Superb exotic atmosphere from location shooting in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Synopsis: A Harvard Anthropologist is sent to Haiti by a drug company to search for the legendary VooDoo "Zombie Powder." His investigations lead him into the hidden world of black magic which grows increasingly dangerous until he's caught in a living nightmare. He finds himself in a horrifying and potentially deadly predicament that inspired the film's advertising tag line: "Don't bury me... I'm not dead!" Craven pays particular attention to authentic details of Haitian society and the role voodoo plays in Haitian culture.

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#1 Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead

The Film: A true cult classic horror film, Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 independent black-and-white zombie film directed by George A. Romero. Romero completed the film for a mere $114,000 after only 10 years of cinematic re-releases, it grossed some $12 million domestically and $30 million worldwide.

Today, its box office receipts have to be into hundreds of millions! Night of the Living Dead has been cited by many as a groundbreaking film, and in fact the U.S. Library of Congress selected the film worthy of preservation in the National Film Registry as it is "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Night of the Living Dead spawned the contemporary 'zombie apocalypse' sub-genre of American horror films, and greatly influenced the pop-culture zombie archetype.

Cinematography & Soundtrack: What can we say here? Extremely low budget . . . Romero had only $114,000. He had a black-and-white camera and the music was purchased from the library of Capitol Records. Stock music and sound effect selections came from the music library of WRS Studio and included works by several WRS sound techs.

Synopsis: Night of the Living Dead: Undisputedly the best zombie movie ever made. Ben (Duane Jones) and Barbra (Judith O'Dea) the protagonists of the story, along with five other people, struggle to survive a night of terror while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse that is besieged by legions of flesh eating zombies created through some mysterious reanimation process of the recently dead.

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