"Braaaains!" Zombie movies love to gross us out with new and inventive and sticky ways to next-level their depictions of the walking dead. With Halloween literally creeping up around the corner, you gotta check out these flicks about the undead that turn the gore up way past 11.
'28 Days Later' (2002)
Danny Boyle's shaky-cam thriller gave us the Rage Virus and zombies that can run -- a zombie movie first. The gory violence perpetrated by the infected pales in comparison to that which the human survivors inflict upon each other.
'28 Weeks Later' (2005)
This underrated sequel finds the Rage Virus making its way into a quarantined area of London -- resulting in the bloody nightmare fuel seen here.
'Dead Alive' (1992)
AKA "Braindead," Peter Jackson's slapstick zombie effort has been called the goriest splatter film ever made. The climatic lawnmower vs. zombie horde bloodbath pretty much cinches it.
'Evil Dead II' (1987)
"Groovy." Ash's second round with the Deadites is scary, slapstick fun -- think "Three Stooges" by way of a horror movie. If you haven't seen this movie, fix that.
'Dawn of the Dead' (1978)
You don't need to be a zombie to earn yourself a gore-fest death. Just ask the poor guy in this slow-burn classic, who is just trying survive the Zombpocalypse inside his studio apartment when he gets a shotgun blast to the face. Almost 40 years later, they're still scrubbing him off the stucco.
'Dawn of the Dead' (2004)
We wish we could show you more from this solid remake, but the mere thought of it sends us rocking back and forth under the shower. Trust us, S gets R in "Dawn" thanks to director Zack Snyder and a script from James Gunn ("Guardians of the Galaxy.")
'Dead Snow' (2009)
C'mon, you guys -- it's Nazi zombies. What's not to love?!
'I, Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain' (1998)
After a mockumentary opening, which finds Sarah talking about her boyfriend in the past tense, the movie follows a (mostly) grounded take on what would "really" happen if someone you loved were infected by a zombie virus. And what does happen makes the image here seem like a golden age.
'Let Sleeping Corpses Lie' (1974)
Can't. Unsee. This nasty Spanish-Italian co-production seems to be an ode to evisceration and yep now we're gonna vom again.
'La Horde' (2009)
It's a French movie, so it must me classy, right? Well, kind of. This underrated zombie import is a fast-paced, bloody (duh) affair that anyone who calls themselves a fan of the genre must see. Think "The Raid" but with flesh-munching fiends.
'Shaun of the Dead' (2004)
RIP, David. We hardly knew ye.