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Four Zombie Movies To Watch This Weekend

A zombie outbreak usually starts somewhat like this: patient zero contracts a virus, becomes asymptomatic, and starts infecting others.

But what makes for a great zombie film?

  • Superb human characterization or by the utilization of the zombies themselves
  • A unique setting or a wry narrative
  • Great special effects or gore and mayhem
  • Frightening suspense or bleak comedy

Whatever you choose, each can make for a classic and enticing zombie film.

Here are our top four favorite zombie movies since 2000 we suggest watching this weekend. The list could easily have been longer, but we wanted to save your eyes from glazing over and turning you into a zombie. 


I Am Legend

Join Will Smith and his German Shepard as he works to develop a cure to a zombie virus and ultimately save mankind (again).



28 Days Later

Learn how to cope with the destruction of life as you know it when a highly contagious zombie virus is accidentally unleashed on the world.


Shaun of the Dead

Hangout in your favorite London pub during an apocalyptic zombie uprising? Only in this horror-comedy turned cult classic staring besties, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.


World War Z

Travel the world with Brad Pitt as he searches for a way (medical or otherwise) to stop the zombie pandemic from destroying the world.


Join us for Campout Cinema: 28 Days Later on October 4, 2019, at MoPOP!

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Rachael Lovette

Rachael is the Content Marketing Manager for MoPOP by day, dystopian sci-fi, fantasy fanatic by night.