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15 Best Zombie Movies On Amazon Prime [October 2021]

It seems as though ever since zombies shuffled onto the horror film scene in George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead," their popularity has exploded like so many walker guts in an average "The Walking Dead" episode. And fortunately for zombie aficionados with Amazon Prime Video, the service has you covered with globs of free viscera included in your Prime subscription.

As with all genres, not all zombie films are created equal, so we're here to help you sort the living dead-end from the undead-in-the-water. Whether you're in the mood for philosophical meditations on existence, a little zombie comedy, or just a bunch of brains splattering everywhere, Amazon Prime Video has some great flicks to choose from.

Updated on October 5, 2021: Like all streaming services, Amazon Prime changes its selections to give subscribers more choices, so we'll keep this list updated with what's available to view. Watch these zombie delights and then check back every month for new zombies that want to be your friends — and eat your brains.

Seoul Station

Director Yeon Sang-ho's third animated feature, "Seoul Station" is ostensibly a prequel to his international hit, 2016's "Train to Busan." However, it's actually quite a bit different from that zombie blockbuster but still an effective watch. In "Seoul Station," Hye-Sun is a sex worker who's escaped her circumstances, only to find out her boyfriend intends to force her back into her old way of life. Meanwhile, her father is searching for her right as a zombie outbreak occurs at the titular train station among people experiencing homelessness. Yeon uses the zombie framework to critique Korean society's treatment of women, "social outcasts," and the Korean military, which gives the movie deeper resonance.

  • Starring: Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Joon, Shim Eun-kyung
  • Director: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Rating: 13+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

The Wailing

While not strictly a zombie film per se, South Korea's "The Wailing" uses zombie tropes and a zombie-like infection in its dread-filled story of a small village that goes to hell in a handbasket after the arrival of a mysterious stranger. Soon after the stranger shows up, an infection breaks out, and villagers start murdering each other. It's up to Sgt. Jeon Jong-gu to figure out what's happening and stop it, especially after his young daughter, Hyo-jin becomes infected. Doing so involves talk of ghosts, exorcism, and other supernatural horrors, including a terrifying undead attack. It's a kitchen sink of monstrosities and a long runtime, but it's very much worth the journey to find out what's gone wrong in "The Wailing."

  • Starring: Kwak Do-won, Jun Kunimura, Hwang Jung-min
  • Director: Na Hong-jin
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 156 minutes
  • Rating: 16+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

The Dead

In "The Dead," the zombies have already been overrunning African villages when the film opens. U.S. Air Force engineer Lt. Brian Murphy, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is in dire straits when an AWOL African soldier, Sgt. Daniel Dembele, comes upon him and helps him escape the zombies about to snack on him. The two trek to the nearest military base in hopes of finding both Daniel's missing son and a means to escape the horrors around them, hoping the undead outbreak is localized. Combining low-budget zombie action with road movie tropes raises "The Dead" a cut above average.

  • Starring: Rob Freeman, Prince David Osei, David Dontoh
  • Director: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
  • Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

The Night Eats the World

There's nothing like accidentally crashing a party and waking up to find out you're alone in a world filled with zombie terror. That's what happens to musician Sam, who stops to get his tapes back from his ex-girlfriend, only to find she's having a few friends over. Sam winds up unconscious after he's accidentally hit in the face by a party-goer, and when he awakens, the apartment is a bloody mess, and his ex is a zombie. "The Night Eats the World" favors turbo-zombies a la "28 Days Later," and worse, these critters don't make noise. Sam's solitude slowly drives him mad, but is he really the sole survivor? And if not, how will he find others if he's too afraid to leave safety?

  • Starring: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant
  • Director: Dominique Rocher
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Rating: 16+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Zombie for Sale

What do you do if you find a zombie whose bite reinvigorates senior citizens? If you're the struggling, ne'er-do-well Park family, you monetize that young man's misfortune because what could possibly go wrong? A lot, it turns out, in this funny but affecting take on the zombie mythos. Director Lee Min-jae mines family dysfunction and the perils of capitalism and science gone amok as Jjong-bi — the name given to the young man by his new "bosses" — is exploited, first by the scientists whose experiments zombify him and then the Parks. Also known as "The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale," the film gets points for being both a social satire and a loving look at a family that will do anything for each other, regardless of how bizarre things get.

  • Starring: Jeong Jae-yeong, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Ji-won
  • Director: Lee Min-jae
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Rating: 18+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

White Zombie

"White Zombie" is a classic film of the zombie genre, though there are no brain-eating monsters in it. Well, there's one "monster," but he just chews scenery because he's Bela Lugosi. The legendary Lugosi plays Murder Legendre, an evil master of voodoo who can turn people into zombies and make them do his bidding. He's asked to do just that to Madeleine by plantation owner Charles, who's fallen for her even though she's engaged to someone else. Made before the Hays Code was enforced, "White Zombie" gets away with some relative immorality, but the real reasons to watch it are for its classic stature and Lugosi's over-the-top, fun performance.

  • Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Robert Frazer
  • Director: Victor Halperin
  • Year: 1932
  • Runtime: 73 minutes
  • Rating: 13+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

The Fog

Though we're used to zombies being rotting, flesh-starved living dead who prey on the warm-blooded as food, sometimes they're seafaring, rotting living dead using swords and giant fish hooks and who come back to murder people in a seaside village. In "The Fog," leprous revenants show up when a mysterious fog slowly envelops Antonio Bay. The sailors come back 100 years after meeting their watery fates, and they're still pretty upset about their deaths and the town's dark history. Director John Carpenter's film is creepy, gory fun, a classic of slow-building, dark dread.

  • Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
  • Director: John Carpenter
  • Year: 1980
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Dance of the Dead

"Dance of the Dead" is a comedy about a group of teens who must save the high school prom from an attack by ravenous zombies. A zom-prom-com, if you will. Something about the proximity of the local graveyard to the local power plant causes the dead to rise up, and the teen protagonists are the usual crowd of ragtag misfits — and naturally, they're the prom's only hope to save the day. A new wrinkle to zombie lore comes in the form of music soothing the zombies enough to keep them from attacking. The movie has a goofy energy and is very aware of what it is. The zombies even say "brains!" when they attack. Keep an eye out for Lucas Till as one of the band members.

  • Starring: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby
  • Director: Gregg Bishop
  • Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Mulberry Street

The very low-budget "Mulberry Street" may not be the best-lit film or have the steadiest cam, but it makes up for those shortcomings with its sense of sheer lunacy. Infected rats in Manhattan spread a disease that turns humans into rodent-like zombies. They move faster and snarl a lot, and some even look a bit like rats. A bunch of Manhattanites hole up in their apartments trying to survive the horror until someone — anyone! — can come help. Director Jim Mickle's gonzo commitment to the conceit, along with an appearance from horror cult filmmaker Larry Fessenden, make "Mulberry Street" worth any zombie fan's time.

  • Starring: Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Ron Brice
  • Director: Jim Mickle
  • Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Dead and Buried

"Dead and Buried" is a classic horror film that mashes up "White Zombie"-style undead and weird small towns. It also has special effects by the late FX master Stan Winston. Tourists start winding up murdered in quaint Potters Bluff, and its sheriff, Dan Gillis, wants to find out why. Trouble is, the people don't stay dead. Jack Albertson, in what would be his final film, plays Dobbs the coroner, who may or may not be connected to the strange events happening in town. The film has some excellent twists we won't reveal. Suffice to say, nothing on the surface is what it seems.

  • Starring: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
  • Director: Gary Sherman
  • Year: 1981
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

"Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead" is a zombie comedy that picks up where the first "Dead Snow" ends, with protagonist Martin being chased by the Nazi zombie Standartenführer Herzog. This time, Martin winds up with Herzog's severed arm attached to him by mistake, causing him to murder several people. And soon after, he hooks up with the Zombie Squad, a group of nerds who hunt the undead. If that's not silly enough, it gets more ridiculous when Martin has to raise up an army of dead Russians to fight Herzog's Nazi zombie horde, resulting in a truly gory, gooey showdown.

  • Starring: Vegar Hoel, Charlotte Frogner, Martin Starr
  • Director: Tommy Wirkola
  • Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Cockneys vs. Zombies

In "Cockneys vs. Zombies," a group of East Enders have to fight off a zombie invasion. The British comedy includes bank robbers with hearts of gold and a group of retirement home residents besieged by a horde. It all starts when a couple of builders blunder into a catacomb and get attacked by ancient zombies, and as we know, that always leads to even more zombies. Meanwhile, a pair of brothers, including Harry Treadaway from "Mr. Mercedes," decide to rob a bank to save the retirement home where their grandfather lives. The opening credits are filled with jazzy graphics and a poppy song that lets you know you're in for a rollicking time, and the first scene lets you know it's also going to be gory as all get-out.

  • Starring: Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Harry Treadaway
  • Director: Matthias Hoene
  • Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Rating: 16+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Night of the Living Deb

"Night of the Living Deb" is a zombie rom-com with Maria Thayer's Deb waking up with Michael Cassidy's Ryan after a presumed one-night stand — neither really remembers what happened — and soon discovering zombies are on the loose. The pair travel together to his family home, bickering along the way. Of course, that means they're falling in love — but first they have to survive the zombie plague and avoid getting eaten. Thayer's Deb is adorably awkward and carries the film, with the reliable Ray Wise showing up as Ryan's dad and injecting his own charm into the proceedings.

  • Starring: Maria Thayer, Ray Wise, Michael Cassidy
  • Director: Kyle Rankin
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Rating: 18+
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Zombi Child

Moody and tragic, the French film "Zombi Child" takes zombies back to their roots in Haiti. In 1962, a Haitian man dies and is turned into a zombie who's forced into slavery. Several decades later, a young teen, Fanny, at an all-girls school runs her own literary society. She lets a newcomer, Mélissa, join the group, and soon, the Haitian Mélissa reveals her aunt is a practitioner of voodoo. There's a connection between the two stories, as well as self-awareness on the part of director Bertrand Bonello that he's telling a Haitian story from an outsider's perspective. The film is a slow burn, but the resulting horror of the ending lands hard.

  • Starring: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort
  • Director: Bertrand Bonello
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Quarantine 2: Terminal

Although "Quarantine 2: Terminal" is a sequel to 2008's "Quarantine," it goes off entirely in its own direction, away from the Spanish "Rec" series that was the basis of the first film. Rats are the culprit of spreading a zombie virus to humans in the film, this time to the passengers of a plane en route to Kansas City. The plane makes an emergency landing, and the passengers find out they're barred from entering the terminal. It then becomes a fight for survival as soldiers and the CDC try to corral the passengers to contain the outbreak. Interestingly, animals besides rats carry the zombie plague, and the virus makes the infected behave in rat-like ways. It's similar to the zombie flick "Mulberry Street," but "Quarantine 2" carries its own devious surprises.

  • Starring: George Back, Bre Blair, Lynn Cole
  • Director: John Pogue
  • Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%