Zombie film history

Timeline created by Max Tornquist
In Film
  • White Zombie

    White Zombie
    A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.
    Director: Victor Halperin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOzgz1Ddmz8
  • I walked with a Zombie

    I walked with a Zombie
    A nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
    Director: Jacques Tourneur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SWz27OXac
  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead
    A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
    Director: George A. Romero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeasGwnZvx8
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead
    Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
    Director: George A. Romero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M3NUjaOyJ8
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow

    The Serpent and the Rainbow
    An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
    Director: Wes Craven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNRnOcW5yqs
  • 28 Days later

    28 Days later
    Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
    Director: Danny Boyle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ynwAgQlDQ
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead
    A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
    Director: Zack Snyder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV8mJcuYVaA
  • Shaun of the dead

    Shaun of the dead
    A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.
    Director: Edgar Wright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfcaZ4pC-4
  • 28 Weeks later

    28 Weeks later
    Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
    Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbpjH4XCG3c
  • Zombieland

    A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
    Director: Ruben Fleischer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlW9yhUKlkQ
  • The Walking dead television series

    The Walking dead television series
    Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
    Creators: Frank Darabont, Angela Kang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8H_h-1Arc
  • World War Z

    World War Z
    Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.
    Director: Marc Forster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwTxRuq-uk
  • Warm Bodies

    Warm Bodies
    After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
    Director: Jonathan Levine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07s-cNFffDM
  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan
    While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
    Director: Sang-ho Yeon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyWuHv2-Abk