Best zombie movies to watch on the Day of the Dead

Here are our favorites on this topic.

Still from the films 'Zombieland', 'The death don't die'

These are some of the best zombie movies that you can enjoy on Day of the Dead. / Photo: YT / Sony Pictures, YT / Focus Features

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November is here! To welcome it, we have this weekend of the Day of the Dead, which is originally celebrated in Mexico but has already become popular around the world. While this celebration is joyful and festive, we wanted to mix it up with Halloween so you have the best of both worlds: death and terror. So, we bring you this list of recommended movies about zombies for you to marathon.


Zombieland (2009)

Between horror and absurd comedy, Zombieland tries to reinvent the genre of zombie movies using its tropes. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which two characters with opposite personalities become friends and must travel and protect themselves from zombies. Without a doubt one of the most famous movies of the comic horror genre and with a stellar cast that will give you a new perspective on survival in a lonely post-apocalyptic world.


The dead don't die (2019)

The most recent on our list is one from the great director Jim Jarmusch, who this time decides to also make a zombie comedy. Another spectacular cast, led by Adam Driver and Bill Murray, who also makes an appearance in Zombieland, interprets this story of a quiet town that is suddenly invaded by the undead. The film is comic and simple, but the ending is of such an obvious complexity that it leaves the viewer both confused and dazzled. Iggy Pop also plays one of the zombies for a few seconds.


28 Days Later (2002)

Another modern classic of zombie movies that has also reinvented the genre, since it is not now about the undead, but about people infected by a virus. Jim, the protagonist of this feature film directed by Danny Boyle, wakes up from a coma 28 days after the zombie virus has come to light to find the city of London deserted and infected zombies in the streets.

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I am Legend (2007)

Impossible to leave this out. Again, although it is not about the dead that have come back to life, the terror of the character played by Will Smith is the zombies. As in the previous one, the world has been invaded by a virus product of a scientific accident that transforms humans into zombies that cannot resist the light. Thus, a man who is immune to the virus has been left alone in an abandoned city with the only company of his dog and will have to fight to survive and to find the cure for this virus, again, perfect to see in these times of pandemic.


The Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Perhaps the founder of the zombie genre and even the horror genre , Night of the Living Dead is a classic that could not be left out of this list. Directed by the horror genius George A. Romero, this film has an air of a B cinema and also of horror comedy, but is at the same time critical of racism and other problems in our society. A criticism that is still current and that, due to its environment of the rural United States and the dead awakening from the grave, it was the founder of many topics and images that would later be used as a reference by the other films on this list. Unmissable this Halloween.



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