World cinema has explored the idea of zombie invasions; movies like ‘White Zombie (1932)’ and ‘I Walked With a Zombie (1943)’ are a couple of good examples. But it was George A. Romero who established zombies as a modern genre with a strong cult following, after his 1968 indie horror flick ‘Night of the Living Dead.’ Zombies erase the lines between horror, slasher and other gory genres. They bring everything disturbing and unsettling into one thing — zombie apocalypse. It’s a protean genre that evokes fear, terror, disgust, shock, suspense, and horror, all at the same time. With that said, here’s the list of really good zombie movies on Amazon Prime that are available to stream right now:
11. Psychomania (1973)
The horror-cult movie ‘Psychomania’ follows a gang of young people who unleash terror in their small town. The violent teen gang call themselves ‘the Living Dead’. Their leader, Tom Latham, is a psychopath who believes he has a deal with the devil. As per the deal, if the gang members kill themselves with a strong belief in the devil, they will return from the dead. Following their leader, the team members commit suicide one after another. But Tom’s belief doesn’t save them all, as one never returns from the dead. The new living dead gang reunites in a secret place to plan their horror propaganda. ‘Psychomania’ is directed by Don Sharp. The movie stars Nicky Henson, Beryl Reid, George Sanders, and Robert Hardy.
10. The Returned (2013)
The Spanish-Canadian thriller ‘The Returned’ is set in a world after a zombie invasion. Though the once infected ones lead a normal life, there is a threat looming over them. Soon, they will run out of the medicine that keeps them normal. As the patients take it to the streets with angry protests, a physician is on the run to save her infected husband. The government opens quarantine camps and starts widespread raids. When their family friend invites them to his house outside the city, the doctor takes her husband along with her. They have to avoid the raiding parties and angry mobs on the streets to reach the destination. ‘The Returned’ is directed by Manuel Carballo. The movie stars Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried, Shawn Doyle, and Claudia Bassols in major roles.
9. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)