More than the zombie movies, television series showcasing zombies and similar creatures are the talk of the day. Despite being wary of an incumbent apocalypse, complete with zombies and everything, it won’t be a folly to state that the west, especially the Americans have always been obsessed with zombies. Somehow, these brain-eating vicious undead creatures are darkly delightful to watch. And moreover, this has been a trend not since recent times, but from times immemorial. Notably, the first zombie movies started cropping up as early as the advent of science fiction and fantasy movies, and zombie movies have always been equalled with their counterparts in the other sub-genres.
As far as the recent times are concerned, with the immense success of movies like ‘World War Z’, we have seen a definite spurt in the number of zombie movies releasing every year which are somewhat worthwhile than their predecessors. Along with the typical zombie or a sci-fi backdrop, there have been movies which include love stories, comedies or horror – which perhaps is very closely related with the sub-genre. ‘Warm Bodies’ and ‘Zombieland’ are good examples of movies which showcased heartwarming romances and rib-tickling comedies respectively. With actors like Will Smith, Brad Pitt, et al appearing in mainstream zombie movies, the sub-genre no longer remains ignored and lacklustre. However, there are both good and bad sides to it.
Zombie films are pretty common nowadays with the sub-genre being saturated by low-quality films with boring plots and bad actors. Good apocalypse films, especially involving zombies, are always a good possibility for a Sunday watch. Netflix, however, has a limited number of watchable zombie movies, which might come as a surprise to you, still, they could be watched if you like a good mix of humour, horror and thrill. Here is the list of some really good zombie movies on Netflix. You can also watch many of these new zombie movies on Amazon Prime or Hulu.
15. Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)
An action-horror (comedy) at the outset and arguably one of the worst zombie films ever made, ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ is different in the aspect of even calling the creatures as zombies, instead, one could hear the word “rotters” quite often. The movie begins with Zoe, a young medical student who is attending a party and is suddenly taken aback by the attack of the so-called rotters. Incidentally, the rotters don’t bite her but have infected and attacked the remaining populace. She soon realises that the entire city and streets have been infested with rotters. She has been stationed at a refugee camp which houses partially infected and fully sane survivors, and she starts serving there as a doctor, treating minor illnesses while looking for a viable cure. Five years later, the rotters have again come to confront her and her deep dark secrets at the refugee camp. ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ was slammed for being tedious and seriously cliched. Watch it at your own risk!
Read More: Best Kidnapping Movies on Netflix