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You dont have to wait until Halloween to catch up on your favorite zombie content. From The Walking Dead toArmy of the Dead, and even the popular Resident Evil gaming franchise, zombies are huge right now, and were not just talking about popular movies and TV shows.
The Center for Disease Control created an online campaign to make sure that youre prepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse (as if a global pandemic wasnt scary enough). Elsewhere on the internet, anti-vaxxers have been using films like I Am Legend (which you can stream on HBO Max) to spread false conspiracy theories about the covid vaccine.
And fun fact: the term zombie was born from Haitian folklore, but Hollywood has turned the seemingly scary concept into a bankable genre feeding our fascinations with gory depictions of the undead. But Netflix isnt the only destination to binge your favorite zombie movies on demand. You can watch them, and thousands of other films and TV shows, on HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime.
If youre not already subscribed to one of the aforementioned platforms, heres a quick breakdown: With plans starting at $9.99 a month, HBO Max lets you access tens of thousands of films and movies as well as exclusive releases, including a slate of Warner Bros. films that will debut in theaters and stream simultaneously on HBO Max for the first month after release. Amazon Prime is $12.99 a month ($1.99 for the first week) for access to the massive Prime Video library, and free two-day shipping on select items. Hulu is currently offering a free trial for new customers, and subscriptions start at $5.99 a month for ad-free streaming or $59.99 a year (you can also add HBO Max to your Hulu subscription). The streaming platform offers ad-free streaming options starting at $11.99 a month.
But back to zombies. For those interested in the gory, spooky, and sometimes funny stories on mindless flesh-eaters, we put together a list of the best zombie movies now streaming on Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime. And be sure to check out these yummy snack boxes for a perfect movie night. See below for 10 zombie flicks to stream right now.
Brad Pitt stars in this post-apocalyptic zombie thriller directed by Marc Forster. The plot begins with a former United Nations employee, Gerry Lane (Pitt), and his family getting caught in a New York City traffic jam that turns out to be more than your average gridlock. Lane heads on a global trek in an effort to stop the zombie pandemic threatening to end humanity. Despite the original raking in over $500 million at the box office, the sequel for World War Z was eventually shelved. You can stream World War Z on Amazon Prime. You can also catch it on Paramount+.
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Train to Busan is set to receive an American remake, but theres nothing like the original. Most of the 2016 South Korean action thriller from Yeon Sang-ho goes down on a train, which somehow makes the story that much spookier. Starring Gong Yoo Jung, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok, Train to Busan follows a zombie apocalypse that breaks out after a chemical leak at a biotech plant. You can rent or buy Train to Busan on Amazon Prime.
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A list of best zombie movies doesnt feel complete without 28 Days Later. Released in 2003, this Danny Boyle horror drama still terrifies fans nearly two decades later. Like any good zombie plot, 28 Days Later unfolds in a post-apocalyptic setting thats ripe with gore and suspense. The story centers around a small group of survivors seeking refuge while an incurable virus spreads through London. Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Brendan Gleeson, and Megan Burns, are among the cast. You can stream 28 Days Later on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
Directed by Colm McCarthy, this 2016 sci-fi horror film centers around a gifted little girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua) and a small group of survivors of a parasitic fungal infection that turned most of humanity into flesh-eating zombies (a.k.a hungries). The survival of humanity hinges on a small group of half-zombie, half-human children. The Girl With All the Gifts is based on a 2013 short story and features Glenn Close, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine, and Gemma Arterton. The Girl With All the Gifts is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
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Written and directed by Edgar White, Shaun of the Dead is the lighthearted zombie comedy that amassed a cult following. The films protagonist Sean (Simon Pegg) works a dead-end job while his relationship is on life-support mainly because his girlfriend wants him to grow up and do something more productive with his life. Little does everyone know, an impending zombie apocalypse descends on London, which could give Sean a chance to finally prove himself. Shaun of the Dead is streaming on Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime.
After more than 50 years, Night of the Living Dead remains one of the most influential zombie films in movie history, and certainly the most successful of its time. The 1968 indie horror flick, directed by George A. Romero, is considered pivotal to the development of the zombie horror film genre that we know today. The classic, which stars Judith ODea, Duane Jones, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley, and Keith Wayne, spawned an entire film franchise that includes Day of the Dead and Diary of the Dead. You can stream Night of the Living Dead on HBO Max, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
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Speaking of its predecessor, this 1985 film was the third installment in Romeros Night of the Living Dead series. The plot takes the franchise into the Day of the Dead, a pretty dark day considering that zombies outnumber human 400,000 to one. The plot centers around a group of post-apocalyptic survivors hunkering down at a shelter while battling to save whats left of the human race. Day of the Dead has been remade a couple times over, but you can catch the original on HBO Max.
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Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin star in the 2009 comedy Zombieland. The film is about four people in a battle for survival after a global virus turns just about everybody into a zombie. Eisenberg plays Columbus, a shy and lonely college student hoping to get to his family in Ohio to make sure theyre safe, and hopefully alive. Along the way, he meets the gun-toting Tallahassee (Harrelson), whos on a mission to find the last Twinkie. Meanwhile, Stone and Breslin play sisters Little Rock and Wichita who end up conning the guys. Zombieland is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Zack Snyders Dawn of the Dead is about a gaggle of Milwaukee residents who seek refuge in a local mall as a swarm of zombies close in on them. Sarah Polley stars as Anna, a nurse whose husband gets attacked by their young zombie neighbor. Naturally, Anna has to get away from her husband, and any other zombiefied beings around town, but shes not the only one looking for a safe hiding place. The cast of Dawn of the Dead includes Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, and Tyler Bates. You rent the 2004 movie on Amazon Prime.
If youre in the mood for an 80s zombie film, try out Night of the Comet. After a comet triggers a zombie apocalypse that wipes out a large portion of the population, teenage sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart), and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) team up with fellow survivors on an end-of-the-world adventure that finds them trying to avoid zombies, but also the doctors who want to use them as human test dummies for a potential antidote. Night of the Comet is available for rent on Amazon Prime.
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