3 Zombie Films That Are Way Underrated

It would be dishonest to say that zombies have not been the focus of media attention at some point; there have been countless movies, comics, television shows, novels, and even real-world events like Zombie Walks. 

To say that zombies have not been the focus of media attention at some point would be dishonest. Movies about zombies are a cinematic mainstay that are loved and hated in equal measure. Some people even enjoy watching them. Despite this, there are still a great number of additional treasures concealed within the archives. 

Although the film Night of the Living Dead is widely regarded as the film that launched the zombie craze, many of these items existed years or even decades before the release of that film. These films, which are not as well known, provide horror fans with a more comprehensive understanding of the horror genre as a whole and shed fascinating light on the historical development of the subgenre. 

In the 1930s and 1940s, films such as White Zombie and I Walked With a Zombie made significant contributions to the zombie film genre. However, it wasn’t until 1968 that a film depicted zombies in a way that modern audiences would recognize them.

The zombie craze has come a long way since its earliest iterations in the 19th century, when stories of the undead served as cautionary tales about death, loss, and mortality. In recent years, zombies have been portrayed in a much more positive light.

'Dead & Buried' (1981)

‘Dead & Buried’ (1981)

After a shockingly gruesome opening scene in which a whole village attacks and kills a photographer, Sheriff Dan is called in to look into a string of seemingly random killings. It’s best not to give much away because this is a movie with a lot of twists and turns, but let’s just say that he also has to deal with a real horde of zombies at one point. Sheriff Dan’s efforts to solve the case get more and more frantic as it becomes evident that he is up against something he has never encountered before.

Sheriff Dan soon learns that a dark and strong entity is controlling the small town, turning its residents into homicidal maniacs who are determined to sacrifice outsiders in some horrible rite. Sheriff Dan must work with the remaining residents of the town to unravel the mystery of the bizarre events and put an end to them.Sheriff Dan has no choice but to delve deep and uncover the truth regarding the town’s peculiar conditions in light of all the challenges and threats that he is facing.

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This is a film for anyone wishing to watch a genuinely hidden gem who doesn’t mind being really dismal for a couple of hours, despite its excellent twists and tragic protagonist. You may watch Dead & Buried on Peacock and Tubi.

'Tombs of the Blind Dead' (1972)

‘Tombs of the Blind Dead’ (1972)

Virginia is irritated when her ex, Betty, starts dating her pal, Roger. She leaves them and spends the night camping alone in a ghost town. By morning, Virginia is dead, and it’s up to Betty and Roger to discover out what happened. They find out rather quickly that the settlement is actually the headquarters of the Tombs of the Blind Dead, a mysterious ancient order of knights. There’s a rumor going around town that the Knights are still active, plotting a return after centuries of exile for betrayal. Betty and Roger learn that their presence in town has angered the Knights, and that this has led to the recent spate of violence.

This movie is a fantastic choice if you want to be moved to tears, despite the fact that it is lacking in both plot and production quality. The film’s most famous scene, in which a zombie woman rides a zombie horse while a swarm of zombies chases after her, is possibly the result of the film’s excellent premise, which is sufficient to overcome some questionable production standards and give the film a lot of B-movie appeal. In the scene, a zombie woman rides a zombie horse while a swarm of zombies chases after her. Vudu does not charge a rental fee for the movie “Tomb of the Blind Dead.”

'Prince of Darkness' (1987)

‘Prince of Darkness’ (1987)

After being invited by a priest to visit an old monastery known as The Brotherhood of Sleep, a professor of quantum physics and his students find a cylinder that is filled with an unknown liquid inside of it. It turns out that it is an incarnation of Satan, and as the crew is trying to figure out what precisely is going on with that bizarre jar, they are also put in the position of maybe having to stop an impending apocalypse. They had no idea that the jar harbors a demonic power that, if released, is a danger to wipe out all of humanity. As the group of scientists and priests gather together, they discover that they are in a race against time to not only understand this mystery cylinder, but also to stop it from bringing an end to humanity.

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Prince of Darkness, directed by John Carpenter and the second installment in his “Apocalypse Trilogy,” is often regarded as one of the director’s most underappreciated works. Carpenter’s body of work gains a distinct flavor of science fiction with the inclusion of Prince of Darkness, which stands out as an unusual addition to the canon. There is some absurd material included in this film, such as the contention that Jesus was an interstellar traveler. This is a huge reason why the movie is as entertaining as it is; it is one of the reasons why. People who enjoy John Carpenter’s other works would be doing themselves a favor if they sought this one out. Shudder currently has the video titled Prince of Darkness accessible for viewing.