Zombie Recommendations Roundup

In the author interviews here on the site, many of the contributors to The Living Dead named their favorite works of zombie fiction and film. Here’s a roundup of all their suggestions, as well as some things mentioned by me in the introduction and header notes of the anthology.

Note that this isn’t attempting to be a comprehensive list of all that is good in zombie fiction, it’s just what the authors mentioned as their favorites.

So what’s missing from it? What are your favorite zombie books, stories, or films?

Movies

28 DAYS LATER

28 WEEKS LATER

CEMETERY MAN (a/k/a DELAMORTE DELAMORE)

CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS

THE CRAZIES

DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)

DAY OF THE DEAD

DEAD ALIVE

DEAD ALIVE

EVIL DEAD

FIDO

HOMECOMING

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

THE MAD

MATANGO

MEET THE FEEBLES

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

RABID

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

SHAUN OF THE DEAD

THEY CAME BACK

WHITE ZOMBIE

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

ZOMBIE 2

ZOMBIE HONEYMOON

 

Books

CELL by Stephen King

CITY OF THE DEAD by Brian Keene

DEAD IN THE WEST by Joe R. Lansdale

DEAD SEA by Brian Keene

GOSPEL OF THE LIVING DEAD by Kim Paffenroth (non-fiction)

I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson

THE KEEPER by Sarah Langan 

MARVEL ZOMBIES by Robert Kirkman (graphic novel series)

THE MISSING by Sarah Langan

MONSTER ISLAND by David Wellington 

MONSTER NATION by David Wellington

MONSTER PLANET by David Wellington

MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK

THE ORPHEUS PROCESS by Daniel H. Gower

PET SEMATARY by Stephen King

THE RISING by Brian Keene

THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman (graphic novel series)

WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks

 

Short Stories*

“Eat Me” by Robert R. McCammon

“The Hortlak” by Kelly Link

“Jerry’s Kids Meet Wormboy” by David J. Schow

“On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks” by Joe R. Lansdale

“Pillar of Fire” by Ray Bradbury

“A Plague on Both Your Houses” (a playlet) by Scott Edelman

 

*Excluding stories that appear in The Living Dead

 

Anthologies

BOOK OF THE DEAD edited by John Skipp & Craig Spector

STILL DEAD edited by John Skipp & Craig Spector

MONDO ZOMBIE edited by John Skipp

THE BOOK OF ALL FLESH edited by James Lowder

THE BOOK OF MORE FLESH edited by James Lowder

THE BOOK OF FINAL FLESH edited by James Lowder

CONFEDERACY OF THE DEAD edited Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg, and Edward E. Kramer

 

Single-Author Collections

AMERICAN ZOMBIE by Douglas E. Winter

ZOMBIE JAM by David J. Schow

 

Video Games

DEAD RISING

RESIDENT EVIL