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28 Weeks Later (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. (Read More)

Themes:madness, sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:city, england
Characters:zombie, boy, nudity
Story:infection, rage, zombie outbreak, abandoned city, zombie film, zombie survival, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, london england, harbinger of death, blood vomiting, shot on digital, hetero chromia, outboard motor, ventilation shaft, spanish horror, killed by a propeller, deadly disease, heredity

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)
Horror

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)

A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life? (Read More)

Themes:madness, fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie film, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, hell on earth, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, survival horror, butcher, end of the world, loss of wife, terror, person on fire, darkness, shot in the head, helicopter, blood splatter

Day Of The Dead (1985)
Horror, Thriller

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, underground, abandoned city, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, hell on earth, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, bitten in the neck, survival horror, torso cut in half, eye gouging, u.s. army, tension, end of the world, dismemberment, self sacrifice

Land Of The Dead (2005)
Horror, Thriller

Land Of The Dead (2005)

Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures.

Themes:sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, abandoned city, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, hell on earth, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, burnt body, torso cut in half, exploding head, butcher, end of the world, dismemberment, exploding body, person on fire, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, darkness

28 Days Later... (2002) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

28 Days Later... (2002)

Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind's savage nature. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie, nudity
Story:zombie outbreak, rage, zombie survival, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, london england, blood vomiting, deadly disease, hell on earth, british horror, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, murder of a child, eye gouging, infection, butcher, end of the world, dismemberment, exploding body

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Following the events of _Night of the Living Dead (1968)_ (qv), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. This is why Dawn Of The Dead (1978) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, helicopter, deadly disease, hell on earth, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, bitten in the neck, survival horror, slaughter, exploding head, infection, butcher, u.s. army, end of the world, burned alive, dismemberment

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:abandoned city, zombie apocalypse, killed by a propeller, outbreak, cut into pieces, bitten in the neck, survival horror, torso cut in half, infection, end of the world, genocide, burned alive, underground, exploding body, self sacrifice, beaten to death, person on fire, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, decapitation

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:infection, zombie violence, zombie apocalypse, outbreak, burnt body, bitten in the neck, flamethrower, stadium, end of the world, burned alive, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire, sniper, child in peril, shot in the back, bomb, rifle, paris france, shot in the head

Dawn Of The Dead (2004) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. (Read More)

Themes:madness, sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, hell on earth, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, survival horror, torso cut in half, exploding head, infection, end of the world, exploding body, self sacrifice, terror, person on fire, post apocalypse, shot in the leg

Planet Terror (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Planet Terror (2007)

After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie survival, zombie violence, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, killed by a propeller, doomsday, outbreak, cut into pieces, survival horror, exploding head, infection, end of the world, dismemberment, terror, person on fire, shot in the leg, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the back, shot in the head

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Horror

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gas. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen and Judy Cooper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissensions sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute. This is why Night Of The Living Dead (1968) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie survival, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, hell on earth, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, survival horror, infection, end of the world, burned alive, exploding body, self sacrifice, terror, beaten to death, person on fire, darkness, shot in the back

30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:harbinger of death, cut into pieces, burnt body, bitten in the neck, torso cut in half, murder of a child, exploding head, loss of wife, dismemberment, self sacrifice, terror, person on fire, child in peril, darkness, decapitation, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter's sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben's recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover that the non-infected inhabitants have been evacuated and the town will be bombed by the government. They decide to rescue Kendall but they find that the address her boyfriend gave to them is wrong. What can they do to save Kendall? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, outbreak, cut into pieces, trampoline, bitten in the neck, exploding head, infection, u.s. army, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, beaten to death, person on fire, shot in the leg, decapitation, shot in the back, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, outbreak, terror, trampoline, exploding head, infection, tension, end of the world, dismemberment, exploding body, beaten to death, person on fire, shot in the leg, decapitation, shot in the head, helicopter, shot to death, death, blood, violence

Resident Evil (2002)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil (2002)

A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:infection, underground, zombie outbreak, zombie survival, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, deadly disease, british horror, doomsday, outbreak, cut into pieces, survival horror, torso cut in half, end of the world, terror, person on fire, latex gloves, shot in the leg, darkness

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. This is why Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie survival, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, killed by a propeller, bitten in the neck, night vision, survival horror, torso cut in half, exploding head, infection, exploding body, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, sniper, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the back, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie survival, zombie apocalypse, bitten in the neck, survival horror, infection, end of the world, underground, exploding body, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, child in peril, subway, shot in the back, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Isaacs. Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera, L.J., and new survivors K-Mart, Claire Redfield, and Nurse Betty must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie apocalypse, outbreak, cut into pieces, bitten in the neck, survival horror, eye gouging, underground, dismemberment, exploding body, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, violence

Baiohazado: Dijenereshon (2008)
Action, Animation, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Baiohazado: Dijenereshon (2008)

Seven years after the Raccoon City incident, a man heartbroken from losing loved ones in the destroyed city unleashes a remnant T-Virus in an airport, forcing special agent Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, close allies and hardened survivors of the Raccoon City incident, to quell the outbreak and discover the truth behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie violence, zombification, doomsday, outbreak, survival horror, slaughter, infection, exploding body, beaten to death, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, death, violence, blood

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:blood vomiting, burnt body, survival horror, torso cut in half, slaughter, infection, tension, burned alive, dismemberment, beaten to death, person on fire, latex gloves, shot in the leg, decapitation, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality, fear
Locations:england
Story:london england, snorricam, burnt body, loss of wife, burned alive, loss of mother, exploding body, self sacrifice, beaten to death, shot in the leg, child in peril, darkness, decapitation, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending

Doomsday (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:london england, doomsday, outbreak, burnt body, infection, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, person on fire, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:abandoned city, zombie apocalypse, london england, hazmat suit, outbreak, bitten in the neck, survival horror, infection, tension, underground, beaten to death, post apocalypse, child in peril, darkness, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Locations:england
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie apocalypse, london england, outbreak, exploding head, infection, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, decapitation, rifle, blood splatter, corpse, surprise ending, violence, blood, death

Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:blood vomiting, survival horror, exploding head, infection, genocide, loss of wife, burned alive, exploding body, beaten to death, person on fire, latex gloves, sniper, decapitation, shot in the back, second part, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Story:killed by a propeller, cut into pieces, flamethrower, eye gouging, exploding head, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, self sacrifice, beaten to death, person on fire, shot in the leg, sniper, subway, decapitation, shot in the back, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:exploding head, u.s. army, burned alive, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire, shot in the leg, sniper, decapitation, shot in the back, bomb, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, violence, blood, death

Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Comedy, Horror

Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back, but he times it for right in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse... But for him, it's an opportunity to show everyone he knows how useful he is by saving them all. All he has to do is survive... And get his ex back. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie film, zombie survival, zombie violence, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, london england, british horror, trampoline, bitten in the neck, dismemberment, loss of mother, beaten to death, decapitation, rifle, shot in the chest, shot to death, surprise ending, death, violence

The Blob (1988) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:boy
Story:hazmat suit, outbreak, torso cut in half, flamethrower, stadium, infection, u.s. army, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, self sacrifice, terror, person on fire, child in peril, decapitation, bomb, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, surprise ending

Zombieland (2009)
Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi

Zombieland (2009)

Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie, boy
Story:zombie apocalypse, harbinger of death, zombification, bitten in the neck, survival horror, beaten to death, person on fire, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, child in peril, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending, blood, violence

The Colony (2013)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back. This is why The Colony (2013) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Story:infection, butcher, tension, underground, dismemberment, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, darkness, shot in the back, rifle, helicopter, shot to death, corpse, death, blood

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:boy
Story:cut into pieces, night vision, exploding head, dismemberment, exploding body, child in peril, shot in the back, second part, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, surprise ending, violence, blood, sequel, death

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Story:murder of a child, slaughter, exploding head, butcher, rage, burned alive, exploding body, terror, beaten to death, shot in the leg, child in peril, darkness, blood splatter, dream, violence, death, sequel, blood

Maggie (2015)
Drama, Horror

Maggie (2015)

After a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade's friend Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family. Her stepmother Caroline asks Wade to take their little kids to her sister's house to keep them safe. While Maggie is slowly transformed, Wade stays with her protecting Maggie. But Dr. Vern warns him that the moment that he will have to take an ultimate decision is closer. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie apocalypse, outbreak, survival horror, infection, end of the world, post apocalypse, latex gloves, rifle, corpse, blood, death, violence

The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:no ending, torso cut in half, rage, dismemberment, exploding body, terror, beaten to death, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending, death, sequel

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. This is why The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Story:london england, outbreak, u.s. army, end of the world, loss of wife, loss of mother, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, shot in the leg, sniper, child in peril, shot in the back, bomb, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Story:cowardice, flamethrower, exploding head, genocide, burned alive, dismemberment, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, violence, blood

Quarantine (2008)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Quarantine (2008)

A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape. (Read More)

Characters:zombie
Story:zombie violence, zombification, bitten in the neck, night vision, survival horror, infection, rage, beaten to death, sniper, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, blood, violence, death

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:burnt body, exploding head, burned alive, underground, exploding body, person on fire, shot in the leg, subway, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending, violence, blood, death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Story:infection, u.s. army, loss of wife, loss of mother, exploding body, self sacrifice, beaten to death, post apocalypse, sniper, child in peril, darkness, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, shot to death, corpse, dream, surprise ending

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Story:killed by a propeller, cut into pieces, flamethrower, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire, shot in the leg, decapitation, shot in the back, second part, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, surprise ending, violence

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:london england, u.s. army, tension, underground, europe, exploding body, beaten to death, child in peril, subway, rifle, paris france, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, surprise ending, violence, blood, death

Black Hawk Down (2001)
Drama, History, War

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:city
Story:male soldier, torso cut in half, stadium, slaughter, u.s. army, genocide, dismemberment, exploding body, shot in the leg, sniper, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, violence, blood, death

Saw V (2008)
Horror, Mystery

Saw V (2008)

Detective Hoffman is deemed hero after he saves a young girl and "escapes" one of Jigsaws game, or do it seems. Special Agent Strahm is suspicious of him after his assistant, Agent Perez dies. While Strahm dives into Hoffman's past, a group of 5 people who all helped burn a building which was supposedly abandoned are put to a series of tests, set up by the Jigsaw Killer. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:burnt body, survival horror, torso cut in half, exploding head, exploding body, decapitation, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending, violence, sequel, blood

Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:nudity
Story:london england, europe, exploding body, shot in the leg, sniper, shot in the back, bomb, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, violence, blood, death

Ghost Ship (2002)
Horror

Ghost Ship (2002)

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. This is why Ghost Ship (2002) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:cut into pieces, survival horror, torso cut in half, burned alive, dismemberment, exploding body, person on fire, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, violence, blood, death

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:survival horror, dismemberment, person on fire, shot in the leg, decapitation, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending, violence, blood, sex, death

Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:madness, sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Story:cut into pieces, survival horror, eye gouging, exploding head, loss of wife, dismemberment, beaten to death, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, surprise ending, number in title, violence, sequel, blood, death

The Return Of The Living Dead (1985) is one of the best movies like 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Comedy, Horror

The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.

Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:bitten in the neck, survival horror, torso cut in half, burned alive, dismemberment, person on fire, decapitation, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, surprise ending, death, blood

Braindead (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Braindead (1992)

Deep in the lush jungles of the isolated Skull Island lies the habitat of the elusive, yet endangered and utterly vicious "Simian Raticus", or better known as by its common name, the Sumatran Rat-Monkey, a hideous mix of a virus-carrying slave-ship rat and a tree monkey. Presently, back in New Zealand's Wellington, the oppressed Lionel Cosgrove who lives with his despotic mother Vera, has finally found his soulmate, Paquita, but sadly, his world will rapidly change when after a stroll at the local Zoo, a live specimen of the rare species will bite Vera. Now that she's got the "bite", with the infection spreading and turning Vera into a festering, puss-squirting living dead ravenous for flesh, things are bound to get out of hand, as an ever-growing collection of stiffs and other stimulant-enhanced zombie misfits detained in Lionel's house basement will demand immediate action. Poor Lionel he needs to step up and clear up the mess, but above all, summon the courage to confront his decomposing mummy and the family's ugly secret. Will he save the day? (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie, boy
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie attack, zombification, cut into pieces, torso cut in half, exploding head, infection, butcher, dismemberment, exploding body, terror, beaten to death, person on fire, decapitation, blood splatter, death, blood, violence

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