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This Is the Best Zombie Movie of All Time, According to Data

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35. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
> IMDb user rating: 6.3 out of 10 (48,333 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 48% (9,625 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 44% ( 97 reviews)
> Director: Christopher Landon

Rotten Tomatoes critics felt “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” failed to live up to its zany title and said it was a routine zombie comedy-thriller. In the film, bullied Boy Scouts put their outdoors skills to use in battling the undead.

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34. Zombie Honeymoon (2004)
> IMDb user rating: 4.6 out of 10 (2,455 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 32% (4,702 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 82% ( 11 reviews)
> Director: David Gebroe

David Gebroe directed, wrote, and co-produced this horror rom-com. Things go wrong for honeymooners at the Jersey Shore when the husband is attacked on the beach by a creature emerging from the ocean. His body starts deteriorating and he desires human flesh. Critics liked its combination of horror and romance and Rotten Tomatoes awarded it a score of 82%.

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33. Diary of the Dead (2007)
> IMDb user rating: 5.6 out of 10 (46,858 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 41% (27,252 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 62% (130 reviews)
> Director: George A. Romero

Another entry in George A. Romero’s zombie résumé, “Diary of the Dead” is about college students traveling across Pennsylvania to a friend’s house to avoid the zombie onslaught with their journey documented by a film student. Like in previous “Dead” films, Romero’s movie doesn’t stint on social and political commentary.

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32. Little Monsters (1989)
> IMDb user rating: 6.1 out of 10 (12,310 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 62% (48,956 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 44% ( 09 reviews)
> Director: Richard Greenberg

In “Little Monsters,” a boy (Fred Savage) befriends the creature under his bed (Howie Mandel), who takes the young man to his world of monsters. At first amused by their hijinks, the boy becomes concerned when he starts turning into a monster himself.

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31. Flight of the Living Dead (2007)
> IMDb user rating: 5.1 out of 10 (9,147 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 34% (6,080 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% ( 09 reviews)
> Director: Scott Thomas

In the age of COVID-19, the plot of “Flight of the Living Dead” – a virus unleashed on passengers about a 747 – has special resonance. The film earned an 89% score among Rotten Tomatoes critics.

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