“The Walking Dead” is back, “World War Z” set records last year for zombie-movie production costs and box office dollars, and you can’t go more than 10 minutes without seeing a zombie reference somewhere. Yes, the dead have taken over.
And as “World War Z” helped further the tranformation of what defines a zombie, so too have we updated our zombie movie rankings to be more inclusive of those films where beings a virus-infected sprinter is just as bona-fide as a shuffling decomposer.
While some people may think that the zombie genre has jumped the shark, we remind you that zombies have aleady fought a shark (see No. 8), so jumping was the next logical evolution.