8. ‘Zombie’ (1979)
(a.k.a. Zombi 2)
The best of the Italian zombie factory of the late ‘70s and ‘80s, director Lucio Fulci’s film is probably best known for its underwater encounter between a zombie and a shark. But it also had the most gruesome scene ever filmed featuring an eyeball—that is until 2005’s “Hostel” trumped it. Another memorable moment features a great sequence of the living dead rising from the earth—Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” had nothing on Fulci in that department.