Train to Busan Director: Russo, meanwhile, instead wrote his sequel as a novel, which as then finally adapted as a film 17 years after the original NOTLD. What, then, even makes for a great zombie film? Return of the Living Dead Director: Road of the Dead is the kind of genre idea that many directors could have tackled, but few could have pulled off so stylishly or entertainingly on this kind of budget. Marcel Sarmiento The s was a decade of taboos falling, but zombie sex is still probably a bit much for many audiences. Lamberto Bava Demons is the best zombie film ever made that entirely pretends to be about a different type of monster. In Europe, though, unconventional zombie films did still pop up now and then, of which Cemetery Man is the most notable. Venturing out into the world newly born as one of the undead, he ambles down streets and develops the requisite taste for human flesh. Lloyd Kaufman As a Troma movie, Poultrygeist: La Horde The Horde Director: With its glorious Technicolor imagery, it fits in comfortably alongside the better-known Hammer classics from Terence Fisher. Marc Price set out to direct a zombie flick for essentially nothing in , and he did so by casting it entirely from the perspective of one zombie, the titular Colin, who gets wounded by his zombie roommate before reanimating. Films like the Dead Snow series ultimately owe it all to Shock Waves. When a comet passes close to Earth, exposure to some form of radiation literally vaporizes almost everyone on Earth, turning them to dust. The list could easily have been longer, and we trimmed quite a few classics just to get down to Lugosi, predictably, is the one bright spot, but you had to start somewhere.