8 Outrageous Zombie Films You Might Have Missed

The horror community lost an icon this week. George A. Romero, best known for his groundbreaking 1968 zombie film Night of the Living Dead, was a profound influence on genre cinema, proving you could make fright films that were gross, political, and emotional. This was perhaps most evident in the slew of imitators that sprung up in places like Italy during the ’70s and ’80s, whose directors filtered these concepts through a European worldview with extra gore and nudity on top. Some of the resulting films were great, others not so much — but all of them are fun and helped shape modern living dead cinema as we know it. We traveled abroad to present you with some of those Italian zombie films, and a few other unusual takes on the genre from other countries, that you might have missed.