After George A. Romero
laid the terrifying blueprint for the low-budget zombie movie template with Night of the Living Dead
in 1968, the 1970s were littered with countless imitators and equally impressive off-shoots alike. While Romero's 1978 sequel Dawn of the Dead
is largely hailed as the best zombie movie of the decade, the film has some really scary competition from some of the horror genre's finest international directors.
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As Halloween fast approaches and fans entertain a cinematic fright fest, fans of lumbering, flesh-starved ghouls would be wise to dig up some of the decade's most unnerving genre titles.