Love them or hate them, zombie shows and movies are here to stay in the hearts and minds of the people. Whether you're a horror genre buff or you just really love zombies, you may have noticed that zombie stories mostly take place in settings with warm weather. If you're looking for something to do one of these slow, summer nights, you can stay in and check out Netflix Canada's zombie shows and movies!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Rating: 5.8/10 on IMDb
Why you need to watch it: Don't let the low-ish rating on IMDb deter you from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. We found that 92 percent of people who reviewed it on Google liked the film! Our beloved characters from Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, find themselves battling against zombies while trying to cope with the pressures of society. The movie stars Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, and Natalie Portman was even credited as one of the producers.
Rating: 8.3/10 on IMDb
Why you need to watch it: This was Neftlix's first original South Korean show, adapted from the webcomic series, The Kingdom of the Gods. In Kingdom, Crown Prince Yi-Chang is forced on a mission to investigate the spread of a mysterious disease, once the Emperor (along with the rest of country) himself is infected and proclaimed dead. Not only that, Yi-Chang also has to deal with a rising coup and defend his throne against a sinister mastermind.
Rating: 6.3/10 on IMDb
Why you need to watch it: Just like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Cargo has a much higher rating on Google (86 percent) and even Rotten Tomatoes (87 percent). We get to see our beloved Hobbit actor, Martin Freeman, protect and deliver his baby to safety against all odds. The movie is also set in Australia, so you'll get to enjoy views of The Outback with zombies running around.
Rating: 7.7/10 on IMDb
Why you need to watch it: This is a pretty fun spin on the zombie genre that came out back in 2008. Dead Set is a British show that takes place on the fictional set of the real show, Big Brother. The five-episode serial shows the housemates and production staff taking shelter inside the Big Brother house following a zombie outbreak. It also stars Emmy winner and rapper, Riz Ahmed.
Train to Busan
Rating: 7.5/10 on IMDb
Why you need to watch it: Train to Busan is another South Korean production. It mostly takes place on a - you guessed it - train, and follows the story of a dad getting his daughter to safety in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. This movie has some really cool action scenes due to the contained setting on the train. And like most Korean movies, the emotional aspect of the story will just tug at your heartstrings.
BLACK SUMMER (Netflix): Just when you think there's no more scare left in zombies, THIS comes along. Existential he… https://t.co/j1RXLzCwOc— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1555290695.0
Rating: 6.4/10 on IMDb
Why you need to watch it: The ratings for Black Summer are a little higher on Google (76 percent) and Rotten Tomatoes (75 percent). Even so, the show offers new thrills and chills for those of us who have become immune to the likes of The Walking Dead. Stephen King called it, "Existential hell in the suburbs, stripped to the bone." The story begins six weeks into the zombie apocalypse with a group of people from the same residential area seeking refuge. Also, many of the filming locations are in Calgary, Alberta!
If you're still looking for more spooky content that isn't necessarily zombie-related, you can also check out these other horror movies on Netflix Canada. Happy viewing!