5 Underrated Zombie / Monster Horror Movies to Stream in 2021

Cole Connor
4 min readAug 25, 2021
trying hard for no spoilers in this one ;)

Being a mostly work-at-home entrepreneur calls for lots of coffee shops and endless horror films to play in the background while I “work”. For some reason, I love to hear screams, blood splatters, and zombie roars while typing. Am I twisted? Maybe. But you’re here too so let’s get into it.

I’m always searching for horrors that keep me on my toes with creative scripts, plot twists, and the occasional emotional connection. These 5 really surprised me over the past year so I figured I’d share. They are in no particular order.

Gaia (2021)

Synopsis: A park ranger takes shelter with two survivalists after an attack by mysterious creatures in a primordial forest.

🍅 Rotten Tomatoes: 81% 🍅

Where to Stream: Got To Rent This One For Now

My Thoughts:

With big Last of Us vibes when it comes to the monsters, Gaia was as intriguing and thought-provoking as it was straight creepy. It’s either one big mushroom trip or a reminder there are reasons some people live off-grid. Either way, this one had me stuck to the screen with many “What the f*ck is happening” thoughts. Those are my favorite.

Afflicted (2013)

Synopsis: Two friends’ tour of Europe takes a dark turn when one of them contracts a mysterious illness. They race to find out what it is and how to cure it before the sickness consumes him completely.

🍅 Rotten Tomatoes: 83% 🍅

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime

My Thoughts:

For some reason, I rarely find found-footage horrors to be this scary. Afflicted really knocks this one out of the park. I won’t lie sometimes we associate memories with movies, and I have a really good memory of…

Cole Connor

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