Though there were a few greats moments, such as Braindead (1992) and Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man 1994), the nineties produced a lot of garbage such as Dead Men Don't Die (1990), Zombie Rampage 2 (1992), Zombie Holocaust (1995) and Zombie Doom (1999).
From Dario Argento protégé Michele Soavi, Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man in the U.S.) (1994-Italy) has become a genre favorite. Everett plays the caretaker of a graveyard in the small town of Buffalora, Italy where the dead have been coming back to life. By day he tends the grounds and repairs tombstones, but by night he dispenses with the undead. "This is my business," he says before wearily doing away with a zombie motorcyclist. "They pay me for it."
Peter Jackon's 1992 film Braindead, retitled Dead Alive for North American release, is a gore-filled affair that follows a young man, Lionel, whose mother is bitten by a "rat monkey." She dies and comes back to life as a ravenous reanimated corpse with a rather indiscriminate palate -- she even eats dogs! The movie culminates with a sensational battle between Lionel and his friends, and a horde of ruthless zombies (including their reanimated body parts), as well as a memorable final showdown with his now-grotesquely transformed mother.