Have Your Say: What (Or Who) Is Your Favorite Zombie?

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Have Your Say: What (Or Who) Is Your Favorite Zombie?
It's now almost two weeks ago that I saw the Japanese zombie film I Am A Hero, a movie which surprised me by being unexpectedly awesome. In my review, I said that most zombie films feature a "hero zombie", one which is harder to kill or is just a tad different from the rest. And as well-known examples I mentioned Bub in Day of the Dead and "Tar Man" in Return of the Living Dead.

But with decades of zombie films behind us, and a very successful multi-season television series even, there sure are plenty of other hero zombies. Which brings me to our question of the week: what is your most favorite zombie? It can be from a good film or an excruciatingly bad one, that doesn't matter, but which of the undead kept sticking in your mind?

Chime in, in the comments below, and HAVE YOUR SAY!

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Niels MatthijsMay 3, 2016 10:53 AM

Miss Zombie. No contest. Not a big zombie fan, but that movie got to me.

the hong Kong cavaliersMay 3, 2016 2:03 PM

That little baby in Peter Jackson' s braindead, that scene in da park was hilarious

bricriu .May 3, 2016 2:45 PM

does that little eyeball/finger monster from Re-animator count?

AliciaMay 3, 2016 4:36 PM

The stepfather in "Shaun of the Dead."

Ard VijnMay 3, 2016 7:26 PM

Michael Jackson's THRILLER video contained the first zombies I ever saw, and the terrific make-up job on Michael himself makes his zombie a favorite to this day (also: black goop dribbling zombie and arm-falling-off zombie left their marks...).

Unflinching_EyeMay 3, 2016 11:21 PM

Bill Hinzman from Night.

David Emge from Dawn.

Dr. Tongue from Day.

Tarman, embalming table woman and split dog from Return of the Living Dead.

Anna Falchi from Dellamorte Dellamore.

Cat from Re-Animator.

Wormface from Zombie.

Griffin Dunne/animatronic Jack from An American Werewolf in London.

Unflinching_EyeMay 3, 2016 11:40 PM

CREEPSHOW: "Father's Day" zombie. Also, Ted Danson and Gaylen Ross from "Something to Tide You Over".

CREEPSHOW 2: "Thanks for the ride lady" zombie from "The Hitchhiker".

Ard VijnMay 4, 2016 6:41 AM

Oh hell yeah Anna Falchi (swoon)!

Ard VijnMay 4, 2016 6:42 AM

Yes it does!

ZetobeltMay 4, 2016 12:52 PM

Mathilda May from Lifeforce.
Anna Falchi from Dellamorte Dellamore.
Melinda Clarke from Return of the Living Dead 3.
Yuki from Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead.
Kasumi Arimura from I am a Hero.

Mr. CavinMay 7, 2016 10:31 PM

Good catch on Griffin Dunne! Gotta second Wormface, too.

Mr. CavinMay 7, 2016 10:38 PM

Lotta good ones here. I think I'll throw some love at that creaky old zombie cab driver in Ghostbusters and to Creepshow's titular Creep, himself.

Unflinching_EyeMay 7, 2016 11:43 PM

Just out of interest, who would you nominate as the second most iconic Fulci zombie?

cjohnstonMay 8, 2016 1:19 AM

..might not be everyone's cup of tea; but i really do like just about everything about The Revenant.
*and NOT the L.De-Cap one, either..
...Fun flick, imo.....

Mr. CavinMay 9, 2016 12:47 AM

Not to be utterly cliche, but I think I have to vote for the guy fighting the shark. Wormface only beats out Sharkey for me because some genius decided to put him on the poster and some other rocket scientist put the VHS box at head-height when I was eleven years old (AdventureLand Video in Greensboro, NC, I'm looking right at you). So Wormy's totally burned into my developing ape brain.

Not for nothing, and sticking with Zombi 2, I also love that fat guy in the torn tee who emerges from the Hudson.


Mr. CavinMay 9, 2016 12:59 AM

The more I think about it the more they pop up: I also love the autopsied guy in the bloody snoopy cap from Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and all those bearded Templar horsemen from the Tombs of the Blind Dead.

Unflinching_EyeMay 9, 2016 4:46 AM

Yeah, those two are both great, especially the portly one on the yacht. Although there are some cool ones in COTLD and The Beyond, I think Fulci's most iconic rotters are all from Zombie.