We still remember the days when there was only one kind of zombie, the “I’m so slow and stupid that your grandmother has a pretty good chance of escaping from me, with or without her Rascal” kind of zombie from Night of the Living Dead. Today, though, zombies come in more varieties than Baskin Robbin's ice cream.
In the old days, you could be assured to outwit feeble-minded zombies by tripping them up with something as basic as a doorknob. The use of simple machines was beyond their grasp. Now, certain zombies, like the ones in Dead Snow, have mastered the complex skills of going around things instead of trying to walk through them and using advanced technology such as ladders. Not only have zombies gotten smarter. but they’ve also gotten faster, like the zombies in World War Z.
We're not even going to mention the new breed of zombie that snorts bath salts and eat people’s faces.
So with all the different types of zombies, which ones are you're favorite? Here is a list of five unforgettable zombies from the past...
Number 5: Private Mailer: 28 Days Later (2003)
Imprisoned by soldiers from the fortified mansion in Manchester, he is later freed by the movie's protagonist, Jim. In a way, Mailer is a hero. Killing the corrupt soldiers and allowing the 3 main characters to escape and ultimately survive the epidemic. Would Mailer kill all 3 of our hero’s? Probably. But nonetheless, he saves the day.
Number 4: Henrietta: Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Resurrected from the spoken words of the Necronomicon, Henrietta is a soul-eating, chimpanzee screaming, Deadite. Does she fit the mold of a “Zombie”? Absolutely. She is dead, after all.
Number 3: Tarman: Return of the Living Dead (1985)
A US Army weapon mistakenly shipped to a civilian warehouse, this stinky, smelly, slimy zombie is a classic with a hunger for one thing and one thing only, BRAINS!
Number 2: Fly Boy: Dawn of the Dead (1978)
You just had to get into a shootout with a bunch of raider bikers, didn’t you, Stephen?
Number 1: Cemetery Zombie: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The one that started it all. He’s the only Undead to actually (almost) get Barbara!