Friday, October 13, 2006

Top 10: Zombies

There seems to be some ambiguity about what constitutes a zombie; most of the "zombie movie" lists I consulted include Re-Animator but not Frankenstein, even though the two films have identical concepts of the undead. So for the purposes of this list, zombie is defined as a reanimated corpse with a tangible physical presence* that may not but most likely will be partial to eating human brains.

1. Bub (Howard Sherman), Day of the Dead
2. Shark-fighting zombie (?), Zombie
3. Madeleine (Madge Bellamy), White Zombie
4. The Monster (Boris Karloff), Frankenstein
5. Nathan Grantham (John Amplas), Creepshow
6. Baby Selwyn (voice of Vicki Walker), Dead Alive
7. Hare Krishna zombie (?), Dawn of the Dead
8. Tarman (Allan Trautman), Return of the Living Dead
9. Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale), Re-Animator
10. Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun of the Dead

*As opposed to a spectral undead presence, like Griffin Dunne in An American Werewolf in London - that's another list.

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