These are the best walking corpses this side of Weekend at Bernie's II.
Movie: <em>The Return of the Living Dead</em>- There are a ton of hilarious zombies in this 1985 classic, but the half-woman corpse that keeps screaming about brains is definitely our favorite. There's something very sincere about the way she wiggles the gruesome stump that was once her spine.
Movie: <i>Planet Terror</i> (2007)- When it comes to relating to movie zombies, we really don't have a lot in common with most flesh-eating undead. But we are completely on board with these Grindhouse corpses because they spend most of their time chasing Rose McGowan around a desert.
Movie: <em>Dawn of the Dead</em> (1978)- Romero came up with some great ways to off his undead hordes, but there's a subtle genius about making a zombie climb on top of a box and having helicopter blades slice the top of his head off. The best part about this scene is rewinding it and realizing how hilariously tall the zombie's head is because of the makeup.
Movie: <em>Dawn of the Dead</em> (2004)- Horror fans have mixed feelings about the remake of Romero's classic, but you have to be a true film school killjoy not to appreciate the zombified newborn. It's funny, sad, and great ammunition for discouraging your lady from wanting to have kids right away.
Movie: <em>Day of the Dead</em>- Most of our favorite zombies make the list because of the terrible ways in which they die, but Bub was different. He had emotions and feelings, but most importantly, he had a fucking gun. And no one was prying it from his cold, dead hands. Literally.
Movie: <em>Dead Alive</em>- The lawn mower scene usually gets all the love when discussing Peter Jackson's pre–The Lord of the Rings zombie classic, but watching Lionel go all UFC on a flesh-craving toddler is certainly a high point in cinematic history.
Movie: <em>Shaun of the Dead</em>- SPOILER ALERT: We were bummed when the zombies got to Ed near the end of SOTD, which made us that much happier when he ended up a video gaming zombie in Shaun's shed. Having a zombie version of your best friend is probably better than having the real version, assuming that he doesn't get loose and eat your entrails.
Movie: <em>Zombi 2</em>- On the list of things to do when we eventually become zombies, fighting a shark isn't near the top. Sure it won't hurt and it would be delicious, but it's easy to lose a limb that way. We'll need that limb for the scooping of brains. That's day-one stuff.