Even though vampires seem to be the latest “monster” craze in pop culture today, we can’t forget about the always popular flesh-eating zombies. Zombie movies are a guilty pleasure for many film buffs because they’re both horrifying and hilarious at the same time. You can’t help but chuckle when you first see a horde of zombies awkwardly dragging themselves through the streets and moaning like they ate too much Mexican food.
George Romero used zombies to make social and political statements back in the 70’s and 80’s while films like Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead gave audiences a chance to laugh at the absurdity of the walking dead. There are literally thousands of zombie films that feature some very cool and unforgettable zombies. Here is my pick for the top 10 coolest zombies in film.
10. Little Girl Zombie
Film: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Why she’s cool: She figures out the coolest way to shut up her annoying mother: she eats her.
9. Zombie Jay Leno
Photo: IGN Stars
Film: Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Why he’s cool: He shows us what we all wish would happen to Jay Leno after he took back The Tonight Show from Conan O’Brien.
8. Big Daddy Zombie
Photo: DVD Beaver
Film: Land of the Dead (2005)
Why he’s cool: Have you EVER seen a black zombie as cool as Shaft?
7. Hare Krishna Zombie
Photo: Fear Fragments
Film: Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Why he’s cool: He’s a holy zombie who’s going straight to Hell.
Film: Fido (2006)
Why he’s cool: He’s the ultimate pet who will eat the other pets that won’t stop crapping in your yard.
5. Tarman Zombie
Photo: Feeling the Fury
Film: Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Why he’s cool: His resemblance to Vin Diesel is uncanny.
4. Undead Ed
Photo: Hollywood Hates Me
Film: Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Why he’s cool: He’s an overweight, video game-playing zombie with an English accent.
3. Bub the Zombie
Photo: Gaming with Children
Film: Day of the Dead (1985)
Why he’s cool: He wears headphones, he’s intelligent and he kills that asshole Captain Rhodes.
2. Evil Ash
Photo: DVD Talk
Film: Army of Darkness (1993)
Why he’s cool: It’s Bruce Campbell. Need I say more?
1. Baby Selwyn Zombie
Film: Dead Alive (1992)
Why he’s cool: He’s a zombie baby that giggles and punches people in the face. Pop him in a stroller and let him go to blows with your overbearing in-laws.