71 – Top 5 Things Featuring Zombies

October 23, 2019

BRAAAAAIINNSS!

Zombies aka The Living Dead aka Biters aka Creepers aka (a thousand other ghoulish names) has permeated mainstream culture in a big way for decades, especially when George A. Romero launched his vision of what we perceive as the “modern zombie” today. Whether it’s your slow shuffling zombie to your horrifyingly fast flesh eating zombie, there has been a number of different haunted takes throughout all types of fiction and mediums. On this year’s Spookifying Halloween special of Ranked, join Tuong La and Undead Creepers Samantha Leggatt, Angus MacDonald, and Taylor Fleming as they celebrate these pop-culture monsters, eat the brains of the living, and come up with the Top 5 Things Featuring Zombies.

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Ground Rules

  • Nominations can be from be all types of mediums and fiction
  • If you pick something from a franchise, pick a specific movie or part of that franchise (ie: The Walking Dead Show OR Book, or Zombieland 1 OR 2)
  • Loose definition of “Zombie”. As long as the “Zombies” exhibit “zombie-like” characteristics, then the nomination counts still.
  • NOTE: Some of the honorable mentions in particular are a VERY loose definition of zombies

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. World War Z (The Book)

4. Epidemiology (Community Halloween Special, Season 2 Episode 6)

3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

2. Shaun of the Dead

1.The Last of Us

Tuong’s List

  • Zombieland
  • Epidemiology (Community Halloween Special, Season 2 Episode 6)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Walking Dead (Graphic Novel)
  • Train to Busan
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Dying Light
  • Last of Us
  • Zombie Run App
  • DCeased
  • Marvel Zombies
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror III – “Dial Z for Zombies”
  • Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis

Sam’s List

  • World War Z (The Book)
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror III – “Dial Z for Zombies”
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Warm Bodies
  • The Walking Dead
  • Afterlife with Archie (Archie Comics)
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson Music Video)
  • I am Legend (Even though they are more like vampires..)
  • Zombie – Song by The Cranberries
  • Idle Hands
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Last Kids on Earth

Angus’s List

  • Resident Evil 4
  • Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Last of Us
  • Marvel Zombies
  • World War Z (The Movie)
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
  • Dead Space
  • The Mummy (Mummies are kind of like zombies..?)
  • Frankenstein (Frankenstein’s monster is kind of like a zombie too?)
  • Dead Snow: Red Vs Dead
  • Half Life
  • Land of the Dead
  • Army of Darkness
  • The Addams Family
  • Dead Alive

Taylor’s List

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • 28 Days Later
  • Train to Busan
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Evil Dead 2
  • White Zombie
  • Rob Zombie (The band)
  • The Battery
  • Zombi 2
  • Wreck
  • Immortal Hulk
  • Strange New World – The Batman TV Episode 2006
  • Wanderers (Book)

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