White VooDoo Zombie
From what later inspired a Rob Zombie band, these “white zombies” are the first to ever appear on film. These zombies were developed by a doctor named “Murder,” and came from his magic potion to work as servants. While they don’t eat flesh, they can withstand bullets and they do whatever their master tells them to do.
Classic Romero Zombies
From Night of the Living Dead, these zombies from George A. Romero started the zombie craze in Hollywood. They kill for nourishment. These zombies move around clumsily, so their sheer numbers are what is scary. Romero’s zombies, most similar to walkers, die when the brain is destroyed.
In Return of the Living Dead, these zombies are specifically after human brains for nourishment. They crave brains and they actually speak and function better than most other zombies on this list. These zombies can be destroyed by burning their bodies.
In the movie Dead Snow, a group of ruthless Nazis tormented a small Norwegian village during World War II. The locals attacked the Nazis and many of them went to hide in the snow-covered mountains, where they then froze to death.
In 2005’s Land of the Dead, the zombies communicate and think. They’re pretending to be alive—still pumping gas and going about with their menial tasks of their former occupations and slowly regaining their intelligence.
From George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, the White Walkers are perhaps the most feared creature on the show (book). They can freeze objects and reanimate the dead, and can only be beaten by weapons made of dragon-glass.
In World War Z, the zombies, pile on top of one another like an anthill to climb up large surfaces. They can also run incredibly fast, but they only go after worthy hosts, which means the sick are safe.
The fast zombies in the Dawn of the Dead 2006 remake are harder to get away from as they are always sprinting after their prey. They can also be killed by destroying the brain.
From 28 Days Later, rage zombies have been infected with rage. They are extremely powerful and angry. The virus spreads through bites as well as blood entering the system.
Walkers (The Walking Dead)
Since Robert Kirkman never uses the word zombie, they have a host of names on The Walking Dead. These zombies are slow-moving, can be killed by destroying the brain, and are decaying over time.
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