Bub the Zombie. If that
name doesn't strike a chord in your heart, then not only have you not
been exposed to some of finest gore that horror movies can offer, but
you're perhaps more brain-dead than the zombies themselves. Day of
the Dead is the third film in George Romero's
and it really raised the bar when it came to zombies and gore. While
I'm a bigger fan of Dawn of the Dead (the original), there's no
denying that the zombies and the gore were improved tenfold with Day.
From the very start of
the movie, it's quite obvious that the special effects wizard, Tom
Savini, was looking to outdo himself. Furthermore, I have outdone
myself by messing around with the animation and creating a
head-banging zombie. \m/ ROCK! \m/
This wacko is Dr. Logan.
He's down in an underground military complex with some other
scientists and soldiers. Believe it or not, he wants to find a way to
make it so that humans and zombies can coexist. He believes that by
rewarding them for good behavior, just as you would with a child, they
will eventually learn not to attack humans and consume their flesh.
Yeah, well, keep that dream alive Doc...
Meet Bub the Zombie.
Really... is there any greater name for a zombie than Bub? Absolutely
not. Bub the Zombie. If any of you are about to have a child and
haven't already decided on a name, I propose that you go with "Bub
Zombie". At least if you do that and the world is overrun by zombies,
they'll think your kid is one of them and they won't eat his brains.
Bub just happens to be
the most loveable zombie in the history of... well, zombies. He has a
really innocent quality about him and I think that's why some many
horror flick fans fell in love with the big guy. It's not a zombie
you'd be afraid of, it's a zombie you could keep as a friendly pet. A
zombie with a heart of brains. Well anyway, Bub actually appears to
not be agitated when the doctor goes near him. He doesn't try to eat
him. He even shows signs of intelligence as if he's remembering what
he used to do before he became a zombie. So when one of the soldiers
walks into the room, Bub stands attention and gives the soldier a
salute! GO BUB! YOU'RE LEARNING!
Rhodes, the main
military guy and the #1 dickhead of the movie, refuses to return the
salute to Bub the Zombie. In fact, he thinks everything the doctor is
doing is a waste of time and resources. He's so easy to hate, and
that's why you know his death is going to be exquisite once it finally
comes along. So let's get right to it!
Towards the end of the
movie when all hell has started to break loose and the zombies are
overwhelming the complex, Dr. Logan gets killed by Mr. Asshole
himself, Rhodes. Eh, he probably would've been eaten by zombies
anyway. Still, this comes as heartbreaking news to Bub the Zombie when
he finds the doctor. The doctor was like Bub's only friend, and now
with the doctor gone, Bub picks up a gun and goes to hunt down the
killer of his bestest friend in the whole wide world. :( GO GET 'EM
Bub tracks down Rhodes
and starts shooting at him as he chases him down the corridor.
Eventually Bub shoots Logan directly in the chest right after Rhodes
realizes that he's trapped. Damn if he's that good of a shot when he's
undead, imagine how good of a soldier he was in real life. ROCK ON
And while he remains
defiant until the very end as he screams "CHOKE ON 'EM!" at the
zombies who are eating his guts, I don't think Rhodes will be receiving
the Purple Heart anytime soon. In fact, I think the rest of the
zombies just took his real heart, along with the rest of his tasty
innards. Incredibly gory and one of the most memorable zombie death
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