The 100 Worst Ways to Die (As Seen in Movies)

34. Serving as the main course in a zombie feast

As Seen In: Day of the Dead (1985)

Romer's Dead movies are known for their inevitable feeding frenzies, like the bikers' last stand in Dawn of the Dead. But in Romero's third, and most extreme, flesh-eater flick, Day of the Dead, makeup master Tom Savini outdid himself. The scene where the ghouls turn the villainous soldiers into an open buffet, notably feasting on the meanest bad guy, Captain Rhodes (Joe Pilato), stands as a crowning achievement in gore.

Day of the Dead's heart rests in the character of Logan (Richard Liberty), a mad scientist determined to calm the zombies down and restore their humanity; his best pupil is Bub (Howard Sherman), a former soldier who listens to a Walkman and salutes his military superiors even though he's dead.

Rhodes, completely against Logan's work, hates Bub, so it's only right that Bub cause Rhodes' demise. After Rhodes abandons his men and tries to flee on his own, he runs into Bub, who shoots him badly enough to disable the cap as a swarm of zombies pop out from behind Door Number One. They make quick work of Rhodes, tearing his body in half, though not without the strong-willed asshole firing off one last "Fuck you" in the form of "Choke on 'em!" One look at this clip proves that Romero's zombies have plenty to cough up.

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