If a zombie apocalypse ever happens in real life, let's all hope that the living dead follow the old-school George Romero style of movement (i.e., deathly slow). That way, fending walkers off one at a time will be relatively painless. Unlike those Carl Lewis types in supercharged zombie movies like 28 Days Later… and Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake—those sons-of-bitches can motor. Trying to survive in a world overrun by them would be Metroid-level impossible.

Which is why it's hard to 100-percent sympathize with the characters in AMC's The Walking Dead when it's time for one-on-one face-offs. There's no reason why Rick, Glenn, Maggie, or whoever else should ever get bitten when scrapping with a single zombie. Ask Daryl Dixon or Michonne—walkers can be so much fun to eliminate. With their rotting skulls, zombies' heads are basically piñatas just waiting to break open.

Tonight's season four premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, airing at 9 p.m. EST, features quite a few choice walker annihilations, so to get you in the mood, we've compiled the following GIF gallery of The Craziest Zombie Kills of All Time. Use this as a how-to survival guide in case the dead ever do walk the Earth.

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