8. THE SHARK IN ZOMBIE (1979)

For a second, we were going to throw Jaws on this list, but Steven Spielberg’s killer Great White seemed too obvious. To represent the dorsal-finned community, we’ve opted for the shark in Lucio Fulci’s grotesque horror classic Zombie. Presumably for no reason other than it’s cool as hell (which it totally is), the Italian gore master inserts a brief intermission of sorts into his otherwise traditional flesheater movie; one of the zombies finds itself under water, where an incredibly badass shark challenges the dead-man to a deep sea smackdown. The resulting brawl is equivalent to Randy Couture scrapping with Webster, as the ocean creature rips the reanimated corpse’s arm off and swims away with a “Come and get me” arrogance. Jaws, who?