The Greatest Zombie Characters of All Time

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Greatest Zombie Characters of All Time

For this poll we've created a list of the greatest zombies of all time, featuring zombies you know from movies, television, video games and more. Of course your favorite cartoon zombies are included, but this list doesn't only feature animated characters that can talk. If your favorite fictional zombie is missing, don't be salty- just add it to the list so that other people can vote for for it too!

This list has a variety of characters, like El Muerto and Zombie, in it. Who is the number one zombie that people just can't get enough of? Scroll down and find out who the masses voted for.
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  • The Monster
    149 votes

    Hailing from Mary Shelley's classic novel-turned-movie Frankenstein, The Monster is a prime example of a man-made, reanimated corpse. Assembled from various body parts, the creature has a captivating and unsettling appearance. While misunderstood and craving companionship, The Monster's tragic journey and unfortunate interactions with society make it a timeless zombie figure.

  • Solomon Grundy
    DC Universe
    174 votes

    Emerging from the pages of DC comics, Solomon Grundy is a formidable and imposing zombie with a tragic origin. Resurrected from the depths of Slaughter Swamp, he possesses extraordinary strength and surprising resilience. As one of the more recognizable undead characters, Grundy's distinctive poetry and brute force make him a memorable foe.

  • Jason Voorhees
    Friday the 13th
    167 votes

    The main antagonist from the Friday the 13th series, Jason Voorhees is a relentless, murderous figure with an undead twist. His trademark hockey mask and machete make him easily identifiable as a vengeful, seemingly unstoppable killer. As an iconic zombie character, Jason's supernatural resilience and insatiable desire for vengeance have terrorized generations of horror fans.

  • Bub


    Day of the Dead
    148 votes

    The intelligent and fascinating character from George A. Romero's Day of the Dead, Bub showcases unique traits that set him apart from your average undead ghoul. While still a flesh-hungry zombie, Bub retains shreds of his past human identity and manages to form a bond with the scientist studying him. Battling between his humanity and his undead urges, Bub blurs the line between friend and foe.

  • Ed


    Shaun of the Dead
    155 votes

    As a zombie counterpart to the titular character in Shaun of the Dead, Ed appears as the lovable yet troublesome best friend who is bitten and turned into a zombie. His crude sense of humor and devotion to his friends remain, even after his transformation. Though undead, Ed's comic relief and affectionate nature keep him close to audiences' hearts.

  • Michael Jackson
    197 votes

    The King of Pop himself joined the ranks of zombies in his iconic "Thriller" music video, dancing his way into a horror legend. Dressed in a red and black leather jacket, Michael leads his undead counterparts with those signature moves. His memorable transformation into a werewolf-like zombie solidified him as a unique, engaging character in zombie lore.