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Played by: Howard Sherman
Film(s): Day Of The Dead (1985)

The greatest zombie of all time: fact. Howard Sherman's Bub - presumably named after Wolverine's favourite term of endearment (it can't be a coincidence that another character in Day Of The Dead is named 'Logan') - is the natural culmination of the evolution of zombies throughout his original Dead trilogy. Bub is a 'good' zombie, one who vaguely remembers his past life as a soldier, who salutes when he sees superior officers, who revels in culture (he listens to Beethoven and 'reads' Stephen King) and doesn't necessarily want to eat human flesh. Brilliantly played by Sherman, who makes the character almost childlike in his movements, Bub is a bright spot of innocence in a movie filled with some horrible deeds and characters. Intriguingly, at the end, he becomes the hero, gunning down the movie's villain, Rhodes. Even then, though, there's a sense of regret that his purity has been corrupted.

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