In Dead Rising 4, Frank West is a photographer looking for the next big scoop when he stumbles upon some strange events in the small town of Willamette, Colorado. After fending off a major zombie attack, he must return during the Christmas season to fight off another outbreak.
In the Evil Dead, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) must face off against his loved ones as they’re possessed by evil souls of the dead called deadites. To defeat them, he arms himself, quite literally, with a chainsaw and a sawed off shotty.
In Zombieland, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is a survivor of the “mad person disease” epidemic who is especially violent in killing zombies. His real name is unknown, as survivors refer to each other only by their hometowns in this apocalyptic world.
Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a pair of directionless guys who find themselves in a zombie uprising. They’re surrounded by zombies, but don’t realize what’s happening until they turn on the TV. Without much preparation, they’ll have to improvise for their zombie defenses.
In Warm Bodies, R (Nicholas Hoult) is not your typical zombie. He is able to communicate, granted with grunts and moans. He gets enjoyment from eating food, granted by devouring human brains and experiencing their memories. And he falls in love with the non-zombie Julie Grigio, granted after consuming her boyfriend.
In The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is the deputy sheriff of King’s County, Georgia when it becomes overrun with zombies. He leads a small group of survivors, but becomes a bit unhinged when his wife Lori is killed.
In The Walking Dead, the Governor offers survivors refuge from zombies in his idyllic town of Woodbury. But things are not all as they seem. Especially in the aquarium room.
Daryl Dixon is a fan-favorite Walking Dead character played by Norman Reedus. He’s a quiet southerner whose survival skills shine through in the zombie apocalypse. And like a proud redneck, his outfit is low key… aside from the crossbow and animal pelts.
Michonne roams the wasteland wielding a katana and two jawless zombies. But in a world where the slightest noise will attract hordes of walking dead, her greatest strength may be the lack of lines given to her in the script.