The 18 Most Disgusting Looking Zombies On The Walking Dead
People like watching The Walking Dead for many reasons. First and foremost, there’s Daryl Dixon, who is almost everyone’s favorite zombie-killing, motorcycle-riding, crossbow-wielding survivor. Other than Daryl, many of the characters are also well-developed and completely lovable. Hell, even Carl is now 90% less annoying than he was just a few seasons ago. The family bond between these characters is another reason viewers tune in week after week. Yes, zombies may be eating everyone’s flesh. Yes, it’s a dark, bleak world. But these characters have all bonded together to create a makeshift family. They will do anything for each other. There is something hopeful and warm in that, even if zombies still outnumber people.
Obviously, there are many reasons why people watch The Walking Dead. There are also quite a few reasons that make it extremely difficult to stomach The Walking Dead week after week, death after death. The gore shown on this AMC show is next level. In fact, The Walking Dead may be the goriest show in television history, only rivaled by the likes of Game of Thrones, Dexter, and a few other modern gems. This gore level sometimes comes from the zombies, as the zombies can be extremely grotesque. Even if they are just standing there, and not munching on someone’s arm, the zombies can still be totally stomach churning. We know that these zombies, or the gore for that matter, are not real. Still, they look so realistic. The special effects department on The Walking Dead is clearly working hard, because they have created some of the most disgusting, most realistic zombies in television history.
Below are 18 of the grossest zombies – or rather “walkers” – from The Walking Dead. We recommend not attempting to eat while reading this one, folks.
- Church Lady Walker
This gross zombie has lovingly been dubbed Church Lady Walker by fans. The nickname isn’t all that clever, but it works… because she’s a church lady walker.
The group encounters this zombie in season five, when they find shelter at Father Gabriel’s church. A few members of the group go to the food bank, where there are several zombies marinating in water. These zombies are grosser than regular zombies because the water has sped up the process of decay. By the way, that zombie flavored water is pretty gross too when you think about it.
While the group had to fight off several walkers in this scene, Church Lady Walker is one of the most memorable, mostly for her glasses and pearls. She was probably a pretty kind lady, before the whole wanting to eat flesh thing.
- Cherokee Rose Walker
This walker is like a walking garden, which leads us to the question – are zombies good fertilizer? They could be, right? The fact that moss is literally growing on this zombie is pretty gross, but this zombie is also sentimental in a way. Fans of the show were quick to point out that the flower growing on the zombie looks like a Cherokee rose, a flower that has significance in Daryl and Carol’s relationship.
Way back in season two, while the group was squatting on Hershel’s farm for an entire season, Sophia was still missing. While Daryl was out looking for Sophia, he finds a Cherokee rose and brings it back for Carol. Daryl gives Carol the flower and explains how Cherokee roses are a symbol of hope. This was a major moment in their relationship and it was also a major moment in Daryl’s development. He was finally starting to peel back the layers and show that he has a softer side.
So, yeah, this zombie might be totally gross, but the fact that a Cherokee rose bloomed on him makes him a little romantic too, right?
- Virus Walker
Obviously The Walking Dead makes the most use out of their zombies. They aren’t always just gross and deadly. They can sometimes foreshadow events to come or represent some sort of symbolism. This particular zombie was especially vile looking with his bloody eyes. His bloody eyes were not just for show, though. It was foreshadowing.
At the prison, this bloody zombie was chillin’ outside the fence, looking really scary. Later, a virus would sweep through the prison, causing victims to cough out blood and die looking kinda like this zombie. While this zombie was totally gross, it also foreshadowed the virus sweeping through the prison. In fact, this zombie was likely a victim of said virus.
The fact that people have to worry about the zombie virus as well as other illnesses sounds unfair. If people have to worry about becoming a zombie, that should be the only disease they have to worry about, right?
- Eyeball Walker
We told you not to eat anything during this article.
Eyeball Walker was truly next level repulsive. In this scene, zombies swarm the fence at the prison. They push and push as they try to munch on some delicious human flesh. However, they don’t succeed in munching on human flesh and it’s poor Eyeball Walker who pays the price of their forcefulness. His head is pushed into the fence as if it’s going through a cheese slicer. His skull is cut and his eyeball pops out.
This certainly may be one of the most disgusting zombie scenes in the history of the show. But, it does make sense. People often comment on how soft zombie skulls must be in order for the group to slay zombies so easily. This Eyeball Walker is further proof that zombies are a bit softer than us humans… y’know, because we hope that human heads wouldn’t be sliced by a fence this easily.
- Walker Lake
In season seven of The Walking Dead, the zombies are no longer the biggest threat on the show. The group is used to taking down herds of zombies. In fact, if a character has survived this long, it would be a shame to be taken down by zombie. Now, the big bad is Negan, the barbed wire bat wielding dictator. While Negan’s tactics are much more intimidating than a herd of 1,000 zombies, season seven’s walker lake was pretty scary too. When Rick and Aaron find a boat full of supplies, they have to cross a zombie infested lake in order to get said supplies. There’s not a single zombie we can point out as truly gross, but rather the whole herd is gross. For whatever reason, zombies distilling in water just make for really gross zombies. Their flesh peels off, making them 100% more ugly than the average zombie.
The idea of getting through this zombie soup is not something we want to think about all that much.
- Michonne’s Pet Walkers
While this is genius, it’s also gross. Michonne chopped off zombies’ hands and mouths, then made them her pets. By taking away their ability to scratch or bite, she effectively neutered the zombies. They couldn’t harm her. She then chained them up and walked them like dogs.
For whatever reason, having these pet zombies made Michonne virtually invisible to the rest of the zombies. It’s a bit like when the group wears zombie guts in order to blend in with zombies. While we’re down for this survival tactic, it’s still a little sickening.
The zombies get a tad more disgusting when you consider the fact that Michonne’s pet zombies were her boyfriend and his friend. These were literally people she knew and loved. Instead of putting them out of their misery, Michonne used them like zombie shields. One thing is for sure, Michonne is a survivor.