Resident Evil Week: My First Zombie, A.K.A. The Zombie Monster from The Real Ghostbusters: Monsters by Kenner (Confirmed: Great)
It would be quite a few years before I really ever encountered zombies again. Sure, I remember Billy the zombie from Hocus Pocus and the Zombie Jamboree from Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America, but my real second encounter with zombies came in 1997. It was a late night showing of the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead on the late night program MonsterVision with Joe Bob Briggs that a friend and I found, and we watched it both times that it aired that night. I was in 7th grade and suddenly was nuts about zombies. A trip to Blockbuster video over the next week netted a VHS copy of the original Night of the Living Dead, which I assume is the true gateway drug for most zombie fans. It would still be another year until I first played Resident Evil,which sent my zombie fandom into full on addict mode, but I'll cover that experience later today. Let's get into looking at my first zombie, the Zombie Monster from The Real Ghostbusters.
bokor, as seen in films like the 1932 Bela Lugosi film White Zombie, and described in books like Wade Davis' The Serpent and the Rainbow, which was published in 1985 and became a Wes Craven horror film starring Bill Pullman in 1988. Was Kenner influenced by that book and the film it spawned? Perhaps!
The Zombie doesn't come with any accessories. No dice here.